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Cedric Neal

Singer and Actor

Cedric Neal made his West End debut as Berry Gordy in Motown – The Musical in the original London cast.

Currently for ENO: Arbiter Chess 


Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: the critically acclaimed Cy Coleman revue Rhythm of Life (St James’ Theatre), and a turn as Sporting Life in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s Olivier-nominated production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess; the Tony-nominated After Midnight (Director/Choreographer: Warren Carlyle); and the 2012 Tony-winning revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Director: Diane Paulus.) Mr Neal was an original member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company at the Dallas Theater Center, where he starred in productions of The Who’s Tommy (Tommy), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), A Christmas Carol (Christmas Past), Death of a Salesman (Happy Loman), and as Billy Lyons in the world premiere of the musical Stagger Lee. Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA); Zach Theatre (Austin, TX); American Repertory Theatre (Cambridge, MA); WaterTower Theatre; Theatre Three; Jubilee Theatre; and Dallas Children’s Theatre.

Television credits: The Good Guys (Fox), and Seasons 4 and 5 of the Emmy-winning drama Friday Night Lights (NBC-Universal).

Film credits: Lost in London (written, produced and starring Woody Harrelson).

Cedric studied Classical Vocal Performance at the prestigious Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY), where he studied with Marcia Baldwin. His training also includes the Interlochen Arts Academy, and he’s a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington HSPVA (Dallas, Texas.)

Awards include: Helen Hayes Award (Outstanding Supporting Actor – Dreamgirls); Texas Legacy of Success; Leon Rabin Award (Outstanding Supporting Actor – Tick, tick…BOOM). Cedric is featured on the Original Cast Recording of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess as The Crabman.


Last updated: 11th April 2018