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Allison Semmes

 
Birth Place:
Chicago
Bio:
Regional: Dreamgirls, Bubbling Brown Sugar, The Wiz, Sweeney Todd. Nat’l Tour: The Color Purple (Squeak). UIUC/NYU Alumna. Motown,the Musical(Florence ,Diana Ross U/S) (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Chicago

Bio:
Regional: Dreamgirls, Bubbling Brown Sugar, The Wiz, Sweeney Todd. Nat’l Tour: The Color Purple (Squeak). UIUC/NYU Alumna. Motown,the Musical(Florence ,Diana Ross U/S) (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company One-Night-Only Benefit, 2018
Ensemble
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Broadway Center Stage Revival, 2018
Chiffon
  [US Tour]
Second US National Tour, 2017
Diana Ross
  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Engagement, 2016
Diana Ross
  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2014
Diana Ross
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble [Replacement]
Diana Ross (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
Nabulungi (Understudy) [Replacement]

Photos

Allison Semmes and Carrie Compere Photo

Allison Semmes and Carrie Compere

From: 
Date:
11/13/2019
Cedric Sanders, Stacey Sargeant, Marva Hicks, Allison Semmes, Amber Iman, Stanley Way Photo

Cedric Sanders, Stacey Sargeant, Marva Hicks, Allison Semmes, Amber Iman, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Monica J. Palmer and Chesney Snow during the opening night curtain call at Two River Theater.

From: 
Date:
06/15/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company One-Night-Only Benefit, 2018
Ensemble

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

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

  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Engagement, 2016
Diana Ross

  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2014
Diana Ross

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble [Replacement]

Diana Ross (Understudy) [Replacement]

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

Nabulungi (Understudy) [Replacement]

Allison Semmes Biography

Regional: Dreamgirls, Bubbling Brown Sugar, The Wiz, Sweeney Todd. Nat’l Tour: The Color Purple (Squeak). UIUC/NYU Alumna. Motown,the Musical(Florence ,Diana Ross U/S)





Allison Semmes News

BWW Review: CHLOE' ARNOLD'S SYNCOPATED LADIES LIVE! at Knight Theater Photo BWW Review: CHLOE' ARNOLD'S SYNCOPATED LADIES LIVE! at Knight Theater
by Vickie Evans - Feb 24, 2022

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 Photo World Premiere of A WONDERFUL WORLD to be Presented at the Colony Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021

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 Wom Photo Full Casting Announced For THE COLOR PURPLE Audio Experience: A Benefit for Black Womxn
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2021

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.

 Photo
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 26, 2020

BROADWAY SESSIONS Continues Black Lives Matter Fundraising Concerts This Week Photo BROADWAY SESSIONS Continues Black Lives Matter Fundraising Concerts This Week
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2020

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) Photo BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Jan 13, 2020

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! Photo BWW Review: Get Ready to Raise the Roof with Seattle Rep's SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!
by Jay Irwin - Nov 14, 2019

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 Photo Photo Flash: First Look at SHOUT SISTER SHOUT at Seattle Rep
by Stephi Wild - Nov 13, 2019

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

BWW Review: OO-BLA-DEE at Two River Theater is an Insightful Musical Story-A Summer M Photo BWW Review: OO-BLA-DEE at Two River Theater is an Insightful Musical Story-A Summer Must-See
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 18, 2019

TRT now has a marvelous musical journey on stage as a grand finale to their 20182019 Season. Oo-Bla-Dee, written by Regina Taylor, features original lyrics by Taylor and original music by composerorchestrator, Diedre L. Murray. The choreography is by Kenneth L. Roberson and the musical direction is by George Caldwell, with vocal arrangements by Carol Maillard. Ruben Santiago-Hudson expertly directs the production.

Photo Flash: Regina Taylor, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Marva Hicks, Lori Tan Chinn And Mo Photo Photo Flash: Regina Taylor, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Marva Hicks, Lori Tan Chinn And More Celebrate OO-BLA-DEE Opening Night At Two River
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2019

Two River Theater presents Oo-Bla-Dee, written by Regina Taylor, featuring original lyrics by Taylor and original music by composer/orchestrator Diedre L. Murray, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The choreography is by Kenneth L. Roberson and the music direction is by George Caldwell, with vocal arrangements by Carol Maillard.

Allison Semmes Videos

VIDEO: Alan Menken Visits Kennedy Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS VideoVIDEO: Alan Menken Visits Kennedy Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2018

At a recent performance of Little Shop of Horrors at the Kennedy Center, composer Alan Menken stopped by! He took to the stage to say a few words to the cast, and you can watch his whole speech in the video below.

BWW TV: Head Down to Skid Row and Catch a Sneak Peek of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with M VideoBWW TV: Head Down to Skid Row and Catch a Sneak Peek of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with Megan Hilty, Josh Radnor & More!
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 11, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will continue its Broadway Center Stage series with Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Little Shop of Horrors, helmed by director Mark Brokaw. The production will run Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - Sunday, October 28, 2018.

BWW TV Exclusive: Denee Benton, Christiani Pitts & More Celebrate Black History Month VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Denee Benton, Christiani Pitts & More Celebrate Black History Month at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Feb 27, 2018

As you know, February is Black History Month. We here at Broadway Sessions wanted to take a moment to reflect on the massive impact of African American legacy on Broadway and beyond. We rallied an incredible roster of some of Broadway's most fantastic voices to speak and sing on the subject. The result was moving and hilarious and powerful and poignant. And the singing? Well, let's just say y'all aren't ready for this!

BWW TV Exclusive: MOTOWN Cast is Solid Gold at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Oct 19, 2016

Cast members from the ill-fated return of Motown on Broadway reunited at Broadway Sessions recently and proved that the closing was way too soon. Cast members Allison Semmes, Elijah Ahmed Lewis, Galen Williams, Jarvis Manning Jr., Leon Outlaw Jr., Talya Groves, Trisha Jeffrey, Nicholas Ryan, Olivia Puckett and Motown cast member turned Hamltlon caster Nik Walker were nothing short of multi platinum! Rising star Claire Manship was equally dazzling. Check out performances here!

BWW TV: Bryant Park Gets Its Groove On with the Cast of MOTOWN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of Motown (Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes, J.J. Batteast, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Rashad Naylor, Marq Moss, Rod Harrelson, Galen J. Williams, Jarvis B. Manning, Jr., Trisha Jeffrey,Krisha Marcano, Chante Carmel, Nik Alexander, Chadae, Julius Thomas III, Loren Lott,Ramone Owens, Olivia Puckett, Jamison Scott, Joey Stone, Martina Sykes, Anissa Felix, Talya Groves, Nicholas Ryan) who performed the songs 'I Want You Back,' 'Stop! In the Name of Love,' 'Do You Love Me,' 'Get Ready,' 'Dancing in the Street' and more. Check out highlights below!

BWW TV: Get Ready and Preview MOTOWN's Broadway Return!
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 11, 2016

?Motown the Musical returns to Broadway this summer, beginning performances Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. The company just previewed the show, and BroadwayWorld is giving you a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: MOTOWN Tour Cast 'Never Can Say Goodbye' to MOTOWN Broadway Cast
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2015

The touring production of MOTOWN the Musical sent a special 'Happy Trails' to the Broadway Production of MOTOWN, closing today, Sunday Jan. 18. With direction and arrangement by Jesse Nager (Smokey Robinson) the video features Julius Thomas III (Berry Gordy), Allison Semmes (Diana Ross), Jarran Muse (Marvin Gaye), Krisha Mercano (Suzanne De Passe), and Rod Harrelson (dance captain), all of whom joined the tour from the Broadway company. The video also has appearances from the entire company currently in Philadelphia. Check it out below!


Allison Semmes Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Allison Semmes been in?
Allison Semmes has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Allison Semmes been in?
Allison Semmes has not appeared in the West End