Broadway's 'The Phantom of the Opera' welcomes first black lead in Norm Lewis

March 20, 2014 5:55 PM

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Broadway's 'The Phantom of the Opera' welcomes first black lead in Norm Lewis

NEW YORK -- Norm Lewis has been tapped to be Broadway's next Phantom in the megahit "The Phantom of the Opera," a move that makes him the first African-American to slip behind the famous mask on the Great White Way.

Producers said Thursday the Tony Award nominee, who brought his deep and rich voice as Porgy to the recent "Porgy and Bess" revival, will make his "Phantom" debut opposite a returning Sierra Boggess as Christine beginning May 12.

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