Russell on November 12, 2013 performed as an African American Elvis Presley impersonator named Elvis (how about that?), in Jonathan Alexandratos's play TAILORING, part of Abingdon Theatre Company's FITTING ROOM PLAYS Benefit Challenge Series fundraising event.
TAILORING, which also starred Leon Morgan and was directed by Melissa Skirboll, was one of six short plays presented. The event raised funds to help support of Abingdon’s Play Development Program.
One patron, a playwright with their own full-length work in pre-production for a 2014 opening, has since asked their team to have Russell audition for one of those roles.