May 21, 2016
Daring. Dazzling. Dynamic
A Night With Broadway’s Norm Lewis
Saturday, May 21, 2016 | 6:30pm
Tables to the Event start at $10,000, single tickets: $1,000.
Proceeds from the Gala will benefit Goodman Theatre’s Education and Community Engagement Programs
Groundbreaking Broadway legend and baritone singer with “exceptional dramatic power” (The New York Times) Norm Lewis headlines Goodman Theatre’s “Daring…Dazzling…Dynamic” Gala. With a career spanning over 20 years, Lewis made Broadway history as the first African American to star in the title role in The Phantom of the Opera (May 2014). On television, he appears regularly as “Senator Edison Davis” on the hit ABC drama Scandal. Lewis will perform a selection of tunes from Broadway and his most memorable performances “Live From Lincoln Center” with Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis: Who Am I? and more.
Lewis received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle award nominations for his appearance as “Porgy” in the 2012 Broadway production of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess. His additional Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Chicago, Amour, The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon and The Who’s Tommy. He garnered international recognition with his performance in Les Misérables at London’s West End Theatre and Les Misérables: The 25th Anniversary Concert, which aired on PBS, at the O2. Lewis has performed off-Broadway 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.
He made his TV debut as “Keith McLean” on the long-running soap opera series All My Children and additional television credits include FOX’s Gotham, NBC’s The Blacklist and CBS’s Blue Bloods. As a recording artist, Lewis released his solo debut album “This is The Life” in 2008 with hit songs “This is The Life” and “Go the Distance,” which was featured in the Disney film “Hercules.”