Norm Lewis has appeared in Europe, on Broadway, in film, television, recordings and regional theatre.
30 Facts About Norm Lewis
Norm Lewis was born in Tallahassee, Florida and grew up in Eatonville, Florida.
Norm Lewis graduated in 1981 from Edgewater High School, Orlando.
Norm Lewis worked at the Orlando Sentinel prior to his acting career.
Norm Lewis was featured as Agwe in the Gateway Playhouse production of Once on This Island in 1992.
Norm Lewis made his Broadway debut in The Who's Tommy.
Norm Lewis was a replacement in Miss Saigon as John.
Norm Lewis appeared in Michael John LaChiusa's Broadway musical The Wild Party as Eddie.
Norm Lewis was in Michel Legrand's short-lived musical Amour in 2002, which featured Melissa Errico, Malcolm Gets, and Norm Lewis Cleale.
Norm Lewis played Billy Flynn in the Broadway revival of Chicago in February 2004 and March 2004.
Norm Lewis performed in several benefit concerts, including Dreamgirls, Chess, and Hair.
In 2005, Norm Lewis starred in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park revival of a musical version of Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Norm Lewis played the role of Nathan in the Lincoln Center 2005 production of Dessa Rose.
Norm Lewis has played Javert in the musical Les Miserables several times.
Norm Lewis first starred in the role in the 2006 Broadway revival, making him the first African American actor to play the role in a professional English production.
Norm Lewis later reprised it in the West End production.
Norm Lewis went on to sing as King Triton on the original Broadway cast recording.
Norm Lewis had previously played this role at the Signature Theatre in 1999.
Norm Lewis was featured in the musical revue Sondheim on Sondheim, which premiered in the Roundabout Theatre's Studio 54 in 2010.
In 2012, Norm Lewis joined the cast of the ABC political thriller television series Scandal, in the role of Senator Edison Davis.
In 2013, Norm Lewis starred as Prospero in the Public Theater's PublicWorks Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest at the Delacorte Theater.
Norm Lewis was one of five professional actors heading a cast of 200 community participants.
Norm Lewis is an investor in the company Lolly Clothing, which was created by his good friend and fellow Broadway actor Chad Kimball.
On May 12,2014, Norm Lewis assumed the role of the titular Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.
Norm Lewis succeeded Hugh Panaro and joined fellow returning cast member Sierra Boggess, who returned as Christine on the same date.
On February 7,2015, Norm Lewis ended his tenure as the Phantom with a performance at the Majestic Theatre.
Norm Lewis is a recipient of the 2014 AUDELCO Special Achievement Award.
In 2016, Norm Lewis reprised his role of King Triton for a live Hollywood Bowl concert production of The Little Mermaid.
Norm Lewis began playing Agwe in Once on this Island on January 8,2018, at the Circle in the Square Theatre and continues to perform the role.
Norm Lewis portrayed Caiaphas in the live televised concert production of Jesus Christ Superstar on April 1,2018, Easter Sunday.