Sydney Charles

Sydney Charles

Sydney Charles

(Bio as of June 2021)

Sydney Charles (Ashawna/Mrs.Marcy/Tanya)  returns to the Goodman where she previously appeared in Lottery Day and Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3. Other Chicago credits include Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! and Wally World ​(Steppenwolf Theatre); ​Theatre for One: Here We Are and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Court Theatre); The Color Purple (​ Drury Lane); ​Nina Simone: Four Women​ (Northlight Theatre); ​Flyin' West​ (American Blues Theater); The Wiz (Kokandy Productions); and ​Dessa Rose​ (Bailiwick Chicago). Regional credits include I Hate it Here (Studio Theatre). Television credits include ​South Side,The Chi,​ ​Shameless,​ ​The T and ​The Haven​. Her other work includes assistant director and dramaturg for ​Bug​ (Steppenwolf Theatre), associate director for ​His Shadow​ (16th Street Theater); and associate director for ​The Shipment (Red Tape Theatre). She is the recipient of 3Arts "Make a Wave" award, a Black Theater Alliance Award, Chicago Reader's "Best Stage Performer" runner-up, a four-time Jeff Award nominee and has been featured twice as part of ​NewCity​'s "50 Players of the Year." She is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA and is represented by Stewart Talent. 

With Goodman Theatre