Sterling K Brown and Sharon Washington in 'Intimate Apparel.' Photo by Michal Daniel.
When Golden Globe winner Sterling K. Brown comes to Minnesota Sunday to tape Jimmy Fallon’s post-Super Bowl show, the folks at the Guthrie Theater would like to give him a tour of their new digs.
Brown, who made history a couple of weeks ago by becoming the first black actor to win the Golden Globe for outstanding male actor in a drama series, studied at the Guthrie in 2000 as a member of the Guthrie Experience summer training program, which brings graduate-school actors from across the country for two months of intensive work. He returned to the theater in 2005 to co-star opposite Sharon Washington in Lynn Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel,” playing a lonesome Caribbean correspondent.
Both of his experiences were at the old, demolished Guthrie on Vineland Place. There's no word on whether he may meet with Guthrie leader Joseph Haj, and perhaps hatch a plan to make some new Guthrie memories.
Brown is one of the many notable actors whose paths to success took them through the Guthrie's training programs. Mahershala Ali, who won the Oscar for best supporting actor in Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” also participated in the Guthrie Experience, as did Emmy winner Morena Baccarin of “Homeland” fame, Ricardo Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”), and Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother”).