Broadway’s Norm Lewis is appearing Next Week at Wolf Trap with the National Symphony Orchestra

By Sara Dudley Brown, Theatre Editor

Norm Lewis. Photograph by Peter Hurley.

Norm Lewis, Tony-nominated singer and actor, is joining the NSO in a performance of Broadway classics on the stage of the Filene Center at Wolf Trap on Friday, July 30, and Saturday, July 31, at 8 PM. You may have seen and heard Norm Lewis on Broadway in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, The Little Mermaid, The Kennedy Center’s The Music Man, NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, or many other productions including TV performances (like TV’s Scandal) in which, sadly, he doesn’t sing!

I have heard Norm Lewis sing many times and am always astonished at that velvety, rich baritone caressing every syllable he sings into burnished gold. Ahem! But I digress…Did I tell you how gorgeous he is? Sigh. And did you know that he was the first African American actor to perform the title role in Broadway’s long running Phantom of the Opera?

If you want to see this amazing singer as well as the world-renowned National Symphony Orchestra, visit

and please remember to use the discount code: NORM to receive 25% off this performance.

Tickets are sold in socially-distanced “pods” of 2 to 8 tickets. NOTE: If you can’t find a “pod” to accommodate your party, please call Wolf Trap’s Patron Services at 703-255-1868 or email [email protected].

I know you will thank me for this great tip on how to see Norm Lewis! Remember, 25% discount on Wolf Trap tickets! NORM is the code. Order online right away!

Sara Dudley Brown

Sara Dudley Brown is the Theatre Editor of The Zebra Press. She graduated with a music degree in voice from Rollins College Conservatory of Music in Winter Park Florida. After several years of professional singing and acting (Disney World and The Kenley Theatres as well as voice-over and film here in the DMV area), trying and failing miserably at being Barbra Streisand (the post was already filled), Sara decided to take her lifelong love of music and the theatre to create a profession which would use everything she had learned theatrically and musically over the years—corporate event production and management. She began with department store events, working for the May Company putting on events in 18 stores, and went on to found her own corporate event management company. She recently retired after 30 years of mounting mega events internationally and domestically for some of the world’s top aviation manufacturers. Now Sara is once again using her years of theatrical work as well as her musical training to review Metro Area professional theatre productions for The Zebra Press. She thinks this is a much more sane way to live and never tires of the excitement of a theatre opening!

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