Anika Noni Rose

Birth Place: Bloomfield, CT

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Rose is best known for her role in Disney's 2009 animated feature The Princess and the Frog as the voice of the lead character Tiana; the character is Disney's first African-American princess.

In 2010, Rose played the role of Yasmine in the movie For Colored Girls. From 2010 to 2013, Rose had a guest-starring role in the legal TV drama The Good Wife. She played the role of Sara Tidwell in the A&E miniseries Bag of Bones in 2011, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.

In 2012, she guest-starred in the "Gone Abie Gone" episode in season 24 of The Simpsons, voicing Abe Simpson's second wife, Rita LaFleur.

Rose played the adult Kizzy in two episodes of television's Roots, an adaptation of the novel by Alex Haley and remake of the 1977 miniseries. Critic Alan Sepinwall, in suggesting Emmy nominees to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, called her "one of the best parts of the outstanding Roots ensemble". She had a role in the Starz series Power and the leading role in the 2017 BET drama The Quad.

In 2020, Rose starred in the Netflix musical Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey playing Jessica Jangle.

In 2021, she played an affluent, unhappy lawyer who employs a young mother fleeing an abusive relationship in the Netflix limited series Maid.

Anika won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in Caroline, or Change. She starred in in Deborah Allen's Broadway revival of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, opposite James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad. She also starred in Footloose and the Off-Broadway production of the Laura Nyro musical Eli’s Comin’, the Stephen Sondheim’s Company for the NY Philharmonic and PBS. Other stage work includes Juliet opposite Orlando Bloom with Gustavo Dudamel conducting Tchaikovsky live with the LA Philharmonic.

In addition to the winning the Tony Award, Anika has also received The Theater World Award, The Clarence Derwent Award, a Drama Desk nomination, the Los Angeles Critics’ Circle Award, an Ovation Award and an Obie Award. She has also received NAACP Image nominations for her work on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC), and Hallmark Hall of Fame: Mitch Albom’s Have A Little Faith (ABC).

Anika has sung all over the world, including at the 79th Annual Academy Awards, concerts in London’s West End with Jason Robert Brown, the Vatican, the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. She made her solo cabaret debut in New York as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series, followed by a concert at the Broad Stage in Los Angeles and appearances at the legendary Venetian Room in San Francisco. She is the celebrity spokesperson for the American Lung Association and has lobbied on Capitol Hill on their behalf, and started The Cora Lee Bentley Radcliffe memorial Fund, to assist mentally challenged children. She received her MFA from American Conservatory Theater and holds an honorary Doctorate from Florida A&M University.

Anika Noni Rose Photos


Broadway Revival Production, 2024

Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2018
Carmen Jones

Broadway Revival, 2014
Beneatha Younger

Encores! Off-Center Concert, 0

Broadway Revival, 2008

Encores! Concert, 2005

Broadway Transfer, 2004

Emmie Thibodeaux

[New York]
Reading, 2004

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
Emmie Thibodeaux

Emmie Thibodeaux


[San Francisco (Regional)]
ACT Production, 1999
Polly Peachum

Original Broadway Production, 1998
Rusty [Replacement]

Anika Noni Rose Movies

[2003]From Justin to Kelly Kaya

[2004]Surviving Christmas Choir

[2004]Temptation Fog

[2006]Dreamgirls Lorrell Robinson

[2008]Just Add Water R ch lle

[2009]The Princess and the Frog Tiana

[2010]For Colored Girls Ymine, Yellow

[2011]Company Marta

[2012]Skyler Therapist

[2013]Half of a Yellow Sun Kainene

[2013]Khumba Lungisa

[2013]As Cool as I Am Frances

[2014]Imperial Dreams Miss Price

[2016]Throne of Elves Meyla

[2017]Everything, Everything Pauline

[2018]Assassination Nation Nance

[2018]Ralph Breaks the Internet Tiana

[2019]The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain Candace Wade

[2020]Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Jessica

[2020]Body Cam Taneesha Branz

[2021]Injustice Catwoman

Anika Noni Rose TV Shows

Bates Motel Special Agent Liz Babbitt

Power Jukebox

The Good Wife Wendy Scott-Carr

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Grace Makutsi

The Quad Dr. Eva Fletcher

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Tickets On Sale Now To See THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG At The El Capitan Theatre!

Journey into the Bayou as Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” returns to the big screen at the El Capitan Theatre. Tickets for this special event are now on sale!

Lea Salonga, Gavin Creel, Vanessa Williams, Brian d'Arcy James & More Set for MISCAST24

MCC Theater has revealed that Miscast24 will take place on Monday April 15, 2024 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Learn additional details!

The Coolidge Corner Theatre Announces Winter / Spring 2024 Lineup Of Weekly Kids' Shows

The Coolidge Corner Theatre (‘the Coolidge') has announced the winter/spring 2024 lineup of its weekly Kids' Shows. Sure to delight all ages, the new season launches on Sunday, January 7 at 10:30am with a live performance by The Stacey Peasley Band.

Tickets Go On Sale Today For Steve Carell-Led UNCLE VANYA

Tickets will go on sale today at 12pm ET for Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Anton Chekhov’s classic UNCLE VANYA. Learn more about how to get tickets here!

Photos: PURLIE VICTORIOUS Welcomes Angela Bassett, Alicia Keys, Mariska Hargitay, and Hilary Swank Backstage

See photos from a special Saturday Night on Broadway! The Music Box Theatre was graced by multiple celebrities on Saturday Night for the performance of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through The Cotton Patch. 

Anika Noni Rose and Gaby Moreno Join DISNEY IN CONCERT: The Sound of Magic at The Soraya

 Join The Soraya and New West Symphony for Disney in Concert: The Sound of Magic, a symphonic celebration of Disney music, animation, and memories – a century in the making!  

Broadway Streaming Guide: Holidays 2023 - Where to Watch WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL & More

From Hannah Waddingham's new Christmas special to classics like The Muppet Christmas Carol, see which holiday streaming titles are sure to bring any Broadway fan some extra merriment this year. Check out our complete guide to what Broadway fans should be streaming this holiday season on Netflix, Peacock, Disney+, and more now!

Steve Carell Will Make His Broadway Debut in UNCLE VANYA; Additional Cast Revealed!

Steve Carell is headed to Broadway! The actor, best known for starring in the television series The Office, will make his Broadway debut in Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Anton Chekhov’s classic UNCLE VANYA. Find out more information about the production here!

Wayne Brady, Chris Mann & More To Perform At The 2023 FNAM Benefit

The Foundation for New American Musicals has revealed that Wayne Brady, Anastasia Barzee, Therese Curatolo, Chris Mann and Cheeyang Ng as Guest Artists for its 2023 FNAM Benefit. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt & Marcia Seligson to be Honored at the 2023 FNAM Benefit

The Foundation for New American Musicals will present the 2023 FNAM Benefit honoring Jason Robert Brown, Georgia Stitt & Marcia Seligson.

Best Broadway Shows in 2024; What's Coming!

Check out a full list of what's to come on Broadway in 2024 and be sure to check back as more engagements are added to the list!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 6th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 6, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

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Ephraim Sykes, Kate Burton & More Join Adrienne Warren Led ROOM on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!

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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Continues 2022-2023 Theatre Season With DREAMGIRLS

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Interview: Joy Woods of North Carolina Theatre's DREAMGIRLS

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Anika Noni Rose has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Anika Noni Rose has not appeared in the West End.

Anika Noni Rose has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for her role in "Carmen Jones." She also received a nomination for the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for the same production. Additionally, Rose was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in "Carmen Jones." In another production, "A Raisin in the Sun," Rose was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards. For her role in "Caroline, or Change," Rose received nominations for Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Featured Actress at The Lortels, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards. She also won the Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for her performance in the same production.

Anika Noni Rose has won several awards for her performance in the musical "Caroline, or Change." She received the Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical award from the Drama Desk Awards, as well as the Outstanding Featured Actress award from the Lortels. She was also recognized with the Performance award from the Theatre World Awards. Additionally, Rose won the prestigious Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her role in "Caroline, or Change."

Anika Noni Rose's next show will be Uncle Vanya which opens on 4/24/2024 on Broadway.

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