Member of Class of 2019 will share his experiences of being at the Stonewall Riot, being a performer in theater and on TV, navigating Brooklyn College as an older student.

The Brooklyn College LGBTQ Resource Center is pleased to announce it will welcome back alumnus, actor, and singer Damon Evans for a special online event on Thursday, September 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Evans will discuss being at the Stonewall Riot, working as a television and theater performer, as well as navigating Brooklyn College as an older student, and more. There will also be a Q & A for attendees to ask questions at the end of the event.

Evans is an accomplished actor and singer of classical music who perhaps is best known as the second of two actors who portrayed Lionel Jefferson on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons. He also portrayed the young Alex Haley in the ABC television miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. He became the first African-American actor/singer to portray the role of Jesus Christ in the authorized production of Jesus Christ Superstar and has appeared at the New York City Opera, the Tulsa Opera, the Cincinnati Opera, the Virginia Opera, the Royal Opera in London, and the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam in addition to performing as a soloist. He has recorded for EMI Records, Chandos Records, and Dorian Records.

This event is sponsored by Brooklyn College’s LGBTQ Resource Center and the Office of Diversity and Equity Programs.

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