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Denzel Washington Endowed Chairs in Theatre

Regina Taylor

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:

  • 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

Recent article and video about current chair, Regina Taylor