Norm Lewis Announces Celebrity Guests for His NYC Santa Baby! Concerts | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Norm Lewis Announces Celebrity Guests for His NYC Santa Baby! Concerts
Jarrod Spector, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Jason Robert Brown among those joining him on the stage December 18–23 at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
Norm Lewis Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Broadway star Norm Lewis is bringing in a Broadway kickline of guest talent for his third annual Christmas concert, Norm Lewis: Santa Baby!, at 9:30 PM December 18–23 in New York City.

Jarrod Spector, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Jason Robert Brown are among stars who will join him on the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below on various nights. Here is the lineup, subject to change:

December 18: Clifton Davis (Disaster!, Aladdin)
December 19: Jarrod Spector (Beautiful, Jersey Boys) and Kelli Barrett (Wicked)
December 20: Jason Robert Brown (Tony-winning composer of Parade, Bridges of Madison County) and Renée Elise Goldsberry (Tony Award for Hamilton)
December 21: Mikaela Bennett (The Golden Apple)
December 22: Bobby Lewis and Ann Marie Milazzo (Once On This Island)
December 23: Bobby Conte Thornton (A Bronx Tale) and Julie James (Sweeney Todd)

Norm Lewis Joseph Marzullo/WENN

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.

Watch: Carolee Carmello and Norm Lewis Sing Sweeney Todd Classic on Today

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.

Lewis has been a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway on the High Seas 10: Odyssey Through the Greek Isles cruise June 24–July 1, 2019, with a lineup of top Broadway stars to be announced. Call Judy Perl Worldwide for tickets at (844) 561-3625. Visit for booking and information.

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