“Hello, I’m Norm Lewis and I’m an actor in musical theatre.”

Talk about an understatement.

From “The Phantom of the Opera” to “Porgy and Bess,” “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” to “The Wild Party” and “Les Miserables” to “Sweeney Todd,” Norm Lewis is a force to be reckoned with. And though he described himself as a tepid child, Lewis is no longer afraid of a new challenge or a new adventure.

Well-known as the first African American Phantom on Broadway—and paving the way for others in that role and many more—Lewis is currently filling Mrs. Lovett’s meat pies as the demon barber of Fleet Street off-Broadway, but will be popping down to Jersey to perform his “Who Am I?” concert at bergenPAC on June 16.

Don’t miss this special artist profile for the opportunity to hear directly from King Triton/the Phantom/Sweeney Todd what music and theatre mean to him.

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Jesse is a digital content producer living in New York. His work has been seen in Entertainment Weekly, People, The New York Times, Broadway.com, and 92nd Street Y. He is also the editor and founder of Stage Rush. Jesse is also a chicken fried steak connoisseur and loves a good roller coaster. | Dave Tavani is a freelance video story teller and photographer. In addition to contributing to Jersey Arts, Dave works mainly for nonprofit and arts organizations in the Philadelphia area. His recent clients include Visit Philadelphia, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, McCarter Theatre Center, Philadelphia Magazine, The Food Trust, Association for Public Art, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and basset hound.