Brandon J. Dirden, on Broadway, appeared in Prelude To A Kiss (Roundabout Theatre Company, dir. Daniel Sullivan), and Off Broadway in The First Breeze of Summer (Signature Theatre, dir. Ruben Santiago-Hudson). His regional credits include the world premiere of Magnolia (Goodman Theatre, dir. Anna Shapiro); Topdog/Underdog (Playmakers Repertory Company); Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (True Colors Theatre, dir. Kenny Leon); Othello, Twelfth Night, Metamorphoses, Comedy of Errors, and others (Georgia Shakespeare Festival); A Death in the House…, A Christmas Carol, and The Breach (Alliance Theatre); Take Me Out (Theatre in the Square); Come On in My Kitchen (7 Stages); Miss Dessa (Ensemble Theater); Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Alley Theater); Harvey (Utah Shakespeare Festival); and Julius Caesar and As You Like It (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival). He received a B.A. from Morehouse College and an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, and is a member of The Actors Center.