Introducing... Adrian Lewis
Adrian Lewis was born on June 24th, 1983. At an early age he showed a real flare for the stage. At the age of 5 years old he began to sing the songs of Teena Marie and Stephanie Mills and then at the age of 7, Adrian entered his first talent show, singing “Tomorrow” from Annie and taking home first place. From that point you could not take him off the stage.
Adrian soon joined Christ Church Cathedral Boys and Men choir where he sang soprano I for 5 years, until he turned 13 years old when his voice started to change and thought he would never sing again. At this point Adrian had picked up the cello and attended The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in pursuit of becoming a professional cellist. While at The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Adrian joined the jazz choir at the school called “The Real Ambassadors” where he became the bass section leader.
After joining “The Real Ambassadors”, along with the school musicals he was reintroduced to his love for singing that he thought he had lost. Then at the age of 16 while joining some friends at an audition for “Fiddler on the Roof” he was asked to audition and ended up with the lead role of Tevye. From that point his love for the musical comedy had been solidify, and his focus has been to be on Broadway.
After graduating from High School, Adrian took some time to figure out what would be his next move. He had given up the idea of becoming a professional cellist and wanted to be a Broadway star, but had no real idea how to do it.
Adrian attended The Hartford Conservatory for 2 yrs while earning his equity card working for The Hartford Stage and The Weathervane Rep. Theater in New Hampshire. After his summer at the Weathervane he was invited to audition for “Naked Boys Singing” in Chicago, IL. Once Adrian auditioned he was offered a spot in the show. While in Chicago he got perform his dream role, Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime. Then the next stop for this out going, adventure actor was to Wisconsin, where he played Anatoly in Chess, and El Gallo in The Fantasticks. But he wanted to do more. Adrian wanted to be well rounded in all aspects of performing. Los Angeles was next for Adrian so he could work on films like one of his idols, Denzel Washington. While in LA he earned his SAG doing one liners in movies, extra work, while performing for local theaters, but wasn’t really happy.
Adrian wanted to be in NYC, but felt he wasn’t ready. Now Adrian has moved back to Hartford to finish his last year at The Hartford Conservatory. Adrian plans on moving to NYC to be “A Broadway Baby” in the summer of 2009.
Vocally, Adrian has been compared to Josh Groban and Brian Stokes Mitchells, with a stage presents of the great Sammy Davis Jr. and Paul Robeson. In his years of performing, he has had the opportunity to sing for President Clinton and took home “Best Soloist – Vocalist” award at The Berkeley School of Music High School Jazz Festival
“Thanks Dr. Peter Harvey for believing in me, you will be missed. I will be on Broadway!”