Rufus Bonds Jr.
Rufus Bonds Jr. is honored to be part of Red Mountain Theatre’s summer education programming. Some of Mr. Bonds directing credits include Into the Woods and The Wizard of Oz OZ at the Victoria Theater in Dayton OH. This summer Rufus will be directing for 3-D Theatrical, Tarzan. Rufus is blessed to be able to live his life behind the scenes as well as on stage. Broadway credits include Rent, Once On This Island, and Parade. Mr. Bonds, performance in Parade was honored with a Drama Desk nomination for Best Supporting Actor and he won an Ovation Award recreating his role in Los Angeles. National tours include, The Lion King, and The Color Purple. The NAACP honored Rufus with a Best Actors Award for his performance in The Color Purple. Recently he performed at Carnegie Hall as the Baritone- Soloist for Duke Ellington’s Scared Music. Last summer Mr. Bonds performed in London the title role of Porgy in Porgy and Bess at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theater. “God never fails”.