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WUCF celebrates Orlando’s Norm Lewis

Posted by Jennifer Cook on

Norm Lewis is a stage and screen star with credits including the ABC hit series, “Scandal,” to being the first African-American actor to star as the principal role of Phantom in the Broadway classic Phantom of the Opera.   Now, get to know more about Norm Lewis in his first PBS special, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: Norm Lewis: Who Am I?

Lewis’s road to success began just outside Orlando in the historic town of Eatonville, where he sang in church and school choirs. The Edgewater High School grad credits the start of his career to Ralph Petillo who ran Orlando’s “Theater on Park.” One day, while singing at an Orlando bar, Lewis was discovered by a producer who invited him to perform in a show for Premier Cruise Lines. Lewis was eventually led to New York, where he landed roles on the Broadway stage and the big screen.

Credited by Playbill as having “an impressive Broadway resume,” Lewis is a Tony Award nominated actor with skills in opera, cabaret, and gospel singing. Join WUCF to learn more about Norm Lewis as he takes you through versatile musical and theatrical performances LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER.

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: Norm Lewis: Who Am I? airs at 9 p.m., Friday, March 10 on WUCF TV.