Filled with music and wonderful stories, Paul Robeson is the exciting chronicle of the life of one of the most important African American men of the 20th century. An All-American athlete and a lawyer with Columbia Law School credentials, Robeson realized early in his career that racial prejudice might prevent him from practice as an attorney. He turned to singing and acting, becoming world-renowned in both. In this musical play, Robeson recounts his extraordinary life and sings many of the songs closely associated with him. It provides an intimate look at this great man, from childhood to world star and activist for racial justice.

“'Go with your head and not your heart,' through a life that careened him across the world stage…A great show.” (—NY Post.)

Cast & Creatives


Phillip Hayes Dean


Steve Campo


Raphael Nash Thompson


Frank Owens

Set Designer

Michael Schweikardt

Costume Designer

Margaret Carbonneau

Lighting Designer

Deborah Constantine


Mickey Davidson

Musical Arrangement

Erine Scott

Music Direction and Original Music

Frank Owens

Technical Director

David Durbin

Stage Manager

Peter Durgin