Patrick A. Bradford
Mr. Bradford is an accomplished attorney and arts producer. As an attorney he has worked in the private sector and for city, state and federal government. In 2009 he founded the arts firm B. Arts Presenter, which provides highly talented visual and performing artists with the opportunity to work professionally. Through B. Arts Mr. Bradford was instrumental in bringing the African America painter and sculptor James B. McMillian (1925-) to a larger audience, including co-producing exhibitions of his works across the county. B. Arts has also produced theater and concerts, including tributes to Paul Robeson and Dorothy Maynor. In 2012 Mr. Bradford produced an original work titled “The African American Spiritual” at Merkin Hall in New York City, and featuring Sherry Boone, Harriett D. Foy, Brandie Sutton and Darius Frowner, with text by Marcus Gardley. Since 2003 Mr. Bradford has served as a trustee for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. He has also served as a trustee for the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, Negro Ensemble Company, Shakespeare Society, New Professional Theater, Theater Development Fund and Theater Communications Group. Mr. Bradford provides pro bono legal counsel to the Classical Theater of Harlem and Project1Voice. His writings on the arts have appeared in Black Masks magazine. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the New York University School of Law.