Amazing Grace, A New Musical

NYC Reading

CRC Productions


About the Work:

Set in the mid-18th Century, Amazing Grace takes John Newton from ne'er-do-well heir of a thriving English slave trade concern to  fervent abolitionist and composer of the western world's most beloved hymn.

I played Billingsley (hard nosed captain of HMS Harwich), Monsieur Clow (French henchman to an African slave trader off the coast of Sierra Leone). Oh, yes. And a very contented baker in the English seaside town of Chatham.

Presented by Carolyn Rossi Copeland.


My Role:



Our Team: 

Christopher Smith, book, music & lyrics

Arthur Giron, book

Gabriel Barre, director

Kimberly Grigsby, music supervisor



Josh Young, Katie Rose Clarke, Robert Cuccioli, Andrew Samonsky, Laiona Michelle, Quentin Earl Darrington, Harriett D. Foy, Kayla Vanderbilt, Struan Erlenborn, Alison Cimmet, Andrew Durrand, Rachel Ferrera, Scott Richard Foster, Carly Hughes, Christopher Kale Jones, Allen Kendall, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Sarah Knapp, Elizabeth Ward Land, Dan Sharkey, Charles E. Wallace


Eugene Gwozdz, music director & piano

John Clancy, percussion

Pat McCorkle Casting, Pat McMorkle, Joe Lopick, Carter Niles

Don Myers, stage manager

Sara Swanberg, assistant stage manager

Robert E. Schneider, general manager

Steven Yuhasz, assistant director

ActingTony Howell2010