Author, MC, Poet, Thespian, Veteran, Father, you name it he is. Roosevelt, a Louisiana native, found his love for music being raised in the South where the house filled with soulful music and spiritual hymns. Perfecting his voice in the midst of the entertainment society, he has developed what he calls the “Saucy Era”. Meaning there is a lot of flava mixed with all kinds of ingredients to feed the spirit and soul. All things coming together for something good.
Roosevelt was last seen in BTT’s production of “Tommy J and Sally” by Mark Medoff, Radio Golf” by August Wilson and would like to thank Black Theater Troupe for allowing him to be a part of their season. He was first seen in the critically acclaimed production of “Revenge of a King”. He reprised his role of Mr. Parker in the BTT’s performance of Revenge at 2009’s National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem NC.
Roosevelt is also a valley poet/mc/inspirational speaker, web and graphic designer who has had the pleasure of being in BTT’s productions “Black Nativity,” “Father’s and Other Strangers” understudied for “Fences”. He also has performed in a stage play by Tony Rose and South Phoenix Youth Center with Project Brave called “Phoenix City Starchild. Also with valley renown Black Poet Ventures productions such as Susan Lori Parks “The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World”, “Echo Verses”, Between the Sheets, “Cool Like That” a tribute to Miles Davis which won best of the St. Louis Fringe Festival, “Float Like A Butterfly” a tribute to Muhammad Ali, Desert Stages “A Raisin in the Sun”, and “Rhyme Deferred” with the Project Brave initiative. Roosevelt is humbled by his participation in the Valley’s Theater community and grateful for all the opportunities it has afforded him.
I have compiled years of my writing, rapping, and speaking into thematic albums that consist of spoken word and hip-hop. Soon to be release upon completion. The albums all have a theme that have their origins in one specific message.