ABOUT FRANK LAWSON
As a kid growing up in West Palm Beach, Florida, singer/songwriter Frank Lawson loved to perform on stage more than anything. His passion for music eventually led him to study theatre at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he honed his craft until he inevitably moved to New York City to perform professionally.
He has performed all over the U.S., Caribbean and Europe. He also toured Asia in the hit Broadway musical RENT. After gaining a new perspective abroad, Lawson found his home in L.A. where he teamed up with his music producer Dan Whittemore to create his unique ground-breaking sound they call “Lawsonsoul”. Pulling from influences like John Legend, Sinatra and Coldplay, Frank’s soulful flavor mixed with a touch of rock is a refreshing sound that can all be heard of his EP "Goldie".
Some of Frank Lawson’s favorite stage performances include playing Charlie in Marilyn: The Musical at Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Billy Strayhorn in When Jazz Had The Blues, Berger in Hair, Hawker in The Who's Tommy, Papa Ge in Once On This Island, Rufus in Summer of Love with Michelle Lee and crooning in the one-man musical "Songs From An Unmade Bed". He is honored to have shared stages with legends Ben Vereen, Debbie Allen, Ossie Davis, Bob Hope and Stephen Sondheim.
In Spring 2019 he played both Boney M's creator Frank Farian and dancer Bobby Farrell in Boney Manilli, a play with music about the rise and fall of superstars Milli Vanilli. This collaboration with the United States Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria afforded him yet another amazing opportunity to share his gifts across the globe.
Frank Lawson stars as R Truth in CAMP WWE, the new animated series from Seth Green and WWE and plays Ben Vereen in Edgar Arceneaux’s Until, Until…Until which won the Malcolm McClaren Award for best show at Performa 15 in NYC.
Lawson received the 2018 Los Angeles Ovation Award and NAACP Theatre Award for his portrayal of the musical genius and Duke Ellington protege Billy Strayhorn in Carol Eglash Kosoff's When Jazz Had The Blues.
"Lawson inhabits his role of the musical genius Billy (Strayhorn)...makes all of his feelings of self doubt, of loneliness, of joy, of ectasy so transparent for all to see. Plus this man can SING!"
- Broadway World, Gil Kaan