Meet the cast: Nathan Lee Graham

We’re pleased to introduce you to the actors of The Colored Museum, an uproarious and groundbreaking comedy about race in America.

Get to know actor Nathan Lee Graham, and hear his thoughts on the play.


Nathan Lee Graham

Nathan Lee Graham has New York credits that include the Broadway productions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and The Wild Party. Off Broadway, he was recently seen in Hit the Wall (Barrow Street Theatre) and Wig Out! (Vineyard Theatre). National tours include Jesus Christ Superstar and Showboat. On television he has been seen on HBO’s “The Comeback,” and he has guest starred in “Absolutely Fabulous,” “It’s All Relative,” “Scrubs,” “Quintuplets,” and “Law & Order: SVU.” Mr. Graham’s film credits include Zoolander, Sweet Home Alabama, Hitch, 818, Trophy Kids, and Migraine. Mr. Graham will appear in the highly anticipated Zoolander sequel as well as two new web series – “Connection Unavailable” and “Hug O Gram.” He is a consummate cabaret artist and a proud graduate of the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts.


How does The Colored Museum resonate with you in 2015?
Having our first African-American President. Along with the present state of race relations in our society, this play could not possibly be more relevant.

What is your favorite exhibit from the play and why?
Difficult to answer, but I will have to go with “The Gospel Of Miss ROJ,” for it's sheer audacity and pure raw emotion. “Last Mama-On-The-Couch” is a very close second, for sheer satire at its best.

Do you have a favorite line from the play?
“God created black people and black people created style.” Why? Because not only is it deliciously ridiculous, it's brash, shocking, and fabulous!

If you were to add an “exhibit” to the play what would it be?
Perhaps a hands up exhibit with the players all in hoodies.

What are you most looking forward to in the rehearsal process?
Discovery, unity, and trust – couldn't ask for more in a rehearsal process.

What do you hope audiences will take away from this play?
That we are all human and that we all matter. So open your hearts and minds and receive.

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