Ontario-based actor, director, producer, and writer, who has had an extensive career in cinema, television and on stage. He was born in 1949 in the Africville neighbourhood of Halifax as one of nine children.
He began his stage career in Montreal with several productions at Centaur Theatre (The River Niger, Prodigals in a Promised Land), and with Black Theatre Workshop (Calabash of Blood, Dance Bongo, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men). In 2000, he collaborated with Black Theatre Workshop to present his own work, Rockin' at the Paradise.
Anthony Sherwood is also an accomplished singer and has performed in musical theatre productions such as Cabaret and Ain't Misbehavin'. In 2009, Sherwood returned to the stage to perform the role of Marty in the musical Dreamgirls at Grand Theatre, London.
In 1991, Sherwood formed a production company to produce films focusing on issues of social justice and African-Canadian history and culture.
In 2016, Sherwood wrote, produced and directed a play entitled The Colour of Courage to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Canada's only all-black battalion, which was performed in Halifax on Remembrance Day.
Last updated 2021-10-19