Artist Bio

Sydney Charles

(Bio as of March 2022)

Sydney Charles (Queen Aimee St. Ellis) returns to the Goodman where she previously appeared in Gem of the Ocean, I Hate It HereLottery Day and Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3. Selected Chicago credits include Her Honor Jane Byrne (Lookingglass Theatre); 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 proud and active member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA and is represented by Stewart Talent.