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NormLewis

NORM LEWIS

National Symphony Orchestra

Steven Reineke, conductor
JUL 30 + 31 | 8 PM

PROGRAM

Selections from The Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber

“Life is” from Zorba
John Kander/Fred Ebb

“Ya Got Trouble” from The Music Man
Meredith Willson

“Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber/Charles Hart/Richard Stilgoe

“At the End of the Day/Do You Hear the People Sing?” from Les Misérables
Alain Boublil/Claude-Michel Schönberg

“Stars” from Les Misérables
Alain Boublil/Claude-Michel Schönberg

“I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’” from Porgy and Bess
George Gershwin

Selections from Sweeney Todd
Stephen Sondheim  

“Waiting for Life” from Once on This Island
Stephen Flaherty/Lynn Ahrens

“The World Above” from The Little Mermaid
Alan Menken/Howard Ashman/Glenn Slater

“Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid
Alan Menken/Howard Ashman/Glenn Slater

Selections from Jesus Christ Superstar
Andrew Lloyd Webber

“Home” from The Wiz
Charlie Smalls

“Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime
Stephen Flaherty/Lynn Ahrens

“Being Alive” from Company
Stephen Sondheim

NORM LEWIS

Norm Lewis can currently be seen starring in the SAG, Critics Choice, and NAACP Image Award-nominated Netflix film Da 5 Bloods by Spike Lee, and in the Hulu miniseries Mrs. America. He was previously seen in the NBC television special, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!, alongside John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Alice Cooper. He recently appeared in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island and as Sweeney Todd in the off-Broadway production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Barrow Street Theatre, receiving the AUDELCO Award for his performance. In May of 2014, Lewis made history as The Phantom of the Opera’s first African American Phantom on Broadway.

Lewis has been seen on PBS in the Live From Lincoln Center productions of Showboat with Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis: Who Am I?, and New Year’s Eve: A Gershwin Celebration with Diane Reeves, as well as American Voices with Renée Fleming and the PBS Special First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb. He can be seen recurring in the VH1 series, Daytime Divas, also alongside Vanessa Williams.  His additional television credits include Better ThingsThe Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bull, Chicago Med, Gotham, The Blacklist, and Blue Bloods, as well as in his recurring role as Senator Edison Davis on the hit drama Scandal.

Lewis is a proud founding member of Black Theatre United, an organization which stands together to help protect Black people, Black talent and Black lives of all shapes and orientations in theatre and communities across the country. He received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award nominations for his performance as Porgy in the Broadway production of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess. Other Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Chicago, Amour, The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon, and The Who’s Tommy. In London’s West End he has appeared as Javert in Les Misérables and Les Misérables: The 25th Anniversary Concert, which aired on PBS.

Off-Broadway Lewis has performed in Dessa Rose (Drama Desk nomination, AUDELCO Award), Shakespeare in the Park’s The TempestThe Two Gentlemen of Verona (Drama League nomination), Captains Courageous, and A New Brain. His regional credits include Porgy in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (A.R.T.), Ragtime, Dreamgirls (with Jennifer Holliday), First You Dream, Sweeney Todd, and The Fantasticks.

His additional film credits include Magnum Opus, Winter’s Tale, Sex and the City 2, Confidences, and Preaching to the Choir.

STEVEN REINEKE, conductor

Steven Reineke has established himself as one of North America’s leading conductors of popular music. This season Reineke celebrates his 10th season as Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He also holds the post of Principal Pops Conductor of the Houston and Toronto Symphony Orchestras. Additionally, this season Reineke celebrates his 10th anniversary as Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.  

Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and his extensive North American conducting appearances include Dallas, Detroit, and the Ravinia Music Festival.

On stage, Reineke has created programs and collaborated with a range of leading artists from the worlds hip-hop, R&B, Broadway, television, and rock including: Maxwell, Common, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Cynthia Erivo, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Wayne Brady, Peter Frampton and Ben Folds, amongst others. In 2017 he was featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered leading the National Symphony Orchestra—in a first for the show’s 45-year history—performing live music excerpts in between news segments. In 2018 Reineke led the National Symphony Orchestra with hip-hop legend Nas performing his seminal album Illmatic on PBS’ Great Performances.

As the creator of more than 100 orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Reineke’s work has been performed worldwide, and can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings on the Telarc label. His symphonic works Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Casey at the Bat are performed frequently in North America, including performances by the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic. His Sun Valley Festival Fanfare was used to commemorate the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s pavilion, and his Festival Te Deum and Swan’s Island Sojourn were debuted by the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras. His numerous wind ensemble compositions are published by the C.L. Barnhouse Company and are performed by concert bands worldwide.

A native of Ohio, Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio (2020 Alumnus Distinguished Achievement Medal), where he earned bachelor of music degrees with honors in both trumpet performance and music composition. He currently resides in New York City with his husband Eric Gabbard.


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THANK YOU TO

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello,
Wolf Trap 2021 Season Underwriters

PNC Credit