The career of Lawrence Hamilton is paved with bold and creative achievements worldwide. A native of Foreman, Arkansas, he received his bachelor’s degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. While performing at Walt Disney World, he was discovered by talent manager Tommy Molinaro, who invited him to New York to audition for famed actor-director Geoffrey Holder.
Hamilton has performed as a dancer with BalleTap USA, The Brooklyn Dance Theater, and Southern Ballet Theater. As a vocal coach and arranger, he has worked with many artists in the recording industry, including Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (Mark Walhberg), and New Kids on the Block.
Hamilton has served as the musical director for Jessye Norman’s Jessye Norman Sings for the Healing of AIDS, which included performances by Elton John, Whoopi Goldberg, Toni Morrison, Max Roach, Bill T. Jones, Anna Deavere Smith, and a 60-voice choir. He has also performed in concert with the legendary Lena Horne, and for President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan at the White House, Ambassador and Mrs. Thomas Pickering at the US Embassy in Moscow, and Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.