Tony Awards Close-Up: Saycon Sengbloh Is Over the Moon About Her ECLIPSED Nomination!
ECLIPSED marks Saycon Sengbloh's eighth Broadway production, and yet it is the first time that she's gotten to show what she's got in a non-musical role. Well now she has earned a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her portrayal of 'Wife #1' and she couldn't be more thrilled about it!
Sengbloh recently filmed a lead role in the upcoming Ernest Dickerson feature film, Double Play. Earlier this year, she originated the role of Rita Marley in Marley at Center Stage Theater (Baltimore) and Staggerlee at the Dallas Theater Center. Her Broadway credits include Holler if Ya Hear Me, Motown the Musical, Fela!, and Hair. Off-Broadway:Once On This Island and Hurt Village. She has been seen in the films Finding Fela, American Gangster, Across the Universe and on television in "Funny Valentines," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order" and the upcoming HBO series, "Criminal Justice" (also known as Crime).
Set in Liberia, Danai Gurira's Eclipsed comes to Broadway on the heels of its sold-out, critically acclaimed production at The Public Theater last fall. Eclipsed stars Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong'o joined by Pascale Armand,Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh, and is directed by Liesl Tommy. Eclipsed is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit community... one that inspires them to feats of increasingly greater strength.
The American Theatre Wing's 70th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden, will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City.