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… Read more »

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,… Read more »

Phillip Boykin at Benedict College in Columbia, SC

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presents PHILLIP BOYKIN, bass-baritone in a Short Recital   “FROM GREENVILLE, SC TO BROADWAY NY”     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… Read more »


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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… Read more »

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 »