César Alvarez - Bio

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 was the recipient of the 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant. 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: The Universe is a Small Hat, a multi-player participatory musical (Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, Civilians R&D Group, PRELUDE NYC, Babycastles) and The Elementary Spacetime Show (Ars Nova Uncharted, EST First Light, Polyphone). César is a Visiting Associate Professor of Theater at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and the Artistic Director of Polyphone, a festival of the emerging musical at UArts. He is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and received his MFA at Bard College.

Leah Hamos
41 Madison Avenue, 33rd Fl.
New York, NY 10010

Contact César at cesar@cesaralvarez.net

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