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1.152554In the play Choir Boy, Pharus longs to take what he feels is his rightful position as The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys gospel choir leader. Will he be given the chance? He may not. It will be a major uphill battle for the young man who doesn’t seem to fit the mold.


The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is devoted to the development of strong, ethical, morally upright black men. Pharus Jonathan Young pursues his dream of becoming the leader of the school’s prestigious choir. But Pharus doesn’t conform to the school’s vision of a choir leader. Can this young man fulfill his dream of becoming a part of the hallowed halls of this institution?

Show Facts


Junior Davis Nicholas L. Ashe
David Heard Kyle Beltran
Austin Justin “AJ” James Grantham Coleman
Headmaster Marrow Chuck Cooper
Mr. Pendleton Austin Pendleton
Pharus Jonathan Young Jeremy Pope
Bobby Marrow Wallace Smith


Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Director Trip Cullman
Set and Costume Design David Zinn
Lighting Designer Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Designer Fitz Patton


Manhattan Theatre Club
131 West 55th Street
New York, NY

Preview:  June 18, 2013 Open: July 2, 2013  Status: Closed Aug. 11, 2013

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