Members of the Cazenovia College community are pleased to announce that Bryan Terrell Clark—a rising actor and singer-songwriter—will serve as the speaker for the College’s 194th Commencement set for Saturday, May 18.
Clark is known for his starring role as George Washington in “Hamilton: An American Musical” on Broadway. He has also starred in the iconic role of Marvin Gaye in “Motown: The Musical,” as well as in Broadway’s acclaimed "Fences.” His numerous TV credits include Fox’s “Empire.”
Musically, Clark has written for such artists as Jussie Smollett and Mary J. Blige, and he has performed with Brandy, Patti LaBelle, Ciara, and Michael Bublé. He is now in the studio recording his solo album. In 2017, Cark co-founded the philanthropic lifestyle brand inDEFINED, created to inspire and teach youth through the arts.
In keeping with the theme of his life’s work, Clark has made it his mission to help as many young people as possible find their unique purpose in life. He connects his experiences on Broadway and the entertainment industry to relatable, real-life issues, like tackling insecurity and finding motivation, while inspiring audiences to use their past to fuel their future and discover the best version of themselves.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Clark is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, May 18, 2019 – the day we will come together to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2019.