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Amber Riley

 
Bio:
Amber Riley s an American actress, singer, author, and activist. She is best known for her portrayal of Mercedes Jones on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee (2009–2015). For her performance on the series, she won a Screen Actors Guild Award, and has been nominated for three Teen Choice Awards, three ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Amber Riley s an American actress, singer, author, and activist. She is best known for her portrayal of Mercedes Jones on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee (2009–2015). For her performance on the series, she won a Screen Actors Guild Award, and has been nominated for three Teen Choice Awards, three ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
2019 Pasadena Playhouse Production, 2019
Audrey II
  [West End]
West End Premiere Production, 2016
Effie White
  [New York]
NBC Live Television Production, 2015
Addaperle

 

Stage

Performances
  [Regional (US)]
2019 Pasadena Playhouse Production, 2019
Audrey II

  [West End]
West End Premiere Production, 2016
Effie White

  [New York]
NBC Live Television Production, 2015
Addaperle

Amber Riley Biography

Amber Riley s an American actress, singer, author, and activist. She is best known for her portrayal of Mercedes Jones on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee (2009–2015). For her performance on the series, she won a Screen Actors Guild Award, and has been nominated for three Teen Choice Awards, three NAACP Image Awards, and a Grammy Award.

In November 2016, Riley led the West End debut of Dreamgirls, playing the lead role of Effie White. She won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2017 for her role in Dreamgirls.

Riley won season 17 of Dancing with the Stars in 2013. In 2017, Riley appeared as a judge on BBC One musical theatre talent show Let It Shine and formed a musical theatre supergroup with Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson, known collectively as Leading Ladies and signed to East West Records/Warner. Their debut album, Songs from the Stage, was released on November 17, 2017.

Amber Riley Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Amber Riley, Dreamgirls

Amber Riley News

GLEE To Return to Streaming on Disney+ and Hulu This June! Photo GLEE To Return to Streaming on Disney+ and Hulu This June!
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

The musical comedy teen drama Glee will make its return to streaming on Disney+ and Hulu.

The Actors Fund Changes Identity to the Entertainment Community Fund Photo The Actors Fund Changes Identity to the Entertainment Community Fund
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

The Actors Fund, the 140-year-old national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced at its Annual Gala yesterday that, effective immediately, they have changed their name to Entertainment Community Fund, in order to better reflect the broad scope of industry professionals they help.

White Heron Theatre Company Creates Pre-Professional Training Intensive Photo White Heron Theatre Company Creates Pre-Professional Training Intensive
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

White Heron Theatre Company of Nantucket today announced 'The Intensive,' a pre-professional training opportunity for students 18 and older. The Intensive's faculty includes nationally recognized leaders in the entertainment industry and is hosted at the White Heron's state-of-the-art facility June 10 - 12.

The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season Photo The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

The 5th Avenue Theatre announced its 2022/23 Season. The 2022/23 Season features a dynamic lineup of musical theater magic that includes a world premiere, a co-production with ACT – A Contemporary Theatre, and fresh takes on musical theater favorites that investigate the complicated, often messy, but always sublimely beautiful truths of living.

Ariana DeBose, Amber Riley & More to Join Derek & Julianne Hough in STEP INTO…THE M Photo Ariana DeBose, Amber Riley & More to Join Derek & Julianne Hough in STEP INTO…THE MOVIES
by Michael Major - Mar 9, 2022

Ariana DeBose, Amber Riley, Kevin Bacon, Charli D'Amelio, Jenna Dewan, Baz Luhrmann, Rob Marshall, Kenny Ortega, and more will honor iconic films such as “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Chicago,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Saturday Night Fever” and “La La Land” in the new special.

Broadway Streaming Guide: Holiday Edition- Where to Watch Zoey's Extraordinary Christ Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: Holiday Edition- Where to Watch Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Nov 26, 2021

As we welcome the most wonderful time of the year, Broadway fans will have much to be joyful about as dozens of Broadway stars appear in holiday films throughout the season. From Annie Live to Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas, see where Broadway stars will be appearing this holiday season. Check out our complete guide on where and when to watch your favorite Broadway stars in a hoiday film this season! 

Friday 5(+1): Getting To Know The New Faces of Nashville Rep's RAGTIME Photo Friday 5(+1): Getting To Know The New Faces of Nashville Rep's RAGTIME
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 12, 2021

Ragtime opened last night, featuring a cast of Nashville stage veterans and a sizable coterie of performers, heretofore unknown to local audiences, who are certain to become fast favorites. Taking a brief respite from their hectic schedules of rehearsals, fittings, photo calls, more rehearsals and getting to know one another, four of those newcomers – Shelby Denise Smith, Wood Van Meter, Kortney Ballenger and Steven McCoy – took the time to answer our questions to tell you why you need to score those tickets for Ragtime now if you haven’t already.

CLYDE'S Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight; Meet the Cast! Photo CLYDE'S Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2021

Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play, Clyde's, officially begins previews tonight, November 3, at Second Stage's Broadway home, The Hayes Theater. Meet the cast bringing this new play to Broadway below!

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE on ABC - Sunday, Octo Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE on ABC - Sunday, October 10, 2021
by TV Scoop - Sep 28, 2021

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY WHEEL OF FORTUNE, airing on ABC on Sunday, October 10, 2021!

VIDEO: Watch Amber Riley & Gabrielle Ruiz, Cynthia Erivo and More Perform for WICKED  Photo VIDEO: Watch Amber Riley & Gabrielle Ruiz, Cynthia Erivo and More Perform for WICKED IN CONCERT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021

PBS marked Broadway's return with Wicked IN CONCERT, a musical event celebrating the songs from one of the most iconic hits in Broadway history. This special performance featured reimagined, never-before-heard musical arrangements created just for this broadcast, performed by celebrity artists from the worlds of film, pop music and television.

Amber Riley Videos

The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season VideoThe 5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

The 5th Avenue Theatre announced its 2022/23 Season. The 2022/23 Season features a dynamic lineup of musical theater magic that includes a world premiere, a co-production with ACT – A Contemporary Theatre, and fresh takes on musical theater favorites that investigate the complicated, often messy, but always sublimely beautiful truths of living.

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of WICKED IN CONCERT on PBS VideoVIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of WICKED IN CONCERT on PBS
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2021

Rejoycify! It's just a matter of days until PBS presents Wicked IN CONCERT: A Musical Celebration of the Iconic Broadway Score. The special will air on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 9pm ET (check local listings) on PBS. Check out a sneak peek!

VIDEO: Watch Amber Riley Perform a Touching Tribute to GLEE Co-Star Naya Rivera on JI VideoVIDEO: Watch Amber Riley Perform a Touching Tribute to GLEE Co-Star Naya Rivera on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2020

Actress and singer Amber Riley performed 'A Momenta' in a touching tribute to 'Glee' co-star Naya Rivera on last night's episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'

Broadway Rewind: Encores! Eases Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009 VideoBroadway Rewind: Encores! Eases Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2020

Today we rewind to 2009, when Encores! presented the musical starring  James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!

Broadway Rewind: Shanice Williams Takes Center Stage for THE WIZ LIVE! VideoBroadway Rewind: Shanice Williams Takes Center Stage for THE WIZ LIVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2020

Today we rewind to summer 2015, just after Williams learned that she got the part. Watch as she gets ready to take center stage as Dorothy.

VIDEO: Watch New Music Video from Todrick Hall's QUARANTINE QUEEN Album! VideoVIDEO: Watch New Music Video from Todrick Hall's QUARANTINE QUEEN Album!
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2020

Broadway veteran Todrick Hall has just released a music video for 'Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs'- a song featured on his new album, Quarantine Queen.

VIDEO: Amber Riley and the Original West End Cast of DREAMGIRLS Perform 'One Night On VideoVIDEO: Amber Riley and the Original West End Cast of DREAMGIRLS Perform 'One Night Only'
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2020

The original West End cast of Dreamgirls came together virtually from their homes, to bring you Dreamgirls Lockdown Live!

VIDEO: Watch Derek Hough, Julianne Hough & Hayley Erbert Channel BEAUTY AND THE BEAST VideoVIDEO: Watch Derek Hough, Julianne Hough & Hayley Erbert Channel BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE DISNEY FAMILY SINGALONG!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

Get ready for a night of magic and music tomorrow, April 16, as 'The Disney Family Singalong,' hosted by Ryan Seacrest, airs at 8pm. The nationwide singalong event will feature celebrities and their families as they take on their favorite Disney tunes from their homes.

VIDEO: Graham Phillips on What it Was Like to Play Prince Eric in THE LITTLE MERMAID  VideoVIDEO: Graham Phillips on What it Was Like to Play Prince Eric in THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 6, 2019

Graham Phillips played Prince Eric in ABC's 'The Little Mermaid Live!' last night, and this morning he took the time to chat with Good Morning America about the show! 

VIDEO: Watch THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE Featurette With Auli'i Cravalho! VideoVIDEO: Watch THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE Featurette With Auli'i Cravalho!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2019

In preparation for 'The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!' watch a behind-the-scenes featurette with Ariel herself, Auli'i Cravalho!


Amber Riley Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Amber Riley been in?
Amber Riley has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Amber Riley been in?
Amber Riley has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Amber Riley's first West End show?
Amber Riley's first West End show was Dreamgirls which opened in 2016

What awards has Amber Riley been nominated for?
Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Dreamgirls .

What awards has Amber Riley won?
Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Dreamgirls.