Rufus Bonds Jr


Rufus Bonds Jr is a professor for musical theatre performance in the Syracuse University Department of Drama. Professionally, he continues his national and international work as a director, actor, and writer. Mr. Bonds performed in London the title role of Porgy in Porgy and Bess at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Carnegie Hall welcomed Mr. Bonds as the Baritone-Soloist for Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music. Broadway: Rent, Once on This Island, and Parade, winning a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. National tours include The Color Purple as Mister, Lion King as Mufasa, Miss Saigon as John. Directing projects include Lysistrata, Shakespeare’s R&J, Once on This Island, Mama Mia, Tarzan, The Wiz, Into The Woods, The Wizard of Oz, and Children of Eden. Mr. Bonds is a Eugene O’Neill semi-finalist for his play The Sisters of Rosewall High. “Faith”


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