Date(s) - 06/24/21
“Country Boy” with Daniel J. Watts
2020 Tony Award Nominee for his role as Ike Turner in the musical “Tina”
June 24, 2021 | 7:30pm EDT
Born and raised in the Carolinas, Watts referring to himself as “Country Boy” should need no further explanation. However, in a country where the term “All-American” symbolizes something very different from him, Watts often finds himself feeling countryless. Through spoken word, storytelling, music and dance, Watts will cross examine his experiences as a Black man to help shape an understanding of what it’s like to grow in a land where one’s roots are always up for question.
Daniel J. Watts is an NYC based multidisciplinary artist. A 2020 Tony Award nominee and Outer Circle Award Winner for his portrayal of Ike Turner in the hit Broadway musical TINA, he has appeared in nine Broadway shows including Hamilton, Memphis, and After Midnight. He received the Barrymore Award (People Light) and the LA Ovation Award (Geffen Playhouse) for best featured actor for his portrayal of Sammy Davis, Jr. in “Lights Out: Nat King Cole” opposite Dulé Hill. TV credits include Season 3 of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, Seasons 1 & 2 of “The Last OG”, “Blindspot”, and “Vinyl”.
The Jam: Only Child, his acclaimed homage to family in spoken word, comedy, music, and dance was a hit at the 2020 Public Theatre Under The Radar Festival and has also streamed as a part of the Signature Theater (DC) 2020-2021 season.