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Bio:
Broadway credits include Simba in Disney's The Lion King (2002-2007), Ragtime (original production). Other: Langston In Harlem (AUDELCO nom), Murder Ballad, Superstar, Miss Saigon, Dream Girls, Les Miserables, Bubbly Black Girl..., Joseph, Chess, Camelot. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway credits include Simba in Disney's The Lion King (2002-2007), Ragtime (original production). Other: Langston In Harlem (AUDELCO nom), Murder Ballad, Superstar, Miss Saigon, Dream Girls, Les Miserables, Bubbly Black Girl..., Joseph, Chess, Camelot. (read complete bio)
Broadway Catch Up: June 8 - Kelli O'Hara, LaChanze, Lindsay Mendez, Karen Olivo, and  Photo Broadway Catch Up: June 8 - Kelli O'Hara, LaChanze, Lindsay Mendez, Karen Olivo, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2020

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out this weekend's highlights from some of your favorites, including Kelli O'Hara, LaChanze, Lindsay Mendez, Karen Olivo, and more!

VIDEO: Black Broadway Artists Call on the Community to Do Better in 'Are You Listenin Photo VIDEO: Black Broadway Artists Call on the Community to Do Better in 'Are You Listening, Broadway'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2020

A group of Black Broadway artists have created a video, titled 'Are You Listening, Broadway.' The video was posted to YouTube by Timothy Oliver Reid.

BWW Review: HAMILTON at Altria Theater Is Perfection Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON at Altria Theater Is Perfection
by Susan Haubenstock - Nov 21, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON is certainly one of the best touring shows going, and the company visiting Richmond through December 8 is of the greatest imaginable quality.

BWW Review: HAMILTON Lives up to the Hype at Providence Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON Lives up to the Hype at Providence Performing Arts Center
by Andria Tieman - Jul 25, 2019

Have you heard of a little musical called HAMILTON?  Considering how much attention this show has gotten for the past three years, it almost seems impossible for it to be as good as people say it is.  Surely people are just caught up in the hype and the moment? I'm happy to say that that's not the case at all, and all praise for this musical is well-earned. It hits the sweet spot of compelling characters, catchy songs, excellent performances and fantastic dance sequences.

BWW Review: Hippodrome Hosts HAMILTON Photo BWW Review: Hippodrome Hosts HAMILTON
by Daniel Collins - Jun 28, 2019

Unless you've been living under a (Plymouth?) rock, chances are you are acquainted with the Tony Award winning Broadway phenomenon known as 'HAMILTON,' the innovative, ground-breaking musical written and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda masterfully blends hip hop, blues, jazz, and R&B in telling the tale of one of our nation's most intriguing founding fathers, George Washington's 'right hand man,' first Secretary of the Treasury and loser of one of the world's most infamous duels, Alexander Hamilton.

BWW Review: HAMILTON at Broadway In Louisville Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON at Broadway In Louisville
by Keith Waits - Jun 10, 2019

Hamilton is a show whose impact extended well beyond the Great White Way and into the larger culture almost immediately; you have to have literally lived under a rock to have escaped awareness of this revisionist take on early United States history. In 2016, Hamilton received a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, won 11, including Best Musical, and was also the recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Review Roundup: HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL on Tour, What Did Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL on Tour, What Did Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

Broadway blockbuster, 'Hamilton: An American Musical' now has multiple companies entertaining audiences across the U.S. Check out what the critics have to say about the productions in cities such as San Francisco, Orlando, Cincinnati and more in the reviews below.

BWW Review: HAMILTON at Auditorium Theatre Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON at Auditorium Theatre
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Apr 26, 2019

At this point-four years after it premiered on Broadway and took the world by storm, earning a record 16 Tony nominations and making Lin Manuel-Miranda a household name --it seems a superfluous task to write a review of Hamilton. What hot take can I offer on this groundbreaking, history-making musical that scores of other critics and millions of audience members from around the globe haven't offered already?

BWW Feature: HAMILTON Celebrates History Education By Giving Back to 3,900 Students w Photo BWW Feature: HAMILTON Celebrates History Education By Giving Back to 3,900 Students with EDUHAM in Detroit!
by Katie Laban - Apr 20, 2019

When you see a high student support another high school student that is one of the best moments you can ever witness, but when you see over 2,000 students support one another the experience is astounding and one you will never forget! This was exactly the experience that happened at the Fisher Theatre on Thursday morning for the Hamilton Education Program, better known as EduHam, when the second of the two high school only Hamilton matinee performances happened. The students were greeted by Chaundre Hall-Broomfield, who plays Hercules Mulligan / James Madison, and then selected student took the stage to perform original projects inspired by their analysis of primary source materials and lyrics from the musical. That was followed by a Q & A with some members of the Angelica Tour company of Hamilton that is currently here in Detroit as part of the Broadway in Detroit season and the special matinee student performance. It was an experience that these students will never forget!

BWW Review: HAMILTON in Pittsburgh Is Everything You Hoped It Would Be Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON in Pittsburgh Is Everything You Hoped It Would Be
by Greg Kerestan - Jan 4, 2019

What do you want me to say? HAMILTON is in Pittsburgh. If that doesn't sell you already, you already knew you weren't interested.

BWW Review: HAMILTON at The Bushnell Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 15, 2018

Every so often the musical theatre landscape experiences a swell of enthusiasm and excitement for a fresh, new and engaging play. Theatre fans (and casual viewers) alike can recall the hype when THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA or LES MISERABLES first opened (and went on tour). More recently the WICKED phenomenon brought young and old alike out to experience the magic and electricity that only a live performance can elicit. Today, the show that everyone is talking about (and obsessing over) is Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony winning musical HAMILTON. Like its popular predecessors, it has recently begun touring around the country - riding the wave of enthusiasm and further cementing its place as a true pop-culture phenomenon. But unlike its flashy, big budget predecessors, HAMILTON, in many ways, lives in its own category. It is a show that is modern, fresh, and that pushes boundaries and delivers in two and a half hours an experience unlike anything this reviewer has experienced before. I am thrilled to say, in the production that has now arrived at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT - HAMILTON shines brilliantly, delivering in every way (and beyond) on the hype that precedes it.

Caissie Levy, Will Roland, and More Among Initial Casting for Festival of New Musical Photo Caissie Levy, Will Roland, and More Among Initial Casting for Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced initial casting for the 30th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages

Mamie Parris Will Return to SCHOOL OF ROCK as Rosalie Photo Mamie Parris Will Return to SCHOOL OF ROCK as Rosalie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit School of Rock - The Musical will welcome back to the halls of Horace Green, Mamie Parris, as Principal Rosalie Mullins beginning on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. She will play the role through the show's final performance on January 20, 2019 and succeeds Katherine McLaughlin, who plays her last performance on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

SCHOOL OF ROCK Welcomes New Cast Members Including Katherine McLaughlin, Matthew Jost Photo SCHOOL OF ROCK Welcomes New Cast Members Including Katherine McLaughlin, Matthew Jost, & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

School of Rock - The Musical will welcome a new class of eight young rockers to Horace Green beginning on Monday, July 30, 2018. In addition, the show is excited to welcome Katherine McLaughlin, who will make her Broadway debut as "Principal Rosalie Mullins".

Get Ready to Rock! SCHOOL OF ROCK Welcomes New Cast Members Photo Get Ready to Rock! SCHOOL OF ROCK Welcomes New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical will welcome seven new cast members to the class on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Rocking their way to Broadway will be Montgomery Lamb as 'Katie' the bassist, Jim Kaplan as 'Lawrence' the keyboardist, Sarah Walsh as 'Marcy,' Iggy Rosado as 'Mason,'Madalen Yarbrough Mills as 'Sophie,' Madison Elizabeth Lagares as 'Shonelle,' and Katie Greendorfer as 'Madison.' Current cast member Gabrielle Greene will assume the role of 'Tomika.'

Photo Flash: Check Out Brand New Production Photos from SCHOOL OF ROCK - Now Starring Photo Photo Flash: Check Out Brand New Production Photos from SCHOOL OF ROCK - Now Starring Justin Collette and Analisa Leaming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit School of Rock The Musical, which recently celebrated its second anniversary on Broadway on December 6, 2017, has just released its photos of the new cast, featuring Justin Collette as Dewey Finn and Analisa Leaming as Rosalie Mullins.

Photo Coverage:  SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates Two Years on Broadway Photo Photo Coverage: SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates Two Years on Broadway
by Walter McBride - Dec 7, 2017

School of Rock celebrated two years on Broadway yesterday, December 6, 2017. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate with the cast and crew, and you can check out photo coverage here!

VIDEO: SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates Two Years on Broadway Photo VIDEO: SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates Two Years on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock The Musical will celebrate two years on Broadway, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The musical began preview performances at the Winter Garden Theatre (1654 Broadway) on November 9, 2015 and officially opened, to rave reviews, on December 6, 2015.

Ben Vereen, The Muppets, Sondheim Unplugged and More Coming Up This Month at 54 Below Photo Ben Vereen, The Muppets, Sondheim Unplugged and More Coming Up This Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

J. Michael Zygo to Play Feinstein's/54 Below Photo J. Michael Zygo to Play Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents J. Michael Zygo on Sunday, November 26th. Come hear an incredibly diverse mixtape of music from Once, Rock of Ages, Big River, The Who's Tommy, The Bridges of Madison County and others, as well as some originals, chronicling a life of making music and making it to Broadway!

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