American Masters

Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Skills for "Seven Guitars" Role

Clip: Season 29 Episode 2 | 54s

Blues music runs through many of August Wilson's plays, particularly "Seven Guitars." Ruben Santiago-Hudson didn't know how to play harmonica when he auditioned for his role in it, but he aimed to have audiences say, "that harmonic player sure can act." Santiago-Hudson won a 1996 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. This is an outtake from August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand.

Aired: 02/20/15

Rating: TV-PG

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