Directing Projects

Member SDC, SAG/AFTRA/DG

“Ella, First Lady of Song,” written and directed by Lee Summers, starring the legendary Freda Payne – 2022

“Lee Summers found a successful way to tell Ella Fitzgerald’s story without replicating Billie Holliday’s story via Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. ” –by Nicholas Pontolillo Broadway World Aug. 28, 2022  

[Videographer/Editor: Brian Russell Carey]

“Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical,” directed by Lee Summers for the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival – 2022

Directed by Lee Summers, Musical Director,  Dr. Justin Moniz, Choreographer, Debra McGee
Directed by Lee Summers, Musical Director, Dr. Justin Moniz, Choreographer, Debra McGee

“Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical”

Promo 2022:

[Videographer/Editor: Brian Russell Carey]

“A Great Day in Harlem” by Alexandra Maria Vollero & Dionne Hendrick – Berklee College – 2022

Film Short: “Something Special” – Madison Theatre, Rockville Centre, NY – 2021

Film Short: “The Match” – Madison Theatre, Rockville Centre, NY – 2021

“Storm – A Virtual Tribute to Timothy Graphenreed,” produced by NYU/Steinhardt Department of Music & Performing Arts Professions, concept and direction by Lee Summers – 2021

“Harriet – An Original Musical” [Covid Cancellation] Grande Theatre, Salt Lake City, NV – 2020

“On Kentucky Avenue” Lee Summers, AUDELCO Award for “Best Director of a Musical” & winner, “Best Musical” – Aaron Davis Hall, City College – 2018

Writer/Director Lee Summers’ “The Funkentine Rapture” at 54 Below -2017

“A Raisin in the Sun” for Harlem Repertory Theatre

“Accapella The Musical” for NYMF, NYC

Summers, Writer/Director of “The Funkentine Rapture” starring Billy Porter in NAMT 2005, NYC

Summers directs Brian Whitted’s “What’s It All About” starring LaChanze, Adriane Lenox, Marva Hicks, Amber Iman, and others

Writer/Director Lee Summers’ “From My Hometown” at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

Lee Summers is a member of SDC.

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