Babson Magazine

Winter 2017

News, Notes + Nods


The Actor? Lee Welling '62

Lee Welling emails, “My first book is a historical novel, The Actor?, the first of a trilogy. The thriller and love story, told by the biggest star on Broadway in the 1950s, happens during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I had been the comedy lead in three Broadway shows—Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, and South Pacific—at Babson, where my love of theater was born, and I have not forgotten protesting Fidel Castro outside Park Manor South. I found agents and publishers often do not invest in first-time authors and their novels, so I followed the self-publishing route. For more information, email me at”