About this Artist
Fidelio marks Russell’s fifth collaboration with Deaf West Theatre and his first opera. Broadway’s Spring Awakening, Our Town (w/ Pasadena Playhouse), Sleeping Beauty Wakes (w/ Center Theatre Group) and Aesop’s Fables. Other Broadway: To Kill A Mockingbird with Jeff Daniels and King Lear opposite Glenda Jackson. Off-Broadway: I Was Most Alive With You (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations) and Tribes (Theatre World award; Drama Desk, Outer Critic, Lucille Lortel nominations). Film: Lila Neugebauer’s upcoming Red, White and Water opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Oscar nominated There Will Be Blood and multiple festival winner The Hammer, playing the first deaf person to win a collegiate wrestling championship. Television: A multi-season role on "Fargo" as the murderous Mr. Wrench; plus "Switched At Birth," "Odd Mom Out," "Fringe," and "CSI: NY." Russell also has a large online following where he showcases his versatile interpretive talent performing popular songs in ASL.