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Angela Birchett

 
Bio:
singing her first solo at her home church: Greater Grace Temple, she knew that she was destined to perform. She spent much of her formative years singing with her sisters in a trio, collectively known as “The Birchett Sisters”. It was in this group that she developed a talent and love for ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
singing her first solo at her home church: Greater Grace Temple, she knew that she was destined to perform. She spent much of her formative years singing with her sisters in a trio, collectively known as “The Birchett Sisters”. It was in this group that she developed a talent and love for ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
Revival National Tour, 2017
Church Lady
Ensemble [Replacement]
Sofia (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
Revival National Tour, 2017
Church Lady

Ensemble [Replacement]

Sofia (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Angela Birchett Biography

singing her first solo at her home church: Greater Grace Temple, she knew that she was destined to perform. She spent much of her formative years singing with her sisters in a trio, collectively known as “The Birchett Sisters”. It was in this group that she developed a talent and love for group singing. At 12 years old, Angela was the youngest member of the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra excelling as a percussionist; and at 14, she was cast in her first professional production: a staging of Purlie where she was cast in the role of Missy, effectively making her the youngest cast member, playing one of the oldest characters in the show. Additionally, she was a very active member of the music department at Renaissance High School, under the direction of renowned educator, clinician, and choral director, Nina Scott.

After high school, Angela attended Kentucky State University where she double majored in Music Education and Vocal Performance. As a member of the university’s Opera Music Theatre Workshop, Concert, and Show Choirs, she was regularly seen on campus performing in several productions and concerts. While at KSU, Angela had the privilege of once again studying under a renowned musician: the late Andrew Smith and was regularly noticed by legendary soprano, Wilhelmenia Fernandez. Angela also received the prestigious honor of being crowned Miss Kentucky State University and placed third in the Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame pageant in 2000, a first for any reigning KSU queen.

Following graduation in 2002, Angela returned to Detroit and established the choral department at the Paul Robeson Academy. In the years following her time there, a number of her former students have also been drawn to the performing arts, pursuing university training and careers in musical theater, music recording, modeling, and acting.

Feeling an overwhelming inclination to New York City, she made the leap and transitioned full time to performing in 2005. In her first decade here she established herself as a power house and landed roles regionally and on tours starring in hit shows such as: Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Once on This Island, Rent, Ain't Misbehavin, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, as well as the 2015 Broadway revival and First National Tour of The Color Purple. Angela has also crossed over and declared herself a force to be reckoned with, appearing on television in a variety of shows including: Kevin Can Wait (CBS) and The Blindspot (NBC). In the fall of 2019, Angela will make her feature length debut in You Brought the Sunshine: The Story of the Clark Sisters (Lifetime) where she will tackle the role of Jacky Clark.

Angela juggles a very busy performance schedule that includes time spent as a session singer for various artists and jingle companies. She also appears in NYC at a myriad of performance venues, including a weekly residency as host of “Lights out on Broadway” in Times Square. This curated open mic has featured a plethora of Broadway performers and recording artists and has become a NYC nightlife hot spot.

For Angela, Sharing her gifts and talents is not about the destination, but the journey. Faith, Passion, and a burning desire to fully express herself whenever afforded the opportunity drive her discipline. Angela is committed to the lifelong pursuit of integrity and skill as an actor, warmth and honesty as a singer, humility as a seasoned performer, and she is loving every minute of it!

Keep up with Angela on all Social Media platforms @angelabirchett.




Angela Birchett News

Black Theatre Network to Honor Dominique Morisseau, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and More a Photo Black Theatre Network to Honor Dominique Morisseau, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and More at Annual Conference
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

The first in-person event since 2019, the annual conference will feature an extraordinary schedule and honor Detroit luminaries Dominique Morisseau, Ron Simons, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Chanté Adams, and Angela Birchett, who have found success on Broadway and beyond.

Amas Musical Theatre to Present I WANNA BE EVIL: THE EARTHA KITT STORY Starring Jenel Photo Amas Musical Theatre to Present I WANNA BE EVIL: THE EARTHA KITT STORY Starring Jenelle Lynn Randall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Song Salon will present “I Wanna Be Evil: The Eartha Kitt Story” starring Jenelle Randall, with Darrell Philip, written by Jenelle Lynn Randall. Directed by Yvans Jourdin with music direction by Darnell White, this one night only event will be held on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 7pm at Theater 555 (555 West 42nd Street).

Bloomingdale School of Music Raises Nearly $50,000 at A NEW BLOOM Benefit Photo Bloomingdale School of Music Raises Nearly $50,000 at A NEW BLOOM Benefit
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 9, 2022

Bloomingdale School of Music raised nearly $50,000 at the community concert and spring benefit A New Bloom on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at The Riverside Church Assembly Hall. A New Bloom honored the legacy of Timothy McCullough, Bloomingdale School of Music Resident Teaching Artist and longtime faculty member, who passed away on November 22, 2021.

Cast And Creative Team Announced For SHOW WAY THE MUSICAL, May 13- 29 Photo Cast And Creative Team Announced For SHOW WAY THE MUSICAL, May 13- 29
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the cast and creative team for Show Way The Musical, a Kennedy Center–commissioned world premiere for young adults based on the Newbery–winning book from Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Jacqueline Woodson. This inspiring new musical, running May 13–29, 2022 in the Kennedy Center's Family Theater, features music by Tyrone L. Robinson, direction by Schele Williams, and choreography by Tiffany Quinn.

Bloomingdale School of Music to Host Community Concert and Spring Benefit Photo Bloomingdale School of Music to Host Community Concert and Spring Benefit
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 5, 2022

Bloomingdale School of Music announces a community concert and spring benefit A New Bloom on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 6:30pm at The Riverside Church Assembly Hall, 490 Riverside Drive, NYC. A New Bloom honors the legacy of Timothy McCullough, Bloomingdale School of Music Resident Teaching Artist and longtime faculty member, who passed away on November 22, 2021.

DARNELL WHITE: LYRICS AND MUSIC Will Play Joe's Pub March 29th at 9:30 pm Photo DARNELL WHITE: LYRICS AND MUSIC Will Play Joe's Pub March 29th at 9:30 pm
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 28, 2022

Popular musical director Darnell White is making his Joe's Pub debut in a new solo show filled with his own stories and all original music, created at his own hand.

Bloomingdale School Of Music Announces A New Bloom, Community Concert Spring Benefit Photo Bloomingdale School Of Music Announces A New Bloom, Community Concert Spring Benefit
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022

Bloomingdale School of Music announces a community concert and spring benefit A New Bloom on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 6:30pm at The Riverside Church Assembly Hall, 490 Riverside Drive, NYC.

Bloomingdale School Of Music Announces A NEW BLOOM: A Community Concert Photo Bloomingdale School Of Music Announces A NEW BLOOM: A Community Concert
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2022

Bloomingdale School of Music announces a community concert and spring benefit A New Bloom on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 6:30pm at The Riverside Church Assembly Hall, 490 Riverside Drive, NYC.

Betty Buckley, Sandra Bernhard & More Announced for Joe's Pub Spring Programming Photo Betty Buckley, Sandra Bernhard & More Announced for Joe's Pub Spring Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2022

Joe’s Pub is celebrating female performers for Women’s History Month with Sandra Bernhard, Bridget Everett, Julie Klausner, Priya Darshini, Kathryn Allison, Eleri Ward, Betty Buckley, Brooklyn Raga Massive Rāginī Festival (formerly known as the Women’s Raga Massive Festival), Ayodele Casel, Desaparecidas featuring Daphne Rubin Vega, and more.

Broadway Star Headlines TexARTS' A COOO YULE Photo Broadway Star Headlines TexARTS' A COOO YULE
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 24, 2021

 This holiday season, TexARTS Theatre will make your holidays merry and bright with the return of “A Cool Yule: A Swingin' Holiday Cabaret.” The TexARTS tradition returns for its ninth year and celebrates the iconic holiday music made famous by Andy Williams, Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Michael BublĂ©, Peggy Lee and more!

Angela Birchett Videos

VIDEO: Nick Rashad Burroughs, Ben Fankhauser & More Celebrate the Return of Broadway  VideoVIDEO: Nick Rashad Burroughs, Ben Fankhauser & More Celebrate the Return of Broadway Sessions!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 30, 2021

Broadway Sessions celebrated their long-awaited re-opening night this past Thursday, October 21, at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Hosted by Ben Cameron with music direction by Joshua Stephen Kartes, it was a joyful evening with performances by Broadway favorites.

VIDEO: Alex Newell, Kara Lindsay, Isabelle McCalla, and More Perform 'The New World'  VideoVIDEO: Alex Newell, Kara Lindsay, Isabelle McCalla, and More Perform 'The New World' From SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2020

A group of stars have performed a new virtual cover of The New World from Jason Robert Brown's Songs For a New World.

VIDEO: First Look At THE COLOR PURPLE at Paper Mill Playhouse VideoVIDEO: First Look At THE COLOR PURPLE at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Alan Henry - Sep 27, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Paper Mill Playhouse's The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. The Color Purple is the Tony Award-winning musical revival based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros.Amblin Entertainment motion picture with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray.


Angela Birchett Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Angela Birchett been in?
Angela Birchett has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Angela Birchett been in?
Angela Birchett has not appeared in the West End