Festival Finale Concert Starring
And the world-class entertainment just keeps coming! This year's blockbuster finale concert features Tony-nominated baritone Norm Lewis, world-famous for his history-making turn as Broadway's first African-American phantom in Phantom of the Opera, as well as for his starring roles in Les Miserables in Concert: the 25th anniversary, Porgy and Bess, and ABC's Scandal. Mr. Lewis' performance will celebrate the American Songbook, with selections ranging from R&B to soul to some of Broadway's biggest hits.
About the Artist
In May 2014 Norm Lewis made history as The Phantom of the Opera’s first African American Phantom on Broadway.
Lewis has been seen on PBS in the Live from Lincoln Center productions of Showboat with Vanessa Williams; Norm Lewis: Who Am I?; and New Year’s Eve: A Gershwin Celebration with Diane Reeves, as well as American Voices with Renée Fleming and the PBS special First You Dream—The Music of Kander & Ebb. He can be seen recurring in the upcoming VH1 series, Daytime Divas, also alongside Vanessa Williams. His additional television credits include Chicago Med, Gotham, The Blacklist, and Blue Bloods, as well as the recurring role of Senator Edison Davis in the hit drama Scandal.
He was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle awards for his performance as Porgy in the 2012 Broadway production of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess. Among Lewis’s other Broadway credits are Sondheim on Sondheim, The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Chicago, Amour, The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon, and The Who’s Tommy. In London’s West End he has appeared as Javert in Les Misérables and Les Misérables: The 25th Anniversary Concert, which aired on PBS.
Off-Broadway, Mr. Lewis can be seen in the upcoming Barrow Street Theatre production of Sweeney Todd, in the title role, opposite Carolee Carmello. Additionally, he has performed in Dessa Rose (for which he was nominated for Drama Desk and AUDELCO awards), Shakespeare in the Park’s The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (for which he was nominated for a Drama League Award), Captains Courageous, and A New Brain.
On film Lewis has appeared in Winter’s Tale, Sex and the City 2, Confidences, Preaching to the Choir, and the upcoming film Magnum Opus. His solo debut album, This Is the Life, is available from Amazon.com and cdbaby.com.