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Cazenovia College selects “Hamilton” musical actor as commencement speaker

By Eric Reinhardt


Bryan Terrell Clark

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. — The man who has played George Washington in “Hamilton: An American Musical” on Broadway will be the speaker at the 194th commencement ceremony at Cazenovia College on May 18.

The college describes Bryan Terrell Clark as a “rising” actor and singer-songwriter, per its Wednesday news release.

Besides his role in the “Hamilton” musical, Clark has also starred as Marvin Gaye in “Motown: The Musical.” His TV credits include Fox’s “Empire.”

Musically, Clark has written for artists that include Jussie Smollett and Mary J. Blige. He has also performed with Brandy, Patti LaBelle, Ciara, and Michael Bublé. Clark is currently involved in the studio recording his solo album.

In 2017, Clark co-founded the philanthropic lifestyle brand “inDEFINED,” created to inspire and teach youth through the arts, Cazenovia College said.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Clark is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

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Photo credit: Cazenovia College website

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