GLENDALE, Wis., September 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nathaniel Stampley basks in the spotlight at the 2022 Tony Awards won by the latest Broadway production he appeared in, Paradise Square. The theatrical production won a total of 10 Tonys. After appearing at 23 Paradise Square premieres and 108 Broadway performances, Stampley isn’t taking time to rest. He will soon play the role of captain Von Trapp in the Sound of Music with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra at the Blossom Music Festival. Then he heads to an off-Broadway production, A man of no importancebased on the work of Terrence McNally. Next, Madison, Wis. performing with the Madison Symphony Orchestra.
Stampley holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin. A Milwaukee native, he has a great story to tell about when the acting bug first bit him. He played the title role of the snowman in a school production. “I like Milwaukee. I still have friends and family there,” he said. “I come from a rich community of people.” Stampley describes his mother as an accomplished musician, singer, and former teacher, who has put aside his professional aspirations to raise his family.His father is a preacher and elder Milwaukee County supervisor.
Stampley’s website provides insight into the man. A page titled “Nate’s Grates” is filled with names he says encouraged him and helped him create the career he enjoys today. Among the list of about 100, are fixtures such as Alice Walker, Leontyne Prizeand James Baldwinand many others who are dear to him.
Stampley credits the Skylight Music Theater (formerly Skylight Opera Company) and the Florentine Opera Company, both in Milwaukee, exposing him to a professional environment since his second year of high school. Throughout his career, Stampley has appeared in CATS, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, The Color Purple (original and revival production), The Lion King and many more. TV credits include Law & Order SVU, The Blacklist and Blue Bloods. Nate has also performed with several symphony orchestras, including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Elgin and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras, and in several concert series at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Stampley’s advice for budding artists? “Go ahead… If we want our art forms to continue for the next decades, into the next millennium, we will have to reflect the whole of society. That is my hope and my dream… The arts have always been the Trojan horse leading the charge to change society.”
Learn more about Nathaniel Stampley: www.nathanielstampley.com
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