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June 5th, 2009
Texas State grad draws Drama Desk nomination

STAFF REPORT

Demond Green, a 2003 Texas State theatre alumnus, has been honored with a 2009 Drama Desk Award nomination.

Green was nominated in the category of Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in The Toxic Avenger Musical. Gregory Jbara won the category for his role in Broadway’s Billy Elliot The Musical.

The Toxic Avenger Musical, an Off-Broadway production based on the 1984 Troma motion picture, received the 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical.

“The Drama Desk Awards are the only theatre awards in which Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off- Off-Broadway productions compete against each other,” said Texas State Department of Theatre and Dance Chair John Fleming. “Other nominees included Geoffrey Rush, Ethan Hawke and Angela Lansbury. Being beaten out by a Tony Award-nominated actor from Billy Elliot — the hottest ticket on Broadway this year — only underscores Demond’s accomplishment.”

Green attended Texas State from 1999-2003, performing in a mixture of plays and musicals. Since graduating, Green has performed in regional theatre around the country, including a revival of The Wiz in California.

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