BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Norm Lewis, nominee for Best Actor in a Musical for Porgy and Bess.
Broadway: Porgy & Bess, Sondheim on Sondheim (Soloist), The Little Mermaid (King Triton), Les Miserables (Javert, Drama League nomination), Chicago (Billy Flynn), Amour, The Wild Party, Side Show (Jake), Miss Saigon (John) and Tommy. London: Les Miserables (Javert), West End, London; Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert, London's O2 Arena. Off-Broadway: Dessa Rose (Nathan, Drama Desk nomination, Audelco Award), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine, Drama League nomination), Captains Courageous (Doc), A New Brain (Roger). Regional: Ragtime (Coalhouse), Dreamgirls (Curtis, with Jennifer Holliday), First You Dream, Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), The Fantasticks (El Gallo). Concerts: Chess (Molokov, with Josh Groban), Dreamgirls (Curtis), Actor's Fund; Golden Boy (Eddie), Encores! Film and television: Sex and the City 2, "Preaching to the Choir," "Confidences," "Mystery Woman," "Cosby," "Strong Medicine," "All My Children" and "As the World Turns." Recordings include: his debut solo CD, Norm Lewis: "This Is The Life."
The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10, 2012.
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Video filmed and Edited by Jonathan Frank