4 wins & 4 nominations.
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He acted in Paul Simon and Derek Walcott's musical, "The Capeman," at the Marriott Marquis Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Marc Anthony, Ednita Nazario, and Renoly Santiago in the cast. Mark Morris was director and choreographer.
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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The son of a bongo player turned police detective and a mother who taught piano, Blades grew up with music but studied law at the University of Panama. In 1974, at 26, he landed in New York City with just $100 in his pocket and a dream to make it as a singer.
Songs about social criticism and daily life