Norm Lewis Broadway-Bound in Nelson Mandela Musical?

Norm Lewis Broadway-Bound in Nelson Mandela Musical?

According to Out, Tony nominee Norm Lewis might be heading back to the stage in a musical based on the life of South African icon Nelson Mandela, which is aiming for a future Broadway run. Michael Musto writes: "On March 31, there will be a backer's presentation for the show about the South African leader, with Lewis in the lead role."

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Lewis most recently starred in A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair, a celebration of songs of Stephen Sondheim presented by City Center Encores! and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Norm was last seen as Senator Edison Davis on the hit ABC drama, "Scandal." He recently received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his performance as Porgy in the Broadway production of The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess.

His many Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, The Little Mermaid, Les Miserables (Drama League nomination), Chicago, Amour, The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon and The Who's Tommy. He starred in the West End/London productions of Les Miserables and the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert (London's O2 Arena, PBS), and Off-Broadway in The Tempest (Public Theater), Ragtime with the New York Philharmonic, Dessa Rose(Drama Desk nomination, AUDELCO Award), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Drama League nomination), Captains Courageous, and A New Brain.

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