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For 50 years, the elite boarding school Charles R. Drew Prep has stood by its traditions and prepared young black men to lead. But times and finances have changed, and the pressure on Drew’s legendary gospel choir is high. So when Pharus, an ambitious and talented student, is told to ignore a gay slur to take his place as the choir’s leader, he has to decide who he is and what he’s willing to fight for. A music-filled story of masculinity, tradition, coming of age, and speaking your truth from the writer of The Brother/Sister Trilogy (The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water, Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet).

Studio’s Subscription Series is the core of our programming, offering an uncommonly rich repertoire of provocative contemporary writing from around the world and inventive stagings of contemporary classics. 


POWERFUL! This Choir Boy sings a stirring tune. 

The Washington Post

This daring play should be required theatergoing for anyone who believes in the transformative power of the stage.

DC Theatre Scene

The rich language and music, coupled with emotionally-charged acting, and a compelling story make Choir Boy one to see.

Broadway World


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The Artists


Marty Austin Lamar
Headmaster MarrowMarty Austin Lamar
Jelani Alladin
Pharus Jonathan YoungJelani Alladin
Alan Wade
Mr. PendletonAlan Wade
Eric Lockley
Junior DavisEric Lockley
Jaysen Wright
Anthony Justin 'AJ' JamesJaysen Wright
Keith Antone
Robert 'Bobby' Marrow IIIKeith Antone
Jonathan Burke
David HeardJonathan Burke

Production Team

Kent Gash
DirectorKent Gash
Darius Smith
Music DirectorDarius Smith
Jason Sherwood
Set DesignerJason Sherwood
Dawn Chiang
Lighting DesignerDawn Chiang
Kathleen Geldard
Costume DesignerKathleen Geldard
Kenny Neal
Sound DesignerKenny Neal
John Keith Hall
Stage ManagerJohn Keith Hall