Artist Bio

James A. Williams

(Bio as of December 2021)

James A. Williams (Solly Two Kings) most recently appeared at the Goodman in Dartmoor Prison during the 2011/2012 Season.  Other Goodman credits include August Wilson’s Radio Golf. He appeared in Radio Golf on Broadway, and his off-Broadway credits include August Wilson’s Jitney, Marion McClinton’s Walkers, The Piano Lesson and My Children! My Africa! His regional credits include multiple roles in August Wilson’s Twentieth-Century Cycle at The Kennedy Center, and appearances at Centerstage, the Guthrie Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, McCarter Theatre Center, Penumbra Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre. He is an Acting Coach and Instructor for 3rd year students in The University of MN/ Guthrie Theater BFA Program.  James was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and named Artist of the Year by The Minneapolis StarTribune in 2008. He is also a McKnight Theater Fellow, a Fox Foundation Distinguished Acting Fellow and a Ten Chimneys Acting Fellow.