Cy Grant was a Guyanese actor and singer.

Biography

Born Cyril Grant in British Guiana, he served in the RAF during the Second World War and later successfully auditioned for the Festival of Britain Company, combining his skills as both a singer and actor. He frequently appeared on Tonight, as well as in the film Sea Wife.

In 1965, Grant portrayed the lead in Othello and provided the voice of Lieutenant Green in the popular series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.

Grant passed away in 2010.

Singing

Grant released a number of albums, including Caribbean Songs Chants Guyane Des Caraibes and Cool Folk He also appeared in two stage musicals, as Prince Charming and a number of other roles in Cindy-Ella, and as The Negro in The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd.

Stage

Cindy-Ella (1962)(originated the role)

Peanuts
  • Shine Shine Shoe (duet)
  • You're Worried Now (duet)
  • Look on Me With Me With a Loving Eye (duet)
Prince Charming Jones
  • Go 'Way F'om Ma Window (duet)
  • Stranger (solo)
  • High Summer Day (solo)
  • Plenty Good Room (duet)
  • On the First Time (duet)
  • Let Me Hold Your Hand (solo)
  • Stranger (reprise)(duet)

The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd (1964)(originated the role)

  • Feeling Good (contains solo lines)

Albums

Caribbean Songs Chants Guyane Des Caraibes (1957)

  • Babalu (solo)
  • Money Is King (solo)
  • Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (solo)
  • Happiness, Happiness (solo)
  • Graf Zeppelin (solo)
  • St-James Infirmary Blues (solo)
  • Glory Mamma (solo)
  • Green Sleeves (solo)
  • Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho (solo)
  • Shango Ritual (solo)
  • Ram-Goat (solo)
  • Three Guiana River Songs (solo)

Cy Grant Sings Psalms (1962)

  • Psalm 136 (By The Waters Of Babylon)(contains solo lines)
  • Psalm 138 (O Lord You Search Me And You Know Me)(contains solo lines)
  • Magnificat (My Soul Glorifies The Lord)(contains solo lines)
  • Psalm 22 (The Lord Is My Shepherd)(contains solo lines)
  • Psalm 41 (Like The Deer That Yearns)(contains solo lines)
  • Psalm 32 (Give Thanks To The Lord Upon The Harp)(contains solo lines)

Cool Folk (1964)

  • Where Have All The Flowers Gone? (solo)
  • Red Rosy Bush (solo)
  • Barbara Allen (solo)
  • Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out (solo)
  • Melanie (solo)
  • She Moved Through The Fair (solo)
  • The Duck (solo)
  • Yellow Bird (solo)
  • Blowing In The Wind (solo)
  • Every Night When The Sun Goes In (solo)
  • Work Song (solo)
  • Carnival (solo)

The Lord's Prayer (1965)

  • The Lord's Prayer (solo)
  • I Wonder As I Wander (solo)

Cy & I (1965)

  • Bela Calypso (solo)
  • Brazilian Breezes (solo)
  • The Girl From Ipanema (solo)
  • Vicki (solo)
  • Feelin' Good (solo)
  • The Snake (solo)
  • The Lonesome Road (solo)
  • Wardour Street Waltz (solo)
  • Moanin' (solo)
  • Lost In The Stars (solo)
  • Cherry Blue (solo)
  • Sing Hallelujah (solo)

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