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Omaha Performing Arts Norm Lewis Orpheum Theater

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Tony Award nominated, actor and singer Norm Lewis is coming to Omaha. Previously seen in the NBC television special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,” alongside John Legend, Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper, Norm Lewis has recently appeared in the Broadway revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, the Off-Broadway production of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET and in May of 2014, made history as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA’s first African American Phantom on Broadway.

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Social distanced seating and masks required.

Tony Award nominated, actor and singer Norm Lewis is coming to Omaha. Previously seen in the NBC television special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,” alongside John Legend, Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper, Norm Lewis has recently appeared in the Broadway revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, the Off-Broadway production of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET and in May of 2014, made history as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA’s first African American Phantom on Broadway.

Mr. Lewis is a proud founding member of Black Theatre United, an organization which stands together to help protect Black people, Black talent and Black lives of all shapes and orientations in theatre and communities across the country. He 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 Mr. 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, DREAM GIRLS (with Jennifer Holliday), FIRST YOU DREAM, SWEENEY TODD and THE FANSTASTICKS.

He has been seen on PBS in the Live From Lincoln Center productions of Show Boat with Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis: Who Am I?, and New Year’s Eve: A Gershwin Celebration with Diane 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 Better Things, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bull, Chicago Med, Gotham, The Blacklist and Blue Bloods, as well as in his recurring role as Senator Edison Davis on the hit drama Scandal. Norm Lewis can also be seen starring in the SAG, Critics Choice and NAACP Image Award-nominated Netflix film Da 5 Bloods by Spike Lee and in the Hulu miniseries, Mrs. America.

His additional film credits include Magnum Opus, Winter’s Tale, Sex and the City 2, Confidences and Preaching to the Choir.

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