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J. Harrison Ghee: The Beauty of Life

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Tony Award winner J. Harrison Ghee made history as the first non-binary actor to win in a leading individual performance category for creating the role as “Daphne/Jerry” in Some Like It Hot, which also garnered them a Grammy nomination, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards. Also on Broadway, Ghee starred as “Lola” in Kinky Boots, created the role of “Andre Mayhem” in Mrs. Doubtfire, and co-starred opposite Harry Connick, Jr. as “Johnny Hooker” in The Sting. On television, Ghee was selected to play the title role in “Robyn’s Story” on the hit FOX anthology series Accused (dir. Billy Porter), starred as “Kwame” in Netflix’s Raising Dion, and guest starred on HBO’s High Maintenance.   

A Fayetteville, North Carolina native, J. Moved to New York City to study at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and began their professional career working at Tokyo Disney, on cruise ships, and national tours. They live by the mantra, “You have to free yourself to see yourself,” with the hope of inspiring people to dream big and to chase those dreams.   

An outspoken advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, Ghee has been involved with many organizations, including Broadway Cares, GLAAD, and God’s Love We Deliver, among others. J. hopes to create roles and conversations that reach beyond what was and into a realm of infinite possibilities.