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NatlEshipWeek Announces Keynote Speaker: Norm Lewis - Creative Entrepreneur & Broadway Performer

WASHINGTON, DC, Mon. Feb 14, 2022 — National Entrepreneurship Week (NatlEshipWeek), a congressionally chartered annual initiative, announces creative entrepreneur and critically acclaimed performer Norm Lewis as a keynote speaker.

Mr. Lewis is an Emmy, SAG, and Tony Award-nominated actor, singer and performing artist who has appeared in films, such as Spike Lee's "Da 5 Bloods" and on television in groundbreaking series such as ABC's Scandal and FX's Pose. He made history on Broadway as the first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and has broken barriers through his performances in shows such as The Little Mermaid, Porgy and Bess and Les Misérables to name a few. But his star-studded career did not start out that way, listen as Mr. Lewis takes us on his own entrepreneurial journey from a career in newspaper classified advertising sales to becoming one of the world’s most sought-after performers.

“We are very excited to have Norm as a keynote speaker,” said National Entrepreneurship Week Co-Chair Joe Kapp. “Norm brings a unique perspective on entrepreneurship, perseverance and the power of passion. His role as a creative entrepreneur serves as an inspiration for anyone seeking to change careers and follow their creative passions,” Kapp said.

Lewis will be speaking on Thursday February 17 at 6:00pm EST. To register for the Everyday Entrepreneur Speaker Series, visit the link below.


About National Entrepreneurship Week

National Entrepreneurship Week democratizes entrepreneurship and is dedicated to celebrating and uplifting the diverse voices of entrepreneurship across the United States. The annual initiative was founded in 2006 through a bi-partisan congressional charter. National Entrepreneurship Week hosts a series of virtual events (February 14-18, 2022) that are open to the public and free to attend.

Local and state organizations and government agencies interested in joining the ecosystem, participating in the initiative, or listing events for a national audience may learn more at:

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