*Happenings and News*

Coming up in December 2020:

Uton is participating in Blue Christmas, a holiday concert to be put up virtually at The Tank in NYC, brainchild of Miriam Pultro.

September 2020

Uton arranged the Bill Withers classic Lean on Me a cappella for the Lone Sailor Awards, a US Navy Memorial event honoring distinguished heroes from their ranks, working with stars and legends such as Aloe Blacc, Graham Nash of CSNY, and Ray Parker, Jr. In addition, he also played piano and bass for the special tribute. It was an absolute honor.

July 2020

Uton participated in the Women's Theater Festival with Her Hotel, a virtual rock opera fantasy written by Rebecca Lee Lerman, acting, singing, and playing guitar! More virtual work coming up!

January 2020

Uton participated in Miriam Pultro's Comings and Goings at the Green Room, singing and playing piano.

December 2019

Celebrated the holiday in style again! Uton had the honor of participating in Soul in Your Stocking at the Joe's Pub with R&B legend Jimmy Guilford AND Jersey City's Mayor's Holiday Ball spearheaded by Steven Fulop at the historic Loews Theater. Happy Holidays!

Written in the trenches of the Civil Rights Movement, Sam Cooke's timeless classic speaks to all eras of struggle. Uton arranged an acappella version of the song for his brother Azudi's 54 Below debut. With Azudi on lead vocals and featuring Uton and Broadway's Erica Dorfler and Lulu Fall. Until change.

 
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Height: 5"11

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Black

​Vocal Range: Baritenor

Acting

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SELECT CREDITS:

OFF-BROADWAY/NEW YORK CITY

 

‘68: A New American Musical*                                    Lonnie                                  NYMF/Acorn Theatre, Joey Murray, Dir.

Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage**                 Aeschere                              Signature Theater, Rachel Chavkin, Dir.

 

Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band                 Helga, Bass Player, John    Ma Yi Theater, Jack Tamburri, Dir.

 

Antony and Cleopatra                                                  Mardian                                American Theatre of Actors

 

*2018 NYMF Award for Oustanding Individual Performance

**Staged Reading

 

REGIONAL THEATER

Hank Williams: Lost Highway                                     Tee Tot                                   Sierra Repertory Theatre, Scott Viets, Dir.

 

The Exonerated                                                           David                                     Skyline Theatre, Trey Compton, Dir.

 

Tick, Tick…BOOM!                                                     Michael                                 ReVision Theatre, Bob Angelini, Dir.

 

In The Heights                                                             Benny                                    Westminster Arts Center, Bob Cline, Dir.

 

Parade                                                                          Jim Conley                            4th Wall Theatre, Bob Cline, Dir.

 

Jesus Christ Superstar                                                Judas                                     Westminster Arts Center, Bob Cline, Dir.

 

Ragtime                                                                       Coalhouse Walker, Jr.           Westminster Arts Center, Bob Cline, Dir.

 

 

 

CONCERT / REVUE / CABARET

 

Soul In Your Stocking                                                  Featured Vocalist                Joe’s Pub, Michael Thomas Murray, Dir.   

 

Defy Your Expectations                                               Featured Vocalist                Green Room 42, Riley Thomas,     Dir.

                                                                                                                                 

For the Love of Love                                                   Feat. Vocalist/Guitarist        54 Below

 

 

 

FILM/TELEVISION/MEDIA

 

Lone Sailor Awards                                                      Arranger, Pianist, Vocalist   US Navy Memorial, Alongi Media

                                                                                                                                  

Her Hotel                                                                      Him                                       Women's Theater Festival, Jess Wu, Dir.

 

Lullabye League                                                          Vocalist/Contestant             POPtv/Scary Mommy, Jim O’Heir, Host

 

The Doppelganger- Audio Play                                 The Man                               Play for Voices, Teddy Tolkin, Dir.

 

Wokeman: On Race                                                    Normal Guy/Co-Writer        Youtube, Riley Thomas, Dir.

 

 

TRAINING

 

Acting           Bob Cline, Janice Orlandi, Sari Ruskin, J. Allen Suddeth

 

Movement    Bill Bowers, Janice OrlandI  

 

Voice             Sung Bae Kim, Dr. Patrick Gardner

Uton is an East Coast based stage, film, and voice actor/singer/musician/writer who has performed Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway, in venues throughout NYC, and regional theatres all around the country, in addition to film, television appearances, and voice acting.

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Music

Uton is a vocalist, instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and songwriter who has composed and arranged for film and stage and has performed in various festivals, premieres, and venues such as 54 Below, Joe's Pub, The Green Room, The UN, The Duplex, The Rainbow Room, Subculture, Ziegfeld, Ballroom, Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene's Grocery, The Bitter End, NJPAC, and many more.

latest releases!!!!

Uton currently plays with Erin Maya and the Reckoning and the band Katie's Money, both based in New York City. He is currently working on his own original material as well.

 

MEDIA

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Some thoughts from the press:

"[Onyejekwe] got plenty of applause... as rousing as Uton Onyejekwe sang it, he trumped it with a dynamic 2nd Act song, Feel the Rain Fall."

-Peter Filichia, Star Ledger

"As Tee Tot, [Onyejekwe] steals his songs, flat out. His voice soars throughout the show."

-Sierra Lodestar

"and while he gets some laughs... Onyejekwe's stunning vocls in Real Life are beautiful and haunting."

Diana Rissetto, BroadwayShowBiz.com

"Uton Onyejekwe's Coalhouse Walker Jr. is charming and sympathetic."

-Ruth Ross, Essex Journal

"dynamic"

-Asbury Park Press

"youthful and warm... contrasts his strong willed other roles."

-Theater Pizzazz

"memorable... stirring"

-newyorktheater.me

 

Contact

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About Artists Agency

Renee Glicker (Owner/Agent) & Joe Kokofsky (Agent)

1650 Broadway, Set. 1406

New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 581-1857

Email:AboutArtists@gmail.com

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All inquiries directly to me:

utonevanonyejekwe@gmail.com

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