César Alvarez - Bio

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César Alvarez is a New York-based composer, lyricist and writer.  César's musical Futurity received the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and four other Lortel Nominations. César is a 2018-20 Princeton Arts Fellow and recipient of the 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant and a Sundance/Ucross Fellowship. His band, The Lisps, has released 4 albums and played hundreds of shows around the country since 2005.  Recent composition credits: Futurity directed by Sarah Benson (Soho Rep/Ars Nova, A.R.T, Walker Art Center, Mass MoCA); Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' An Octoroon - Drama Desk Nomination (Soho Rep, TFANA); The Foundry Theater's Good Person of Szechwan - Drama Desk Nomination (LaMaMa, Public Theater); Mac Wellman's 3 2's; or AFAR (Dixon Place), Full Still Hungry for Contra-Tiempo (Ford Amphitheater, Dance Motion USA). In development: NOISE (Commission of The Public Theater and NYU/Playwrights Horizons Theater School) The Universe is a Small Hat, a multi-player participatory musical (Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, Civilians R and D Group, PRELUDE NYC, Babycastles) and The Elementary Spacetime Show (Ars Nova Uncharted, EST First Light, Polyphone, UArts/FringeArts). César is the Artistic Director of Polyphone, a festival of the emerging musical at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and a 2018-20 Princeton Arts Fellow. He is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and received his MFA at Bard College.

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Contact César at cesar@cesaralvarez.net

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