THE GENE KELLY SPECTACULAR from Cherylene Lee on Vimeo. Cherylene Lee dancing with Gene Kelly on the Gene Kelly Spectacular 1958, originally aired on CBS.

Scene from “Flower Drum Song,” called, “Sunday” featuring Cherylene Lee from Cherylene Lee on Vimeo. Flower Drum Song is a 1961 film adaptation of the 1958 Broadway musical Flower Drum Song… Read More, written by the composer Richard Rodgers and the lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joseph Fields. The film features Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Jack Soo, and Miyoshi Umeki. The movie to this day is the only big budget Hollywood musical starring Asian Americans.  Directed by Henry Koster. Choreographed by Hermes Pan. Read Less…

Scene from the film “Flower Drum Song” (1961) called, “The Other Generation” from Cherylene Lee on Vimeo. “The Other Generation,” from the film Flower Drum Song, 1961 with Patrick Adiarte,  Virginia Lee (Cherylene’s older sister), and Cherylene Lee.

LAS VEGAS VIDEO from Cherylene Lee on Vimeo. The Lee Sisters performing in the Venus showroom of the New Frontier Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Featuring Oriental Holiday (1960) and Paree Oo La La with the Lee
Sisters (1963) with Virginia and Cherylene Lee.… Read More Original film shot by Dr. A. Edward Lee (Cherylene’s father), edited by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Read Less…

A CHORUS LINE from Cherylene Lee on Vimeo. “A Chorus Line” — stills from the International Company, video clip from Sept. 29, 1983, featuring Cherylene Lee. Edited by CAAM. The musical is based on a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. Conceived, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett.

ARTHUR AND LEILA my play from Cherylene Lee on VimeoArthur and Leila, by Cherylene Lee starring Dana Lee and Nancy Kwan (yes the same Nancy Kwan from Flower Drum Song) produced by Brava! For Women in the Arts, directed by Amy Mueller, music composed and played by Jon Jang, erhu played by Liu Qi-Chao.

Clip of “Carry the Tiger to the Mountain,” a play by Cherylene Lee from Cherylene Lee on Vimeo. Commissioned by the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in West Virginia to engage in President Clinton’s Initiative on Race, the world premier of the play was directed by Ed Herendeen, choreographed by Jamie Guan… Read More, and featured the late Beulah Quo as Lily Chin. In 1982, Vincent Chin was beaten to death outside a Detroit bar by two auto workers. The men were fined $3780, and never served any jail time. The injustice of the sentence sparked a national movement demanding recognition for Asian American civil rights. In 1983, Vincent’s mother, Lily Chin, became the face of this movement. The case continues to inform the Asian American community’s efforts to educate people about civil rights to this day. “In Carry the Tiger to the Mountain Cherylene Lee has used Chin’s murder as the cornerstone to build a taut and sometimes humorous docudrama that examines the hardships of immigrant experience, revisits the social and economic landscape of the early 1980’s, recalls America’s love affair with the automobile and expounds on the beneficial powers of the Chinese discipline of tai chi.” -Wilborn Hampton The New York Times November 23, 1998. Read Less…