Norm Lewis

Norm Lewis

Highest Rated: 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020)

Lowest Rated: 36% Preaching to the Choir (2005)

Birthday: Jun 2, 1963

Birthplace: Eatonville, Florida, USA

Norm Lewis was an American actor and singer who became an in-demand stage presence both on and off Broadway, while also making the occasional appearance in film and television. Born on June 2, 1963 in Tallahassee, FL, Lewis grew up in Eatonville. After graduating from Edgewater High School in 1981, Lewis worked for the Orlando Sentinel, before deciding to pursue acting. With the encouragement of Ralph Petillo, who ran Orlando's Theater on Park, Lewis began taking classes and auditioning for roles locally. He landed his first film appearance in 1986, as a member of the Swing gang in Rob Reiner's coming of age classic "Stand By Me" (1986). Lewis first graced the stage as Agwe in a Long Island production of "Once On This Island" (1992), but his Broadway debut came when he was cast in a production of "The Who's Tommy" (1993). He was next cast as an understudy for the role of John in "Miss Saigon" (1995), and before long was climbing up the professional ladder, landing big roles in productions of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (1999), "Dreamgirls" (2001), "Chicago" (2004), "Hair" (2004), and made history when he became the first black actor to play Javert in a production of "Les Miserables" (2006). During his time away from the stage, Lewis found himself playing Keith McLean in a nine-episode arc on the classic daytime soap opera "All My Children" (ABC/Hulu, 1970-2013) in 1998. He went on to appear in two acclaimed productions of George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" (2011/2012), appeared as Senator Edison Davis in four seasons of Shonda Rhimes' highly popular political drama "Scandal" (CBS, 2012-), before making history once again by becoming the first African American to play the titular character in a New York production of "The Phantom of the Opera" (2014), and the third worldwide. Lewis could most recently be seen on television as Caiaphas in NBC's live televised production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" (NBC, 2018). In January of 2018, Lewis' career came full circle, when he once again played Agwe in "Once On This Island" at the Circle in the Square theatre, 26 years after making his stage debut with that same role.

Highest rated movies

Da 5 Bloods
Preaching to the Choir




92% 54% Da 5 Bloods Eddie (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnum Opus Charlie Lutwidge (Character) - 2017
36% 73% Preaching to the Choir Rev. Tucker (Character) $397.9K 2005


No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Henry King (Guest Star) 2022
72% 81% NOS4A2 Unknown (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 59% Bull Medical Examiner Henson (Guest Star) 2019
98% 77% Younger Clay (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 71% Chicago Med Bobby (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center Music Performer,
77% 67% Gotham Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Music Performer 2015
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods DA James Campbell (Guest Star) 2014
93% 73% Scandal Senator Edison Davis (Character),
Edison Davis (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1997