These 4 Must-See Black Broadway Stars Are Everything
May 28, 2015 at 5:30 am
Nikki M. James
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.
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 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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