Evan Tyrone Martin

Chicago based actor, singer, performer.

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Photo Credit: Ghostlight Photography

Evan Tyrone Martin is a graduate of Ashland Unversity and native of Cleveland, Ohio. A Chicago based actor,  some of  Evan's recent credits include:  the critically acclaimed new musical The Black Clown at the Tony-Award Winning American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T), Ali Hakim in Oklahoma! (Marriott Theatre),  Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits (Music Theater Works), Hud in Hair (Mercury Theatre), Jesus of Nazareth in Jesus Christ Superstar (Paramount Theatre, BTAA Nomination), I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett (Mercury Theatre, Jeff Nomination), Curtis Taylor, Jr. in Dreamgirls (Porchlight Theatre, BTAA Nomination), Raymond Deagan in Far From Heaven (Porchlight, Jeff Nomination), King Triton in The Little Mermaid (Paramount Theatre) and (Arkansas Rep), Jake in Side Show (Porchlight, Jeff Nomination), Tom Collins in Rent (Paramount), Harpo in The Color Purple (Mercury Theatre), Valentin in Kiss of the Spider Woman (Boho Theatre, Jeff Nomination), Janitor/Reporter in See What I Wanna See (Bailiwick Chicago/Steppenwolf

Garage), as well as starring in his ongoing show one man shows Unforgettable: Falling in Love with Nat King Cole and An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas  —which will be starting it’s First National Tour in Winter 2018 — with the company Artists' Lounge Live!

In addition to being nominated for numerous Jeff Awards, Black Theater Alliance Awards, and a BroadwayWorld.com in Chicago, Evan was highlighted in 2016 by Chicago Tribune as "Desined for Stardom: One of the Hot New Faces of Chicago Theatre" as well as having Chicago Magazine give him a shout out as one of "Five Chicago Actors Who Could Win Tonys Someday" in 2003.

Evan looks forward to continually creating passionate and challenging works of theatre and musical theatre in the talent rich and ever-evolving Chicago Theatre community and beyond! 


Upcoming Performance


600 I 1968: Song by Song

Nov. 5th, 2018 7:00 - 8:15pm
Francis W. Parker School - Diane and David B. Heller Auditiorium

The Humanities Festival is BACK and this year we’re exploring the history and impact of our visual culture.

Join Evan as he takes the stage with some of the best performers in Chicago — E. Faye Butler, Rob Lindley, Bethany Thomas, Doug Peck, and Mark J. P. Hood, and many more — as we explore the music of the year 1968!

From the Vietnam War, to the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, and the violence around the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, 1968 was one of the most turbulent years in American history. It was also a banner year in American music, with artists like Nina Simone, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Laura Nyro, James Taylor, Marvin Gaye, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young producing some of their most vibrant work.

The year’s Fastival is from October 27 - November 11.

For more information on the Chicago Humanities Festival or to purchase tickets to this concert, click here.



You're in luck because A NAT KING COLE CHRISTMAS is hitting the road on a FIRST NATIONAL TOUR following an acclaimed run in St. Louis last Christmas. Join us as we make our way through Oregon, California, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Minnesota, Florida and MORE -- all beginning in LATE NOVEMBER!

Be sure to keep a close eye on THIS PAGE or the Evan Tyrone Martin FACEBOOK FAN PAGE for more information on upcoming tour dates, ticket information, as well as fun behind the scenes pictures and clips as we prepare to hit Route 66 and make our way across America!