Choir Boy

American Airlines Theatre

Previews Began: December 12, 2018

Opening Night: January 8, 2019

Closing Night: March 10, 2019

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Playwright: Tarell Alvin McCraney

Music: Fitz Patton

Jason Michael Webb

For fifty years, Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is a highly respected institution dedicated to helping its’ students grow into “strong, ethical black men.” But what happens when Pharus does not fit the mold for a typical “Drew man?” Pharus is different from his peers, and his effeminate nature constantly sets him apart. Though he may be the leader and most talented member of Drew’s renowned gospel choir, he struggles to gain their acceptance and respect. Choir Boy is a moving story of sexuality, race, hope, gospel music, and a young gay man finding his voice.


Nicholas L. Ashe                                        Junior Davis
Daniel Bellomy                                              Ensemble
Jonathan Burke                                             Ensemble
Gerald Caesar                                               Ensemble
John Clay III                         Anthony Justin ‘AJ’ James
Chuck Cooper                             Headmaster Marrow
Caleb Eberhardt                                       David Heard
Marcus Gladney                                            Ensemble
J. Quinton Johnson                                Bobby Marrow
Austin Pendleton                                   Mr. Pendleton
Jeremy Pope                            Pharus Jonathan Young

Understudies: Michael Genet (Headmaster Marrow), Gordon Joseph Weiss (Mr. Pendleton)

Jonathan Burke                       Pharus Jonathan Young
                                                2/26/19 – 3/10/19
Ryan Jamaal Swain                                        Ensemble
                                                2/26/19 – 3/10/19

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