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Lee Roy Reams
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Born: August 23, 1942
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Lee Roy Reams (born August 23, 1942) is an American musical theatre actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, and director. Born in Covington, Kentucky, Reams earned a Master of Arts degree and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.[1] He made his Broadway debut in Sweet Charity in 1966.

Reams was nominated for both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in the original production of 42nd Street in 1980. He played the role of Frank Schultz in the 1989 Paper Mill Playhouse production of Show Boat, which was televised on Great Performances by PBS .

Reams has appeared on concert stages and in cabarets throughout the country. At present he is serving as the resident director of the Theatre at Sea program sponsored by the Theatre Guild.

Broadway credits

  • 1966: Sweet Charity (Young Spanish Man)
  • 1969: Oklahoma! (Will Parker)
  • 1970: Applause (Duane Fox)
  • 1974: Lorelei (Henry Spofford)
  • 1978: Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius Hackl)
  • 1980: 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor)
  • 1983: La Cage aux Folles (Albin/Zaza)
  • 1994: Beauty and the Beast (Lumière)
  • 1995: Hello, Dolly! (Choreographer)
  • 1998: An Evening with Jerry Herman (Co-star & Director)
  • 2006: The Producers (Roger DeBris)