Lee Summers (born in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American
theatre, television and film actor, singer, librettist, composer and
producer best known for creating and producing Off-Broadway's From My
Hometown. Upon moving to New York in 1980, Summers performed in numerous Off and
Off-Off Broadway shows. His Broadway debut was in the original
production of Dreamgirls. His works have been produced and presented Off-Broadway and at numerous New York and regional theatres.
Summers holds an MFA from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, a BA from SUNY Empire State College where he was a Yip Harburg Fellow. Summers also studied theatre at Tennessee State University, vocal
technique from NYU's Steinhart School and Fisk University and dance from Frank
Hatchett, now Broadway Dance. Summers has guest
lectured at TSU, NYU, CUNY's City College and Motlow Community College and many others.