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After Struggling to Find His Place, Jeremy Pope Carves His Path on Broadway

You’re going to like Jeremy Pope. He’ll likely hug you upon greeting, which is good and great and all, but from there he’ll one-up himself on charm, on genuine enthusiasm for all areas of his life, and on energy, plain and simple. You’re going to root for him, and then you’re going to want to see every production he takes part in, be it Broadway or beyond.
It’s a few weeks before the close of “Choir Boy,” the production in which he currently stars, and he’s doing double duty these days: recording the album for his upcoming show “Ain’t Too Proud” with the cast in the morning, and onstage for “Choir Boy” come night. Today he’s had “a little egg, a little grit” and got in some downtime before he begins preparing to take the stage as Pharus, the lead role he first played in 2013 and has now reprised for the Broadway run of the Tarell Alvin McCraney show.
“Eight o’clock tonight, it’s time to hit it,” he says with a wide smile and palpable energy. “I got people here, so I’ve got to show up and show out for them.”
Pope, 26, grew up in Orlando, Fla., idolizing Whitney Houston; the

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