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Keith Lee Grant

 
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois
Bio:
Keith Lee Grant holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, an MA from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Certificate from the American Conservatory Theater’s Advanced Training Program. He has directed and/or choreographed over one hundred professional and university productions ranging from ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

Bio:
Keith Lee Grant holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, an MA from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Certificate from the American Conservatory Theater’s Advanced Training Program. He has directed and/or choreographed over one hundred professional and university productions ranging from ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Jean L'Adrese
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Performer [Replacement]

Photos

Director Matt Kunkel with the cast that includes-Nick Abbott, Emily Applebaum, Justin Photo

Director Matt Kunkel with the cast that includes-Nick Abbott, Emily Applebaum, Justin Campbell, Sydney Chow, Darien Cargo, AnnaBelle Deaner, Keith Lee Grant, Joshua Keen, Suzanne Mason, Elizabeth McGuire, Nick Monaldo, Meadow Nguy, Terry Palasz, Daniel Plimpton, Ryan Roldino, Evan Sheets, Julia Springer, Stephen Valenti, Aaron Young, Maya Imani and Austin Iovanna

From: 
Date:
11/14/2021
Director Matt Kunkel with the cast that includes-Nick Abbott, Emily Applebaum, Justin Photo

Director Matt Kunkel with the cast that includes-Nick Abbott, Emily Applebaum, Justin Campbell, Sydney Chow, Darien Cargo, AnnaBelle Deaner, Keith Lee Grant, Joshua Keen, Suzanne Mason, Elizabeth McGuire, Nick Monaldo, Meadow Nguy, Terry Palasz, Daniel Plimpton, Ryan Roldino, Evan Sheets, Julia Springer, Stephen Valenti, Aaron Young, Maya Imani and Austin Iovanna

From: 
Date:
11/14/2021
Director Matt Kunkel with the cast that includes-Nick Abbott, Emily Applebaum, Justin Photo

Director Matt Kunkel with the cast that includes-Nick Abbott, Emily Applebaum, Justin Campbell, Sydney Chow, Darien Cargo, AnnaBelle Deaner, Keith Lee Grant, Joshua Keen, Suzanne Mason, Elizabeth McGuire, Nick Monaldo, Meadow Nguy, Terry Palasz, Daniel Plimpton, Ryan Roldino, Evan Sheets, Julia Springer, Stephen Valenti, Aaron Young, Maya Imani and Austin Iovanna

From: 
Date:
11/14/2021
Elizabeth McGuire, Julia Springer, Keith Lee Grant and Suzanne Mason Photo

Elizabeth McGuire, Julia Springer, Keith Lee Grant and Suzanne Mason

From: 
Date:
11/14/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1999
Jean L'Adrese

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Performer [Replacement]

Keith Lee Grant Biography

Keith Lee Grant holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, an MA from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Certificate from the American Conservatory Theater’s Advanced Training Program. He has directed and/or choreographed over one hundred professional and university productions ranging from Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE It to Miguel Pinero’s SHORT EYES to large-scale Musicals like Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and Jerry Herman’s MAME. He staged the premiere of two operas: THE PROMISE at the Germantown Performing Arts Center in Memphis, Tennessee and selected scenes from MARGARET GARNER at the Cincinnati Opera. Mr. Grant traveled to Hamilton, Bermuda in 2007 to direct and choreograph a highly successful production of DREAMGIRLS. He served at the Artistic Coordinator and Resident Choreographer for the Oregon Dance Theater from 1977 to 1979 and is currently the Founding Artistic Director of the Harlem Repertory Theatre.

Mr. Grant is currently a full professor in the Theatre Department at the City College Of New York in Harlem. He has also served on the performance faculties at Cornell University, The University of Connecticut, Dartmouth College, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the New School.

In addition to his work as a director/choreographer and college professor, Mr. Grant has also performed on Broadway in MARIE CHRISTINE, SHOW BOAT, and the U.S. premiere of the musical RAGTIME. He has worked Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, the York Theater, the Jewish Repertory Theater, New Federal Theatre, AMAS Theatre, and The New York Theater Workshop. His Regional credits include The Connecticut Repertory Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, The Pioneer Memorial Theater, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Indiana Repertory Theatre.

Mr. Grant is the recipient of the 2009 and 2012 AUDELCO awards for the Best Choreographer of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical for his work on the HRT’s productions of THE WIZ and DREAMGIRLS.




Keith Lee Grant News

Hunter Foster, Cassondra James & More to Take Part in Theatre Aspen's 2022 Season Photo Hunter Foster, Cassondra James & More to Take Part in Theatre Aspen's 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

Theatre Aspen announced today the complete casts and creative teams for the company’s 39th Season, which includes the Tony Award-winning musicals Gypsy and Jersey Boys on the mainstage, as well as the summer Cabaret Series at Hotel Jerome and additional programming and special events for the summer.

J2 Spotlight's THE BAKER'S WIFE Opens Tonight Photo J2 Spotlight's THE BAKER'S WIFE Opens Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company is opening the third production of its 2022 season, Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics) and Joseph Stein’s (book) celebrated musical The Baker’s Wife, based on the film La Femme de Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono tonight, Thursday, March 10  at Theater Row (410 West 42nd Street). 

Cast Announced for THE BAKER'S WIFE at J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company Photo Cast Announced for THE BAKER'S WIFE at J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2022

J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company announced the company, along with photos from the first day of rehearsal, for the organization’s third production of its 2022 season, Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics) and Joseph Stein’s (book) celebrated musical The Baker’s Wife, based on the film La Femme de Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono. 

BWW Review: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS at the John W. Engeman Theatre Photo BWW Review: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS at the John W. Engeman Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Nov 18, 2021

Whenever you see a production presented by the John W. Engeman theatre, you're in for a wonderful event, especially around the holidays. Their current offering this holiday season, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, based on the classic Paramount Pictures film, is no exception. The Matt Kunkel directed musical, running through January 2nd at the exquisite Northport venue, boasts a beautifully talented, stellar cast.

WHITE CHRISTMAS to be Presented at the John W. Engeman Theater Photo WHITE CHRISTMAS to be Presented at the John W. Engeman Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2021

The John W. Engeman Theater has announced the cast and creative team for WHITE CHRISTMAS. Performances begin on Thursday, November 11, 2021, and run through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Austin Pendleton, Charles Busch and More Set For Theater for the New City's LOWER EAS Photo Austin Pendleton, Charles Busch and More Set For Theater for the New City's LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2020

With the roster still building, Theater for the New City has currently scheduled over 150 performing arts organizations, independent artists, poets, puppeteers and film makers for its 25th annual Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, which will be mounted virtually for the first time May 22 to 24, 2020.

Harlem Rep's Jazzy WIZARD OF OZ Extends Through June 20, 2020 Photo Harlem Rep's Jazzy WIZARD OF OZ Extends Through June 20, 2020
by Stephi Wild - Dec 19, 2019

'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation, has been extended through June 20, 2020 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended seven times.

Harlem Rep's Jazzy THE WIZARD OF OZ Extends Through June 2020 Photo Harlem Rep's Jazzy THE WIZARD OF OZ Extends Through June 2020
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 18, 2019

'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater and Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation, has been extended through June 20, 2020 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended seven times.

WIZARD OF OZ Jazz Musical Extends Through January 11, 2020 at Harlem Repertory Theate Photo WIZARD OF OZ Jazz Musical Extends Through January 11, 2020 at Harlem Repertory Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jun 19, 2019

'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, has been extended through January 11, 2020 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended seven times.

SWEET CHARITY In The #MeToo Era Comes to The Harlem Repertory Theatre Photo SWEET CHARITY In The #MeToo Era Comes to The Harlem Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2019

The Harlem Repertory Theatre's chamber version of the musical Sweet Charity unabashedly ventures into Bob Fosse's adult-themed musical drama about women who make their living in the sex trade. HRT's company of seven talented actor/singers/dancers tell the tale of the abusive (emotionally and physically) cycle in which our star, Charity Hope Valentine, finds herself inextricably trapped. She falls in love with the same wrong man over and over again. The current #MeToo movement inspired HRT's AUDELCO award-winning director and choreographer, Keith Lee Grant, to take on the challenge of mounting this production of Sweet Charity. The #MeToo era has thankfully forced the way we perceive the treatment of women as depicted in this musical from the late 1960s. Charity's desperate yet ever hopeful search for love is in stark contrast to the vicious cycles of abuse that are the 'accepted' realities of her workplace.


Keith Lee Grant Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Keith Lee Grant been in?
Keith Lee Grant has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Keith Lee Grant been in?
Keith Lee Grant has not appeared in the West End