Nathan James made Billy Rhythm come to life. Until I saw James own the character in the first reading of the dancical at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, I could only imagine how Billy lived and breathed as a driven quintessential American with a dream that would not be deferred by man or law. Directed by noted actress, director, and teacher Petronia Paley, I was blown away by the power he gave to my words and the physical force with which he brought to reckon with black and white gangsters standing between him and his goals-- and the love of his life, Tharbis Jefferson. Since that time the poet, playwright, and award-winning actor has earned a M.F.A in Acting from Penn State University and gone on to working in TV and film. Check out his new reel and if you're looking for a smart, young actor, hire the guy already!
Multi-hyphenate with a penchant for writing.