Founding Artistic Director
Keith Lee Grant
Keith Lee Grant holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, an MA from the Pennsylvania State University, a Certificate from the American Conservatory Theater's Advanced Training Program and a B.F.A. from the University of Utah. He has directed and/or choreographed over one hundred and thirty professional and university productions ranging from Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE It to Miguel Pinero's SHORT EYES to large-scale Musicals like Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, and Jerry Herman's MAME. He staged the premiere of two operas: THE PROMISE at the Germantown Performing Arts Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and selected scenes from MARGARET GARNER at the Cincinnati Opera. Mr. Grant traveled to Hamilton, Bermuda in 2007 to direct and choreograph a highly successful production of DREAMGIRLS. He served at the Artistic Coordinator and Resident Choreographer for the Oregon Dance Theater from 1977 to 1979 and is currently the Founding Artistic Director of the Harlem Repertory Theatre.
Mr. Grant is currently a full professor in the Theatre Department at the City College Of New York in Harlem. He has also served on the performance faculties at Cornell University, The University of Connecticut, Dartmouth College, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Western Illinois University, and the New School.
In addition to his work as a director/choreographer and college professor, Mr. Grant has also performed on Broadway in MARIE CHRISTINE, SHOW BOAT, and the U.S. premiere of the musical RAGTIME. He has worked Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, the York Theater, the Jewish Repertory Theater, New Federal Theatre, AMAS Theatre, and The New York Theater Workshop. His regional credits include The Connecticut Repertory Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, The Pioneer Memorial Theater, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Indiana Repertory Theatre.
As an actor, Mr. Grant performed opposite many of the most talented and awarded actors in the country: Tony nominees/winners, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Bond Davis, Billy Porter, Charles Dutton, Mary Testa, Anthony Crivello, LaChance, and Jean Smart. Oscar winners, Angela Bassett, and Frances McDormand. Kate Burton, Heather McCrea, Darius de Hass, Jane Kaczmarek, Marianne Alda, Lori Loughlin, and many others. Likewise, he has worked under brilliant director/choreographers like, Frank Galati, Graciela Daniels, Lloyd Richards, Harold Prince, AC Ciulla and Susan Stroman.
Mr. Grant is the recipient of the 2009 and 2012 AUDELCO awards for the Best Choreographer of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical for his work on the HRT's productions of THE WIZ and DREAMGIRLS.
Edward Corcino is a Full Sail University and City College of New York graduate, with a Masters in Entertainment Business and Bachelors in Theatre respectively. Skilled in various fields in theater and video production, he has performed off-Broadway in a number of musicals and dramas, including two years as a resident company member for The Harlem Rep, while also producing music videos, promo videos and animation for independent artist and the HRT. In addition to his work as a resident company member, Mr. Corcino has also held various positions at HRT from being its first business manager, Tech/animator, graphic designer, video producer/videographer, casting assistant, social media manager, and marketing consultant.
Mabel Gomez is a resident actress and the assistant choreographer for the Harlem Repertory Theatre Company. Being formally trained at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance, the City College of New York’s Theatre Department and the Revolucion Latina Beyond Series Workshops has enabled her to excel at her passion for the Arts as a performer and instructor. Ms. Gomez taught dance at The Children’s Aid Society and CUNY’s College Now Theatre program. As a member of the HRT for almost ten years, Ms. Gomez has performed in THE WIZ, CABARET, WEST SIDE STORY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, DREAMGIRLS, A CHORUS LINE, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' , TAMBOURINES TO GLORY, HAIR, SWEET CHARITY and FLAHOOLEY (OFF BROADWAY). While obtaining her Undergraduate and Graduate degrees from CCNY, Ms. Gomez has managed to perform in several musical theatre productions. She is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at The City College of New York.
Box Office Manager
Jasmine Holloway is a singer/actress who is made her first appearance with the Harlem Repertory Theatre in their 2013-14 season. Ms. Halloway’s love for musical theatre first awakened in the living room of her cousin’s home as she watched the musical ANNIE for the first time. She took her passion for music even further when she became a member of the touring Girls Choir of Harlem. While in college, Ms. Halloway became heavily involved with theatre by performing in various productions including STEPPING OUT, INTO THE WOODS AND LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Jasmine was nominated for the Richard Maltby Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence during the 2013 Kennedy Center College Theatre Festival for her performance as Chiffon in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Aside from being an outstanding human being, she has an amazing voice which you can hear for yourself here.