Phillip Boykin

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Phillip Boykin (sometimes credited as Phillip Lamar Boykin) is an American stage actor. He is currently playing Crown in the Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess. For this role, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical.[1] One of ten children, Boykin grew up in Greenville, South Carolina.[2] He started studies in Opera Performance at South Carolina State College before transferring to the North Carolina School of the Arts. He left NCSA in 1990[3] and moved to the Hartt School of the University of Hartford where he received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance in 1995.[4] He later studied toward a Master's degree in Opera and Jazz Vocals from Howard University.[5]


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