Program Books/Frank Lawson (he/him)

Frank Lawson (he/him)


Theater credits: Charlie in Marilyn! The New Musical at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas and Boney M’s frontman Bobby Farian in Boney Manilli in Lagos, Nigeria. His favorite credits include Sportin’ Life in Porgy and Bess, Berger in Hair, Hawker in The Who’s Tommy, and Ben Vereen in Until, Until…Until, which won the highest honor at Performa 15 in New York City. He starred in the award-winning James Brown musical Down Around Brown Town, crooned in the one-man musical Songs From an Unmade Bed, sang with Jennifer Nettles in Mamma Mia at the Hollywood Bowl, and toured Asia in Rent. TV credits: He plays the voice of eight-year-old wrestler R Truth in Seth Green’s animated television series Camp WWE. Awards: recipient of Los Angeles Ovation and NAACP Awards for his portrayal of Billy Strayhorn in When Jazz Had the Blues. Lawson teamed with producer Dan Whittemore to record his inspirational pop/rock EP Goldie. Most recently in Las Vegas, Lawson and vocalist Patrice Compton produced and starred in their new duets show It Takes Two with plans to tour in 2022. He graduated from Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. Lawson has shared the stage with legends Debbie Allen, Ben Vereen, Michelle Lee, Berna­dette Peters, and Stephen Sondheim, to name a few, and he is beyond honored to add the incomparable Angélique Kidjo to this list. @thefranklawson @lawsonandtriece.