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Lee Roy Reams

 
Bio:
LEE ROY REAMS has been hailed by the New York Times as ‚ÄúBroadway‚Äôs song & dance man nonpareil‚ÄĚ for his leading Broadway roles in THE PRODUCERS (Carbonell, Helen Hayes & Las Vegas Life Awards), 42ND STREET (Tony & Drama Desk Nominations), BEAUTY & THE BEAST, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, HELLO, DOLLY!, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
LEE ROY REAMS has been hailed by the New York Times as ‚ÄúBroadway‚Äôs song & dance man nonpareil‚ÄĚ for his leading Broadway roles in THE PRODUCERS (Carbonell, Helen Hayes & Las Vegas Life Awards), 42ND STREET (Tony & Drama Desk Nominations), BEAUTY & THE BEAST, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, HELLO, DOLLY!, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti Off-Broadway Production, 2019
Performer
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2003
Roger De Bris
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2002
Roger De Bris
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2000
Carroll Todd
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Performer
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1997
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Lumiere [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1983
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Albin [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Billy Lawlor [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1979
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1978
Cornelius Hackl
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1974
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Duane Fox
  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1969
Will Parker
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Young Spanish Man
Ensemble
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1989
Frank

Productions

 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2000]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Director/Choreographer

Photos

Eda Sorokoff, Michele Lee, Lee Roy Reams Photo

Eda Sorokoff, Michele Lee, Lee Roy Reams

From: 
Date:
08/05/2022
John Sefakis, Tom Viola, Lee Roy Reams, Lawrence Leritz Photo

John Sefakis, Tom Viola, Lee Roy Reams, Lawrence Leritz

From: 
Date:
06/26/2022
Harvey''s brother Terry Hohnecker, Lee Roy Reams, Lawrence Leritz, seated original fi Photo

Harvey''s brother Terry Hohnecker, Lee Roy Reams, Lawrence Leritz, seated original film dancers West Side Story''s David Bean, Bert Michaels

From: 
Date:
06/26/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company's Musicals in Mufti Off-Broadway Production, 2019
Performer

  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 2003
Roger De Bris

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2002
Roger De Bris

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2000
Carroll Todd

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Performer

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1997
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Lumiere [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Concert, 1983
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1983
Albin [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Billy Lawlor [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1979
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1978
Cornelius Hackl

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1974
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Duane Fox

  [Broadway]
Lincoln Center Revival, 1969
Will Parker

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1966
Young Spanish Man

Ensemble

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 1989
Frank

Productions

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2000]
Director

[Broadway, 1998]
Director

[Broadway, 1995]
Director/Choreographer

Lee Roy Reams Biography

LEE ROY REAMS has been hailed by the New York Times as ‚ÄúBroadway‚Äôs song & dance man nonpareil‚ÄĚ for his leading Broadway roles in THE PRODUCERS (Carbonell, Helen Hayes & Las Vegas Life Awards), 42ND STREET (Tony & Drama Desk Nominations), BEAUTY & THE BEAST, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, HELLO, DOLLY!, AN EVENING WITH JERRY HERMAN, APPLAUSE, LORELEI, OKLAHOMA! & SWEET CHARITY. On Broadway, he directed the last revival of Carol Channing‚Äôs HELLO, DOLLY! & AN EVENING WITH JERRY HERMAN. His TV, concert & cabaret appearances have taken him around the world and to the White House before four U.S. Presidents (Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr. & Clinton). Most recently, he played to another sold out house at Broadway‚Äôs FEINSTEIN‚ÄôS / 54 BELOW & made history as the first American male to star as Dolly in an Equity production of HELLO, DOLLY! at the Wick Theatre where he also starred in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. He‚Äôs a board member of the CHITA RIVERA AWARDS & received the Friars Club Thespian of the Year Award. He also is the proud recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, CCM / University of Cincinnati.

Lee Roy Reams Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Lee Roy ReamsThe Producers
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Lee Roy Reams, 42nd Street
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1981 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Lee Roy Reams, 42nd Street

Lee Roy Reams News

Photo Coverage: Melissa Errico and Billy Stritch Bring SWING LESSONS to 54 Below Photo Photo Coverage: Melissa Errico and Billy Stritch Bring SWING LESSONS to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 5, 2022

Errico has been conquering the scene lately singing all kinds of music from from noir to show tunes to classic soprano fare and is now starting to work with symphonies and she and Stritch have undeniable ‚Äúchemistry‚ÄĚ, making this look like they‚Äôll be teaming up for a while, if the audience has anything to say about it!

Lee Roy Reams, Anita Gillette & More to Star in FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS at 54 Below Photo Lee Roy Reams, Anita Gillette & More to Star in FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

Routledge Press’ new book FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS by Robert W. Schneider and Shannon Agnew, which rounds-up fifty musicals whose creations were seminal in altering the landscape of musical theater, is now being given a one night only concert with the artists who helped create these monumental musicals at 54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club.

Suchan Kim Joins the Cast of Teatro Grattacielo's DON GIOVANNI for 2022 Festival Seas Photo Suchan Kim Joins the Cast of Teatro Grattacielo's DON GIOVANNI for 2022 Festival Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2022

Teatro Grattacielo announces a casting change in the title role of Don Giovanni as part of the Phoenicia International Festival of The Voice on August 5, 2022 at 8:30pm at Saint Ursula Place, Phoenicia, NY.

Broadway At LPAC Series Announces 2023 Season Featuring Three Musicals Photo Broadway At LPAC Series Announces 2023 Season Featuring Three Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

Arts Center Management, a multi-platform theatre management company, will partner with the City of Lauderhill to produce the Broadway at LPAC Series at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center in 2023. The blockbuster three-show season kicks off in January 2023. This year's lineup will feature the smash hit musicals The Full Monty, 42nd Street and Always... Patsy Cline!

Eleri Ward, Lee Roy Reams & More to Take Part in CABARET CONVERSATIONS at 92NY Photo Eleri Ward, Lee Roy Reams & More to Take Part in CABARET CONVERSATIONS at 92NY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2022

The 92nd‚ÄĮStreet Y, New York School of Music has announced new guests for their popular interview series, Cabaret Conversations, now in its third year. Joining Lane this summer are Lee Roy Reams, Eleri Ward, and Carolyn Montgomery.

Encore Engagement of ANN TALMAN: ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND THE SHADOW OF HER SMILE is Comi Photo Encore Engagement of ANN TALMAN: ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND THE SHADOW OF HER SMILE is Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 11, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway‚Äôs Supper Club, will present a special encore engagement of Ann Talman: 'Elizabeth Taylor and The Shadow of Her Smile‚ÄĚ for two (2) performances ‚Äď Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14 both at 7:00pm This is her 54 Below return engagement following her March 31st sold out debut.

CABARET CONVERSATIONS WITH MICHAEL KIRK LANE Announces Upcoming Series Guests Photo CABARET CONVERSATIONS WITH MICHAEL KIRK LANE Announces Upcoming Series Guests
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 7, 2022

Michael Kirk Lane's interview program for 92Y has announced their upcoming guests, as CABARET CONVERSATIONS enters its third season.

See Lee Roy Reams, Lesley Manville & More Upcoming at 92NY Photo See Lee Roy Reams, Lesley Manville & More Upcoming at 92NY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

92NY has announced July events and classes featuring Jonathan Groff, Lee Roy Reams, and more!

Wake Up With BWW 6/27: Sutton Foster Out of THE MUSIC MAN Due to COVID-19, and More Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/27: Sutton Foster Out of THE MUSIC MAN Due to COVID-19, and More
by - Jun 27, 2022

Today's top stories include Sutton Foster missing performances of The Music Man due to testing positive for COVID-19. Audrey Cardwell and Kathy Voutko will cover the role of Marion Paroo while she is out. Plus, check out videos from West End LIVE, featuring Six, Heathers, Bonnie & Clyde, and more!

Photos: Celebrating Broadway's Harvey Evans At The Triad Theatre on June 22nd Photo Photos: Celebrating Broadway's Harvey Evans At The Triad Theatre on June 22nd
by Grace Cutler - Jun 26, 2022

Dancers over 40 presented a sold out one-night-only special event: A Toast to Harvey - Celebrating the Life and Career of Harvey Evans on Wednesday, June 22nd, 6 ‚Äď 9PM at The Triad Theatre. The evening was hosted by Broadway legend, Lee Roy Reams and featured performances and remembrances by Jim Brochu, Anita Gillette, Kurt Peterson, Marianne Tatum, Penny Worth and Tony Yazbeck.

Lee Roy Reams Videos

BWW TV: Watch Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley & More Tribute Jerry He VideoBWW TV: Watch Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley & More Tribute Jerry Herman!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2020

Michael Feinstein produced a memorial event at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, featuring performances by: Feinstein ('I Won't Send Roses'), Kristin Chenoweth ('If He Walked Into My Life'), Sutton Foster ('I Don't Want to Know'), Kelli O'Hara ('Before the Parade Passes By'), Leslie Uggams ('I Am What I Am'), Bernadette Peters ('Time Heals Everything'), Betty Buckley ('Hello, Dolly!'), Klea Blackhurst and Tyne Daly ('Bosom Buddies'), John Bolton ('It Takes a Woman'), Lorna Luft ('Gooch's Song'), Ron Raines ('Mame'), Jason Graae ('You I Like'), Marilyn Maye ('It's Today'), Jeremy Jordan ('It Only Takes a Moment'), Lee Roy Reams ('The Best of Times'), and Debbie Gravitte ('Wherever He Ain't'), with Alice Borden, Jane Dorian, and Harvey Fierstein, and special video tributes from Angela Lansbury and Paul McCartney. Marc Bruni directed the event with Larry Blank serving as music director, and Don Pippin (guest conductor).

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018

As magical as the evening was, after Freddie Gershon gave an impassioned presentation to the duo, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones hit the stage and brought the house down at ages 88 and 89 respectively. They joined forces onstage to perform a song from their musical The Bone Room, described by Jones as being about 'the pleasures of dying and being embalmed in this great country of ours.' Below, watch as they perform together for the last time. BWW feels privileged to share with you a bit of highlights of these two legends together before a rapt and ecstatic audience who precded to shower them with a (well deserved) standing ovation... RIP Harvey Schmidt. 

BWW TV: Maria Friedman, Andrea McArdle, Lee Roy Reams and Winifred Sanderson (?) Prev VideoBWW TV: Maria Friedman, Andrea McArdle, Lee Roy Reams and Winifred Sanderson (?) Preview Their Fall Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 24, 2017

Little orphan Annie, a Brit, a tapper and a witch walk into a bar... Earlier this week, Tony nominee Maria Friedman (Lenny & Steve: September 19-23); Jay Armstrong Johnson (Not So Scary Halloween Party: October 31); Tony nominee Andrea McArdle (An Evening with Andrea McArdle: October 10-14); and Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams (Celebrating 42nd Street: October 6-7) stopped by Feinstein's/54 Below to preview their upcoming shows.

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: National Asian Artists Project Celebrates 5th Anniversary; Watch New Promo!
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2015

National Asian Artists Project¬†(Baayork Lee,¬†Executive Artistic Director), will celebrate its 5th Anniversary of ‚Äúshowcasing the work of Asian-American theatre artists through performance, outreach and educational programming‚Ä̬†on¬†Monday, October 5th¬†at 8pm¬†at¬†NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts¬†(566 LaGuardia Place) with¬†Past, Present & Future, a¬†one-night-only¬†Gala Benefit evening featuring a line-up of show-stopping wall-to-wall musical numbers from Broadway shows, highlights from past¬†NAAP¬†productions and current material, as well as what Ms. Lee hopes to stage in the future. Below, check out the latest 'singularly sensational' promotional video¬†exclusive to BroadwayWorld!

BWW TV: Watch Beth Leavel, John Bolton, Julia Murney & More Sing from the Golden Age in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2015

The latest edition covered 1941 to 1965, featuring songs from Oklahoma, Carousel, Finian's Rainbow, Kiss Me Kate, The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Oliver!, Hello Dolly, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and more. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the evening below!

BWW TV Exclusive: In the Kitchen at 54 Below- with Kelli Rabke!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 6, 2015

Look What Happened to Mabel! Jerry Herman's beloved score explodes onto the stage of 54 Below in this one night only musical extravaganza on March 8 (7PM & 9:30PM). Tap Your Troubles Away when some of Broadway and cabaret's finest regale you with tunes including I Won't Send Roses, Movies Were Movies, Wherever He Ain't and of course, Time Heals Everything. The special event will star: Brent Barrett, Carole J. Bufford, Beth Leavel, Sean McDermott, Molly Pope, Brian Charles Rooney, Kelli Rabke, Lee Roy Reams, Emily Skinner, Donna Vivino, Natalie Arneson, Michael Ruoco, Lisa Sabin and Charlie Stevens.

STAGE TUBE: Beth Leavel, Damon Kirsche and More Perform in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS: AN EVENING OF JERRY HERMAN
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2014

On Saturday evening, March 1st at 7:30pm Pace University presented American Showstoppers, with the 13-piece Fred Barton Orchestra, AN EVENING OF JERRY HERMAN. The evening was directed and choreographed by Scott Thompson and produced, orchestrated and hosted by Fred Barton, and starred Klea Blackhurst, Toni DiBuono, Jeffry Denman, Tari Kelly, Damon Kirsche, Beth Leavel, Karen Murphy and the inimitable Lee Roy Reams. The cast also featured Lianne Marie Dobbs, AJ Hunsucker, Jesse Luttrell and the Scott Thompson dancers. Click below to watch some of the evening's performances!

BWW TV: Mimi Hines Celebrates 80th Birthday at 54 Below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2013

The stars came out on Wednesday, July 17 to see Mimi Hines as she celebrated her 80th birthday with a special, one-night-only concert at Broadway's nightclub, 54 Below. Among those in attendance were 'Late Show with David Letterman' bandleader Paul Shaffer, from TV's 'The Nanny' and 'Happily Divorced' start Fran Drescher, and Broadway favorite Lee Roy Reams (The Producers, 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast) and Tony Award winners Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line, Company) , Faith Prince (Annie, Guys and Dolls) and Liliane Montevecchi (Nine). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the special concert celebration, and you can check out concert highlights and interviews with the many guests below!

BWW TV: The Best of Bradshaw Smith - 25 Years of Performances; Chita, WICKED, Broadway Bares, Liza, Julie, Bernadette, FOLLIES & Much More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2012

For over twenty-five years, the late Bradshaw Smith (Founder & Executive Producer of "Broadway Beat" and Applause Video) was the theater world's preeminent videographer, capturing over 1,000 performances on Broadway, off-Broadway, in cabaret halls and beyond that now, because of him, live on today. Bradshaw Smith died on January 16, 2012, at age 57, following a sudden and severe stroke. To conclude the intimate memorial, Bradshaw's longtime friend and editor, Jonathan Frank, compiled the best of Bradshaw's work as a video artist. For a look back at your favorite performances nearly three decades long, all captured through Bradshaw's lens, click below!

BWW TV: Remembering Cabaret Star & Broadway's Premiere Videographer, Bradshaw Smith
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2012

Yesterday, July 9, friends and family of Bradshaw Smith (Founder & Executive Producer of "Broadway Beat" and Applause Video), gathered at the New Signature Theatre space to honor the former cabaret star and beloved videographer at an intimate memorial celebration. Performers and speakers who came out to show their respects included Jared Bortz, Mario Cantone, Dan Daly, Jamie deRoy, Julie Halston, Jeff Harnar, Linda Harris, Karen Mason, Susie Mosher, Sidney Myer, Lee Roy Reams, Richard Ridge, Steven Skeels and Todd Stockman. As part of the celebration, Bradshaw's longtime friend and editor, Jonathan Frank, compiled the best of Bradshaw's cabaret past, and below, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to bring you the highlights from Bradshaw's career as a perfomer and cabaret fixture.


Lee Roy Reams Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lee Roy Reams been in?
Lee Roy Reams has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

How many West End shows has Lee Roy Reams been in?
Lee Roy Reams has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Lee Roy Reams been nominated for?
Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Producers Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for 42nd Street and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for 42nd Street .

What awards has Lee Roy Reams won?
Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Producers .