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Posted under: Visual Arts Discover

These 4 Must-See Black Broadway Stars Are Everything

Nikki M. James

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She made headlines for playing Éponine in Les Misérables and Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon, and this Tony Award-winning actress continues to woo audiences with her dazzling stage presence and phenomenal voice. Below is a video of James singing a medley of Disney princess tunes.

Norm Lewis

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Known by many for playing Olivia Pope’s boyfriend for a few episodes in Scandal, Norm Lewis is no stranger to the stage. He made history for playing the first Black Phantom in the longest-running Broadway musical of all time, The Phantom of the Opera, Lewis continues to impress audiences with his exquisite demeanor and impressive voice. Below is a clip of Lewis singing "The Music of the Night" from a production of The Phantom of the Opera.

Patina Miller

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This Broadway star rose to prominence after starring in Sister Act and has recently made her way to Hollywood by playing a prominent role in the last two installments of The Hunger Games. Miller is also known for playing a lead role in Pippin and the TV show Madame Secretary. Below is a video of Miller singing about what it's like to be the random Black girl on the stage.

Billy Porter

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Billy Porter is no stranger to the stage. He made his first appearance in a production of Grease in the 1990s and received a Tony for starring in Kinky Boots. Below is a video of Porter singing a number from the musical.

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