Keith Lee Grant

Founder and Artistic Director, Harlem Repertory Theatre

Keith Lee Grant holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, an MA from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Certificate from the American Conservatory Theater’s Advanced Training Program. He has directed and/or choreographed over one hundred professional and university productions ranging from Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE It to Miguel Pinero’s SHORT EYES to large-scale Musicals like Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and Jerry Herman’s MAME. He staged the premiere of two operas: THE PROMISE at the Germantown Performing Arts Center in Memphis, Tennessee and selected scenes from MARGARET GARNER at the Cincinnati Opera. Mr. Grant traveled to Hamilton, Bermuda in 2007 to direct and choreograph a highly successful production of DREAMGIRLS. He served at the Artistic Coordinator and Resident Choreographer for the Oregon Dance Theater from 1977 to 1979 and is currently the Founding Artistic Director of the Harlem Repertory Theatre. 

Mr. Grant is currently a full professor in the Theatre Department at the City College Of New York in Harlem. He has also served on the performance faculties at Cornell University, The University of Connecticut, Dartmouth College, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the New School. 

In addition to his work as a director/choreographer and college professor, Mr. Grant has also performed on Broadway in MARIE CHRISTINE, SHOW BOAT, and the U.S. premiere of the musical RAGTIME. He has worked Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, the York Theater, the Jewish Repertory Theater, New Federal Theatre, AMAS Theatre, and The New York Theater Workshop. His Regional credits include The Connecticut Repertory Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, The Pioneer Memorial Theater, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Indiana Repertory Theatre. 

Mr. Grant is the recipient of the 2009 and 2012 AUDELCO awards for the Best Choreographer of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical for his work on the HRT’s productions of THE WIZ and DREAMGIRLS.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor In Dahomey 1998-99 Season