Tony and Oscar winner Joel Grey, who directed the acclaimed Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish at Off-Broadway's Stage 42, has released his fifth book of photographs.
Entitled The Flower Whisperer, the hardcover, 120-page tome is available from PowerHouse Books. In conjunction with the book release, a companion photo exhibition is now open at SoHo’s Staley-Wise Gallery, featuring photographs from the book and additional photos).
In addition to his theatre ties, Grey is a favorite of his local New York City flower market. Shot entirely on his iPhone, The Flower Whisperer is described as his “personal testament to the mysterious sexual universe of flowers.”
Grey's stage credits include The Cherry Orchard , Anything Goes, Wicked, Chicago, George M!, and Cabaret (earning him a Tony Award before winning an Oscar for the movie). He was Ned Weeks in the Public Theater's original production of Larry Kramer's seminal play, The Normal Heart, in 1986, and co-directed the Tony-winning Broadway premiere in 2011.
His previous books of photographs are Pictures I Had to Take (2003), Looking Hard at Unexamined Things (2006), 1.3: Images From My Phone (2009), and The Billboard Papers (2013). His memoir, Master of Ceremonies, was released in 2016.