Artist Bio

Ronald L. Conner

(Bio as of December 2022)

Ronald L. Conner (Edwin) is excited to return to Goodman Theatre. He was last seen in Incendiary, directed by Monty Cole. Other Goodman credits include Sweat; Father Comes Home from the Wars and A View from the Bridge. Other Chicago credits include Jitney, King Hedley II and What to Send Up When it Goes Down (Congo Square Theatre- Ensemble Member); The IslandTitanic: British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry of 1912, Seven Guitars and The Piano Lesson (Court Theatre) and Paradise Blue (Timeline Theatre). Regional credits include St. Louis Black Repertory Company, New Harmony Theatre, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati and Geva Theatre Center. Conner starred in the independent film Chasing the Blues alongside Jon Lovitz in 2017. The film is currently available to rent on Amazon Prime. On the small screen you can catch him as the character Bluto on Season 1- 3 of Southside, available on HBO Max. Other television credits include Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med (NBC); Empire (Fox); Sirens (USA) and The Secret Santa (TLC). In Chicago, Conner has been the recipient of three Black Theatre Alliance Awards (two for Best Actor and one for Best Supporting Actor). His proudest achievement is performing in nine out of 10 plays in the August Wilson Century Cycle. He is represented by Paonessa Talent. @theronaldconner