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Allison Semmes

Birth Place: Chicago

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Allison Semmes is a multi-genre singer/songwriter and Broadway actress. She studied vocal performance as a coloratura soprano at University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, then musical theater at New York University where she received her Master's in Music.

Broadway & National Tour credits include Motown the Musical (Diana Ross U/S), Book of Mormon (Swing, Nabulungi U/S) & Motown the Musical (Diana Ross), The Color Purple (Squeak).
Other Theatre credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Kennedy Center), A Wonderful World (Miami New Drama), Shout Sister Shout (Seattle Rep), OoBlaDee: Bebop Musical.

She has recorded and written with Stevie Wonder (2020), performed with Erykah Badu & BK Philharmonic in Ted Hearne's "You're Causing Quite the Disturbance" at BAM, and Kurt Elling's "The Big Blind", a noir jazz musical with Dee Dee Bridgewater at Jazz at the Lincoln Center.

Semmes recently joined Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies, singing on their first National Tour (2022).

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Allison Semmes STAGE CREDITS

Original Broadway Production, 2023
Josephine Baker

Roundabout Theatre Company One-Night-Only Benefit, 2018

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Broadway Center Stage Revival, 2018

[US Tour]
Second US National Tour, 2017
Diana Ross

Broadway Return Engagement, 2016
Diana Ross

[US Tour]
US National Tour, 2014
Diana Ross

Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble [Replacement]

Diana Ross (Understudy) [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2011
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Nabulungi (Understudy) [Replacement]

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Video: See the First Television Spot for HARMONY on Broadway

See the first TV spot for Harmony – the new, original musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman with direction and choreography by Warren Carlyle. Harmony previews begin Wednesday, October 18, ahead of a Monday, November 13 official opening night. Watch the video!

Photos & Video: Go Inside HARMONY's Special Rosh Hashanah Celebration

The start of the Jewish New Year holiday of Rosh Hashanah was marked by the cast of Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s musical Harmony at the Barrymore Theatre on West 47th Street. Check out photos and video!

HARMONY Cast and Creatives Will Celebrate Rosh Hashanah at the Barrymore Theatre Tomorrow

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s musical Harmony will welcome one and all to their new home, the Barrymore Theatre to ring in the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Learn more about the event here!

Up on the Marquee: HARMONY

Check out photos of the new marquee for Harmony at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre!

Photos: Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman & More Open HARMONY Box Office

See photos of Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman at the opening of the box office for Harmony!

Photos: The Cast of HARMONY on Broadway Meets the Press at First Rehearsal

The cast of Harmony recently met the press at their first rehearsal and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the all new photos here!

Video: Go Inside the First Day of Rehearsals for HARMONY on Broadway

Get a first look at video of the first rehearsal for Harmony on Broadway! See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Best Broadway Shows in 2023

Not sure about which Broadway show to see in 2023? Check out a full list of what's new on Broadway and which productions to catch before they're gone for good!

Listen: HARMONY Cast Recording Out Now Featuring Sierra Boggess, Julie Benko & More

Discover the captivating melodies of the HARMONY cast recording. Stream or download the soundtrack today and experience the magic of this extraordinary musical. Don't miss out on this incredible musical experience!

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman to Open HARMONY Box Office at the Barrymore Theatre This Thursday

The box office at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre will officially open Thursday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET, and the first 100 people in line will have an opportunity to meet Barry and Bruce until 11:00 a.m. ET, and receive a personal autograph on their ticket.

Broadway Streaming Guide: September 2023 - Where to Stream THE LITTLE MERMAID & More

This September, Broadway fans can wind down from summer with a new lineup of television shows, movies, and albums to stream. From a new Prime Video film starring Bette Midler to the new cast recording of Sweeney Todd, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Listen: HARMONY Releases Second Single 'Every Single Day'; Full Digital Album Drops This Month

Ghostlight Records and producers Ken Davenport, Sandi Moran and Garry Kief have released “Every Single Day,” the second single from the upcoming Broadway production of Harmony – the new musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman with direction and choreography by Warren Carlyle. “Every Single Day” is sung by Danny Kornfeld who plays 'Young Rabbi' in the musical.

Full Cast and Creative Team Set For HARMONY on Broadway, Plus Watch a Behind the Scenes Video!

The full cast and creative team has been announced for Harmony on Broadway! Find out who's starring in the new musical, and check out an all new behind the scenes video of the cast!


Syncopated Ladies, founded by Chloe' Arnold, is the most viewed female tap dance band in history. They were recognized by Beyonce, whose support catapulted them on a global platform.

World Premiere of A WONDERFUL WORLD to be Presented at the Colony Theatre

Miami New Drama announced the return of the world premiere production  A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong. Originally scheduled for the spring of 2020, the production will now play at the Colony Theatre from December 4 - January 16, with opening night set for December 11.

Full Casting Announced For THE COLOR PURPLE Audio Experience: A Benefit for Black Womxn

The cast will be led by Felicia P. Fields as one of three actors who will play Miss Celie. Joining Fields are Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Mister, Hope Mkhway as Young Celie, Joanna Francis as Miss Celie, Allison Semmes as Nettie, Melody A. Betts as Sofia, Alexis J. Roston as Shug Avery, Peyton Rowe as Squeak, Kristen Lowe as Doris, and more.

BROADWAY SESSIONS Continues Black Lives Matter Fundraising Concerts This Week

Broadway Sessions continues to celebrate Black Theatre Artists and raise funds for BLM centric organizations this week. 

BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)

Oh my! What a year! We've seen bad-ass gospel singers, lost Jewish plays, mythical towns of excretion and even an octopus wrestler or two. No, those aren't allusions to the crazy theater going on in Washington D.C. but the crazy wonderful theater going on right here in the Seattle area. It was tough coming up with just one winner (or even just a few Honorable Mentions) but I managed to do it a?? for the most part. Plus, some shows that more of you should have seen. (Yes, that's me nagging you all, Dear Readers, to check out more of the smaller or obscure theaters around here.) But what it all comes down to is, we're blessed here in the Northwest with an over-abundance of theatrical riches and I'm so fortunate to be able to share some of my favorites of the year with you with the BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks). So, let's get started, shall we?

BWW Review: Get Ready to Raise the Roof with Seattle Rep's SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!

Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Have you heard of her? Maybe not (I know I hadn't before last night). But even if you're unfamiliar with her, you're more than likely familiar with one of the many artists she's influenced. Artists such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Little Richard to name just a few. But that's kind of the point of the show, a?oeShout Sister Shout!a??, currently playing at the Seattle Rep. A show that tells the story of the a?oeGodmother of Rock n' Rolla??, and how we need to recognize these artists that have been whitewashed and mansplained from history. But even beyond that, you want to catch this for the insanely powerful performance of Carrie Compere as Tharpe, who will have you rockin' in your seat as she tears the roof off the Rep.

Photo Flash: First Look at SHOUT SISTER SHOUT at Seattle Rep

Long before 'women in rock' became a media catchphrase, Rosetta Tharpe proved in spectacular fashion that women rocked.


Allison Semmes has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Allison Semmes has not appeared in the West End

Allison Semmes's next show will be Harmony which opens on 11/13/2023 on Broadway.

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