Chesney is a Drama Desk award winning, New York based theater artist, poet, songwriter, educator, life-long student, and one of NYC's premiere human beatbox/vocal percussionists and a pioneering figure in American beatbox culture.
Snow most recently completed an Off-Off broadway run of his critically acclaimed original show The unwritten law at new york city's dixon place co-created, directed, and choreographed by rebecca arends with music by a.j. khaw and varuni tiruchelvam. broadwayworld hailed the show as"exquisitely wrought and riveting... the most powerful theater I've ever witnessed."
Upcoming projects include writing songs for Golden Globe winning actress and playwright regina taylor for the 15th anniversary production of her hit Hip-Hop & gospel musical CROWNS alongside obie-winning composer diedre l. murray at princeton's Mccarter theatre center. snow will also be working alongside tony-winner ruben santiago-hudson for two river theater's production of regina taylor's oo-bla-dee.
chesney will also return to harvard university in the fall of 2017 for a learning from performers residency highlighting his work in beatboxing and THEATER.
Snow starred in broadway's First a cappella MUSICAL In transit reprising the role of boxman 6 Performances per week @ THE Circle in the square theatre. iN TRANSIT IS directed by Kathleen Marshall & written by ACADEMY AWARD WINNER Kristen Anderson-lopez, james-allen ford, russ kaplan and sara wordsworth AND PRODUCED BY JANET B. ROSEN.
HE Starred in the national tour of Deke Sharon's VOCALOSITY, an A Capella concert theatrical event produced by Worklight Productions and IMG Artists.
The tour's debut album was released on Universal Music Classics and peaked at #6 on the iTunes vocal music charts.
The tour played sold out houses across the country
Snow starred in the Broadway MUSICAL musical In Transit produced by Janet B. Rosen, sNOW HAS BEEN A PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF iN tRANSIT ORIGINATING THE ROLE DURING THE WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION OFF bROADWAY. cHESNEY HAS WORKED EXTENSIVELY OFF-OFF BROADWAY AND IN REGIONAL THEATRES. NOTABLE ROLES AND PRODUCTIONS ON THE NY STAGE INCLUDE lARRY IN lANDFORD wILSON'S bURN tHIS DIRECTED BY EMMY WINNER wILLIAM RAPPAPORT PRODUCED BY RENEGADE THEATRE COMPANY, 'bACK FROM THE fRONT' WRITTEN BY LYNN ROSEN AND DIRECTED BY GIOVANNA SARDELLI, AND GOLDEN BOY BY CLIFFORD ODETS. cHESNEY HAS ALSO WORKED REGIONALLY AT THE SOUTHWEST SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, SHAKESPEARE SEDONA, AND THE DELAWARE THEATRE COMPANY.
2015-2016 Visiting Artist IN RESIDENCE at Harvard University's Learning from Performers artist in residency program, screening the documentary film "American Beatboxer" which was presented at Harvard University for the 2014-2015 academic calendar by the Office of the Arts and the Graduate School of Education in conjunction with an artist teaching workshop on the performance and practice of beatboxing.
2014 co-executive producer and starring in the award-winning feature documentary film "American Beatboxer"2014.
The film received high praise at it's world premiere at the New York Public Library Schomburg Center in Harlem, New York where it was first archived. Since it has been archived by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Harvard University Hip Hop Archive, and the Mooreland-Springard Research Center at Howard University. The film garnered an impressive list of over 20 official selections throughout the independent film festival circuit, premiering at The Peoples Film Festival where it picked up an Audience Choice award. American Beatboxer is an official selection of some of the leading urban film festivals including the Pan African Film Festival, Urbanworld International Film Festival, Hollywood Black Film Festival, the Peachtree Village International Film Festival, the In Color Film Festival, North Carolina Black Film Festival and received the Mark of Distinction from the NYC Independent Film Festival.
The broadcast national television premiere was April 6th 2014 in North America on Sean Comb's Revolt TV (Time Warner/Comcast).
2012 chesney was featured alongside Taylor Mc Ferrin, James Kim, and Justin Kim as part of a short doc feature on their work at Lavelle School for the Blind entitled "Beatboxing with the Blind" directed and shot by Rebecca Davis. The feature received an Emmy award nomination for best educational feature.
performing here at a fundraiser for beat nyc as a teaching artist at lavelle school for the blind.
2011 Chesney also starred in the Primary Stages' off-Broadway production of "In Transit" directed by Joe Calarco with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Chesney and the cast of 'In Transit's Primary Stages' production received a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. 'In Transit' received the most award nominations of any Off-Broadway musical of the 2010-2011 season (including Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Drama League, Tina, and Outer Critics Circle).
a special acting award bestowed by the Drama Desk Awards. Broadway's "The Normal Heart" also received the same high honor that season. The Drama Desks are widely considered to be one of the most prestigious honors and important distinctions in American professional theater.
*resume and full credits available upon request.