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X. Alexander Durden is an award winning actor, writer and classical vocalist whose striking persona and “effortlessly brilliant sound” have combined to make him highly desirable to opera, film and theatre audiences as a singing actor.
He has performed around the United States in such distinguished venues as Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre and the historic Spivey Hall.  X. Alexander has also appeared abroad throughout The United Kingdom, Canada and the Western North Atlantic region, adding his name to the rosters of The Atlanta Opera Company,  Capitol City Opera Company, Detroit Opera, Spoleto Festival USA and the British American Drama Academy (BADA).
Recent film and theatrical credits include the national tour Buffalo Soldier, produced by Virginia Repertory Theatre, Red Hook Summer directed by Spike Lee and While I Was At the Kitchen Table. Other favorite roles include Spoony (All American Boys), Henry (Next to Normal), Caliban (Une Tempêt), Seaweed (Hairspray), Chip (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Adam/Noah (Children of Eden).
He is represented by blocnyc Talent Agency.
A chief cornerstone of X. Alexander's artistic inspiration and expression is social justice. Partnering with various nationwide and  community organizations throughout the American South, East Coast and Midwestern regions, he has lectured, written plays, and organized events with the primary aim to examine the impacts, benefits and ramifications of our current social climate and lingering social injustice. He has also collaborated with the Harvard University Graduate School of Education to workshop plays surrounding  police brutality in the African American community.
As the Presidential Scholar for Music at Morehouse College, X. Alexander made his mark as an active member of the College Glee Club, through various performances in the Atlanta University Center and as first tenor with the College Quartet. He furthered his education at The Boston Conservatory, where he studied Vocal Performance in the Master of Music program and contributed to multiple productions and recitals,  and the British American Drama Academy as part of the Midsummer in Oxford.

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