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Breon Arzell

 
Birth Place:
Detroit
Bio:
Now residing in Chicago, IL, this Detroit native began acting professionally at 14. Since then, his drive and talents have lead him to perform in Singapore, London, Paris, Denmark, and national tours in Canada, Italy, Germany, and the United States. He is an actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Detroit

Bio:
Now residing in Chicago, IL, this Detroit native began acting professionally at 14. Since then, his drive and talents have lead him to perform in Singapore, London, Paris, Denmark, and national tours in Canada, Italy, Germany, and the United States. He is an actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer ... (read complete bio)
 

Photos

Director Lili-Anne Brown and Choreographer Breon Arzell Photo

Director Lili-Anne Brown and Choreographer Breon Arzell

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09/25/2019
Breon Arzell, Robert Cornelius and Michael Turrentine Photo

Breon Arzell, Robert Cornelius and Michael Turrentine

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02/11/2019
Gilbert Domally, Michael Turrentine and Breon Arzell with (back, l to r) Jermaine Hil Photo

Gilbert Domally, Michael Turrentine and Breon Arzell with (back, l to r) Jermaine Hill, Ricardo Santiago, Robert Potsic, Eric Lindahl, Blake Cordell and Robert Cornelius

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02/11/2019
Michael Turrentine, Gilbert Domally and Breon Arzell Photo

Michael Turrentine, Gilbert Domally and Breon Arzell

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02/11/2019
Michael Turrentine, Gilbert Domally and Breon Arzell Photo

Michael Turrentine, Gilbert Domally and Breon Arzell

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02/11/2019
 

Breon Arzell Biography

Now residing in Chicago, IL, this Detroit native began acting professionally at 14. Since then, his drive and talents have lead him to perform in Singapore, London, Paris, Denmark, and national tours in Canada, Italy, Germany, and the United States. He is an actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer of jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, modern, lyrical, step, and musical theater. Alongside his strong theater background, he has also ventured into film, television, and voice performance for animation.




Breon Arzell News

Regional Premiere of AIN'T NO MO' is Coming To Baltimore Center Stage in October Photo Regional Premiere of AIN'T NO MO' is Coming To Baltimore Center Stage in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

Fasten your seatbelts, and prepare for turbulence. Baltimore Center Stage, in a co-production with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, will present the regional premiere of AIN'T NO MO' written by Jordan E. Cooper and directed by Lili-Anne Brown from October 27 through November 20, 2022.

Review: AIN'T NO MO' at Woolly Mammoth Photo Review: AIN'T NO MO' at Woolly Mammoth
by Mary Lincer - Sep 15, 2022

What did our critic think of AIN'T NO MO' at Woolly Mammoth?Thanks to Barack Obama's presidency but, alas, because of Rachel Dolezal's wannabe caper, American drama requires some updated, Black-originated satire; Jordan E. Cooper obliges with Ain't No Mo', his 100 minute whupping of white privilege, supremacy, and presumptive cultural majority at Woolly Mammoth through October 9. Cooper follows the late Douglas Turner Ward and George C. Wolfe whose Day of Absence (1965) and The Colored Museum (1986) lampooned white dominance with comedy both uproarious and bitter, and so does this show. It's good to have the real, live, three-dimensional exchange that only theatre provides. No disrespect, Dear White People, Get Out, Sorry to Bother You, and the canon of Spike Lee.

Regional Premiere of AIN'T NO MO' to Open at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Septem Photo Regional Premiere of AIN'T NO MO' to Open at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022

Fasten your seatbelts, and prepare for turbulence. In a co-production with Baltimore Center Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will present the regional premiere of AIN’T NO MO’, written by Jordan E. Cooper.   

THE COLOR PURPLE's Rodney Thompson Takes Over Our Instagram! Photo THE COLOR PURPLE's Rodney Thompson Takes Over Our Instagram!
by HaleyJane Rose - Aug 6, 2022

The Muny is presenting Legally Blonde! Tune into our Instagram Story as Hayley Podschun takes you behind the scenes of her day at Legally Blonde at The Muny.

Photo/Video: First Look At THE COLOR PURPLE At The Muny Photo Photo/Video: First Look At THE COLOR PURPLE At The Muny
by Grace Cutler - Aug 5, 2022

Get a first look at The Muny's production of The Color Purple, which began performances August 3rd and runs through August 9th, 2022.

Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at The Muny Photo Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at The Muny
by James Lindhorst - Aug 5, 2022

This Muny production of THE COLOR PURPLE is too beautiful for words. It is a stunning love letter to Alice Walker and her epistolary novel of redemption. Director Lili-Anne Browne’s vison brings to the stage a concert-like version of this production similar to the 2016 Tony Award Winning Broadway revival. Her leadership, coupled with Breon Arzell's spirited choreography, help this epic 40-year story come to life with theatrical sophistication. Music Director Jermaine Hill’s perfectly balanced orchestrations were almost unnoticeable while supporting the beautiful score sung by this incomparable company of actors.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 4, 2022

Get a first look at The Muny's production of The Color Purple, which began performances August 3rd and runs through August 9th, 2022.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE
by Alan Henry - Aug 3, 2022

Go inside rehearsals for The Muny's production of The Color Purple, which begins performances tonight and runs through August 9th, 2022.

Anastacia McCleskey Joins The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE as Celie; Full Cast, Design and Photo Anastacia McCleskey Joins The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE as Celie; Full Cast, Design and Production Teams Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2022

The Muny announced its full cast, design and production teams for the Muny Premiere of The Color Purple, August 3 – 9, 2022.   Joining the previously announced principal cast of Tracee Beazer (Shug Avery), Nasia Thomas (Nettie), Evan Tyrone Martin (Mister), Gilbert Domally (Harpo) and Nicole Michelle Haskins (Sofia) is Anastacia McCleskey (Celie).

Brittney Mack, Tracee Beazer, Evan Tyrone Martin & More To Lead THE COLOR PURPLE at T Photo Brittney Mack, Tracee Beazer, Evan Tyrone Martin & More To Lead THE COLOR PURPLE at The Muny
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022

The Muny announced today that Brittney Mack, Nasia Thomas, Evan Tyrone Martin, Tracee Beazer, Gilbert Domally and Nicole Michelle Haskins will star in the moving and affirming tale,The Color Purple, August 12-18, 2022. The Muny and Regional Premiere is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, with music direction by Jermaine Hill.

Breon Arzell Videos

Photo/Video: First Look At THE COLOR PURPLE At The Muny VideoPhoto/Video: First Look At THE COLOR PURPLE At The Muny
by Grace Cutler - Aug 5, 2022

Get a first look at The Muny's production of The Color Purple, which began performances August 3rd and runs through August 9th, 2022.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 4, 2022

Get a first look at The Muny's production of The Color Purple, which began performances August 3rd and runs through August 9th, 2022.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For The Muny's THE COLOR PURPLE
by Alan Henry - Aug 3, 2022

Go inside rehearsals for The Muny's production of The Color Purple, which begins performances tonight and runs through August 9th, 2022.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Drury Lane Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Drury Lane Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 25, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Drury Lane Theatre's production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, and music directed by Jermaine Hill. The production runs through November 3, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

VIDEO: HEAD OVER HEELS at Kokandy Productions VideoVIDEO: HEAD OVER HEELS at Kokandy Productions
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2019

Making its Chicago debut just six months after concluding its Broadway run, Kokandy Production's HEAD OVER HEELS is now open. HEAD OVER HEELS is co-directed by Kokandy's new Producing Artistic Director Derek Van Barham and Elizabeth Swanson, with music direction by Kyra Leigh and choreography by Breon Arzell. Check out video of the production!

VIDEO: INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY Comes to Stage Left Theatre VideoVIDEO: INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY Comes to Stage Left Theatre
by Leah Windahl - Jan 16, 2018

INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY, directed by Wardell Julius Clark, opened at Stage Left Theatre on January 11th and runs through February 11th. The play, by Robert O'Hara, tells the story of a young African-American man who trying to complete his grad school thesis on Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion. Aided by his great-great grandfather, he travels back in time to meet Nat in person.

VIDEO: 10 Year-Old Cancer Survivor Paris Strickland Inspires in Goodman Theatre's Ann VideoVIDEO: 10 Year-Old Cancer Survivor Paris Strickland Inspires in Goodman Theatre's Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Julie Musbach - Dec 10, 2017

Over four decades, 1.5 million people have delighted in Scrooge's unforgettable discovery of kindness, generosity and love. Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol celebrates 40 years. This year's spotlight falls on Paris Strickland, the adorable 10 year-old girl with a miraculous story of her own. CBS Sunday Morning chatted with the young actress and her Goodman company.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR at Goodman Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2017

The world premiere of Objects in the Mirror, which was developed through the Goodman's New Stages Festival, appears now through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. Click below to watch highlights from the production!

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies.