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2013
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Phillip Boykin — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Phillip Boykin

Show:
Porgy and Bess

Role:
Crown, Bess’ abusive former husband, who won’t give her up without a fight…or a murder.

Bio Brief:
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

Tony History
This is Boykin's first Tony nomination. 

Fun Fact:
Boykin speaks five languages (German, Italian, Spanish, French and English). He is also able to sing in Korean, Japanese and Chinese.

Quotable Quote:
“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

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