Charles Lamar Grant (actor)
Charles Lamar Grant (credited professionally as Charles Grant) is an American theatre actor and writer known for Above the Curve (2016) and Matter (aka Matter 2.0) (2020), a theatre piece and short video inspired by Black Lives Matter, at the Portland Playhouse.
Originally from Southern California, he now works in theatre in Portland, Oregon. He has a BFA in Acting from UC Santa Barbara and spent a year as an apprentice with Portland Playhouse. Grant also has a minor in Black Studies and is a huge advocate for proper representation for marginalized communities, on and off stage.
- 2018 - Drammy Award for Best Actor in a Musical (Portland, OR) for 'A Year With Frog & Toad' as Frog - Oregon Children's Theatre.
- 2016 - Independent Theater Award for performance (Santa Barbara, CA) for 'The Death of Kings' as Richard II (Orig. Cast) - UCSB Mainstage.
Theatre pieces / short films
- Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley as Charles Bingley - Portland Center Stage (Marissa Wolf)
- Redwood as Instructor - Portland Center Stage (Chip Miller)
- Hair as Hud - Staged! (Katie McLoughlin)
- Bootycandy as Sutter - Fuse Theatre Ensemble (James Dixon)
- Jump as Hopkins - Milagro/Confrontation Theatre (La’Tevin Alexander)
- Mamma Mia! as Pepper/Ensemble - Broadway Rose Theatre Co. (Lyn Cramer)
- A Year With Frog & Toad as Frog - Oregon Children's Theatre (Dani Baldwin) (Drammy Award for Best Actor in a Musical, 2018)
- And in This Corner: Cassius Clay as Eddie - Oregon Children's Theatre (Stan Foote)
- A Christmas Carol as Christmas Present - Portland Playhouse (Brian Weaver)
- The Tempest as Ariel - Experience Theatre Project (Jen Waters)
- pen/man/ship as Ship Crew - Portland Playhouse (Lucie Tiberghien)
- How I Learned What I Learned as August (U/S, perf.) - Portland Playhouse (Kevin Jones)
- We Want the Funk as Chuck (Orig. Cast) - UCSB Mainstage (Risa Brainin)
- The Death of Kings as Richard II (Orig. Cast) - UCSB Mainstage (Irwin Appel) (Independent Theater Award, 2016)
- In The Red & Brown Water as Elegba - UCSB Mainstage (Shirley Jo Finney)
- Venus as The Negro Resurrectionist - UCSB Mainstage (Tom Whitaker)
- "Charles Grant's Matter at Hand | Oregon ArtsWatch". October 21, 2020.
- "Portland Playhouse partners with Many Hats Collaboration to produce "MATTER", by Charles Grant". KPTV.com.
- "Soul (Re)Discovery: Ep. 3 - Authenticity and Representation with Charles Grant on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts.
- "Above the Curve". March 16, 2016 – via IMDb.
- "Matter". September 25, 2020 – via IMDb.
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