Cedric Neal most recently was a Semi-finalist on The Voice UK 2019 Series. He made his West End debut as Berry Gordy in the original London cast of Motown – The Musical. Neal was featured as The Arbiter in the first revival of Chess at London’s Coliseum.
Other London credits include: Songs For A New World (London Palladium); Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); the European premiere of 21 Chump Street (Courtyard Theatre); ‘Willie’ in The View Upstairs (Soho Theatre); the critically acclaimed concert staging of Martin Smith’s musical King portraying the legendary civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cy Coleman’s revue Rhythm Of Life (St. James Theatre) and as Sporting Life in the Olivier Award nominated production of Porgy And Bess (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s).
Broadway credits include: the Tony Award nominated After Midnight (Director/Choreographer – Warren Carlyle) and the 2012 Tony Award-winning revival of Porgy And Bess (Director – Diane Paulus). Mr. Neal was an original member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company at the Dallas Theater Center, where he starred in productions of The Who’s Tommy; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Christmas Carol; Death Of A Salesman and as Billy Lyons in the world premiere of the musical Stagger Lee.
His American Regional Theatre credits include: Pollard Theatre (Oklahoma), Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA), Zach Theatre (Austin, TX), American Repertory Theatre (Cambridge, MA), Uptown Players, WaterTower Theatre, Theatre Three, Jubilee Theatre, Dallas Children’s Theatre (Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas).
Television credits include: The Good Guys (Fox); Seasons 4 & 5 of the Emmy Award-winning drama Friday NightLights (NBC – Universal) The Tony Awards (2012 & 2014); NBC Today Show; Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Olivier Awards (2015).
Film credits include: Lost In London (written, produced by and starring Woody Harrelson)
Cedric studied Classical Vocal Performance at the prestigious Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY.) His training also includes the Interlochen Arts Academy, and he’s a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington HSPVA (Dallas, Texas).
Awards include: Helen Hayes Award (Outstanding Supporting Actor in Dreamgirls); Texas Legacy Of Success and Leon Rabin Award (Outstanding Supporting Actor in tick, tick…BOOM!).
Cedric is featured on the Original Cast Recording of Porgy And Bess as The Crabman.