Bryant Louis Bentley - The Waif of Success

Bryant Louis Bentley has traveled the country performing regional theater. His theater credits include Willie in Master Harold and the Boys (Clarence Brown Theater); Jackie Robinson in Most Valuable Player (Indiana Repertory Theater); Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun (Wright State University); Ceasar Wilkers in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean (Human Race Theater); Booth in Topdog/Underdog (Phoenix Theater); Levee Green in Ma’ Rainey’s Black Bottom; Junior in Between Riverside and Crazy and Gabriel in Fences. He has also appeared in productions like Jitney, Two Trains Running, The Exonerated, Five Guys Named Moe, Greater Tuna, Cinderella, Blues for an Alabama Sky, and Plenty of Time.

Bryant has received numerous awards including the Central Ohio Theater’s Critics 14th Annual Poll for Seasonal Achievement Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Boy Willie in August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson (CATCO Theater). Bryant completed his third reprisal role of Boy Willie at the Portland Playhouse Theater. The production was recognized as number one in the Top Ten Best Theater in Portland.

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