“For every project OR ROLE, it’s ALL about making choices that get ME closer to creative truth—that is, my point of view as AN artist.”
A Billboard-charting artist and graduate of Yale University, Adam Davenport has worked on such internationally-renowned stages as The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and Theatre Row.
Born in Harvey, Illinois, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the COUNTRY, Adam overcame many obstacles in his youth to graduate from Yale WHERE HE became a recipient of the Panavision New Filmmaker Award, a distinction shared by Paul Thomas Anderson and Steven Soderbergh on their first filmmaking efforts.
At 26 he became the youngest member in the Playwright/Directors Unit of the Actors Studio: his interview was with ACADEMY AWARD WINNER Martin Landau.
Davenport made his stage debut in the opera adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” directed by Michael Bergmann and produced at the Hecksher Theatre, the original site for Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival. he SUBSEQUENTLY performed Lauridsen’s “Luc Aeterna” and the North American premiere of Howard Goodall’s “Eternal Light: A Requiem” with an international ensemble at Carnegie Hall.
It was on the New York stage where Davenport first began to garner notice for his range of quirky, off-beat character portrayals, from a hot-tempered commodities broker who loves cocaine in Last of the Caucasians at The Barrow Group to a Trinidadian immigrant who manipulates women sexually to advance himself in Mustapha Matura’s Nice at The New Perspectives Theatre. Says Academy Award nominee Sally Kirkland: “Adam is a character actor in a leading man’s body.”
Davenport co-produced the feature film Furlough, starring Academy Award winners Melissa Leo, Whoopi Goldberg and Anna Paquin. THE FEMALE-LED COMEDY IS DIRECTED BY DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA NOMINEE LAURIE COLLYER AND WAS RELEASED BY IFC FILMS.
DAVENPORT PLAYED THE ROLE OF Hercules in Alex Ewen's musical feature film Project Olympus; according to Indiewire, he may be the first African-American actor to PORTRAY the hero.
DAVENPORT HAS ALSO BROKEN BARRIERS AS A RECORDING ARTIST: in THE PAST YEAR, he became the first African-American artist/producer to chart on Billboard for Electronic Dance Music after his debut single “My Return Address is You" charted on the Dance Club chart for 10 weeks, where it surpassed tracks from the likes of Zedd, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. He won an Independent Music Award at Lincoln Center for the project and was admitted to the Recording Academy as a voting member for the Grammy Awards. HIS NEXT SINGLE “CHANGE THE WORLD” IS SET FOR RELEASE ON DECEMBER 7th.
Davenport recently co-starred ON THE HBO SERIES HIGH MAINTENANCE, FOR WHICH HE WAS INVITED INTO THE PERFORMERS BRANCH OF THE TELEVISION RECORDING ACADEMY, AND is currently in Verdi’s Aida at the MET Opera.
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