UE Congratulates Graduate Rami Malek on Big Awards Season in Campus-wide Video
Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Rami Malek graduated from the University of Evansville’s Theatre department in 2003 and the entire campus community has joined together in a congratulatory video honoring his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the award winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody.
Set to the familiar “stomp, stomp, clap” rhythm of We Will Rock You by Queen, the video celebrates Malek’s successes in a montage of people he knew and places he frequented in his undergraduate years. Video highlights include the stage of Shanklin Theatre where Malek performed in numerous productions all the way to Harlaxton College, the school’s living learning center in Grantham, England where he spent a semester abroad.
The video was produced by current UE students, senior Gina DeLise and junior Jules Iradukunda. The effort was spearheaded by two of Malek’s closest friends, Amelia McClain and Wes Grantom. The pair also graduated from UE in 2003 and are currently serving as guest artists in the UE Theatre department.
While at the University of Evansville, Malek performed in Death and the King’s Horseman, The Kentucky Cycle, Book of Days, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and The Real Thing.
Malek has won big this awards season for his role in Bohemian Rhapsody, taking home a Golden Globe, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and an Academy Award in 2019.
Permission was granted to the University of Evansville to use We Will Rock You by Queen for this video by the song’s publisher and owner of the master recording.