Bryan Terrell Clark, an accomplished actor and singer/songwriter who has performed in hugely successful Broadway shows and a wide range of popular television programming for various networks, is set to speak and perform “History Has Its Eyes on You” from the record-breaking Broadway hit, Hamilton, at Rutgers School of Social Work’s virtual convocation ceremony on May 18.
After first performing in Hamilton in 2017, Terrell Clark returned to Broadway in December 2019, reprising his role as George Washington. Critically acclaimed, the show has garnered a record-setting 16 Tony award nominations, 11 Tony Award wins, a Pulitzer Prize for drama, and a Grammy. It also has a multicultural cast of talented actors playing America’s founding fathers in a rap musical that is energetic, empowering, and enlightening.
Terrell Clark made his Broadway debut playing the iconic role of Marvin Gaye in Motown: The Musical, which received a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album. He also starred opposite Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett in the acclaimed drama Fences at the Pasadena Playhouse. Additional theater credits include the Mark Taper Forum’s production of Immediate Family directed by Phylicia Rashad, the Alliance Theatre’s Sophisticated Ladies, and His Girl Friday at the Guthrie Theater.
In 2019, Terrell Clark appeared in Ava DuVernay’s highly acclaimed Netflix miniseries When They See Us, and Queen Sugar on OWN. He appears in Cherish the Day on OWN in 2020. Among his other numerous television appearances include CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Unforgettable, CSI: NY, and The Unit. He has also had roles on NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura, Fox’s Empire, USA Network’s Royal Pains as well as BET’s The New Edition Story and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. In addition, he appeared in the film Collateral Beauty, which was released in 2016 by Warner Bros.
As a singer, songwriter, and producer, he was co-writer on Mary J. Blige’s “Irreversible” on the album My Life II and has performed with such artists as Maxwell, Brandy, Ne-Yo, Anita Baker, and many others.
Terrell Clark’s production company Artists Park Productions has a creative collaboration with INE Entertainment, a leading independent production company on a series of digital and television projects.
He is the co-founder of inDEFINED, an initiative that inspires and teaches young people to use their voices to erase constrictive labels in our society.
Terrell Clark graduated from the Yale School of Drama and Temple University. He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
More information about how to view this event can be found on our 2020 convocation webpage.