Michael Capasso presents the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
PHILLIP BOYKIN (Crown) Bass-Baritone, resides in NJ and is a native of Greenville, SC. Phillip is honored to be a part of this production of Porgy and Bess. He is a graduate of the University of Hartford's Hartt School of Music in CT; he also studied Jazz and Vocal Performance at Howard University and the NC School of the Arts. Phillip has toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Russia, Poland and North America. Performances include the roles of Joe in the National Tour Show Boat, Ken in Ain't Misbehavin', Crown/Jake in Porgy and Bess, Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar and Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel, the Harlem Gospel Singers, Fred in Smokey Joe's Café. Phillip's opera roles include Elder Ott (Susannah), Tarquinius (Rape of Lucretia), Don Alfonso (Così fan Tutte), Escamillo (Carmen), Marcello (La Bohème), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), both Leporello and Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), and Scarpia (Tosca). Mr. Boykin is also the Director of the NY Harlem Singers. Please visit www.phillipboykin.com for more information.
    Kevin Short (Porgy)
Kenneth Overtton (Porgy)
Kishna Davis (Bess)
Donita Volkwijn (Bess)
Reyna Carguill (Serena)
Phillip Boykin (Crown)
Reggie Whitehead (Sportin' Life)
Gwendolyn Brown (Maria)
Eric McKeever (Jake)
Chazmond Peacock (Mingo)
Taiwan Norris (Robbins)
Sequina Dubose (Clara)
Johnny Lee Green (Peter)
Natalya Simone Thomas (Lily)
Ambe Williams (Annie/Lily Understudy)
Mari-Yan Pringle (Strawberry Woman/
   Serena Understudy)
Frederick Jackson (Jim/Porgy Understudy)
Darnell Ishmel (Undertaker/Jake Understudy)
Sean T. Miller (Crabman/Nelson/
   Sportin' Life Cover)
Charles Jason Freeman (Funeral Solo Baritone/Jim/
   Undertaker Understudy)
Taleesha Janine Scott (Funeral Solo Soprano/
   Clara Understudy)
Colleen Beaumont (Ensemble/Bess Understudy)
Jeanette Blakeney (Ensemble/Maria Understudy)
Jaime Cepero (Ensemble/Scipio)
Jason McKinney (Ensemble/Crown Understudy)
Anthony P. McGlaun (Ensemble/Mingo/Robbins/
   Peter/Nelson/Crabman Understudy)
Angela Owens (Ensemble/
   Strawberry Woman Understudy)