Episode 9: Chapter 9
Episode 9: Chapter 9
October 6, 2020
Hamilton on Broadway,
RENT The Broadway Tour,
IN THE HEIGHTS first National Tour, TV/MOVIE on STARZ, LIFETIME, CBS
T. Oliver Reid
Actor, Professor, NYU & Columbia Grad Acting,
Co-Founder Black Theatre Coalition
T. Oliver Reid has spent the past 20 years working on Broadway shows, (HADESTOWN, ONCE ON THIS ONCE, SUNSET BOULEVARD, AFTER MIDNIGHT, SISTER ACT, MARY POPPINS, THE WEDDING SINGER, CHICAGO, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, NEVER GONNA DANCE, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, FOLLIES, KISS ME KATE), which have amassed more than 20 Tony Awards from the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards. He is also an accomplished cabaret artist and multiple award winner for his solo show, “Drop Me Off In Harlem” which he directed, wrote and starred in. He has produced and directed concerts for Feinstein’s 54 Below and continues to work in film and television. He is on faculty at NYU-Tisch’s Grad Acting Program and Columbia University School of the Arts’ Grad Acting program. He sits on the Board of Visitors for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He’s currently in the critically acclaimed, HADESTOWN on Broadway and can be heard of the HADESTOWN Grammy winning album and his solo album, DO I LOVE YOU.
RENT 20th Anniversary Tour,
Hamilton (Angelica Tour)
Creativity is seeing the possibilities then making those imaginings into material reality.
This is why it is John’s lifeblood.
From performing on international tours of the hit musicals RENT and Dreamgirls to managing the 90’s nostalgia brand, Urban’s Vintage, John has a hunger to create and loves a good smorgasbord to feast upon. Even as a kid growing up in Houston, he always had a love for words and language going so far as to being awarded a scholarship from the fraternity Omega Psi Phi for performing one of his original spoken word pieces. After receiving his B.F.A. from Texas Christian University, John moved to Los Angeles where he trained for improv at The Groundlings School. He’s also trained with casting directors, Phaedra Harris (Cool Runnings), Mark Teschner (General Hospital) , & Christy Dooley (Bold and The Beautiful) and commercially with Killian McHugh & Daniel Eskinazi.
Recently, John was in the West Coast premiere of the hilarious, fast-paced parody of Hamilton, SPAMILTON. He also originated the role of Jesse Belvin in the world premiere of the musical Recorded in Hollywood.
“Our art is how we express our Light”