John McDaniel’s Broadway: Lee Roy Reams

LEE ROY REAMS has been hailed by the New York Times as “Broadway’s song & dance man nonpareil” for his leading Broadway roles in THE PRODUCERS (Carbonell, Helen Hayes & Las Vegas Life Awards), 42ND STREET (Tony & Drama Desk Nominations), BEAUTY & THE BEAST, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, HELLO, DOLLY!, AN EVENING WITH JERRY HERMAN, APPLAUSE, LORELEI, OKLAHOMA! & SWEET CHARITY.  On Broadway, he directed the last revival of Carol Channing’s HELLO, DOLLY! & AN EVENING WITH JERRY HERMAN.  His TV, concert & cabaret appearances have taken him around the world and to the White House before four U.S. Presidents (Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr. & Clinton).  Most recently, he played to another sold out house at Broadway’s FEINSTEIN’S / 54 BELOW & made history as the first American male to star as Dolly in an Equity production of HELLO, DOLLY! at the Wick Theatre where he also starred in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.  He’s a board member of the CHITA RIVERA AWARDS & received the Friars Club Thespian of the Year Award.  He also is the proud recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, CCM / University of Cincinnati.

JOHN McDANIEL is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning Music Director, Composer, Director, Arranger, Orchestrator & Producer and is an Artistic Director at the Tony Award winning Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Recently, John participated in a live Playbill concert event in Times Square welcoming back Broadway, featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessica Vosk and Chuck Schumer. McDaniel produced and directed a virtual concert of Sticks & Stones, for which he is also the composer, starring Audra McDonald & Javier Muñoz. He is also a camp director of Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway Boot Camp. John directed Into The Woods & Hair in Concert at the historic Patchogue Theater, Sondheim Originals at 54 Below and Piano Men at Birdland, Broadway music credits include Bonnie and Clyde (Drama Desk Nomination, Best Orchestrations), Catch Me If You Can, Brooklyn (Producer and Orchestrator), Annie Get Your Gun (Grammy Award), Taboo, Chicago, Grease, Patti LuPone on Broadway and Company – the Original Cast in Concert at Lincoln Center. On Television: “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” (2 Emmy Awards & 8 nominations).

John has collaborated with Cab Calloway, Shirley MacLaine, George Burns, Joel Grey, Carol Burnett, Betty Buckley, Bette Midler and has guest conducted at 15 Symphony Orchestras across America, including 5 concerts with his hometown St. Louis Symphony. John received a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University.