LEE ROY REAMS
Lee Roy Reams won critical acclaim as Roger DeBris on Broadway and the First National Company of Mel Brooks’ musical hit, The Producers (Carbonell Award, Washington DC’s prestigious Helen Hayes Award, and Las Vegas Life Award).
Columnist Liz Smith calls him “Broadway’s Darling” and the New York Times hails him as “Broadway’s song-and-dance man nonpareil” for his leading Broadway roles: Billy Lawlor in David Merrick’s legendary 42nd Street
On Broadway, he directed Hello, Dolly! (Tony Nomination/Best Revival) and An Evening with Jerry Herman. He also directed Anything Goes starring Chita Rivera and productions of Hello, Dolly! starring Madeline Kahn, JoAnne Worley, Michele Lee, Leslie Uggams and in Paris, Nicole Crosille.
Favorite television appearances include: Jerry Herman at the Hollywood Bowl (PBS and Bravo), Show Boat (PBS), In Performance at the White House (PBS), three Tony Award Shows, Night of 100 Stars II, and The Tonight Show.
Concerts and cabaret have taken him to the White House and around the world: Venice’s Teatro La Fenice, Brazil’s Manaus Opera House, The Istanbul Hilton, New York’s Carnegie Hall (New York Pops and Cincinnati Pops), New York’s Town Hall, Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center (Key West Pops), London’s Palladium, Manhattan’s Firebird Cafe, and Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow & Stars (Bistro Award).
He’s had the honor of performing for four U.S. Presidents: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush and Bill Clinton. Recently, he received the Friar’s Club 2009 Thespian of the Year Award.
Mr. Reams is the proud recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, CCM/University of Cincinnati.