Meet the cast video series: Colby Lewis

In this ongoing series, we briefly introduce you to the actors performing in our plays in a fun way. Episode 91: Meet Colby Lewis, who is making his DCPA debut playing “The Greatest”: Cassius Clay (soon to be Muhammad Ali) in the Theatre Company’s “One Night in Miami.”

Lewis is a basketball player-turned-actor whose very first acting job – ever – was playing Steve in a professional staging of Rent in Wilmington, N.C. He talks about his affinity for Denzel Washington, Voodoo Donuts, and how playing hoops helps him as an actor.

One Night in Miami
is a powerful new play that imagines what occurred the night Cassius Clay spent with activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football player Jim Brown after Clay’s historic win over heavyweight champ Sonny Liston in 1964.

Video by John Moore and David Lenk. Run time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds.

One Night in Miami: Ticket information
Performances Through April 19 
Space Theatre
Performances daily except Monday
Call 303-893-4100, or go to the Denver Center’s web site at

More One Night in Miami cast videos:
Meet Morocco Omari
Meet Nik Walker
Meet Jason Delane
Meet William Oliver Watkins

Colby Lewis, as Cassius Clay, in rehearsal for the DCPA Theatre Company's 'One Night in Miami.'  Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen.
Colby Lewis, as Cassius Clay, in rehearsal for the DCPA Theatre Company’s ‘One Night in Miami.’  Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen.

Previous 2014-15 “Meet the Cast” episodes:
Leslie Alexander, A Christmas Carol
Joyce Cohen, Benediction
Amelia Marie Corrada, Benediction
Allen Dorsey, A Christmas Carol
Meet Adrian Egolf, Benediction
Donna English, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Charlie Franklin, Lord of the Flies

Patty Goble,The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Sam Gregory, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Matthew Gumley, Lord of the Flies
Lenne Klingaman, Appoggiatura
Darrie Lawrence
, Appoggiatura
Eddie Lopez, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Beth Malone, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Nick Mills Appoggiatura
Paolo Montalban, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Burke Moses, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Linda Mugleston, The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Rob Nagle, Appoggiatura
James Newcomb, Benediction
Leslie O’Carroll, A Christmas Carol, Benediction
Ben and Noah Radcliffe, Lord of the Flies
James Michael Reilly, A Christmas Carol
Socorro Santiago, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Lesley Shires, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Gregory Isaac Stone, Lord of the Flies
Nance Williamson, Benediction