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Aneesa Folds

 
Bio:
Aneesa, also known as Young Nees, made her Broadway debut in Freestyle Love Supreme. She has been seen Off-Broadway in Sistas The Musical and regionally at the North Shore Music Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, and Arrow Rock Lyceum. She also appeared on the national tour of Ragtime. (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Aneesa, also known as Young Nees, made her Broadway debut in Freestyle Love Supreme. She has been seen Off-Broadway in Sistas The Musical and regionally at the North Shore Music Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, and Arrow Rock Lyceum. She also appeared on the national tour of Ragtime. (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2022
Gloria [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement, 2021
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Production, 2017
Performer
  [US Tour]
Non-Equity National Tour, 2015
Sarah's Friend

Photos

Tarik Davis, Aneesa Folds, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and James Monroe Iglehart Photo

Tarik Davis, Aneesa Folds, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and James Monroe Iglehart

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02/16/2022
 Lin-Manuel Miranda, Wayne Brady, Aneesa Folds, Chris Sullivan, and Anthony Veneziale Photo

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Wayne Brady, Aneesa Folds, Chris Sullivan, and Anthony Veneziale

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Date:
02/16/2022
James Monroe Iglehart, Aneesa Folds, Wayne Brady, and Anthony Veneziale  Photo

James Monroe Iglehart, Aneesa Folds, Wayne Brady, and Anthony Veneziale

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Date:
02/16/2022
Chris Sullivan, Wayne Brady, Anthony Veneziale, Aneesa Folds, and Kurt Crowley (on ke Photo

Chris Sullivan, Wayne Brady, Anthony Veneziale, Aneesa Folds, and Kurt Crowley (on keyboard)

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02/16/2022
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kaila Mullady, Aneesa Folds, Anthony Veneziale, and Kurt Crowley  Photo

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kaila Mullady, Aneesa Folds, Anthony Veneziale, and Kurt Crowley (on keyboard)

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Date:
02/16/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2022
Gloria [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement, 2021
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Production, 2017
Performer

  [US Tour]
Non-Equity National Tour, 2015
Sarah's Friend

Aneesa Folds Biography

Aneesa, also known as Young Nees, made her Broadway debut in Freestyle Love Supreme. She has been seen Off-Broadway in Sistas The Musical and regionally at the North Shore Music Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, and Arrow Rock Lyceum. She also appeared on the national tour of Ragtime.




Aneesa Folds News

VIDEO: Bryce Pinkham & McKenzie Kurtz Perform 'Money Isn't Everything' From TRADING P Photo VIDEO: Bryce Pinkham & McKenzie Kurtz Perform 'Money Isn't Everything' From TRADING PLACES World Premiere Musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Alliance Theatre is presenting the world premiere musical, Trading Places. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, Trading Places is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Set Of Alliance Theatre's TRADING PLACES Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Set Of Alliance Theatre's TRADING PLACES
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the set of Alliance Theatre's world premiere musical, Trading Places. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, Trading Places is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable.

Christopher Jackson Will Guest Star in FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME at The Kennedy Center Photo Christopher Jackson Will Guest Star in FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME at The Kennedy Center
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME founding member and Grammy and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Christopher Jackson (Hamilton, In the Heights) will join the national tour of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME as a special guest at the 8 p.m. performances May 10-14 and the 2 p.m. matinees on May 14 and 15 in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater.

BWW Review: FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME at the Emerson Colonial is a Masterclass in Improv Photo BWW Review: FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME at the Emerson Colonial is a Masterclass in Improv
by Erik Bailey - Mar 30, 2022

Improv comedy is one of the most underappreciated arts forms. It is seen by a lot of people as corny and hard to watch. However, improv is a skill that requires a lot of training in order to be pulled off seamlessly. The cast of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME (now playing at the Emerson Colonial Theater until April 2nd, but continuing to tour the country) proves how incredible improv really can be. 

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME to Play Detroit's Music Hall Photo FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME to Play Detroit's Music Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022

Producers Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jenny and Jon Steingart, Jill Furman and Broadway In Detroit announced that the national tour of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME will play Detroit’s Music Hall, May 31-June 5, 2022.  

Wake Up With BWW 3/24: Pamela Anderson Prepares For Broadway Debut in CHICAGO, and Mo Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/24: Pamela Anderson Prepares For Broadway Debut in CHICAGO, and More!
by - Mar 24, 2022

Today's top stories include Pamela Anderson's preparation to take on the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago, making her Broadway debut next month! BroadwayWorld chatted with her about the upcoming role, and she also talked with Good Morning America about the experience. Plus, get a first look at Take Me Out on Broadway, The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour, and more!

Aneesa Folds, Bryce Pinkham, Marc Kudisch & More to Lead TRADING PLACES Photo Aneesa Folds, Bryce Pinkham, Marc Kudisch & More to Lead TRADING PLACES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022

The Alliance Theatre has announced the cast and creative team of its world premiere musical, TRADING PLACES. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, TRADING PLACES is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable.

FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME is Coming to Portland Center Stage Photo FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME is Coming to Portland Center Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022

Producers Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jenny and Jon Steingart, Jill Furman, and Portland Center Stage announced that the national tour of¬†Freestyle Love Supreme¬†will play Portland Center Stage‚Äôs U.S. Bank Main Stage from April 8 ‚Äď May 1, 2022.

BWW Review: FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME at The Seattle Rep Photo BWW Review: FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME at The Seattle Rep
by Jay Irwin - Feb 17, 2022

Take the genius that is Lin-Manuel Miranda, add in some delicious improv and shake well and you get the absolute joy that is ‚ÄúFreestyle Love Supreme‚ÄĚ currently playing at the Seattle Rep. Think of it like ‚ÄúHamilton‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúWhose Line Is It Anyway?‚ÄĚ had a baby. From the creative minds of Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale comes this 90-minute, made up on the spot, bullet train that will leave you wanting more and more and more.

Photos/Video: First Look at FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME in Seattle Photo Photos/Video: First Look at FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME in Seattle
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2022

Before¬†Hamilton, before¬†In the Heights, there was¬†Freestyle Love Supreme. Now ‚ÄĒ direct from‚ÄĮBroadway ‚ÄĒ the original hip-hop musical phenomenon from Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale arrives in Seattle.‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†¬† ‚ÄĮ‚ÄĮ¬†¬†

Aneesa Folds Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Set Of Alliance Theatre's TRADING PLACES VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Set Of Alliance Theatre's TRADING PLACES
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the set of Alliance Theatre's world premiere musical, Trading Places. Inspired by the iconic and beloved 1983 Paramount Pictures film, Trading Places is a hilarious and contemporary musical reimagining of the prince and pauper fable.

VIDEO: KELLY & RYAN Perform With FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME VideoVIDEO: KELLY & RYAN Perform With FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2021

The cast of Freestyle Love Supreme appeared on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan this morning to perform a completely improvised song about the show's hosts. After an interview, Ripa and Seacrest joined the cast in a game as they attempted to improvise their own song.

VIDEO: First Look at the Return Broadway Engagement of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME VideoVIDEO: First Look at the Return Broadway Engagement of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 18, 2021

Before Hamilton and In The Heights, there was Freestyle Love Supreme, the highly-acclaimed improv sensation conceived by Anthony Veneziale and created by Thomas Kail, Lin Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale.

VIDEO: Hangin' on 45th Street with the Cast of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME VideoVIDEO: Hangin' on 45th Street with the Cast of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 24, 2021

Broadway is about to feel the love again- the freestyle love, that is. Starting October 7, Freestyle Love Supreme, the beloved improvised musical comedy extravaganza, returns to its home at the Booth Theatre. And when it resumes performances, the show will officially be a Special Tony Award winner!

BWW Exclusive: Konverstations with Keeme and Aneesa Folds! VideoBWW Exclusive: Konverstations with Keeme and Aneesa Folds!
by Konversations with Keeme - Jul 17, 2020

This Konversations with Keeme features Aneesa Folds- best known for her starring role in Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway and she will be in the Hulu premiere the documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme July 17th, 2020.  https://www.aneesafolds.com/

VIDEO: Andrea McArdle, Kerry Butler, Christopher Jackson & More Unite to Sing 'Tomorr VideoVIDEO: Andrea McArdle, Kerry Butler, Christopher Jackson & More Unite to Sing 'Tomorrow'
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2020

When you're stuck with a day that's gray and lonely, just stick up your chin, grin, and sing 'Tomorrow'! Watch below as stars of stage, screen and more unite to sing the beloved anthem in celebration of our incredible health care providers.

Exclusive: First Listen To 'Unworthy Of Your Love' From LOSING MY MIND: A SONDHEIM DI VideoExclusive: First Listen To 'Unworthy Of Your Love' From LOSING MY MIND: A SONDHEIM DISCO FEVER DREAM
by Alan Henry - Mar 15, 2020

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first listen to 'Unworthy Of Your Love' From LOSING MY MIND: A SONDHEIM DISCO FEVER DREAM. Check out the track!

VIDEO: Utkarsh Ambudkar Recaps the OSCARS with Freestyle Rap VideoVIDEO: Utkarsh Ambudkar Recaps the OSCARS with Freestyle Rap
by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2020

Utkarsh Ambudkar took to the stage during the Oscars to recap some of the things that had happened throughout the night and performed a freestyle rap!

BWW TV: Hangin' with the Cast of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME on Opening Night! VideoBWW TV: Hangin' with the Cast of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 3, 2019

The Booth Theatre was the place to be last night, as a new kind of show improved its way to the Broadway stage. A blend of hip-hop, improvisational theater, music, and vocal stylings, Freestyle Love Supreme celebrated its opening night, joined by special guests Daveed Diggs, Wayne Brady, Christopger Jackson, James Monroe Igleheart, and of course, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sings Out for Black History Month at Broadway Sessions! VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sings Out for Black History Month at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Feb 28, 2019

Broadway Sessions recently held its 3rd annual Black History Month celebration. We invited an all star roster of Broadway talent to share songs and stories reflecting the influence, impact and legacy of black artists on Broadway and beyond. HOLY MOLY! This was one of the most incredible nights of music we have enjoyed. Beyond that it was moving, hilarious and profound. Enjoy these highlights from Broadway vets Antoine  L Smith, Soarer-Joye Ross, Storm Lever, Brennyn Lark, Judith Franklin, Phoenix Best, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Tiana Okoye, Michel Demby Cain, Imari Hardon, Avery Smith, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Quentin Earl Darrington, Jennie Harney Fleming, John Edwards, Laurissa 'Lala' Romain, Shonica Gooden and Emme Kemp. We also enjoyed performances from 'Rising Stars' Richard Baskin Jr. and Aneesa Folds. OH, and maybe just an impromptu pre show performance by Tony-winning legend FAITH PRINCE! It was a good night.


Aneesa Folds Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Aneesa Folds been in?
Aneesa Folds has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Aneesa Folds been in?
Aneesa Folds has not appeared in the West End