Phillip Boykin, You Win the Tony of My Heart by LUCKY on JUNE 7, 2012 in TONY AWARDS 2012,TONY TALK When Audra McDonald won her Drama Desk Award for Porgy and Bess on June 4, she thanked her costars, and spoke of what an honor it was to fall in love with Norm Lewis eight… Read more »
Crown, played by Phillip Boykin, is a frighteningly fierce presence onstage with a rich singing voice to match.
Crown (a frighteningly great Phillip Boykin) turns into a killing, raping monster…
Phillip Boykin is a hardy, potent and terrifying Crown with a voice of booming iron and the malevolent force to enslave anyone within range. When he appears from the swamp after the picnic to rape Bess and drag her back from decency into a life of shame, the scene on Kiawah Island sizzles with the… Read more »
The burly Phillip Boykin looks dangerous as the brutish Crown and sings with muscular force
Crown, scarily played by bass-baritone Phillip Boykin, who has one of the most powerful voices heard in some time,
Rather than playing Crown as a charming charismatic playboy, Boykin is so convincing at making Crown brutal and dangerous that it turns Bess into a trapped woman who cannot escape from her fear, attraction or need for him. Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David Alan Grier and Phillip Boykin to pull out all the stops is… Read more »
Crown, a violent gambler powerfully incarnated by Phillip Boykin.
…the superlative Phillip Boykin as Crown, is outstanding.
Phillip Boykin is a commanding Crown…