This week we’re talking to Come From Away and Jersey Boys star De’Lon Grant!! Did you know they’re making of movie of Come From Away and the whole cast had to quarantine together in a Times Square? Did you know that even Broadway stars deal with the fear of ‘not being enough’ and imposter syndrome? Did you know that you can pick up an instrument at any phase of life? Our conversation with De’Lon was hilarious, insightful, and timely as ever. Get pumped for Come From Away’s triumphant return to Broadway on September 21st!!
De’Lon Grant is an actor and singer currently performing on Broadway in the Tony Award nominated hit musical Come From Away. He spent three years touring domestically and internationally as Berry Belson in the Tony Award winning musical Jersey Boys and was recently named Best Leading Actor at the 2017 IRNE Awards for his portrayal of Haywood Patterson in Kander and Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys; a role for which he also received an Elliot Norton Award Nomination.
Some of his other credits include: Frederick Douglass in Douglass (The Wit Theatre, Chicago, IL), Tod Clifton in Invisible Man (The Studio Theatre, Washington, DC and The Huntington Theatre, Boston, MA), Jim in Big River (Lyric Stage Company, Boston; Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Conway, AR; The Barnstomers, Tamworth, NH), Achilles in Troilus and Cressida(Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston, MA), Posthumous/Cloten in Cymbeline (Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston, MA), Gaspard in A Tale of Two Cities (The Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston, MA), Kaine in Dessa Rose (The New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, MA) and Sawyer in Harriet Jacobs (Underground Railway Theatre, Boston, MA).
De’Lon holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Michigan and a Master in Music with concentration in Musical Theatre Performance from The Boston Conservatory of Music.
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