Head shot of brind school of theater professor Cesar Alvarez wearing brown winter hat and silver coat

Theater - Musical Theater

'Futurity' ... features some of the most lovely and inventive music you can hear on a New York stage right now." 

- The New York Times



Cesar Alvarez is a nationally recognized composer, lyricist, and playwright.

His musical FUTURITY received the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, four other Lortel nominations, and the 2016 Off-Broadway Alliance award for Best New Musical.

César also received the 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant, awarded to an artist to recognize and showcase his or her work, from the American Theatre Wing, the organization that presents the Tony Awards.

He is also the artistic director and co-founder of Polyphone, an innovative "festival of the emerging musical" held annually at UArts.  

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