*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.
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.
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!
Uton participated in Miriam Pultro's Comings and Goings at the Green Room, singing and playing piano.
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.
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Vocal Range: Baritenor
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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."
"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
-Asbury Park Press
"youthful and warm... contrasts his strong willed other roles."