Cape Cod's Brandon Cordeiro to Play Provincetown Art House, 8/19
Amidst a stellar lineup of established Broadway legends and stars such as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Christine Ebersole, and Chita Rivera; The Art House in Provincetown will shine its spotlight on a Cape Cod born-and-bred talent Brandon Cordeiro who will appear on Aug. 19th at 9:30 in For One Night Only. The production is directed by Obie Award-winning writer and performer David Drake with music direction by Alan Cancelino. Cordeiro is beginning to attract attention in New York and beyond and Art House Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale believes his is a name you'll soon remember.
The production, also written by Cordeiro, was workshopped last summer in the earlier incarnation titled I Love You, You're Hairy, Now Changewith the Provincetown Theater. Brandon Cordeiro: One Night Only is a one-man, autobiographical musical about growing up gay, Portuguese and a performer in Provincetown. Through a multitude of hilarious characters, and singing nearly a dozen songs from the popular repertoire, he forges a funny and deeply moving path toward claiming his own individuality. The updated production will premiere at the Art House on Aug. 19th.
Most recently Cordeiro was selected to star with B.D. Wong and Anthony Rapp in the 20th Anniversary Broadway production of David Drake'sThe Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me. He can be seen in the film My Many Married Men, and just completed the television pilot Truthfully Speaking. Cordeiro was raised in an artistic household in Truro, and driven from a young age to pursue a career in the arts by the creative legacy and natural beauty of his surroundings in Provincetown. He studied classical vocal training at Boston's New England Conservatory, and musical theater at New York University where he received the George Guilbaut & William "Bill" Brohn Musical Theatre Scholarship. His early performances include Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm in A Little Night Music, Emile De Becque in South Pacific, Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods, and the title role in Sweeney Todd. This summer he starred as Sir Lancelot in Spamalot at Sharon Playhouse in Connecticut, directed by Jennifer Werner (Associate Director for Broadway's The Book of Mormon), for which he was singled by the Berkshire Eagle for his "very strong comic force." In New York City this year he was seen Off-Broadway as Louis Bellson in Pearl, about the life of Pearl Bailey, directed by Tony Award-winner Ben Harney (Dreamgirls), and with the performance art collective CHERYL at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) inPSI: MOVE, and in MoMA's Pop Ralley for the opening of the Cindy Sherman exhibit.
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