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Eric was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and fell in love with the arts after he began singing in the church and youth symphony choirs. He started his career on Broadway shortly after graduating college as Mereb in Disney's AIDA at the young age of 21. Eric continued to work on Broadway, in ... (read complete bio)

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  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Production, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Ensemble
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 2005
Jesse
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Mereb [Replacement]

Eric LaJuan Summers Biography

Eric was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and fell in love with the arts after he began singing in the church and youth symphony choirs. He started his career on Broadway shortly after graduating college as Mereb in Disney's AIDA at the young age of 21. Eric continued to work on Broadway, in regional theatres, and on TV and film with notable credits including Elf, Motown (Astaire Award Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show), The Wedding Singer, The Greatest Showman and Dreamgirls. Eric was last seen as the Lola Understudy in Kinky Boots on Broadway when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and decided to leave the company to focus on his health.





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Performers From SIX, SOME LIKE IT HOT & More to Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE... at The Gr Photo Performers From SIX, SOME LIKE IT HOT & More to Join AT THIS PERFORMANCE... at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2023

Stephen DeAngelis is continuing his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition in his monthly residency of AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, February 27th at The Green Room 42.

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by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 8, 2023

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies, and Alternates with the next edition in his monthly residency of AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, January 23rd at The Green Room 42 at 7pm.

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by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from SIX THE MUSICAL; & JULIET;  KIMBERLY AKIMBO; ALMOST FAMOUS; MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG; KINKY BOOTS and BAT OUT OF HELL.  

AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 With MOULIN ROUGE!, FUNNY GIRL, a Photo AT THIS PERFORMANCE... Returns To The Green Room 42 With MOULIN ROUGE!, FUNNY GIRL, and More
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2022

At This Performance…  will return to The Green Room 42 featuring standbys, understudies, and alternates From Moulin Rouge! The Musical; Almost Famous; Hadestown; Funny Girl; Aladdin; and Paradise Square.  

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from INTO THE WOODS; DEAR EVAN HANSEN; PARADISE SQUARE; LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; ROCK OF AGES and THE BEDWETTER.

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by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition in his monthly residency of AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, August 8th at The Green Room 42.

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by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from A Strange Loop; MJ The Musical; Company; Into The Woods; Funny Girl; Beetlejuice and Between The Lines   on Monday, July 18th at 7 PM. 

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by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

AT THIS PERFORMANCE…  returns to The Green Room 42 featuring Standbys, Understudies and Alternates from A STRANGE LOOP; HADESTOWN; MR. SATURDAY NIGHT; MRS. DOUBTFIRE; THE BOOK OF MORMON;  GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY and ROMEO & BERNADETTE on Monday, June 20th at 7 PM.   

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ to be held on Monday, June 20th ¬†at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Stephen DeAngelis will continue¬†his¬†ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with the next edition of¬†AT THIS PERFORMANCE‚Ķ‚ĄĘ¬†to be held on¬†Monday, April 18th¬†¬†at¬†The¬†Green Room 42,¬†Green Fig, Fourth Floor,¬†Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd¬†Street), New York, NY 10036¬†at¬†7¬†PM.¬†

Eric LaJuan Summers Videos

BWW TV: Watch The Public Tell Its Story at 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2017

Just last night, The Public Theater celebrated its Annual Gala, HAIR TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, with musical direction by Rob Fisher and Nadia DiGiallonardo, the 90-minute concert featured songs from The Public's most beloved and groundbreaking musicals performed by some of the most celebrated voices in theater. Below, check out highlights from the show, which featured tunes from Hamilton, HAIR, A Chorus Line, Fun Home, Runaways, The Pirates of Penzance, Caroline, or Change, Here Lies Love and more!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at NSMT's DREAMGIRLS, Celebrating 60th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2015

Celebrate 60 years of theatre history when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents a glittering production of DREAMGIRLS, the dazzling Tony and Oscar award-winning musical. DREAMGIRLS will electrify audiences beginning tonight, June 2 and will play thru Sunday, June 14. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30 pm.  Check out a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from VERY VERY ROCK SHOW at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2015

VERY VERY is a sexy electric reinvention of a classic comedy of rebellion, love, freedom, and redemption that turns Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT into a full-out rock concert. Stars -- including some of the original cast -- recently reunited to rock it out in VERY VERY ROCK SHOW at 54 Below. Check out a look back at the evening below!

VIDEO: Check Out New TV Spot for Broadway's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2014

Below, check out the brand new commercial for Broadway's smash hit musical, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL.

BWW TV: The Infectious Music of MOTOWN Takes Over Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2013

Featured this week was the cast of Motown (Brandon Victor Dixon, Nicholas Christopher, Rebecca Covington, Ariana DeBose, Andrea Dora, Preston Dugger III, Dionne Figgins, Marva Hicks, Sasha Hutchings, Jawan Jackson, Darius Kaleb, Krisha Marcano, Sydney Morton, Jarran Muse, N'Kenge, Saycon Sengbloh, Eric LaJuan Summers, Julius Thomas III, Rickey Tripp), performing 'Stop In the Name of Love,' 'Can I Just Close the Door on Love,' 'Do You Love Me,' 'Jackson 5 Medley,' 'Get Ready' and 'Dancing in the Streets.' Check out highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: MOTOWN's Jackson 5 Perform on WENDY WILLIAMS
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2013

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's "Jackson 5," led by Raymond Luke Jr. as Michael Jackson, visited Wendy Williams' hit daytime show for a live performance of a medley of Jackson 5 songs and to give Wendy some advice for her upcoming Broadway debut in Chicago. Check out their performance and interview below!

STAGE TUBE: The Contours from MOTOWN Perform 'Do You Love Me' on KATIE
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2013

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's 'The Contours,' led by Broadway triple threat Eric LaJuan Summers, visited Katie Couric's new nationally syndicated afternoon talk show 'Katie' for a special performance of the Motown hit song 'Do You Love Me,' and to teach America's sweetheart 'The Mashed Potato!' Click below to watch the performance!

VIDEO: Tony-Nominee Valisia LeKae Talks MOTOWN on NBC's THE GRIO
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2013

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Tony Award nominated leading lady Valisia LeKae, who stars in the new hit musical based on the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy, recently sat down with NBC's "The Grio" host Chris Witherspoon for a special segment on portraying the legendary Diana Ross for the first time ever on a Broadway stage and playing to standing ovations in the biggest box office hit of the season. Check out LeKae's interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - WNBC to Air MOTOWN 'Making Of' Special Tomorrow
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2013

MOTOWNGo behind the scenes of the hit new Broadway show MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. WNBC will air a thirty minute "making of" special this Saturday, May 18that 7:00PM, featuring interviews with the stars and creative team, as well as exclusive opening night and backstage footage from the show. Tune into WNBC Channel 4 in the New York metropolitan area.

STAGE TUBE: Berry Gordy Talks MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2013

'CBS Sunday Morning' host Anthony Mason sat down with Motown founder Berry Gordy to discuss his world premiere Broadway production of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL and the history of the legendary record label for a rare and exclusive profile that aired this Sunday, March 31. Watch the complete television segment below, in addition to a special web exclusive video interview about the origin of the iconic song 'Do You Love Me?'!


Eric LaJuan Summers Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Eric LaJuan Summers been in?
Eric LaJuan Summers has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Eric LaJuan Summers been in?
Eric LaJuan Summers has not appeared in the West End