Parris Mone’t Lewis is a native of Brooklyn, New York who earned a Bachelor of Music Education K-12 from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Thanks to her background in voice, she can easily transition from singing classical opera music to belting out pop music. Recently, Parris performed as Pearl in the National Tour of Hairspray. Currently, Parris is performing in the 1st National Tour Tina: The Tina Turner Musical as Alline/ Ikette and is understudying the title role of Tina Turner.
Parris made her national tour début in The Color Purple, where she showed off her incredible upper register as Church Lady, as well as understudies the role of Shug Avery. She is also a champion of new works, performing in the workshop of Jubilee 11213 at Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative. Other musical theatre credits include performing as Sister Anne Bertha in Pray at Ars Nova, a workshop of Bars at The Public Theatre, and in the Seattle International Dance Festival.
Parris’ opera credits include performances as Clara in Porgy & Bess at Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, STONEWALL at New York City Opera, La bohème at Kaye Playhouse, The Elixir of Love, and Mile Long Opera. She is also no stranger to the concert stage, performing in Pyer Moss at New York Fashion Week, A Time Like This at Carnegie Hall, Bach’s Mass in B minor, the Shore Songs of the Fleet, and The Road Less Traveled.
"... audience really enjoyed..." – Broadway World
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical – “The sets and costumes were vibrant and made you feel like you were back at a concert in the early 70's and 80's. The audience really enjoyed seeing Parris Lewis (Tina) sing her hits and wearing the outfits, the hair, and the dance moves just as Tina did.”