Norm Lewis - TRYPO Spring Concert

Voice of the Arts

Apr 4 2024 • 20 mins

Broadway singer and Emmy, Tony, and SAG Award nominee, Norm Lewis, spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer by phone about his upcoming concert with the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra (TRYPO) on May 5th at 6 pm at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Norm discusses his storied career on stage and screen, including being the first African American Phantom in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, and his most recent work in Da 5 Bloods by Spike Lee. Norm highlights his beginnings as a business major in Orlando, Florida, and how a job on a cruise ship changed his life. Norm also spoke about his work with the Black Theatre United, an organization which hopes to bring more Black people, stories, and voices in theatre communities across the country. Anna and Norm also bond over their shared interest in tennis in school. Visit to find tickets for TRYPO's upcoming concert in May.

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