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“A rarity in American musicals:
A bona fide leading man. ” - Ben Brantley

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LEWIS CLEALE,

CURRENT & UPCOMING

Discover the latest and greatest about Mr. Cleale and his various projects.

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Los Angeles Times

'The Honeymooners' musical coming to Old Globe in September

By DAVID NG December 6, 2012

STOCKTON SYMPHONY

Patrons' Choice concert: Broadway Tenors

February 9 - 10, 2013

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BROADWAY CLOSE UP

LYRICISTS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD … OF MUSICAL THEATER

Monday, December 3, 2012

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

"The Book of Mormon" is a hit!

Ben Brantley says: "So hie thee hence, nonbelievers!"

Read more about Pulsar!

Hôtel la mamounia

Best of Broadway New Year's Eve Gala

December 31, 2010 Marrakech, Morocco

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“One of the most elegant, musicianly Broadway vocalists to come along in years.”

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MR. cleale!

A small collection of the cast albums and recordings that Lewis has been a part of.

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The book of mormon (ORIGINAL CAST)

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Infinite Joy: The songs of William Finn

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Once upon a mattress (1997 Revival)

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Call Me Madam (1995 Broadway Cast)

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RCA's 100 Years of Music: Great musicals

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Amour (Original Broadway Cast)

A "sweet-voiced tenor of engaging emotional transparency." - BRANTLEY

BIO-
GRAPHY



MR. CLEALE IS CURRENTLY

delighting and offending theatre-goers as Joseph Smith, the Mission President, and — yes, that's right — Jesus among others in THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway.

Before that, he played many roles on many stages, including Michael

in I DO! I DO! opposite Tony nominee Kate Baldwin at the Westport Playhouse. He was part of James Lapine's original SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM with Barbara Cook and Vanessa Williams for the Roundabout Theatre, and starred as Bick Benedict in the world premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s GIANT. Lewis also played El Gallo in the New York production of THE FANTASTICKS, directed by Tom Jones; and Lancelot in CAMELOT at the St. Louis Muny.

Broadway audiences applauded him in SPAMALOT as Sir Galahad, The Black Knight, and other zany characters, directed Mike Nichols; AMOUR; ONCE UPON A MATTRESS as Sir Harry with Sarah Jessica Parker; and SWINGING ON A STAR, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination.

Off-Broadway he played Gordon in A NEW BRAIN at the Lincoln Center Theater; Si Morley opposite Laura Benanti in TIME AND AGAIN for the Manhattan Theatre Club; and he played opposite Tyne Daly in CALL ME MADAM for City Center's Encores! He was also seen in the original cast of Big City Rhythm: The Songs of Barry Kleinbort.

Nationally he toured as Joe Gillis in SUNSET BOULEVARD opposite Petula Clark; Lt. Cable in SOUTH PACIFIC with Robert Goulet; and Sam in the Las Vegas company of MAMMA MIA! Mr. Cleale has played leading roles in more than 30 regional productions, including Giorgio in PASSION, for which he received the Helen Hayes Award; John Adams in the acclaimed production of 1776 at the Fords Theater in Washington, D.C., and Alfie in

the Burt Bacharach musical WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW, opposite Sutton Foster.

Mr. Cleale can be heard on many recordings including: Infinite Joy: The Songs of William Finn, Encores from Encores!, Adam Guettel’s Myths and Hymns, RCA/Victor’s Great Musicals, Call Me Madam (Broadway Revival cast), Amour (original cast), Once Upon a Mattress (1996 Broadway Revival), Swinging on a Star (original cast), Big City Rhythm: The Songs of Barry Kleinbort (original cast), I Love New York with Bryan Batt (original cast) and Sarah Zahn: Witch Craft.

He is a graduate of the University of Miami where he was named a Distinguished Alumnus.

“bliss-making to behold.”

— THE Wall street journal

“SUSTAINED FUNNY!”

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KEITH OLBERMANN

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HIGHLIGHTS,

in the spotlight

The archive of some of Mr. Cleale's best reviews.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

Missionary Men With Confidence in Sunshine

By BEN BRANTLEY March 24, 2011
"This is to all the doubters and deniers out there, the ones who say that heaven on Broadway does not exist." MORE

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

50 Years of Wedded Life in Two Acts

By SYLVIANE GOLD August 20, 2010
"So you wonder if Ms. Baldwin and Mr. Cleale will be able to keep you interested for the next 50 years. The answer, unequivocally, is yes." MORE

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

A More Intimate 'Passion' Throws Off Its Inhibitions

By BEN BRANTLEY June 20, 1996
"The show belongs to Mr. Cleale's Giorgio [...] whose strength of presence relies less on gung-ho showmanship than an aura of gentle sensitivity." MORE

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THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

'The Book of Mormon' at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre

By CHARLES McNULTY March 24, 2011
"If the sound of doorbells has ever provoked bigger guffaws in the theater, there must be some forgotten comedy gem about Avon ladies." MORE

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

Tribute to a Jazz-Age Lyricist

By BEN BRANTLEY October 23, 1995
"Lewis Cleale, the honey-voiced tenor (the charmer in the recent "Call Me Madam") gives "Star" its most celestial musical moments." MORE

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