Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the premiere of “Norm Lewis in Concert,” presented by Feinstein’s/54 Below on Thursday, December 17, at 8 p.m. Lewis and his holiday shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below have become a New York City tradition over the past five years and this year will be no different as Broadway’s charming and acclaimed leading man returns to perform a very special concert this year, albeit online.
Each December, Lewis’s festive sold-out shows help ring in the season and audiences travel from across the globe to join in the hottest party in town. Lewis will be joined in Broadway’s Living Room by his swingin’ band: musical director Joseph Joubert on keyboards, George Farmer on upright and electric bass, and Perry Cavari on drums and percussion. He and the boys will perform material from the past shows, songs from “The Norm Lewis Christmas Album,” and some new songs he’s excited to debut as he reflects on 2020.
Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and executive produced by The Katz Company, the show will feature special guests including Sierra Boggess and Lewis’s cousin, the renowned Pastor Bobby Lewis, as well as a few surprises.
This curated concert will feature cinematic, four-camera HD shoots to bring the glamour and intimacy of Broadway’s Living Room directly to in-home screens. Designed for streaming by an award-winning production team, the audio and video reflect a high standard of presentation that have made evenings at Feinstein’s/54 Below New York’s most unique cabaret experiences.
Norm Lewis has appeared at Bay Street Theater as part of the annual Music Mondays series. He can currently be seen starring in the Netflix film “Da 5 Bloods” by Spike Lee and in the Hulu miniseries, “Mrs. America.” He was previously seen in the NBC television special, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,” alongside John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Alice Cooper. He received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award nominations for his performance as Porgy in the Broadway production of “The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess” and recently appeared in the Broadway revival of “Once on This Island,” and as Sweeney Todd in the Off-Broadway production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” In May 2014, he made history as “The Phantom of the Opera’s” first African American Phantom on Broadway. He has also been seen on many TV series, including on the hit drama “Scandal,” in which he plays the recurring role of Senator Edison Davis.
Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein’s/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theater district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein’s/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.
To access “Norm Lewis in Concert” on December 17, at 8 p.m., visit baystreet.org. Tickets are $25.