GENESEO, N.Y. -- Consummate cabaret artist Nathan Lee Graham of stage, film, and television will be in residence in SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Theatre and Dance Oct. 8 - 10.
During his residency, Graham will collaborate with Mark Broomfield, assistant professor of dance studies at Geneseo, in creating a new dance for the Geneseo Dance Ensemble’s Spring 2014 faculty and guest artist concert “46Live: New Voices, Bold Moves” Feb. 27 - March 2.
Graham will work with 10 dancers to explore fear and how it contributes to a climate of oppression, prejudice, and hate.
“Where there is awareness, there can be no fear!” said Graham. “I am a truth seeker. Not for my truth but the truth.”
Graham’s New York credits include the Broadway productions of “Priscilla Queen of The Desert” and “The Wild Party.” Recent Off-Broadway performances include “Hit The Wall” and “Wig Out!” (Drama League nomination). National and regional theatre credits include tours of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Showboat,” “The Wild Party” (LADCC Award, Ovation nomination), “Once on This Island,” and “Henry IV: Part I.”
Graham’s television roles include HBO’s “The Comeback,” and guest appearances on “Absolutely Fabulous,” “It’s All Relative,” “Scrubs,” “Quintuplets” and “Law & Order SVU.” Film performances include “Zoolander,” “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Hitch.”
Graham will make history as the first African American playing the role of Emcee in the St. Louis Repertory Theatre/Cincinnati Playhouse new production of “Cabaret” in its current run through Oct. 6. The show has garnered tremendous reviews and has singled out Graham for his “transfixing” performance in the production.
The new choreographic work will be performed during the Dance Department’s annual Spring 2014 faculty and guest Artist concert. Performances are Feb. 27 and 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. and March 2 at 2 p.m.
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