Log In

Samuel Eugene Edwards Edit Profile

actor , dancer

Samuel Eugene Edwards, American dancer, actor. Certified teacher sign language. Recipient Board of Visitors award Daughters of the American Revolution, 1958, Good Citizenship award Daughters of the American Revolution, 1959, Excellence in Cultural Achievement award National Association of the Deaf, 1970. Board directors New York Deaf Theatre, since 1979.


Edwards, Samuel Eugene was born on October 21, 1941 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Son of Samuel Hobart and Naomi Elaine (Simpkins) Edwards.


Bachelor of Science, Gallaudet University, 1965. Postgraduate, Catholic University, Washington, 1972.


Dancer, actor, storyteller,, since 1960. Vice president, actor, archivist, artistic director Hughes Memorial Theatre of the Deaf, 1963-1973. Independent instructor dance, 1963-1982.

Member National Theatre of the Deaf, 1978-1979. Independent instructor sign language, since 1980. Artistic adviser, lecturer various theater companies.


  • Certified teacher sign language.


  • Other Work

    • Appeared in television shows including The New York Connection, He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin', 1983, Omnibus, Sesame Street, (film) Voices, (off-Broadway shows) Jennie and the Phoenix, A Play of 1,000 Words, The Traveling Road Show, Hand Poems, various productions including Boy Meets Girl, Sing to Me Through Open Windows, The Sandbox, The Shakers, Reason is Awry, Safari, Voyage, The Insect Play.


Board directors New York Deaf Theatre, since 1979.


  • Other Interests

    Acting, dance.


Samuel Hobart Edwards

Naomi Elaine (Simpkins) Edwards