Lee Roy Reams
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. 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 .
- 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 (Lumiere)
- 1995: Hello, Dolly! (Choreographer)
- 1998: An Evening with Jerry Herman (Co-star & Director)
- 2006: The Producers (Roger DeBris)
Reams remembers the Christmas cookies that came in the mail, "I thought, I'll take them to the theater and share. Then I thought, I'll try just one each. By the end of the evening I ate the whole box." He became a HUGE fan of Elizabeth "Liz" Merritt's cooking.
- Everett, Carole J. (2009). "University of Cincinnati College—Conservatory of Music". College Guide for Performing Arts Majors: The Real-World Admission Guide for Dance, Music, and Theater Majors. Peterson's. p. 325. ISBN 9780768926989.
Faculty, Resident Artists, and Alumni ... Alumni continue to hold key positions in the performing and media arts. Numbered among them are ... musical theatre stars Faith Prince, Lee Roy Reams, Michele Pawk, Jason Graae, Jim Walton, Vicki Lewis, and Ashley Brown.
- The Cincinnati Enquirer Cincinnati, Ohio Wednesday, August 14, 1991 - Page 25