Porgy and Bess
Crown, Bess’ abusive former husband, who won’t give her up without a fight…or a murder.
Boykin is making his Broadway debut. Renowned for his work in opera, the South Carolina native has performed Porgy and Bess in Germany, Portugal, Japan, Australia and New Zealand and has sung at the Kennedy Center and with the Cleveland Opera Company, Hartford Symphony and Cleveland Pops.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
—Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut Performance
This is Boykin's first Tony nomination.
Boykin speaks five languages (German, Italian, Spanish, French and English). He is also able to sing in Korean, Japanese and Chinese.
“I learned Crown is a regular person. He’s not just a monster. I had to create a reason for him being a monster.” —Boykin in a Fresh Face interview with Broadway.com, 1/12