Darryl Lewis is a singer, composer, playwright, actor, and educator. Mr. Lewis is a resident of Euclid, OH. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from The D’Angelo School of Music at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania. He also holds a Master of Music in Performance and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Kent State University. Mr. Lewis has been a proud member of Actors Equity Association since 2008 and he is represented by The Talent Group of Cleveland OH and Productions Plus of Detroit MI. He has been on many stages around the Cleveland OH area including Playhouse Square for 7 seasons of Christmas Carol with the Great Lakes Theater Festival. Other theaters include Karamu, Dobama, Beck Center, Cain Park, Geauga Lyric Theater, Rabbit Run Theater, Cassidy Theater, Willoughby School of the Arts, Oberlin College Summer Festival, and Youngstown State University. He was the winner of the 2011 Broadwayworld.com Equity Actor of the Year for the Cleveland Ohio area. He also took 1st Place in the National Association of Teachers of Singers competition at Cleveland State University.
His baritone voice has also been heard at the Chautauqua Opera, Michigan Opera, Rome Opera Festival, in Roma Italy, Bowling Green State University Opera Theater, and the Solon Center for the Arts. He has also been heard singing the National Anthem for the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians.
Mr. Lewis currently teaches at Andrews Osborne Academy. He also teaches voice at Case Western Reserve for their MFA candidates and he is the Artistic Director of the Willoughby Summer Theater Festival. He has previously taught at the Cleveland School of the Arts and Kent State University. He takes pride in helping students find their own voice through the performing arts. He is an advocate for immersive theater that is empowering, inclusive and purposeful.