image1 (2)Wardell Julius Clark (Tony; Elliot understudy)

Wardell hails from Birmingham, Alabama and is pleased to make his Windy City Playhouse debut. Chicago Acting Credits include: GEM OF THE OCEAN (Court Theatre); A RAISIN IN THE SUN (TimeLine Theatre); THE WHIPPING MAN (Northlight Theatre); WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT… and THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAMES (Victory Gardens Theatre); INVISIBLE MAN (Court Theatre); THE BEATS (16th Street Theater); GHOSTS OF ATWOOD (MPAACT), for which he received the Black Theater Alliance Denzel Washington Award for Most Promising Actor; and TOPDOG/UNDERDOG (American Theater Company/Congo Square Theater). Regional credits include: THE WHIPPING MAN (Cardinal Stage); CYMBELINE (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival); FENCES (Carver Theatre); and BIG RIVER, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, THE WHO’S TOMMY and A CHORUS LINE (Virginia Samford Theatre). Chicago Directing Credits include: SHOLA’S GAME (Black Lives, Black Words Chicago 2), Assistant Director for SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF and GEM OF THE OCEAN (Court Theatre). TV/Film: “Chicago Fire” Seasons 1 and 4 and “Transformers: Dark the Moon”. Wardell is an Associate Artist with TimeLine Theatre Company, where he also serves as a Teaching Artist in the Living History Program. He holds a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School, at DePaul University.