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Denzel Washington Endowed Chairs in Theatre

LaTanya Richardson Jackson headshot


In June 2011, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, a Fordham alumnus of 1977, made a $2 million gift to endow the Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre, and a $250,000 gift to establish the Denzel Washington Endowed Scholarship for an undergraduate student studying theatre at Fordham. Guest artists include:

  • Tony Award-nominated actor LaTanya Richardson Jackson, fall '19
  • actor Michael Potts, fall '18
  • Golden Globe-winning actress/director/playwright Regina Taylor, fall '17
  • Drama Desk Award-winning actor Stephen McKinley Henderson, fall '16
  • Obie-winning director JoAnne Akalatis, fall '15
  • Tony Award-winning actor/director Kenny Leon, fall '14
  • Tony Award-winning set designer Christine Jones, fall '13
  • Emmy-winning actor Joe Morton, fall '12
  • Tony Award-winning actress/director, Phylicia Rashād, fall '11

Go behind the scenes of Magnolia, written and directed by Regina Taylor