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NYC’s National Queer Theater presents a concert featuring Tony nominee L Morgan Lee

The National Queer Theater is inviting you to spend an evening with Tony Award® nominee L Morgan Lee!

National Queer Theater (NQT) and Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) are proud to present An Evening with L Morgan Lee, in partnership with Carnegie Hall, at the Newman Mills Theater at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space. The event will feature 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.” 

L Morgan was nominated for the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in A Strange Loop on Broadway, making history as the first openly transgender performer to be nominated for a Tony Award. The show is produced by 501(c)(3) nonprofit theater company NQT and Musical Theatre Factory, a creative community where innovative artists of all backgrounds at any stage of their career can be supported throughout their process.

Tony Award® nominee L Morgan Lee. (Photo by Matt Murphy)

WHAT: An Evening with L Morgan Lee will feature performances by Tony Award® nominee L Morgan Lee.

WHEN: Friday, May 26, at 8:00 pm EST

WHERE: Newman Mills Theater at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, 511 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

COST: General tickets are $33.85 and VIP tickets are $81.88. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

ACCESSIBILITY: Venue is wheelchair accessible.

WHO: L Morgan Lee, Adam Odsess-Rubin, and Brisa Areli Muñoz are available to discuss the event and the importance of transgender and queer representation in theater and the arts.

PHOTO OPPS: L Morgan during her on-stage performance and a champagne toast to immediately follow.

For tickets to An Evening with L Morgan Lee, go HERE

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 NQT, visit www.nationalqueertheater.org.

About L Morgan Lee

Tony Award® nominee L Morgan Lee is an American actress and storyteller. She recently made history as the first openly transgender actor to receive a Tony Award® nomination for her standout work in A Strange Loop. That performance also garnered her an Antonyo Award for Best Featured Performance and a Drama League Distinguished Performance Award nomination.

With over 20 years of Off-Broadway, Regional, and both National and International tours, some of L Morgan’s other notable work includes portraying artist Lili Elbe in the stage adaptation of the novel,The Danish Girl being developed in London and A Strange Loop Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons where she received an Obie Award and the distinction of being the first openly transgender actor to originate a role in a Pulitzer Prize winning piece of theatre.

A recipient of the Mark O’Donnell Prize, L Morgan is dedicated to championing stories centering the voices of women on both stage and screen. The trailblazer has been developing a slew of new work including a piece formally titled, The Women (2021), a response to Clare Boothe Luce’s 1936 play, where a group of women and nonbinary writers are asked to speak to the experiences and societal expectations put on women today.

In the recording studio, L Morgan can be heard on The Rainbow Lullaby Album (Broadway Records), Joe Iconis’ album (Ghostlight Records), purring out “Sugar Fly Soul” as Ornate Williams in the Sugar Maple audio series (Osiris Media), and reading “Hurt People, Hurt People”, an essay written by LGBTQ+ advocate, Laverne Cox for Tarana Burke’s and Brene Brown’s anthology You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience (audiobook).

For more information, visit www.lmorganlee.com.

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