Jolie Garrett, born on the very same day that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was laid to rest, feels an extraordinary connection to this astounding play and is honored, humbled, and thrilled to be playing this role. His NY theatre credits include: Playing With Fire (Gene Frankel Theatre, Audelco Award Nomination), Othello (Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Buffalo--Katharine Cornell Award), Freedom Train (TheatreworksUSA), Kafka's The Trial (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble), The Cure at Troy (Blue Heron Arts Center), The Balcony, Lysistrata, Medea, Merchant of Venice, Night & Day, the American premiere of Barrie Keeffe's Sus, directed by Woodie King, Jr. (Jean Cocteau Repertory) and Julius Caesar Set in Africa (Nuyorican Poets Cafe). Regional Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing (Arkansas Rep), Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Richard II, and Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D. C.), I Am A Man (Arena Stage). Film/TV: Independence Hall (History Channel), The Stockroom (Victor Cruz Entertainment), and Transition (Ducor Media Films). He is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC.