Akin Babatunde was recently nominated in four categories for the coveted New York Audelco Award for Excellence in Black Theater. His show, “Blind Lemon Blues,” received the nomination for Best Director, Best Choreographer, Best Ensemble and Best Musical Production of the Year . Babatunde says he is thrilled to be nominated in the same category as famed director and choreographer Susan Stroman.

In addition to being on the faculty at UT Dallas, Babatunde is serving as an adjunct professor this Fall, teaching two courses in “Fine Arts Appreciation” at Mountain View College, and will be a guest lecturer on the poets of the Harlem renaissance at Brookhaven College.