Broadway star Norm Lewis is planning to unwrap his third annual Christmas concert, Norm Lewis: Santa Baby!, at 9:30 PM December 18–23 at at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City.
Directed once again by Richard Jay-Alexander, Lewis plans a largely new program that will also feature audience favorites from his past two Christmas shows at the New York City supper club. Lewis told Playbill that the song list includes “This Christmas,” “Santa Baby,” “Where Is Love?,” “Home” from The Wiz, “The Gift of Love,” and “All I Want for Christmas.”
Lewis earned a 2012 Tony Award nomination for his performance in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. In 2014 he had the distinction of becoming the first African-American actor to play the title role in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera. He spent much of 2017 in Mrs. Lovett’s pie shop at the Barrow Street Theater in Greenwich Village, co-starring with Carolee Carmello in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd.
Lewis’ other Broadway roles include Jake in the original production of Side Show (1997), the Painter in Amour (2002), Javert in Les Misérables (2006), King Triton in The Little Mermaid (2008), and part of the star ensemble in Sondheim on Sondheim (2010). He’s a regular on VH1’s Daytime Divas; his additional TV credits include the role of Senator Edison Davis on ABC’s Scandal.
Joseph Joubert (The Color Purple) returns as musical director of Lewis’s New York show, along with his backup band, George Farmer and Perry Cavari. Lewis also promises special guests to be announced.
Feinstein’s/54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street, beneath Studio 54, in Manhattan. Tickets, which cost $65 to $130 (plus a $25 food/drink minimum), can be ordered here.
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