Phillip Boykin is performing CROWN in Broadway’s “Porgy and Bess”

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Phillip Boykin is presently performing in his Broadway Debut As Crown in the new Broadway Version of The Gershwin’s “PORGY AND BESS” at the Richard Rodgers Theatre located at 226 West 46th Street, in New York City.

This show has been extended 3 times and is scheduled to run through the end of September 2012.

All together, Porgy And Bess earned

10 TONY AWARDS Nominations including Phillip Boykin For (Best Performance By An Actor In A Featured Role Of A Musical)

Porgy and Bess will begin a National Tour in the fall of 2013.

Mr. Boykin received the 2012 Theatre World Award for An Outstanding Broadway Debut


the 2012 I.R.N.E. Award for his the role of Crown.

Phillip was also nominated for a “Outer Critics Circle Award”, and a “Drama Desk Award”.

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Phillip Boykin will perform the role of “Crown” in Porgy and Bess at American Repertory Theater

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American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) Loeb Drama Center, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA opens its 2011-12 season with The Gershwin’s’ Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin. The adaptation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with choreography by Ronald K. Brown, Led by Audra McDonald as Bess and Norm Lewis as Porgy. The Company includes David Alan Grier as Sporting Life, Joshua Henry as Jake,

Phillip Boykin as Crown,

Nikki Renee Daniels as Clara, Bryonha Marie Parham as Serena, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Maria, Cedric Neal as Frazier, J.D. Webster as Mingo, Heather Hill as Lily, Phumzile Sojola as Peter, and Nathaniel Stampley as Robbins. The ensemble also includes Allison Blackwell, Roosevelt Andre Credit, Trevon Davis, Joseph Dellger, Wilkie Ferguson, Alicia Hall Moran, Andrea Jones-Sojola, and Lisa Nicole Wilkerson; the Coroner is Joseph Dellger.


August 17 – October 2, 2011

Opens for the reviewing press on August 31 at 7:00 pm.


Performances are at the

Loeb Drama Center,

64 Brattle Street, Cambridge

Phillip Boykin will make his New York City Opera Debut

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Phillip Boykin

will make his New York City Opera

debut as

“Inspector Watts”


In Stephen Schwartz’s first opera, the psychological thriller,


Séance on a Wet Afternoon

April 19, 2011 – May 1,20011

New York City Opera

Lincoln Center


NY City Opera presents the New York premiere of Séance on a Wet Afternoon, the first opera by Oscar and Grammy-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Soprano Lauren Flanigan is Myra Foster, baritone Kim Josephson makes his company debut as Bill Foster, Todd Wilander makes his City Opera debut as Charles Clayton, Melody Moore debuts as Rita Clayton, Jane Shaulis is Miss Wintry, Pamela Jones is Miss Rose, Bill Lagundino is Mr. Bennett, Boyd Schlaefer is Mr. Cole, Juan José Ibarra is a Policeman, Phillip Boykin debuts as Inspector Watts, and Michael Marcotte makes his company debut as the Irish Tenor. Excerpts from Séance on a Wet Afternoon were presented at City Opera’s VOX showcase in 2009. The opera had its world premiere on September 26, 2009, at Opera Santa Barbara in California. City Opera Music Director George Manahan conducts the production, directed by Scott Schwartz, with sets by Heidi Ettinger, costumes by Alejo Vietti, and lighting by David Lander, all making their City Opera debuts.

Phillip Boykin at Benedict College in Columbia, SC

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Benedict College

presents PHILLIP BOYKIN, bass-baritone in a Short Recital





Tuesday February 1st. 11:00 A.M. Antisdel Chapel an ALL College Assembly

A graduate of the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford), Mr. Boykin will present a program of spirituals, art songs, arias, and Musical Theater repertoire accompanied by Dr. Ronald H. High, pianist. A special feature of the recital will be Mr. Boykin’s interpretation of “Ol’ Man River.” He has gained international prominence with his performances of Crown in Porgy and Bess; and Joe in Show Boat. Part two of Mr. Boykin’s appearance will be a lecture for Music Seminar on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at 4:00 p. m. in the Little Theatre.


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Goodness and Evil were portrayed magnificently by Patrick Blackwell as “Porgy”, and Phillip Boykin as “Crown”. While wondering why these two men weren’t performing with the Met, they were clearly the cornerstone of quality to this production. Not only in voice but in acting skill, these two formidable foes were so convincing that during the curtain call “Crown” was loudly booed by the audience. Evidence that he had done his job well, Phillip Boykin broke into a broad grin.

Phillip Boykin is Crown in the 75th Anniversary National Tour of Porgy & Bess

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Thanks to all of you who came out to support our tour. We’ve just completed the first leg of the tour in Hartford, CT. We will be back on the road again in the Fall. Keep your eyes on for more information and his performance schedule.

Thanks again.

Porgy & Bess -Passion, jealousy, murder, poverty, make up the heady brew of this evocative story. Porgy, a downtrodden but generous beggar, haunts the streets known as “Catfish Row,” a poor district of early 20th century segregated Charleston, South Carolina. Ardently in love with the prostitute Bess, Porgy has to share his affections with her violent former lover Crown and the roguish suitor Sportin’ Life. Written by George Gershwin to a libretto by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, Porgy and Bess has enjoyed spectacular fame all over the world since its first modest production in New York City October 1935. This operatic masterpiece has spawned a string of hit songs that have become international icons of the American tradition.



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.

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 roguish winks, mischievous eye-pops and stylish physical humor. “Wow, what a performer.” “.. the comical Your Feet’s Too Big done larger-than-life by the incredible Boykin.” – St. Petersburg Times

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 harmonies throughout the show such as in audience favorites “Spanish Harlem,” “On Broadway” and “Stand by Me.” –Southern Florida By Lareviera   ‘Smokey Joe’ is rock ‘n’ roll, Broadway style

By:Bill DeYoung – (Contact)Thursday, January 24, 2008 “With his big bass voice, Phillip Boykin is the focal point of every scene he’s in.”

Carol Saunders: ‘Smokey Joe’s’ cast having a wonderful time – Phillip Boykin,“with an amazing bass voice that could crumble concrete when doing “You’re The Boss” (with Jaygee) and “Little Egypt.” “