Marty Lawson, a Warren native, is starring at Mr. Peterson in the new Broadway revival of the 1961 classic "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." He takes the stage alongside John Larroquette as J.B. Biggley, the boss of the World Wide Wicket Company; Daniel Radcliffe, who is assuming the musical role of quintessential company man J. Pierrepont Finch; adoring secretary Rosemary Pilkington played by Philadelphia-born Rose Hemingway, in her Broadway debut after touring nationally in Mamma Mia; and Anderson Cooper.
Lawson, who lives in Astoria, New York City, is the son of the late Raymond S. Lawson and Mary Lawson, Sugar Grove, and Rebecca Sheperd, Uniontown. He was born in Warren and moved to Uniontown when he was 4. He attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh. He has two half sisters, Megan and K.T. Lawson, who played Warren Area High School soccer for four years through 2009.
Lawson's first career move was his appearance in David Parson's dance company in NYC. He was featured on the cover of Dance magazine during that time. He has appeared in "Promises, Promises" (understudy Kirkeby, Eichelberger); "Shrek"; "Cry-Baby"; "The Times They Are A-Changin"; and "Movin Out" (Eddie), and in film and television in "Across the Universe" and "Law & Order."