‘Hamilton’ Actor Headlines Week Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Bryan Terrell Clark

December 13, 2019

Susquehanna University has a slate of events planned to honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the week of Jan. 20.

Headlining the university's annual Winter Convocation is Bryan Terrell Clark, an accomplished actor and singer/songwriter who recently appeared as George Washington in Broadway’s Tony Award-winning, smash hit Hamilton.

Clark will deliver his message, Finding Your Purpose: From Baltimore to Broadway’s Hamilton, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Degenstein Center Theater in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

Clark is 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.

He made his Broadway debut playing the iconic role of Marvin Gaye in Motown: The Musical. Numerous television appearances include Netflix’s When They See Us, OWN’s Queen Sugar, CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans and Blue Bloods, and Fox’s Empire. Musically, Clark has performed with Brandy, Ciara and Michael Bublé.

He is the co-founder of inDEFINED, a philanthropic lifestyle brand that raises money for various charities and philanthropic organizations and supports arts education for at-risk youth.

Clark graduated from the Yale School of Drama and Temple University. He is a native of Baltimore and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Additional activities during the week at Susquehanna include:

  • An interfaith chapel service, Visions of Justice, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 4:15 p.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium, with the Rev. Scott Kershner, university chaplain, presiding. All are welcome.
  • The Legacy of MLK – A Day of Teaching, on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The daylong event features lectures and readings in topics across the humanities and sciences.
  • A dramatic reading of I’ve Been to the Mountaintop, King’s final speech, delivered by Susquehanna alumnus Darrell Willis ’74 at 11:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in Mellon Lounge in the Degenstein Campus Center.

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