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Ralph Lee STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1965
Peruvian Indian [Replacement]

[Broadway]
1960
2nd Poet

Ralph Lee Productions

 
[Off-Off-Broadway, 1980]
Masks

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Video: Puppets Unite to Celebrate 3rd Annual International Puppet Fringe Festival

Puppets come together this week as New York City plays host to the 3rd Annual International Puppet Fringe Festival- the only major worldwide festival dedicated to puppetry is organized by Teatro SEA, Grupo Morán (The Morán Group) and the Clemente Solo Vélez Cultural & Education Center. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge headed to the Lower East Side to join the festivities and you can check out what went down in this video.

International Puppet Fringe Festival Reveals Complete Programming Schedule

International Puppet Fringe Festival has announced its complete programming schedule, set to take place August 9 –13, 2023 in the Lower East Side. As the only international festival dedicated to puppetry, it is organized by Teatro SEA, Grupo Morán (The Morán Group) and The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Education Center.

Shakespeare & Company Remembers Ralph Lee: Mask-Maker, Parade-Founder, Land Shark-Creator

Ralph Lee, one of New York's most celebrated puppeteers and mask designers, passed away at his home in Manhattan on May 12, at the age of 87. Shakespeare & Company, a theater performance, training, and education outfit based in Lenox, Mass., is home to many of Lee's original masks -- and the collection is receiving both new attention and use following news of the artist's passing.

Theater For the New City's Street Theater LIFE ON THE THIRD RAIL, Will Tour All 5 Boroughs

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 2023 annual tour Saturday, August 5 with 'Life on the Third Rail, or A Subway Delay to the Future,' a rip-roaring original musical which tells a story in which a violent hurricane floods the subways, sending a heroic subway crew into a new world.

INTERNATIONAL PUPPET FRINGE FESTIVAL to Return to New York City in August

Get ready for summertime fun as New York City  is set to host the free and 3rd Annual International Puppet Fringe Festival from August 9 –13, 2023, in the Lower East Side.

The Ballard Institute Extends Exhibition of Work by Ralph Lee

 In response to an outpouring of interest in the work of puppeteer Ralph Lee, following his death on May 12, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut has decided to extend its current exhibition Myths, Legends, and Spectacle: Masks and Puppets of Ralph Lee through July 9, 2023, so more people can see the work of this acknowledged puppet master.

FAT HAM, ENGLISH, Kara Young, Saheem Ali & More Win Obie Awards for 2020-2022 Season

The American Theatre Wing has announced winners for the 66th Obie Awards, celebrating and honoring Off- and Off-Off-Broadway. See the full list!

The Ballard Institute Celebrates The Opening Of MYTHS, LEGENDS, AND SPECTACLE: MASKS AND PUPPETS OF RALPH LEE

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present the grand opening of its new exhibition Myths, Legends, and Spectacle: Masks and Puppets of Ralph Lee on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.

Photo/Video: Get A First Look At The Muny's JOSEPH Starring Jessica Vosk, Jason Gotay, Mykal Kilgore & More

Buy tickets now for The Muny's JOSEPH August 12th though 18th. Check out photos and video footage of the cast in action.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT's Becca Andrews Takes Over Our Instagram!

The Muny is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Tune into our Instagram Story as Becca Andrews takes you behind the scenes of today's performance.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For JOSEPH At The Muny Starring Jason Gotay, Jessica Vosk, Mykal Kilgore & More!

Go inside rehearsals for The Muny's grand finale of the 2022 season, the mega-fun hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which runs August 12 - 18, 2022.

Full Cast Announced For JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at the Muny, Starring Jason Gotay, Jessica Vosk, and More!

The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for the Muny's grand finale of the 2022 season, the mega-fun hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, August 12 – 18, 2022. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is proudly sponsored by US Bank.

TEACHER! TEACHER! OR PS I LOVE YOU to be Presented by Theater for the New City in August

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 2022 annual tour Saturday, August 6 with 'Teacher! Teacher! or PS I Love You,' a rip-roaring original musical which tells the story of a struggling teacher in an underserved neighborhood who puts her life on the line for her kids.

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Announces Annual Halloween Extravaganza

Lovers of the Halloween season rejoice! The Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s beloved annual Halloween Extravaganza returns to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve on Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).

PUPPETS OF NEW YORK: DOWNTOWN AT THE CLEMENTE Spotlights Legendary Downtown Puppetry Artists

Puppets of New York: Downtown at the Clemente is now on view at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, highlighting the work of 12 downtown NYC artists who explore the theatrical possibilities of puppet theater.

American Dance Guild Festival Week Seven Begins This Monday

Reaching into its archival treasure trove of rarely seen recordings of past events, The American Dance Guild continues their virtual offering 10 Years Over 10 Weeks, a rich collection of video performances of honorees and guest artists over the last ten years of ADG Performance Festivals.

Cathedral of St. John the Divine & New York Philharmonic Host ALL HALLOWS EVE: THE PHILHARMONIC AT THE CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine and the New York Philharmonic will partner this Halloween to present a free, streamed performance of classically spooky compositions by Musorgsky, Saint-Saëns and more, recorded in the Cathedral and streamed online on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

Northern Sky Theater Presents BONE DANCE REBOONION On Halloween

Saturday, October 31, at 7 p.m., tune in for Northern Sky Theater's virtual Bone Dance ReBOOnion, a slightly spooky (and very fun) walk down memory lane to revisit Bone Dance, Northern Sky's cult classic collection of ghost songs and stories.

Street Theater Goes Virtual With TNC's LIBERTY OR JUST US: A CITY PARK STORY

Since outdoor performance permits are not being given at this time, Theater for the New City has adapted its 2020 Street Theater tour to the virtual space. 

Theater for the New City Preps 2020 Street Theater Tour to be Outdoors or Virtual

Summer Street Theater is one of the delights of the season and has been central to Theater for the New City's mission since the organization's first such production in 1976.

Ralph Lee FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ralph Lee has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Ralph Lee has not appeared in the West End

Ralph Lee has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He has been nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Obie Awards. In addition, he has been nominated for the Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Design award at The Hewes Awards for his work on "Heart Of The Earth: A Popul Vuh Story." He has also been nominated for the Noteworthy/Unusual Effects award in the categories of masks, puppets, and costumes at The Hewes Awards for his work on "Wichikapache Goes Walking."

Ralph Lee has won several awards throughout his career. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Obie Awards. In addition, he won the Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Design category at The Hewes Awards for his work on "Heart Of The Earth: A Popul Vuh Story." He also won the Noteworthy/Unusual Effects category (masks, puppets, costumes) at The Hewes Awards for his work on "Wichikapache Goes Walking." These accolades highlight his talent and creativity in the field of effects design in the theater industry.

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