JAN 2020 - LEGENDARY TAP STAR JOINS THE CAST OF 4 LITTLE GIRLS LIVE
Omar Edwards (Foot Musician) weaves in and out of the story channeling Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through tap performances of “The Letter From Birmingham Jail” set to the music of Chatham County Line , “I Have A Dream” set to an excerpt of the famous speech and “Caged Bird” set to Maya Angelou’s poem..
Edwards received an NAACP Image Award and nominations for Bessie And Broadwayworld.com LA Awards. Television/film credits include NBC’s Showtime at the Apollo (“The Sandman”); Emmy-award winning documentary “A Song for Our People”; “4 Little Girls: A Dance Film”. Stage/Touring Credits include Broadway’s Bring in Da’Noise, Bring in Da’Funk; Black and Blue; Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan’s FLY; REFORM: Disparities in American Criminal Justice; and “4 Little Girls: A Dance Film”. Omar is the Creative Director for youth ensembles at Harlem’s @streetcornerresources and @ESOTA4real in Jamaica, Queens. Omar has a weekly show at the legendary Cotton Club in Harlem, NY and is the leader of Omar Edwards & Company - an ensemble of musicians, vocalists and dancers housed at Club MIST in Harlem, NY. His artistic focus is to bring awareness to important issues through his work and to promote tap as an American Folk art of sound and music.