Artist Bios

Kelvin Roston, Jr.

Kelvin Roston, Jr.

(Bio as of December 2021)

Kelvin Roston, Jr. (Caesar) is an actor/singer/musician/writer whose Chicago credits include Crowns at the Goodman and Othello in The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice (Court Theatre). Roston authored and performed in Twisted Melodies, a look at mental illness through the eyes of Donny Hathaway, legendary soul singer and musician; national tour included New York's Apollo Theater. He has performed at Chicagoland theaters including Congo Square, Court Theatre, Paramount, Marriott-Lincolnshire, Eta, Writers Theatre, Black Ensemble, Timeline, Northlight Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Pegasus Theatre, Chicago Children's Theatre. Regional theater appearances include St. Louis Black Rep; Fulton (Lancaster, PA); New Theatre (Overland Park, KS); Maine State Music Theatre; Baltimore Center Stage; Mosaic (Washington, D.C.), Apollo (New York). International credits include Orb (Tokyo, Japan) and Festival Hall (Osaka, Japan). Television credits include South Side, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, KFC, Instant Care, Ace Hardware. Film: Get a Job, Princess Cyd, Breathing Room. Awards: Jeff Award, 4 BTA Awards, 3 Black Excellence Awards, NAMI Award, Court Theater’s 2019/20 Nicholas Rudall Classic Artist Award. Roston is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, a Congo Square Ensemble Member, and represented by Paonessa Talent.

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With Goodman Theatre

  • Crowns Crowns
    1112 Season
    Play by Regina Taylor
    Directed by Regina Taylor
  • Gem of the Ocean Gem of the Ocean
    2122 Season
    Play by August Wilson
    Directed by Chuck Smith