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Keith Grant

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Keith Lee Grant

Professor

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Department
Office
CG313
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Compton-Gothals
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212-650-5960
Email: 
kgrant@ccny.cuny.edu
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Educational Philosophy

My primary goal as a teacher of theatre arts is to prepare my students for the challenges that they will undoubtedly encounter when they move on to graduate programs or into professional careers. A comprehensive curriculum (voice, movement, acting technique, theatre history and text analysis, etc.) is paramount to the achievement of this goal. Consequently, I work to expose my students to a diverse and challenging range of exercises, projects, texts and written assignments that will prepare them for their professional careers as actors, directors, producers, designers or stage technicians, etc.

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Degrees

M.F.A. The Yale Drama School
M.A. The Pennsylvania State University
B.F.A. The University of Utah
 

Certificate

The American Conservatory Theater's Actor Training Program
 

Other Training and Education

Alvin Ailey Dance Center
Society of Fight Directors and Choreographers, Utah
Shakespeare Festival
Repertory Dance Theater
Summer Workshop 1974
STEPS Dance Center
Theater for a New Audience,
Summer Shakespeare Workshop 2002

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Courses Taught
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Musical Theatre Workshop
African American Dramatic Literature
Introduction To Theatre
Acting 1: Beginning Acting

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Publications
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"An Acting Experience"
The Actor's Image : Movement Training For Stage and Screen by Jean Sabatine
Backstage Books, 1995

"Introduction"
Jazz Dance Theatre Technique DVD by Jean Sabatine, Directed by Keith Lee Grant, Produced by the University of Connecticut - Storrs
Released by Insight Media, January 2010

Grant Vs. Cornell
http://www.grantvscornell.com/
 

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Awards and Grants

2015 Yip Harburg Foundation Grant
2016 AUDELCO Nomination for Outstanding Musical (IN THE HEIGHTS)
2017 Yip Harburg Foundation Grant
2013/14 Yip Harburg Foundation Grant
2013 AUDELCO Award for Best Director of a Musical
2013 AUDELCO Nomination for Best Choreographer of a Musical
2013 AUDELCO Award for Outstanding Musical Production
Yale University, Leon Burkes Walker Scholarship
The American Conservatory Theatre, Performance Scholarship
Luther College, Academic Scholarship
2010 AUDELCO Award for Best Director of a Musical
2010 AUDELCO Award for Best Choreographer of a Musical
2010 AUDELCO Nomination for Outstanding Musical Production
2009 AUDELCO Nomination for Best Director of a Musical
2009 AUDELCO Nomination for Best Choreography
2009 AUDELCO Nomination for Musical Production of the Year
2009 Yip Harburg Foundation Grant
2004 Impact Ensemble Theatre's Dream-keeper Award


Recordings

ABIE'S ISLAND ROSE: Original Cast Album (With Heather MacRae, Steven Rosen and Carla Woods)

MARIE CHRISTINE: Original Cast Album (With Audra MacDonald, Mary Testa, Vivian Reed and Darius DeHass

REUNION: Original Cast Album (with Don Burroughs, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jonathan Hadley and Harriet Foy)

Acting

Broadway/National
RAGTIME (Booker T. Washington/ Coalhouse U/S)
MARIE CHRISTINE (Jean L'Adresse)
SHOW BOAT (Ensemble)

Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway
THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL…, Playwrights Horizon
ABIE'S ISLAND ROSE, The Jewish Repertory Theatre
REUNION, Amas Musical Theatre
IN DAHOMEY, New Federal Theatre
SPIN, York Theatre (reading)
GENEOLOGY, The Kitchen Theatre

Regional/Acting (Representative)

The Yale Repertory Theatre
LOVE'S LABOURS LOST
TIMON OF ATHENS
BEEF NO CHICKEN
MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS (understudy)

Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival
THE TEMPEST
HENRY VI part 2
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
A TASTE OF HONEY
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
TARTUFFE
KING LEAR

Indiana Repertory Theatre
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Syracuse Stage
A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre
FENCES
ANYTHING GOES

The Pioneer Theatre
SCHOOL FOR WIVES
THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
KISS ME KATE
SHE LOVES ME
NO NO NANETTE
MY FAIR LADY

Theatre 138
CARNIVAL
JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
GYPSY
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
THE REHEARSAL

Atlantic Theatre Company (Barnstable, MA)
A MIDSUMMERS NIGHT'S DREAM
THE THREE PENNY OPERA
THE ROOT OF THE MANDRAKE

The Ivoryton Playhouse
JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
A JEROME KERN REVUE

North Shore Musical Theatre
ABYSSINIA

Jazz Dance Theater (Guest Artist)

Directing

Theatre For The New City
FLAHOOLEY

Hamilton, Bermuda
DREAMGIRLS

The Cincinnati Opera
MARGARET GARNER (Selected Scenes)

The Germantown Performing Arts Center (Memphis, TN)
THE PROMISE (Opera)

TheatreworksUSA
THE COLOR OF JUSTICE (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 NATIONAL TOUR)
PLAY TO WIN (2006 NATIONAL TOUR)
ROSA PARKS (2008 Workshop)

Circa 21 Dinner Theatre
VOYAGE TO NEVER NEVER LAND

The Harlem Repertory Theater - Off Broadway
JAMAICA (The Theatre Center)

The Harlem Repertory Theater
IN THE HEIGHTS
THE WIZARD OF OZ
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
THE COLORED MUSEUM
A HARLEM CHRISTMAS CAROL
TAMBOURINES TO GLORY
THE WIZ (2014 REVIVAL)
WEST SIDE STORY
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
FINIAN/FLAHOOLEY (A double bill)
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF
DREAMGIRLS (2012 Revival)
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN
AS YOU LIKE IT
FINIAN'S RAINBOW
TAMBOURINES TO GLORY
THE WIZ
VODU
HAIR
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
CABARET
DREAMGIRLS
BYE BYE BIRDIE
THE WIZ (2009 Revival)
FLAHOOLEY

The Connecticut Rep
SOUTH PACIFIC
CARNIVAL

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre
SHE LOVES ME
PIPPIN

The Yale Cabaret
2x2x4

Dartmouth College
BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE

NYU Tisch School of the Arts
SHORT EYES
DUTCHMAN

NYU HotInk New Play Reading Festival
ALKI
REMEMBERANCE
SWEET MAMA STRINGBEAN

Cornell University
WEST SIDE STORY
AS YOU LIKE IT
THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
CABARET
THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD

The Stella Adler Conservatory
TAMBOURINES TO GLORY

Ashland Shakespeare Festival (Black Swan Project)
MY FAVORITE THINGS
THE APPLE TREE

Summer Music Theatre
MAME
BYE BYE BIRDIE

The University of Nebraska
SWEENEY TODD
PIPPIN
THE DEVILS
PICNIC
BROADWAY MELODIES
LA CABARET

Western Illinois University
COWBOY MOUTH
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
SWEET CHARITY
AS YOU LIKE IT
ADVENTURES TO NEVER NEVER LAND
CABARET

The City College of New York
IN THE HEIGHTS
JAMAICA
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM/AS YOU LIKE IT
THE APPLE TREE
WEST SIDE STORY
CABARET
HAIR
THE WIZARD OF OZ
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
A BRONX CHRISTMAS CAROL
TAMBOURINES TO GLORY
FLAHOOLEY
WEST SIDE STORY (2014 Revival)

Choreography

Theatre for The New City
FLAHOOLEY

Hamilton, Bermuda
DREAM GIRLS

The Cincinnati Opera
MARGARET GARNER (Selected Scenes)

The Germantown Performing Arts Center (Memphis, TN)
THE PROMISE (Opera)

TheatreworksUSA
THE COLOR OF JUSTICE (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 NATIONAL TOUR)
PLAY TO WIN (2006 NATIONAL TOUR)
ROSA PARKS (2008 Workshop)

Circa 21 Dinner Theatre
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
VOYAGE TO NEVER NEVER LAND

The Harlem Repertory Theater - Off Broadway
JAMAICA (The Theatre Center)

The Harlem Repertory Theatre
IN THE HEIGHTS
THE WIZARD OF OZ
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’
JAMAICA
THE COLORED MUSEUM
A HARLEM CHRISTMAS CAROL
THE WIZ (2014 REVIVAL)
WEST SIDE STORY
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
FINIAN/FLAHOOLEY (A double bill)
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF
DREAMGIRLS (2012 Revival)
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
FINIAN'S RAINBOW
TAMBOURINES TO GLORY
THE WIZ
VODU
HAIR
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
CABARET
DREAMGIRLS
BYE BYE BIRDIE
THE WIZ (2009 Revival)
FLAHOOLEY

The Connecticut Rep
SOUTH PACIFIC
CARNIVAL
PIPPIN

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre
SHE LOVES ME
PIPPIN

The Yale Cabaret
2x2x4

Cornell University
WEST SIDE STORY
CABARET

Ashland Shakespeare Festival (Black Swan Project)
MY FAVORITE THINGS
THE APPLE TREE

Summer Music Theatre
MAME
BYE BYE BIRDIE

The University of Nebraska
SWEENEY TODD
PIPPIN
BROADWAY MELODIES
LA CABARET

Western Illinois University
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
SWEET CHARITY
ADVENTURES TO NEVER NEVER LAND
CABARET
BYE BYE BIRDIE
MAME
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
DREAMGIRLS

The City College of New York
IN THE HEIGHTS
JAMAICA
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM/AS YOU LIKE ITTHE APPLE TREE
WEST SIDE STORY
CABARET
HAIR
THE WIZARD OF OZ
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
A BRONX CHRISTMAS CAROL
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
PERICLES
THE WINTER'S TALE

Television

All My Children
Another World
One Life to Live
The Edge of Night
Jazz (Voice-over, Ken Burns Series)
The Jay Leno Show

Professional Associations

The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers : Full Member (2006-Present)
Harlem Repertory Theatre, Founder and Artistic Director (2004-Present)
Oregon Dance Theater (Artistic Coordinator 1987-89)
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (1982-Present)
Actors Equity Association (1984-Present)
Screen Actor's Guild (2012-Present)

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