Phillip Boykin

Phillip Boykin(Actor) was nominated for the Tony® Award and Drama Desk Award for his portrayal of Crown in the Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess. Boykin has performed Porgy and Bess in Germany, Portugal, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand and has sung at the Kennedy Center and with the Cleveland Opera Company, Hartford Symphony, and Cleveland Pops. He also performed in the Broadway revival of On the Town and as Joe in the National Tour of Show Boat. Phillip started studies in Opera Performance at South Carolina State College before transferring to the North Carolina School of the Arts and then the Hartt School of the University of Hartford where he received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. He later studied toward a Master’s degree in Opera and Jazz Vocals from Howard University. He can be seen in the films Freedom starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Top Five starring Chris Rock.