Lemon Andersen is a critically acclaimed poet and actor best known for his Tony Award winning work in Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on Broadway and HBO. A mainstay in the spoken word and theater scene for the past decade, he’s performed in venues such as the Nuyorican Poet’s Café, Apollo Theater, and Hollywood’s Kodak Theater. His film credits include three films directed by Spike Lee: Sucker Free CityShe Hate Me and Inside Man, in which Andersen appeared opposite Denzel Washington and Clive Owen. His theatre credits include Slanguage, which was directed by Jo Bonney and premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop. Other appearances include The Ride, which debuted at PS 122, and U, presented at the Mark Taper Forum.