Environmental Factor, November 2006, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Durham Native Tours in Broadway Show
By Eddy Ball
NIEHS employee Terry Lewis is a mom with good reason to be especially proud of her son during the Raleigh performances of the Broadway musical "Lion King." Durham native and Riverside High graduate Chris Lewis is a member of the Gazelle Company, which performed the musical to record crowds at Memorial Auditorium. He has been living his high school dream after landing a role as the understudy for the lead character Simba and member of the ensemble. Chris took over the role when S.J. Hannah went on vacation in late October.
A program assistant in the DIR Office of the Scientific Director, Terry Lewis spent five and a half weeks in September and October watching fellow employees make the connection between the shy mom and her handsome, talented son. "I told a few people when I found out Chris was coming [to the Triangle]," she said, "and the news began to spread like wildfire."
With his time in the limelight, Chris has already accomplished more than most performers. Now that he has a national tour to his credit, there's no telling how far Chris' talents will take him.