Jah Shams

Position: Actor

Jah Shams has been a member of the Robey Theatre Company since 2013.  This award-winning LA native performed in the hit stage play Sassy Mamas (15’ NAACP Theatre Awards – Best Ensemble), One Night in Miami (14’ Ovation, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, NAACP – Best Ensemble Award). With a striking resemblance to Paul Robeson, he played Paul Robeson in The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel (15’ National Black Theatre Festival), and the Emperor’s Last Performance (11′ NAACP Theatre Awards).  Along with his various acting accolades he is an accomplished Film/TV writer, producer, and director.


  • Paul,
    Eslanda Unplugged
    Play reading from:
    The Paul Robeson Theatre Festival 2014
  • Paul Robeson,
    The Emperor’s Last Performance
  • Paul Robeson/Police Officer,
    The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel