Roswell Pogue

Roswell Pogue

Ros has basically grown up on Playmaker’s stage- making his first appearance at age 9 as a newsboy and Clarence the Clarinetist in Playmaker’s production of Gypsy.

That happened to be the same year the barn burned down and the troupe had to move their production to St. Joseph’s Abbey. Baptism by fire indeed! His father- Roswell “Ronnie” Pogue is one of Playmaker’s most prolific actors, appearing in over 50 plays over his lifetime. Ronnie was not a founding member, but joined the group in the last production of the first season and forever being branded a great “ham” and talented actor. Ros has followed in that tradition(at least in the “ham” sense). His favorite roles at Playmaker’s include the King in the King and I, Audrey II (the voice of the plant) in Little Shop of Horrors, and Hines in The Pajama Game. Ros started working as an on-air announcer in radio at age 15 at WARB AM in Covington, and continued at WYNK and WGGZ in Baton Rouge while studying Journalism and Theatre at LSU. He then spent 5 years in London working in Radio and for Restaurant Groups owned by Robert Earl, including Rock Island Diner and Planet Hollywood, which took him to New York City where he spent 15 years pursuing acting and working in Restaurants such as Planet Hollywood, Fashion Cafe, Luxia, and the renowned Chez Josephine- owned by one the adopted children of Josephine Baker. His life has always been spent around theater, media, and restaurants. He returned to Covington in 2009 and now works as a Realtor with Real Estate Resource Group in Covington. He remains culturally involved in the community , also serving on the Board of Directors for the St. Tammany Art Association, currently as President.