Hollywood’s newest find, Cedric Sanders
was the triumphant Best Lead Male Award Winner of the 18th Annual
NAACP Theatre Awards. This young actor truly came full circle at the
Kodak Theatre, winning the award for his
breathtaking role in A Matter of Honor. This moving play showed the
breadth of Sanders’ acting, and inspired Director Mark Young to cast
Sanders as the Lead opposite Academy Award ® Winner Louis Gossett, Jr.
in his feature film THE LEAST AMONG YOU, to hit the film festival circuit shortly.
In his first feature film, AMERICAN GANGSTER, Sanders was cast
opposite Denzel Washington. In his newest project, THE LEAST AMONG
YOU, Sanders stars in the leading role opposite Gossett. Both films,
like the play, show Sanders’ powerful, unmistakably honest acting,
which is sure to strike the core of the heart’s emotions.
The NAACP recognized Sanders’ ability to fully capture these serious,
complex characters such as Johnson C. Whittaker in A Matter of Honor, and truly make these roles his own… Hollywood’s best critics agree.
Sanders is one to watch.
“In the case of Sanders, he projects Whittaker’s conflicted stoicism
to an impressive degree.” – Hollywood Reporter
“Equally authentic is Sanders’ believably anguished Whittaker.”-
In this special moment on stage, Sanders modestly thanked his parents,
play director Scott Schwartz, manager, publicist, and acknowledged the
real life “Whittaker” whose character he so excellently portrayed.
“Without that man, none of this would be possible. I admire his
bravery through the struggles of racism, and his strength to succeed
through it all,” says Sanders.
Most recently, Sanders was the Best Lead Male Winner of the 18th
Annual NAACP Theatre Awards for his stellar lead performance as
“Johnson C Whittaker” in 6-time nominated play, A MATTER OF HONOR.
After seeing Sanders in the outstanding play, Director Mark Young cast
him as the lead opposite Academy Award ® Winner Louis Gossett, Jr. in
his feature film, THE LEAST AMONG YOU. Cedric Sanders’ breakout film
was AMERICAN GANGSTER opposite Denzel Washington. With an impressivee
start, Sanders has also appeared in the HBO movie LIFE SUPPORT
starring Queen Latifah, and guest starred on both LAW & ORDER and