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STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

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Get ready, 'cause here it comes- MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL that is! MOTOWN begins preview performances tonight, March 11 and will open on Broadway on April 14, 2013 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street).Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL will feature a book by Berry Gordy and music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue. Meet the company of the new musical with videos of them from past productions and roles below!

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy's incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and so many more.

Featuring all the classics you love, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. The music that shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat finally comes to Broadway in the season's most anticipated world-premiere event.



Brandon Victor Dixon (Berry Gordy)

Broadway: The Color Purple, Harpo (Tony Award nomination), City Center Encores!; Cotton Club Parade w/ Wynton Marsalis, Host, City Center Encores!; House of Flowers, Royal; The Lion King, Adult Simba. Off-Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys, Haywood Patterson (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and AUDELCO Award nomination); RENT, Tom Collins. Regional: Ray Charles Live!, Ray Charles (Ovation nomination); Far from Heaven, Raymond Deagan; Columbia University's 107th Annual Varsity Show, as well as numerous other productions. TV: Quincy Jones's "America's Millennium;" ABC's "One Life to Live," Darryl (recurring); "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," Dix (feature); "The Good Wife," clerk (guest star). Awards: Columbia University's I.A.L. Diamond Award for Achievement in the Arts, National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts First Level Award, British Academy of Dramatic Acting scholarship, Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist. Brandon, a Columbia University graduate, thanks family, friends, Jack Waddell, Abrams Artists, and Noble Talent Management for their continuous support and belief in him. BrandonVictorDixon.com @brandonvdixon

Valisia LeKae (Diana Ross)

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, she has been blessed to grace the Broadway stage in numerous productions such as The Book of Mormon, The Threepenny Opera, 110 in the Shadeand Ragtime. Other New York credits include the John Denver musical, Almost Heaven, as well as many readings and workshops. Her portrayal of "Sarah" in the Drury Lane production ofRagtime garnered her a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award and a Black Theatre Alliance nomination. Other regional credits include Caroline, or Change ("Emmie"), Dreamgirls ("Deena Jones"), Big River ("Alice's Daughter"), Godspell ("Joanne") and Little Shop of Horrors("Chiffon"), for which she was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award. She was featured in the "Live at the Lincoln Center" production of Camelot, which aired on PBS. She has toured throughout the country in All Shook Up ("Lorraine") and Mamma Mia! ("Lisa"), as well as proudly appearing with the USO. Television credits include "One Life to Live," "The 60th Annual Tony Awards" and "The View." Valisia is honored to be continuing Mr. Gordy's legacy and is humbled by this entire experience. Diana Ross and the music of Motown have always been part of the fabric of her life and she looks forward to paying tribute to Ms. Ross on the Great White Way. Valisia is grateful to God for the opportunity to live her dream and to serve her purpose in this world. She is forever grateful to her family and friends for the love and support along the way. Proverbs 16:3 valisialekae.com


Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson)

Broadway: Jersey Boys (Barry Belson), Sister Act (Officer Eddie Souther, TJ, Pablo U/S, Ensemble). Off Broadway: Walmartopia (Pearson/Lawrence). Theater: Jersey Boys (Barry Belson) Palazzo Las Vegas, Hair (Hud) European Tour, Johnny Baseball (Tim Wyatt), ART,Dreamgirls (Curtis Taylor, Jr.) SDMT, The Wiz (Scarecrow U/S, Ensemble) La Jolla Playhouse,Ragtime (Coalhouse) Performance Riverside, Six Degrees of Separation (Paul) Long Beach Playhouse, Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Chorus Line (Richie) Starlight Theater, Star Wars Trilogy 30 Minutes (Lando Calrissian) Edinburgh Fringe Festival. TV: "America's Got Talent," "Macy's 85th Thanksgiving Parade." www.charlbrown.com


Bryan Terrell Clark (Marvin Gaye)

Baltimore, Maryland native. After graduating from Yale School of Drama, he moved to California to begin a career as actor, singer/songwriter and host. He has starred opposite Laurence Fisburne and Angela Bassett in the play Fences and appeared in television shows such as "CSI New York," "The Unit" and "Tyler Perry's House of Payne." He is a co-writer on Mary J. Blige's current album release "Irreversible," on My Life II. Musically he has performed with such artists as Ne-Yo, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Ciara, Yolanda Adams and Maxwell. He is currently in the studio recording his solo album. He is the host of "Bryan Terrell Clark's Tribute" which has featured such artists as Stevie Wonder, Ledisi, Lalah Hathaway, Rahsaan Patterson and Kenny Latimore. Twitter @therealbtc, www.bryanterrellclark.com. He thanks his Family and Friends for their support. Jer 29:11

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Timothy J. Alex (Ensemble)

is truly honored to be involved with Motown: The Musical. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Timothy has been calling NYC home since 2000. Original Broadway casts: Elf (2010/12),How to Succeed in Business, Pal Joey, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Man of La Mancha, Sweet Smell of Success, Thou Shalt Not, Chicago, Titanic. Original Toronto Cast: Ragtime, Fosse, Sunset Boulevard, Crazy for You. TV: "Dancing with the Stars," "All My Children," "Grand Theft Auto IV."

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Michael Arnold (Ensemble)

Broadway: Billy Elliot, South Pacific, Jumpers, 42nd Street, Kiss Me Kate, Cabaret, Little Me,Chicago, Tommy, Guys and Dolls, ...Forum, Cats. Michael has been nominated for an Ovation Award, Joseph Jefferson Award, two "Helen Hayes Awards and is a recipient of the Fred Astaire Award. Choreography includes: Original companies of Songs for a New World(Daisy Prince / Jason Robert Brown), Flight of the Lawn Chair Man (Hal Prince), Bounce (Hal Prince / Stephen Sondheim) and the film, The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese).

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Nicholas Christopher (Ensemble)

Broadway debut! Born in Bermuda and raised in Boston, MA. Studied at both The Boston Conservatory and The Juilliard School. 1st National Tour: In The Heights. Off-Broadway: Rent,Hurt Village. Thank you family, friends and SMS for your lurve and support.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Rebecca E. Covington (Ensemble)

is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut with Motown: the Musical! National & International Tours: Mamma Mia, Ain't Misbehavin', Thoroughly Modern Millie. Regional: Aida, Little Shop of Horrors, Smokey Joe's Café, Ragtime, Hair, and 42nd Street. Sending love to Mom, Dad and Virgil for their endless love and support!! Thanks to God, BG, CRW, Stewart Talent, and Telsey. This one is for my angels DTC & AMJ! Isaiah 40:31! @RoRoCov

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Ariana DeBose (Ensemble)

Theater: Bring It On The Musical ("Nautica," Broadway, National Tour), Company (New York Philharmonic, 2011), Hairspray ("Inez," NCT). Television: "One Life to Live," "So You Think You Can Dance?" Season 6, Top 20 contestant.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

ANDREA DORA (Ensemble)

Broadway: Tarzan (Kala u/s). International Tours: RENT (Joanne). New York workshops: Jerry Mitchell's Peep Show and Josephine The Musical. Regional Theatres: Cape Cod Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, Prince Music Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals. Commercials/Industrials: Media Set, Bing, Gilette, New York Lottery, and McDonalds McCafe. Andrea is the founder, band leader, and singer in the New York City based band, The Hudson Project. www.andreadora.com

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Preston W. Dugger III (Swing)

A Washington, D.C. Native, he has had an extensive career performing with ballet companies across the nation from Dance Theatre of Harlem to Ballet San Jose. He made his Broadway debut in Memphis and is ecstatic to be a part of the cast of Motown. He would like to thank all his family for their support. Monette McKay, I wouldn't be here without you.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Wilkie Ferguson (Ensemble)

Broadway: 2012 Tony Award winner The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Wonderland. Off-Broadway: Cotton Club Parade. Tours: In The Heights, Hairspray, Dreamgirls. Regional: Sister Act, Ray Charles Live, Stormy Weather. Eastman School of Music classical piano performance, Morehouse College, New World School of the Arts. Boys' Choir of Harlem assistant director/ music theory instructor/ piano accompanist. Thanks to friends and family for their support!

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Dionne Figgins (Swing)

Broadway: Leap of Faith (Assistant Choreographer), Memphis, Hot Feet. Off-Broadway/Regional: Flashdance (Assistant Choreographer), Soul Doctor (Dance Captain/Nina Cover), Chocolove Voices: A One Woman Musical (writer/performer), Smokey Joe's Café (Ovation nomination), Ray, Sophisticated Ladies, The Wiz. Film/TV: "Girl on Fire" Reebok commercial, "Bolden" (Nurse Dionne/Muse), Memphis on PBS, "House," "80th Annual Academy Awards," Louis, Walk Hard, Across the Universe. Dance Theater of Harlem, Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Marva Hicks (Ensemble)

Broadway: Caroline, or Change, The Lion King, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music. Off-Broadway: Thunder Knocking on the Door (Minetta Lane), Caroline, or Change (The Public),The First Breeze of Summer, (The Signature Theatre). Regional: Thunder Knocking on the Door(Arena Stage, Helen Hayes Award), Cuttin Up, The Women of Brewster Place, Arena Stage/ALLIANCE THEATRE (Suzi Award, Helen Hayes Nomination), Crowns, and Sophisticated Ladies (Helen Hayes Nomination). Bess (Austin Circle of Theatres B. Iden Payne Award) in the Zach Scott Theatre's Jazz/Blues production of Porgy and Bess. TV: "One Life to Live," "Mad About You," "Star Trek: Voyager," "Sister Sister." Film: Labor Day, Asunder, Virtuoisity,Preaching to the Choir. Recording: Polygram Records. Tours: Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Tiffany Janene Howard (Ensemble)

is beyond thrilled to be a part of this historic Motown family! Broadway: Mary Poppins, Leap of Faith, Memphis. Nat'l Tours: Mary Poppins (1st Nat'l), All Shook Up, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Fame. FSU grad, blessed with a loving family, the Posse, Fame-ily, GREAT friends, and my heaven-sent angel Mike. Gratitude to God ALWAYS!

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Sasha Hutchings (Ensemble)

is incredibly grateful for the singular experience that has been and continues to be Motown: the Musical. Broadway: Memphis, Regional: Lyric OK, Music Theatre Wichita, TV: "Smash" (NBC). Love to the Father for undeserved blessings and to family, friends and teachers for unending support. Thanks to CTG and Telsey. For my sister, my parents, my grandparents, and every generation the Motown sound has and will forever shape and change. Romans 8:28

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Jawan M. Jackson (Ensemble)

is thrilled to make his Broadway debut in Motown: The Musical! Born and raised in Detroit, MI., Jawan Jackson worked as a Detroit Radio and Television Personality. Film: Sparkle. A recent graduate from Eastern Michigan University, who worked as an enrichment instructor for surrounding area high school students enrolled in theatre, he is ready to stamp his name on Broadway! I want to thank God, my family, and my wonderful support system!
STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Lauren Lim Jackson (Ensemble)

Broadway: Memphis, Wonderland (OCR), Finian's Rainbow. Off-Broadway: The Wiz(Encores!). Regional: Rocky Horror Show (Old Globe), Wonderland (Straz Center), Memphis(La Jolla, 5th Ave), High School Musical II (TOTS). Tour: West Side Story World Tour. Film/TV: "Smash," The Smurfs, Mrs. Santa Claus. Choreography credits include Off-Broadway: Sistas(AUDELCO nomination) and Art.Party.Theater.Company. Orange County School of the Arts and Harvard graduate. Thanks to The Mine, family, and VIO.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Morgan James (Ensemble)

comes to Motown: The Musical direct from the Broadway revival of Godspell, singing 'Turn Back O Man." Broadway/New York: Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland and The Addams Family(original casts), soloist Bernstein's "Mass" with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center, conducted by Marin Alsop). Regional: Arizona Theatre Company, Paper Mill Playhouse, Barrington Stage Co, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Two River Theater Co. Recordings: solo record debut "Morgan James Live" available on Epic Records. Training: The Juilliard School. Complete discography, visit www.morganjamesonline.com. Twitter:@morganajames.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

John Jellison (Ensemble)

Broadway: Memphis, All Shook Up, The Phantom of the Opera, Caroline, or Change,Oklahoma!, Putting It Together, On The Town, Paul Simon's The Capeman, Titanic, Crazy For You, Mastergate, Me And My Girl, Sunday in the Park With George, Nick and Nora, Wind in the Willows, Baby, Zalmen or the Madness of God and Sweet Bird of Youth. Off-Broadway: original Assassins, A New Brain, The Waves, Deathbed, Lennon. TV: "Law &Order"(s).

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Crystal Joy (Ensemble)

Dreamgirls ("Lorrell Robinson," Signature Theater), Memphis The Musical (First national tour),Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (West End), Legally Blonde ("Pilar," First national tour), Dreamgirls ("Lorrell Robinson," Theater Under The Stars), The Wiz ("Dorothy," Hangar Theater). 2004 Bertelsmann World of Expression Scholarship Recipient 1St Place: Vocal Composition.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Grasan Kingsberry (Ensemble)

Broadway: Nice Work if You Can Get It, Leap of Faith, Catch Me If You Can, Finian's Rainbow, The Color Purple, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida. New York Theater: Encores!:Anyone Can Whistle, Fanny. Tours: Dreamgirls, The Color Purple. Film: I Am Legend. TV: "All My Children," "Today Show," "The Late Show," "Oprah Winfrey Show." Training: The Juilliard School, Northwest School of the Arts. To my ever-loving and supportive family, friends, CGF, Telsey + Co. "Blessed to be living a dream," Así será!

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

JAMIE LAVERDIERE (Swing)

Broadway/Tours: The Producers, Pirate Queen, Urinetown (First National), A Chorus Line(Europe). Off-Broadway: Closer Than Ever, I Love You, You're Perfect, This Side of Paradise,We The People, Cam Jansen, Gold Rush. Favorite roles: Puck (Midsummer), Nathan (Guys and Dolls), Eric (Enigma Variations) and Sancho (Man of La Mancha). TV/Film: Funhouse, Hell is Other People and The Producers.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

RAYMOND LUKE, JR. (Young Berry Gordy, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder)

Raymond Luke Jr. has been singing since he was 3 years old after being taught by his grandmother. In the summer of 2011, he attended Beverly Hills Acting School FABA (For Actors by Actors) President Alex Fieldman. He graduated earlier this year and has completed two commercials for Toys"R"Us and Volkswagen in association with ESPN. Stage credits include theTammi Mac Minute Mixer hosted by Vanessa Bell Calloway and Tammi Mac, and he has also sung the National Anthem for the Penny Marshall Celebrity Softball game. Film: Bad Father, directed and produced by Jerry Jackson, and is currently shooting the film Failure is Not an Option, written by Lavell Grisom. He is also a band member of The New Group "3 plus 1."

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Jibreel Mawry (Young Berry Gordy, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder)

Broadway debut. Jibreel is from the heart of Detroit, Michigan - home of Motown! He is thrilled and honored to rejoin his Motown family after having the pleasure of being involved in the workshop. Jibreel is a vocal artist who is deeply inspired by Michael Jackson and his message to heal the world, and has captured audiences with his heart-felt performances and humble spirit. Jibreel has been an advocate and peer mentor for the "Artist in Action: Stand up Against Bullying" initiative. He performed in the concert/rally for the campaign at Wayne State University singing Michael Jackson's "Beat It." Television: Co-host for "YE TV." Publications: YE 313 Magazine. Training: acting/commercial/modeling World Talent, "Acting on Instinct."

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Marielys Molina (Ensemble)

Caracas, Venezuela native. Broadway: Twyla Tharp's Come Fly Away (Kate's Alternate/Swing), Sweet Charity (ensemble), First national tour of Swing! (featured Latin swing),The Wizard of Oz (NSMT). Awards: World Salsa Open 2003 (1st Place), ESPN World Salsa Championships 2005 & 2007, 3rd and 2nd place. So honored to be part of Motown!!

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Sydney Morton (Ensemble)

is thrilled to be a part of the Motown family! Broadway: Evita (u/s "Mistress," OBC), Memphis(OBC). Tours/Regional: Jersey Boys Chicago Company ("Francine"), High School MusicalPaper Mill Playhouse (Gabriella), The MUNY, PCLO. Training: Musical Theatre BFA University of Michigan, RADA. Big thank you's to The Chairman, Charles, BRS, Telsey, Mom, Dad, Bud, and Preston! 1John 4:19! Sydney also produces and performs her own comedy writing; check it out at www.sydneymorton.com.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Maurice Murphy (Ensemble)

Broadway: Leap of Faith (Original Company), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway/Regional: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare in the Park), Don't Quit Your Night Job, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The MUNY), From My Hometown(Milwaukee Repertory), Wood (NYMF). Millikin University BFA in Musical Theatre. Thanks be to God, my family, my friends, and Fabrice for all the love and support!

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Jarran Muse (Swing)

Broadway/NYC: Irving Berlin's White Christmas, OBC ("Jimmy"), Dreamgirls ("Frank"). Tours: Green Day's American Idiot ("Favorite Son"), Dreamgirls, Hairspray, 42nd Street ("Billy Lawlor"). Regional: Oklahoma! ("Will Parker," Portland Center Stage), My One and Only(Goodspeed Opera House and Marriot Theater Lincolnshire), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Pittsburgh CLO), Crazy For You (Fulton Opera House), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Alpine Theater Project), and onboard Norwegian Cruise Line. Grateful and humbled :) Thank YOU!

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Jesse Nager (Ensemble)

Broadway: Mary Poppins (OBC), Good Vibrations (OBC), MAMMA MIA! (u/s Pepper). National Tour: Xanadu. Off-Broadway: Fame on 42nd Street. Favorite Regional: Stephen Sondheim's Being Alive (Philadelphia Theater Company), A Midsummer Night's Dream(Papermill Playhouse/McCarter Theater), Once on This Island (Reprise LA!). He has sung with Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Jason Mraz, Patti LaBelle and currently records vocals for "Smash" on NBC. Jesse is the Artistic Director of The Broadway Boys, a collection of singers whose contemporary arrangements redefine the Broadway sound. www.bwayboys.com

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Milton Craig Nealy (Ensemble)

Broadway: Dreamgirls (original and revival companies); Ain't Misbehavin'; Mail; Once On This Island; Miss Saigon; Caroline, or Change; Five Guys Named Moe. National tours: The Full Monty, Jesus Christ Superstar (25th Anniversary tour). Film: The Blues Brothers. Television: "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson," "The Arsenio Hall Show," "NYPD Blue," "Person of Interest."

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

N'KENGE (Ensemble)

Broadway: Sondheim on Sondheim. West End: The Genius of Ray Charles. Regional: 3 Mo Divas (Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Actress), Aida (Arizoni Theater Award for Best Lead Actress). Solo Concerts: Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall w/Wynton Marsalis and Ornette Coleman. Opera Houses: New York City Opera, Vienna KammerOpera. Graduate of the Juilliard School. Hailed by Stephen Holden/ NY Times as "a classically trained diva who can stretch from Broadway pop-soul to opera." www.nkengemusic.com

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Dominic Nolfi (Ensemble)

Broadway: Jersey Boys, "Tommy DeVito" (1st replacement), original cast /cast recording (Grammy Award). European Tour: Grease, "Danny." Regional: Jersey Boys (La Jolla) "Frankie," "Bob." Workshops/Labs: Motown: The Musical, "Barney Ales;" Piece of My Heart, "Young Wazzel." TV: CBS' "Broadway Under the Stars." Film: Zombie Prom, "Joey" (Best comics-orientated film, Comic Con International). BFA, Boston Conservatory. Founding member of The Doo Wop Project. Thedoowopproject.com.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Saycon Sengbloh (Ensemble)

Saycon is thrilled to be in Motown: The Musical! Last seen on Broadway as "Sandra Iszadore" in FELA! She has also appeared on Broadway in Hair, Wicked, The Color Purple, Disney'sAida and the National tours of RENT and What's On the Hearts of Men. Off-Broadway: Katori Hall's Hurt Village (Signature Theatre), Once On This Island (Paper Mill), Hair (Public Theatre/Delacorte) and numerous workshops and readings. An Atlanta native, favorite regional work includes: ALLIANCE THEATRE, 7-Stages, Tyler Perry, Tom Jones, & Freddie Hendricks (YEA). Film/TV: American Gangster, Funny Valentines, "Law & Order." "Prince of Motorcity" (Pilot). Recordings: "Southern Pin-Up," "Warrior," & Grammy nominated Hair and FELAalbums! Winner of "Young & Powerful for Obama Award". http://SayconTalks.com. Twitter: @sayconsengbloh.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Ryan Shaw (Stevie Wonder, Ensemble)

is excited to make his Broadway debut in Motown: The Musical. This two time Grammy nominee signed with Columbia records in 2007 and since he has toured the globe and shared the stage with such artists as Bonnie Rait, Van Halen, and BB King. His theater journey started with Tyler Perry in I know I've Been Changed. Most recently Ryan has been proud to launchwww.souloutloud.net, a website and bimonthly event to celebrate soul music's return.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Jamal Story (Ensemble)

Broadway: The Color Purple (original cast). Tour: Cher Farewell Tour, Cher at Caesar's Palace, Madonna Drowned World Tour. Regional: Senor Discretion, Himself at Arena Stage, Asst. Choreographer; Oklahoma! for Dallas Summer Musicals (dancer). Television: "Smash" (dancer), Blue Man Group on America's Got Talent (choreographer). Concert Dance: Complexions, Donald Byrd/The Group, Spectrum, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Ft. Worth/Dallas Ballet.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Eric Lajuan Summers (Ensemble)

Broadway: Elf (Original 2012 Cast), The Little Mermaid ("Jetsam"), Disney's Aida ("Mereb"),The Wedding Singer (original cast recording). New York Workshops: Aladdin, Get Shorty, A Bronx Tale, Toxic Avenger and "Basquiat" in Basquiat. Film: Reunion 108 (Young Alphonzo). Performed with the Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Oklahoma and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Ephraim M. Sykes (Ensemble)

Fordham/Ailey BFA graduate and danced with Ailey II: Newsies (Original cast, Fred Astaire nomination), Memphis (original cast), RENT (Off-B'way, Benny), The Little Mermaid, The Wiz(Encores!). TV/Film: Leave It on the Floor (lead), Dance Flick, "30 Rock" (principal), "NYC 2-2" (principal), "Smash." "I would like to thank God, my family and friends for their unconditional love and support!"

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Julius Thomas III (Ensemble)

Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys (Roy), The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess (Crabman/Mingo/US). Off-Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys, Dial 'N'. National Tour: Xanadu (Terpsicore), Shrek(Donkey/US), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Ensemble), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Soloist). Regional: Guthrie, Stage One, West Virginia Public, Musical Theatre of Wichita, KC Starlight, NYMF and more.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!

Daniel J. Watts (Ensemble)

Broadway: Ghost (Original Company), In the Heights, Memphis (Original Company), Disney'sThe Little Mermaid (Original Company), The Color Purple. TV/Film: "Smash," Something Whispered, The Jones/Havemeyer Wedding. To see Daniel's original work go towww.wattswords.com. "Ma'am!"

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DONALD WEBBER, JR. (Ensemble)

Broadway debut. Two time LA Ovation Award nominee. B.F.A. Acting graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Dramatic Arts. First national tour: Jersey Boys. LA:Venice (Center Theatre Group), Witness Uganda. Film: Leave It On the Floor. TV: "American Idol" Season 9 (Top 40). Thank you to God; to Mom and Dad; Webbers/Dunns/Vadens; to family and friends; 143, DV."

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