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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!
On the outside, The Goodmans seem like the average American family: house in the suburbs, white picket fence and two sharp-witted kids. But inside, their lives are anything but normal, with long-buried secrets that threaten to tear them apart. Featuring powerful lyrics and an electrifying score, this explosive musical uses wry humor and brutal honesty to explore how family trauma can fracture the American Dream, while ultimately leading to a chance at new beginnings.