Suenos was the first production I did in the theatre. Mabou Mines & Intar co-produced it downtown in the Triplex at BMCC, directed by Ruth Maleczech. It was an avant-garde theatre piece about a dictator in Latin America played by the great film actor Tomas Milian and also in it, was the awesome Roger Guenveur Smith. I was fourteen, I played a blind chorus boy who had to sing solo and lead the others in this scene about a stolen lottery. Opening night, I was lead onto the stage as the blind boy. When I came to the first step I pretended to stumble. This really impressed the adult cast members, they said ‘He’s a natural Actor!’ I remember feeling so honored and thinking ‘This is what I want to do for the rest of my life.’ Roger once told me that I sounded like Jose Feliciano, this gave me confidence to press forward.
The Me Nobody Knows is a musical with music by Gary William Friedman and lyrics by Will Holt. It debuted off-Broadway in 1970 and then transferred to Broadway, making it one of the earliest rock musicals to play on Broadway, and the first Broadway hit to give voice to the sentiments of inner-city American youth. It received the Obie Award and the Drama Desk Award for best New Musical, and FiveTony Award nominations, including Best Musical.