Charles Weldon has appeared on Broadway in The River Niger and Big Time Buck White with Mohammed Ali. His Off Broadway credits include A Soldier's Play, The Great MacDaddy, The Offering, and The Brownsville Raid (The Negro Ensemble Company), Seven Guitars (Signature Company), and Birdie Blue (Second Stage Theatre). His regional credits include the entire August Wilson century cycle, as well as A Streetcar Named Desire, Mad Women, A Selfish Sacrifice, and To Kill a Mockingbird (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), A Soldier's Play (Mark Taper Forum), Thunder Knokcing on the Door (Guthrie Theater), Touch the Names (Cleveland Play House), King Lear (Asolo Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing, Driving Miss Daisy, and King Henry V (Alabama Shakespeare Festival). His television and film credits include "Roots the Next Generations," "A Woman Called Moses," "Hill Street Blues," "Police Story," "Law & Order," "New York Undercover," "Kojac,"Stir Crazy, Serpico, Fast Walking, The Wishing Tree, The River Niger, and Malcolm X. Mr. Weldon is the artistic director of the Negro Ensemble Company. He began his artistic journey as the lead singer in the group The Paradons, writing and recording the hit song, "Diamonds and Pearls."