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Abdul Hamid Royal

 
Bio:
Abdul Hamid Royal From conducting the hit Broadway musical Five Guys Named Moe to arranging and conducting vocals for Country Recording Artist Ty Herndon, to working with the incomparable Chaka Khan, audiences and critics world-wide have applauded the work of music-man Abdul Hamid Royal. Mr. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Abdul Hamid Royal From conducting the hit Broadway musical Five Guys Named Moe to arranging and conducting vocals for Country Recording Artist Ty Herndon, to working with the incomparable Chaka Khan, audiences and critics world-wide have applauded the work of music-man Abdul Hamid Royal. Mr. ... (read complete bio)
 

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Gwen Stewart, Musical Director Abdul Hamid Royal, and Director Jeffrey Polk Photo

Gwen Stewart, Musical Director Abdul Hamid Royal, and Director Jeffrey Polk

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12/23/2013
Gwen Stewart, Musical Director Abdul Hamid Royal, and Sal Lozano   Photo

Gwen Stewart, Musical Director Abdul Hamid Royal, and Sal Lozano

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12/23/2013
 

Abdul Hamid Royal Biography

Abdul Hamid Royal
From conducting the hit Broadway musical Five Guys Named Moe to arranging and conducting vocals for Country Recording Artist Ty Herndon, to working with the incomparable Chaka Khan, audiences and critics world-wide have applauded the work of music-man Abdul Hamid Royal.

Mr. Royal was recently awarded the coveted OVATION AWARD and LOS ANGELES DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD for Best Music Direction for his work on the Los Angeles production of The Gospel At Colonus. He was previously awarded the NAACP IMAGE AWARD for his work on Broadways - FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE and recently awarded the NAACP Theater Award for Best Musical Direction for his work on THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS .
His Broadway credits, as well as National and International tour credits, read like a Broadway hit list - Five Guys Named Moe, Smokey Joe’s Café, Twist, Sophisticated Ladies, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Jelly’s Last Jam, The Wiz, Truly Blessed, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fiddler on the Roof, Betsy Brown, Concerts for the Earth, Colors of Christmas and Sound of Music! Mr. Royal was hand picked by Broadway producer Lou Spisto to MD the commercial premier of his latest project, Recorded In Hollywood, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in LA. Mr. Royal recently Musical Conducted and play the role of Jimmy in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, for The Milwaukee Rep, and the Actors Theater Louisville. This year Abdul Hamid will revive FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE as he Musical Directs this exciting show for Ebony Rep Los Angeles and THE COURT in Chicago!

Mr. Royal’s career has encompassed theatre, film, television and concerts, throughout the world. As one critic stated, “Every once in a while a talent breaks through that can not be compared to any other. Abdul Hamid is such a talent, and he brings a depth and richness to his music that will surely stand up to the test of time.” Mr. Royal has worked with some of the music industries greatest, including Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, David Foster, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Melissa Manchester, Cy Coleman, Al Jarreau, The Pointer Sisters, Liza Minelli, Ashford & Simpson, Martha Wash, Jennifer Holliday, Jeffrey Osborne, Maurice Hines, Melba Moore, Patti Austin, Grover Washington Jr., Masashi Sada, Patti LaBelle, Jason Mraz, LA Philharmonic, Brenda Russell, & Phil Collins.

Born in Wisconsin, Abdul Hamid was raised in the Midwest and began piano lessons at the age of 4 at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music as a student of Toba Kramer. As a child prodigy, he performed with the Florentine Opera Company, and by age 8 had written and publicly performed his first compositions. He studied with acclaimed Polish pianist, Andrzej Wasowski, and completed a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance/Jazz Studies at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Abdul Hamid was honored to become the first African American to receive a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from the prestigious Northwestern University. He earned a Master of Theological Studies with an emphasis in Comparative Religion and Philosophy from Claremont School of Theology and is currently working on his PHD.

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Abdul Hamid Royal News

CAMELOT Star Shereen Pimentel Takes Over Instagram Today! Photo CAMELOT Star Shereen Pimentel Takes Over Instagram Today!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 25, 2022

The Muny is presenting Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, running through June 28. Tomorrow afternoon, the show's star Shereen Pimentel, who plays the role of Guenevere in the musical will take you on a journey back in time and behind the scenes of the production!

Exclusive: First Look at Shereen Pimentel, Robert Petkoff & More in The Muny's CAMELO Photo Exclusive: First Look at Shereen Pimentel, Robert Petkoff & More in The Muny's CAMELOT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2022

The Muny is presenting Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, running through June 28. The cast features Robert Petkoff (Arthur/Reveler), Ta'Nika Gibson (Guenevere/Reveler), Brandon Chu (Lancelot/Reveler), Shereen Pimentel (Guenevere/Reveler), Evan Ruggiero (Sir Dinadan/Reveler), and more. Get a first look at photos and video here!

Shereen Pimentel and More Join CAMELOT at the Muny Photo Shereen Pimentel and More Join CAMELOT at the Muny
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2022

Joining the previously announced principal cast is Shereen Pimentel (Guenevere/Reveler), Evan Ruggiero (Sir Dinadan/Reveler), Daryl Tofa (Sir Lionel/Reveler), Sarah Quinn Taylor (Sir Sagramore/Reveler), Riley Carter Adams (Tom of Warwick/Reveler), and Barrett Riggins (Mordred/Squire Dap/Reveler).

Robert Petkoff, Ta'Nika Gibson and Brandon Chu Will Lead CAMELOT at the Muny Photo Robert Petkoff, Ta'Nika Gibson and Brandon Chu Will Lead CAMELOT at the Muny
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

The Muny announced today that Robert Petkoff, Ta'Nika Gibson and Brandon Chu will star in the enchanting and romantic legend, Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, June 22-28, 2022. This triumphant story is directed by Matt Kunkel, choreographed by Beth Crandall, with music direction by Abdul Hamid Royal.

Farmers Alley Theatre Regional Premiere Of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Partne Photo Farmers Alley Theatre Regional Premiere Of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Partners With The Gilmore Piano Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2022

After more than two years of anticipation, Farmers Alley Theatre presents the Tony-Award-winning musical play, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, written by Lanie Robertson.  We are once again thrilled to be partnering with the Gilmore Piano Festival (Liberace!, Murder for Two, Old Wicked Songs) to produce this powerful show featuring the life and work of Lady Day herself, Billie Holiday. 

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Announced At Farmers Alley Photo LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Announced At Farmers Alley
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2022

After more than two years of anticipation, Farmers Alley Theatre will present the Tony-Award-winning musical play, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, written by Lanie Robertson. 

The Muny Announces Directors, Choreographers & Music Directors for 2022 season Photo The Muny Announces Directors, Choreographers & Music Directors for 2022 season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny’s 2022 season, which opens on June 13 with the celebrated return of the 2021 hit that audiences went “Whoopee!” for, the Tony Award-winning Chicago.

VIDEO: Check Out a Clip of 'Jailhouse Rock' From SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at The Muny! Photo VIDEO: Check Out a Clip of 'Jailhouse Rock' From SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at The Muny!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021

The Muny is currently presenting Smokey Joe's Cafe! Smokey Joe's Cafe's complete cast includes Charl Brown, Michael Campayno, Mykal Kilgore, Tiffany Mann, Hayley Podschun, Dee Roscioli, Christopher Sams, Nasia Thomas and Jason Veasey.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think Of The Muny's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think Of The Muny's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE?
by Alan Henry - Jul 28, 2021

The Muny's production of the hit jukebox musical, Smokey Joe's Cafe is now on stage at the historic theatre in Forest Park! What did the critics have to say? Check out the reviews.

Photos: The Muny Opens 103rd Season With SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Photo Photos: The Muny Opens 103rd Season With SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Alan Henry - Jul 27, 2021

Check out photos from The Muny's production of the hit jukebox musical, Smokey Joe’s Cafe!

Abdul Hamid Royal Videos

Exclusive: First Look at Shereen Pimentel, Robert Petkoff & More in The Muny's CAMELO VideoExclusive: First Look at Shereen Pimentel, Robert Petkoff & More in The Muny's CAMELOT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2022

The Muny is presenting Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, running through June 28. The cast features Robert Petkoff (Arthur/Reveler), Ta'Nika Gibson (Guenevere/Reveler), Brandon Chu (Lancelot/Reveler), Shereen Pimentel (Guenevere/Reveler), Evan Ruggiero (Sir Dinadan/Reveler), and more. Get a first look at photos and video here!

Photos: The Muny Opens 103rd Season With SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE VideoPhotos: The Muny Opens 103rd Season With SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Alan Henry - Jul 27, 2021

Check out photos from The Muny's production of the hit jukebox musical, Smokey Joe’s Cafe!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Alan Henry - Jul 27, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's production of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE! Get a first look at the cast in action.

VIDEO: In Conversation With The Cast Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: In Conversation With The Cast Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by Alan Henry - May 4, 2018

The Wallis production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, conceived and directed by Sheldon Epps, starts performances next week in the intimate Lovelace Theater! Artistic Director Paul Crewes snuck into rehearsal to chat with cast members Yvette Cason, Bryce Charles, Chester Gregory, and Paulette Ivory about this exciting new production.

Ebony Repertory Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Starring Obba Babatundé
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2017

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Producing Artistic Director, Wren T. Brown) presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE starring Emmy Award-winner Obba Babatunde (Dreamgirls - Tony Award nomination, Broadway's Chicago, CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful) as 'Nomax.'