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L Morgan Lee to star in one woman show for Carnegie Hall

National Queer Theater and Musical Theatre Factory have announced their forthcoming production of An Evening with L Morgan Lee at Carnegie Hall.

As the name implies, the event will feature Tony Award nominee L Morgan Lee in an evening filled with Broadway classics, gems by new writers, and unexpected deep-cuts that explore her dreams about love, life, and a world of “what-ifs.” Special guests are to be announced at a later date. 

The show will be presented as part of Carnegie Hall’s Women in Music focus for 2022-2023, which comprises an examination of the vast artistic scope of women and people of marginalized genders in music. The annual event highlights the incredible artistry of recitalists, bandleaders, conductors, soloists, chamber groups, curators, and more—both onstage and off—today and throughout Carnegie Hall’s history.

Lee is most recently known for her breakout performance in A Strange Loop on Broadway, which garnered her a 2022 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical – making history as the first openly transgender actor to be nominated for the honor. She also received Drama League Distinguished Performance and Antonyo Award nominations. Other notable work includes playing the titular role in a musical adaptation of The Danish Girl being developed in London. In the studio, she can be heard on Joe Iconis’ album (Ghostlight Records), The Rainbow Lullaby Album (Broadway Records), Sugar Maple Series (Osiris Media), and the Grammy-nominated Broadway Cast Recording of A Strange Loop (Sh-K-Boom Records). Lee is dedicated to championing work centering women and underrepresented voices on both stage and screen. In 2021, she was a recipient of The Mark O’Donnell Prize, presented by The Actors Fund and Playwrights Horizons.

“To be included in Carnegie Hall’s Women in Music means the world to me!” said director and performer L Morgan Lee. “The last time I put together a concert was over 10 years ago. There was freedom in the material, but I was still hiding so much of myself behind it. This will be the first time telling some of these stories with all of the walls down, all of the nuances exposed, and all of the JOY fully realized. I couldn’t be more excited (well, excited and scared) and so full of gratitude to the teams at Musical Theatre Factory, National Queer Theater and MCC for making this evening possible.”

An Evening with L Morgan Lee will take place on Friday, March 24, at 7:00 pm EST at the Newman Mills Theater at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space.

General admission and VIP tickets are available for purchase through National Queer Theater, at www.nationalqueertheater.org.

About National Queer Theater

National Queer Theater (NQT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theater company based in New York City, dedicated to celebrating the brilliance of generations of LGBTQ+ artists and providing a home for unheard storytellers and activists. By serving elders, youth, and working professionals, NQT creates a more just future through radical and evocative theater experiences and free community classes. Believing in the power of theater to effect sweeping social change, NQT cultivates a more just, joyous, and empowered intersectional queer community that is celebrated in all corners of society. NQT was founded on the principle that through art and free community programs, we are able to create and organize together, working towards a more equitable vision of a world bursting with pride. For more information about National Queer Theater click here.

About Musical Theatre Factory

Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to developing musical theatre artists and presenting new work in a collaborative atmosphere free from the pressures of critical or commercial success. We serve and gather an artistic community from diverse backgrounds for collective support, feedback, growth, collaboration, and community that centers art-making for change-making. For more information about Musical Theatre Factory click here.

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