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Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
APRIL 12 | SUNDAY 7/6c


Played by Norm Lewis

Actor Bio

Norm Lewis most 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 first African-American Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera" on Broadway.

He has been seen on PBS in the "Live from Lincoln Center" productions of "Showboat" with Vanessa Williams, "Norm Lewis: Who Am I?," and "New Year's Eve: A Gershwin Celebration" with Dianne Reeves, as well as "American Voices" with Renée Fleming and the PBS special "First You Dream - The Music of Kander & Ebb." He can be seen recurring in the VH1 series "Daytime Divas," also alongside Vanessa Williams. His additional television credits include "Chicago Med," "Gotham," "The Blacklist" and "Blue Bloods," as well as his recurring role as Senator Edison Davis on the hit drama "Scandal."

Lewis 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." Other 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." In London's West End, he has appeared as Javert in "Les Misérables" and "Les Misérables: The 25th Anniversary Concert," which aired on PBS.

Off-Broadway, 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 & Bess" (A.R.T.); "Ragtime"; "Dreamgirls" (with Jennifer Holliday); "First You Dream"; "Sweeney Todd" and "The Fantasticks."

On film, Lewis can be seen in the newly released drama "Magnum Opus," and has appeared in "Winter's Tale," "Sex and the City 2," "Confidences" and "Preaching to the Choir."

Norm's solo debut album, "This Is the Life!," can be found on as well as 

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