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Smokey Joe’s at the Cape Playhouse

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Rock n’ Roll Fans hoot, holler, and whistle By Libby Hughes, drama critic for Cape Cod Today Philip Boykin was irrepressible in making advances to the women. His humor and devilish gleam in his eyes reached right across the lip of the stage into the audience.

Arena Stage’s “Crowns” at Lincoln Theatre in DC

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Crowns is back in town, and with direction andchoreography by Kenneth Lee Roberson (Broadway’s Avenue Q, Arena’s Lady Day atEmerson’s Bar & Grill) and musical direction by Grammy nominee e’MarcusHarper, this soulful musical will be bigger than ever in the Lincoln Theatre.Arena favorites Marva Hicks (The Women of Brewster Place) and E. Faye Butler(Dinah Was,… Read more »

“Showboat” The Boston Globe

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Among the standouts is Ron Bohmer as the gambler Gaylord Ravenal, whose glorious tenor in “Where’s the Mate for Me?” and “Make Believe” creates a stunning contrast with Phillip Boykin’s impossibly rich bass in “Ol’ Man River.” Kern’s score demands operatic skill from the singers, which can be off-putting if it isn’t grounded in strong… Read more »

Spectacular voices keep lengthy ‘Show Boat’ afloat at North ShoreBy Sally Applegate / North Shore Sunday

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This frequent use of “Ol’ Man River” is good news for the audience, because it means they get to hear plenty from the remarkable Phillip Boykin as Joe. Boykin, who played Joe in the national tour of “Show Boat,” receives a screaming, whistling, thunderous ovation from the NSMT opening night audience after his great performance… Read more »

Wow, What A Performer

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“Phillip Lamar Boykin shows what can be done with the human voice in Honeysuckle Rose.” Boykin has toured the world as an opera and pop opera singer, and has an incredible vocal range, going from clear falsetto to basso profundo in one breath. But here, he also gets to show his considerable comedic talents, with… Read more »

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

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Phillip Boykin is the find of this show. It is rare to hear a real, rich bass voice such as his. It is matched with a comedic style that is charming and childlike. He does a nice job in “You’re The Boss,” but his voice can be heard as the foundation of the great vocal… Read more »

Show Boat 2007 Wayne NJ

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Hello Friends,It’s been a few years since I received some wonderful reviews for my performance in a National Tour of “Show Boat”. I am happy to say that, I will once again appear as “Joe”. I will perform with the Tony Award Nominee Robert Cuccioli from “Jekyll and Hyde” also Broadway Star Gay Willis of… Read more »