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Norm Lewis

 
Date Of Birth:
June 02, 1963 (59)
Birth Place:
Tallahassee, FL, USA
Bio:
Norm Lewis can currently be seen starring in the SAG, Critics Choice, and NAACP Image Award-nominated Netflix film Da 5 Bloods by Spike Lee, and in the groundbreaking FX series, ‚ÄúPose.‚ÄĚ He was previously seen in the NBC television special, ‚ÄúJesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,‚ÄĚ alongside ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 02, 1963 (59)

Birth Place: Tallahassee, FL, USA

Bio:
Norm Lewis can currently be seen starring in the SAG, Critics Choice, and NAACP Image Award-nominated Netflix film Da 5 Bloods by Spike Lee, and in the groundbreaking FX series, ‚ÄúPose.‚ÄĚ He was previously seen in the NBC television special, ‚ÄúJesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,‚ÄĚ alongside ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
North American Tour, 2022
Performer
  [Broadway]
A New Comedy by Douglas Lyons, 2021
Reginald
  [Chicago]
Lyric Opera of Chicago Production, 2020
Julian Marsh
  [Off-Broadway]
MCP Concert Presentation, 2019
Chauvelin
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Broadway Center Stage Revival, 2019
Harold Hill
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2018
Caiaphas
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Agwe [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Transfer from London Production, 2016
Sweeney Todd [Replacement]
  [New York]
Roundabout Theatre Company Benefit Concert, 2016
Harrison Howell
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores Concert Production, 2016
The Lord's General
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Porgy
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Production, 2010
Performer
  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Signature Theatre Production, 2009
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
King Triton
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2006
Javert
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2005
Valentine
Valentine
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Nathan
Nathan
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Other Roles
Performer
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2004
Nick
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2003
Father
  [New York]
Reading, 2003
Nick Sakarian
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
Molokov
  [New York]
New York Concert, 2003
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Painter
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2002
Performer
  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Curtis Taylor, Jr.
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Eddie Mackrel
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Doc
Doc
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1998
Roger Delli-Bovi [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Jake
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Billy Flynn [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Ensemble
Specialist
Ensemble/Other Roles
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1991
John [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1988
The Phantom [Replacement]

Norm Lewis Biography

Norm Lewis can currently be seen starring in the SAG, Critics Choice, and NAACP Image Award-nominated Netflix film Da 5 Bloods by Spike Lee, and in the groundbreaking FX series, ‚ÄúPose.‚ÄĚ He was previously seen in the NBC television special, ‚ÄúJesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,‚ÄĚ alongside John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Alice Cooper. He recently appeared in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island and as Sweeney Todd in the Off-Broadway production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Barrow Street Theatre, receiving the AUDELCO Award for his performance. In 2014, he made history as The Phantom of the Opera‚Äôs first African American Phantom on Broadway.

He has been seen on PBS in the ‚ÄúLive From Lincoln Center‚ÄĚ productions of ‚ÄúShowboat‚ÄĚ with Vanessa Williams, ‚ÄúNorm Lewis: Who Am I?‚ÄĚ, and ‚ÄúNew Year‚Äôs Eve: A Gershwin Celebration with Diane Reeves,‚ÄĚ as well as ‚ÄúAmerican Voices with Ren√©e Fleming‚ÄĚ and the PBS Special ‚ÄúFirst You Dream ‚Äď The Music of Kander & Ebb.‚ÄĚ He can be seen recurring in the VH1 series, ‚ÄúDaytime Divas,‚ÄĚ also alongside Vanessa Williams. His additional television credits include ‚ÄúMrs. America,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBetter Things,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúBull,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúChicago Med,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúGotham,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Blacklist,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúBlue Bloods,‚ÄĚ as well as in his recurring role as Senator Edison Davis on the hit drama ‚ÄúScandal.‚ÄĚ

Mr. Lewis is a proud founding member of Black Theatre United, an organization which stands together to help protect Black people, Black talent and Black lives of all shapes and orientations in theatre and communities across the country. He received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award nominations for his performance as Porgy in the Broadway production of The Gershwins‚Äô Porgy & Bess. Other Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, The Little Mermaid, Les Mis√©rables, Chicago, Amour, The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon, and The Who‚Äôs Tommy. In London‚Äôs West End, he has appeared as Javert in Les Mis√©rables and ‚ÄúLes Mis√©rables: The 25th Anniversary Concert,‚ÄĚ which aired on PBS.

Off-Broadway, Mr. Lewis has performed in Dessa Rose (Drama Desk nomination, AUDELCO Award), Shakespeare in the Park’s The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Drama League nomination), Captains Courageous, and A New Brain. His regional credits include Porgy in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (A.R.T.), Ragtime, Dreamgirls (with Jennifer Holliday), First You Dream, Sweeney Todd, and The Fantasticks.

His additional film credits include Magnum Opus, Winter’s Tale, Sex and the City 2, Confidences, and Preaching to the Choir. Norm's albums "The Norm Lewis Christmas Album" & "This is The Life" can be found on Amazon.com as well as cdbaby.com.

Norm Lewis Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Norm Lewis, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Norm Lewis, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Norm Lewis, Porgy and Bess
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Norm Lewis, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Norm Lewis News

A SOLDIER'S PLAY National Tour is Coming to the Forrest Theatre in January Photo A SOLDIER'S PLAY National Tour is Coming to the Forrest Theatre in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022

The Kimmel Cultural Campus, in partnership with The Shubert Organization, will present the Philadelphia premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company's 2020 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Play,‚ÄĮA Soldier's Play.

Broadway Jukebox: A Very Merry Broadway Holiday Photo Broadway Jukebox: A Very Merry Broadway Holiday
by Team BWW - Nov 26, 2022

Check out holiday classics sung by some of Broadway's biggest stars, such as Billy Porter, Julie Andrews, Kristin Chenoweth, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Leslie Odom, Jr., Norm Lewis, Idina Menzel, Angela Lansbury, Linda Eder, Matthew Morrison and many more.

Poll Results: Is 'Turkey Lurkey Time' a Thanksgiving or Christmas Song? Photo Poll Results: Is 'Turkey Lurkey Time' a Thanksgiving or Christmas Song?
by BWW Polls - Nov 23, 2022

We asked our readers if they think 'Turkey Lurkey Time' is a Thanksgiving song or a Christmas song, and the results are in!

BWW Poll: Is 'Turkey Lurkey Time' A Thanksgiving Song or Christmas Song? Photo BWW Poll: Is 'Turkey Lurkey Time' A Thanksgiving Song or Christmas Song?
by Social Watch - Nov 23, 2022

Thanksgiving is here and it's 'Turkey Lurkey' time! ... right?

Industry Pro Newsletter: NYC Tourism is Back, Regional Awards Voting Underway Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: NYC Tourism is Back, Regional Awards Voting Underway
by Alex Freeman - Nov 21, 2022

As many theatres get into the swing of their holiday shows and end of year giving campaigns, some good signs for the New York theater industry as tourism continues to rebound from the pandemic. While things still aren’t back to the record setting year of 2019, the city is anticipating ending the year at about 85% of those levels.

Original Musical MARIAN Starring Emilie Kouatchou & More to Have Additional Invite-On Photo Original Musical MARIAN Starring Emilie Kouatchou & More to Have Additional Invite-Only Readings This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Liquid Theatre Collective and Randy Donaldson, Executive Producer, will present two additional private, invitation only readings of MARIAN, an original musical based on the life of world-renowned contralto, Marian Anderson.

LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Michael McElroy & More Announced as New Black Theatre United Ex Photo LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Michael McElroy & More Announced as New Black Theatre United Executive Committee
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022

Black Theatre United has announced its new Executive Leadership Committee which includes President LaChanze, Vice President Michael McElroy, Secretary Lisa Dawn Cave, Treasurer Norm Lewis and Compliance Officer Tamara Tunie.

10 Videos We Love To Watch While Awaiting Loren Smith LOVE SHOW at Chelsea Table + St Photo 10 Videos We Love To Watch While Awaiting Loren Smith LOVE SHOW at Chelsea Table + Stage November 19th
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 9, 2022

Singer Loren Smith is ready to premiere his LOVE SHOW to New York audiences.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night PARADE at New York City Center Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night PARADE at New York City Center
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 3, 2022

New York City Center is presenting Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's 1998 Tony Award-winning musical Parade, starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, with direction by Michael Arden. Check out photos from the opening night red carpet here!

Photos: The New Lena Horne Theatre is Unveiled Photo Photos: The New Lena Horne Theatre is Unveiled
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 3, 2022

Earlier this week, The Nederlander Organization unveiled the new Lena Horne Theatre in honor of the iconic entertainer and civil rights activist. This is the first Broadway theatre in history to be named for a Black woman. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the ceremony here!

Norm Lewis Videos

BWW Poll: Is 'Turkey Lurkey Time' A Thanksgiving Song or Christmas Song? Videoplay
BWW Poll: Is 'Turkey Lurkey Time' A Thanksgiving Song or Christmas Song?

by Social Watch - Nov 23, 2022

Thanksgiving is here and it's 'Turkey Lurkey' time! ... right?

VIDEO: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate the Newly Dedicated James Earl Jones Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate the Newly Dedicated James Earl Jones Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 14, 2022

Earlier this week, the Cort Theatre was officially renamed the James Earl Jones Theatre in honor of the iconic multi-award-winning American actor! Go inside the ceremony, which included special guests Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norm Lewis, Samuel L. Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Danielle Brooks, cast members from the Tony-winning Best Musical, A Strange Loop and more. Watch the full video!

VIDEO: Stars Unite to Celebrate 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center Videoplay
VIDEO: Stars Unite to Celebrate 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 11, 2022

Tonight's the night! Broadway stars align at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this weekend as they come together for two performances only (February 11 and 12) of 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center.

VIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary

by Michael Major - Jan 19, 2022

Reopening features behind-the-scenes access to shows including 'Wicked,' 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Diana,' 'Come From Away,' 'Waitress,' and more, following each production's journey as cast and crew reunite, rehearse and re-stage for their long-anticipated reopening nights.

BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentar Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentary Clip

by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Check out an exclusive clip of the Broadway casts of Aladdin, Waitress, and Tina: the Tina Turner Musical returning to rehearsals after the shutdown, including interviews with Michael James Scott, Sara Bareilles, and Adrienne Warren. The documentary will also feature interviews with Lea Salonga, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.

VIDEO: Watch Liz Callaway, Norm Lewis & More Tribute Maltby & Shire at Oscar Hammerst Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Liz Callaway, Norm Lewis & More Tribute Maltby & Shire at Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2021

Earlier this week, the York Theatre Company honored musical theater legends Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire with the 2021 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theater and Elisa Loti Stein with The York Theatre Company Founders' Award at the 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.

VIDEO: Norm Lewis Shouts Out Broadway Debuts at CHICKEN & BISCUITS First Preview Videoplay
VIDEO: Norm Lewis Shouts Out Broadway Debuts at CHICKEN & BISCUITS First Preview

by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2021

Last night, September 23, marked the first preview of the play Chicken & Biscuits,¬†¬†by Douglas Lyons, directed by directed by‚ÄĮZhailon Levingston. Following the performance, one of the play's stars,¬†Norm Lewis read the names of every person making their Broadway debut in the production, in onstage and off-stage roles, and invited them onto the stage to be celebrated.

VIDEO: Jessie Mueller Sings 'Rider's Lullaby' on New Netflix Series CENTAURWORLD! Videoplay
VIDEO: Jessie Mueller Sings 'Rider's Lullaby' on New Netflix Series CENTAURWORLD!

by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2021

Centaurworld follows a war horse who is transported from her embattled world to a strange land inhabited by silly, singing centaurs of all species, shapes, and sizes.

VIDEO: Book Your Next Vacation with The Broadway Cruise! Videoplay
VIDEO: Book Your Next Vacation with The Broadway Cruise!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 22, 2021

Calling all Broadway fans! Join your favorite Broadway stars and luminaries for the inaugural sailing of The Broadway Cruise, heading from New York City, with a special stop in Norfolk, Virginia, to the beautiful beaches of Bermuda, April 9-14, 2022 on Norwegian Gem.

VIDEO: Awa Sal Secka Performs 'Now You Know' in Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM Videoplay
VIDEO: Awa Sal Secka Performs 'Now You Know' in Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM

by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2021

Signature Theatre's Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, takes place next month. Get a sneak peek at the show, featuring Awa Sal Secka perform 'Now You Know'! 


Norm Lewis Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Norm Lewis been in?
Norm Lewis has appeared on Broadway in 16 shows.

How many West End shows has Norm Lewis been in?
Norm Lewis has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Norm Lewis been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Porgy and Bess and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess .

What is Norm Lewis next theatre project?
Norm Lewis's next show will be A Soldier's Play which opens on 12/8/2022 on US Tour.


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