Finding Your Purpose: From Baltimore to Broadway’s “Hamilton”
Drawing on real-life lessons from his humble beginnings in Baltimore to his starring career on Broadway – most notably as George Washington in Hamilton: The Musical – Bryan Terrell Clark inspires others to reach their full potential in life while leaving a positive impact on the world. Much like he does with his philanthropic lifestyle brand inDEFINED, Bryan uses exposure to the arts to empower young change-makers to dream big and discover the best version of themselves.
Bryan Terrell Clark motivates and inspires
Known for his starring role as George Washington in Hamilton: An American Musical on Broadway, BRYAN TERRELL CLARK has made it his mission to help as many young people as possible find their unique purpose in life. He connects his experiences on Broadway and the entertainment industry to relatable, real-life issues, like tackling insecurity and finding motivation, while inspiring audiences to use their past to fuel their future and discover the best version of themselves. From the Student Government Association’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. event at Garden City Community College to Norwich University's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programming to Penn State Altoona's Distinguished Speaker Series, Clark speaks about the importance of letting passion drive creativity and emphasizes that in life, the journey is more important than the destination. He received raves on Twitter for his recent talk at PACE Center For Girls' All About Girls Summit: "You were EVERYTHING at this morning's All About Girls Summit...Thank you for your truth, wisdom, humor, experience and inspiration!" and "Great speaker, super funny, pleasantly positive." A sample of Clark's upcoming speaking engagements include the 5th annual D.I.V.E. RI Conference, Cazenovia College’s 194th Commencement, and Heidelberg University's HYPE Career Ready Program.
Bryan Terrell Clark is an accomplished actor and singer/songwriter who has performed in hugely successful Broadway shows and a wide range of popular television programming for various networks.
Bryan recently appeared as George Washington in the record-breaking Broadway box-office smash hit “Hamilton.” He made his Broadway debut playing the iconic role of Marvin Gaye in “Motown: The Musical,” which received a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for “Best Musical Theater Album.” Bryan also starred opposite Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett in the acclaimed drama “Fences” at the Pasadena Playhouse. Additional theater credits include the Mark Taper Forum’s production of “Immediate Family” directed by Phylicia Rashad, the Alliance Theatre’s “Sophisticated Ladies” and “His Girl Friday” at the Guthrie Theater.
Numerous television appearances include CBS’s “NCIS: New Orleans”, “Blue Bloods,” “Person of Interest,” “Unforgettable,” “CSI: NY” and “The Unit.” He has also had roles on NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura,” Fox’s “Empire,” USA Network’s “Royal Pains” as well as BET’s “The New Edition Story” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.” In addition, Bryan appeared in the film “Collateral Beauty,” which was released in 2016 by Warner Bros.
Bryan is a co-writer on Mary J. Blige’s “Irreversible” on the album “My Life II.” Bryan has performed with such artists as Brandy, Monica, Ne-Yo, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Ciara, Yolanda Adams, Maxwell and many others. He is a featured vocalist on Michael Bublé’s “Crazy Love” and is currently in the studio recording his solo album. Bryan is also the host of “Bryan Terrell Clark’s Tribute” which has featured appearances with Stevie Wonder, Ledisi, Lalah Hathaway, Rahsaan Patterson and Kenny Lattimore.
Bryan is the co-founder of inDEFINED, an initiative launched in 2017 that inspires and teaches young people to use their voices to erase constrictive labels in our society. The online apparel brand raises money for various charities and philanthropic organizations and supports arts education for at-risk youth.
Bryan graduated from the Yale School of Drama and Temple University. He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and currently lives in New York City.