Exclusive: Porgy and Bess Star Norm Lewis, the Sexiest Man on Broadway

BET.com talks to the actor about Hollywood and the most tempting women in hip hop.

Posted: 06/07/2012 05:45 PM EDT

Women are gasping and swooning for Norm Lewis, who is a Tony nominee for his powerful role as Porgy in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. The baritone singer has been on the Broadway grind for years, but his performance playing opposite the always fabulous Audra McDonald has officially made him a star.

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess brought in ten Tony nominations, including one for Lewis for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. If Lewis wins, he'll be the first African-American man to win in that category since Gregory Hines in Jelly's Last Jam back in 1992. 

In honor of the Tonys this Sunday, we sat down with a joyful Norm Lewis, quizzing him on his sex symbol status, which woman in hip-hop Porgy would leave Bess for and more.  

Check out the video below!

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