Theater: Musicals

Production: 'Breath and Imagination' (See all 3 roles)

Roland Hayes (Supporting)

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Production Details

Casting the West Coast Premiere of "Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes," by Daniel Beaty.

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Male, ages 35-40, African Descent, African American

Role Description

Roland Hayes: (Supporting) son of a former slave, has a remarkable voice and strong belief in himself which propelled him from the rural south to performances in Carnegie Hall and Buckingham Palace. He pioneered the way for Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, through song, movement, and scenes, plays different ages in his life, from early childhood through his teen years to a painful incident later in life after his family returns to the segregated South; singer/actor with linguistic skills and vocal range that permit him to sing songs in French, German, and Italian as well as a cappella spirituals, tenor/lyric baritone.