Lawrence Hamilton

 (b. 1954) – Born September 14, 1954, the career of Lawrence Hamilton has been paved with bold and creative achievements worldwide. A native of Foreman, Arkansas he attended the Foreman Public Schools and received a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He served as musical director for opera star Jessye Norman, performed at the White House, for Pope Paul II at the Vatican, and in concert with the legendary Lena Horne. At the Arkansas Repertory Theatre he appeared as Whining Boy in “The Piano Lesson,” created Souvenir (an evening of song featuring the works of Randy Goodrum) and directed the 2006 production of “Crowns.” An inductee into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame and Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame, he currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Philander Smith College in Little Rock. www.lawrencehamilton.com