Charles Lamar Grant (actor)

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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.[1][2][3][4][5]


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[edit]

  • Above the Curve (2016)[6]
  • Matter (aka Matter 2.0) (2020)[7]

Stage productions[edit]


  • 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)


  1. "MATTER".
  2. "Charles Grant's Matter at Hand | Oregon ArtsWatch". October 21, 2020.
  3. "Portland Playhouse partners with Many Hats Collaboration to produce "MATTER", by Charles Grant".
  4. "Soul (Re)Discovery: Ep. 3 - Authenticity and Representation with Charles Grant on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts.
  6. "Above the Curve". March 16, 2016 – via IMDb.
  7. "Matter". September 25, 2020 – via IMDb.
  8. 8.0 8.1

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