Omari Newton is an award-winning professional actor, writer, director, and
As a writer, his original Hip Hop theatre piece Sal Capone has received
critical acclaim and multiple productions, including a recent presentation at
Canada’s National Arts Centre. He has been commissioned by Black Theatre
Workshop (BTW) in Montreal to write a companion piece to Sal Capone entitled
Black & Blue Matters.
Newton’s work in Speakeasy Theatre's production of Young Jean Lee's The
Shipment earned him a 2017-2018 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding
Performance by an Actor, as well as a nomination for Best Direction.
Notable film & TV credits include: Lucas Ingram on Showcase’s Continuum,
Larry Summers on Blue Mountain State and lending his voice to the Black
Panther in multiple animated projects (Marvel). Most recently, Omari has a
recurring role as Nate on Corner Gas (the animated series) and a recurring role
as Corvus in Netflix’s hit new animated series The Dragon Prince.