May 13, 2014

Brandon Cordeiro

BRANDON CORDEIRO (writer/actor) has been hailed by the Boston Theater Review as having “a strong voice and excellent characterization,” and The Musical Intelligencer as “Superb!,” baritone Brandon is a versatile and exciting talent to watch.

A Cape Cod native, Brandon was brought up in an artsy household and was nourished by the creative flare and natural surroundings of Provincetown, Ma.  He received classical vocal training at the New England Conservatory.  Following that he went on to New York University where he continued studying voice and focused more on acting with an emphasis on Musical theatre and Shakespearen literature.

Recently Brandon was selected to star along side BD Wong, Andre  deShields, and Anthony Rapp to be in the 20th Anniversary Broadway Cares Production of David Drake’s The Night Larry Krammer Kissed Me. In June he played Sir Lancelot in Spamalot at, directed by Jennifer Werner, associate director for The Book Of Mormon.  His cast mates included Thomas Cannizzaro(Broadway; Spamalot).  In this production he received stellar reviews: “Especially good is Brandon Cordeiro, as Sir Lancelot and several other characters demanding accents that he delivers with aplomb. He is indefatigable.” -Berkshire Eagle. In April he played the role of Louis Bellson in Pearl, an off-Broadway musical about the life of Pearl Bailey, directed by Tony Award Winner Ben Harney(Dream Girls). Last summer he wrote & workshopped his one-man show I Love You, You’re Hairy, Now Change! at The Provincetown Theater. After a successful run, he has spent this past year editing it and writing new scenes and will have it produced this summer in Provincetown at The Art House August 19 at 9:30pm. Billed this time as, Brandon Cordeiro: One Night Only. Last summer’s run attracted the attention of New York City’s Harvey Milk High School for LGBTQ youth, as a by product Brandon has been invited to teach master classes for the youth and looks forward to it. This past spring he ventured into cinema and television, working on the film My Many Married Men and the television pilot Truthfully Speaking.

An active performance artist, he has appeared twice with Brooklyn based artist collectiveCHERYL at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art(MoMA) in PS1: MOVE and MoMA’s Pop Rally(for the opening of the Cindy Sherman exhibit). Some of his favorite roles include; Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm (A Little Night Music), Emile De Becque (South Pacific), Cinderella’s Prince (Into the Woods), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd) Brandon is the recipient of the Gorge Guillbaut & William “Bill” Brohn Musical Theatre Scholarship.

When Brandon isn’t on stage he likes to be writing or behind the scenes, he has held a creative position as assistant director, with The Provincetown Theater under the guidance of Steven Yuhasz, worked as a casting intern at Boston Casting. He also teaches voice lessons and dramatic coachings and on top of his budding performance career, currently works on the production side of the industry and is thoroughly enjoying it. Brandon is in the process of developing two original screenplays and various other creative projects. He currently resides in both New York City and Provincetown.