César Alvarez - Bio


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CÉSAR ALVAREZ is a New York-based composer, lyricist, playwright, performance maker. César has written five full-length musicals: FUTURITY (Soho Rep/Ars Nova, A.R.T, Walker Art Center, Mass MoCA); The Elementary Spacetime Show (NYSAF, Polyphone, FringeArts/UArts, NYU/Playwrights Horizons Theater School) The Universe is a Small Hat, a multi-player participatory musical (Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, The Civilians R and D Group, Babycastles, Sarah Lawrence College. Upcoming: Princeton University); NOISE (a commission of The Public Theater and NYU/Playwrights Horizons Theater School); and The Potluck. César's musical FUTURITY received the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical and four other Lortel Nominations. César also composed the music for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon (Soho Rep, TFANA. Drama Desk Nomination), The Foundry Theater's Good Person of Szechwan (LaMaMa, The Public Theater. Drama Desk Nomination) and released four albums with The Lisps. César is a 2018-20 Princeton Arts Fellow, a recipient of The Jonathan Larson Award, and co-founded Polyphone, a festival of new and emerging musicals at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. B.M. Oberlin Conservatory. MFA Bard College.

Representation:
Rachel Viola
ViolaR@unitedtalent.com
United Talent Agency
888 Seventh Ave.
7th Floor

New York, NY 10106

T: 212.500.3224


Contact César at cesar@cesaralvarez.net


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