Milwaukee native Indalecio De Jesus Valentin is top feline in ‘Cats’

In the North American touring company of the musical “Cats,” Milwaukee native Indalecio De Jesús Valentín is the chief, Old Deuteronomy, the elder who will decide which Jellicle cat gets to have another life.

“He is wise and loving and commanding,” with understanding and empathy for all the kitties, Valentin said.

Valentín returns home to perform Tuesday through Sunday at the Marcus Performing Arts Center, 929 N. Water St., as part of its Broadway series. His cluster of family and friends in the audience could include some of the former students he taught or coached at several local schools, including Notre Dame School of Milwaukee.

The “Cats” tour publicity proudly proclaims that Valentín is the first Latino actor to play Old Deuteronomy in a national production.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.