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Ciara Renee can be seen onscreen in Facebook Watch's series "Strangers," Netflix's "Master of None," CBS's "Big Bang Theory," and on the CW's "Legends of Tomorrow," "Arrow," and "Flash." She just wrapped up playing Mariana in MCC Theater's production of The Wrong Man. Ciara originated the role of The Witch in Big Fish and appeared as the Leading Player in Pippin on Broadway. She was seen most recently on Broadway as Elsa in Frozen the Musical. She also originated the role of Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Paper Mill Playhouse. She was also seen as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar at The Muny and Peggy/Maria in the final lab of Hamilton. Ciara splits her time between New York and Los Angeles and also directs/produces. She co-directed (with Michael Dallatorre) a short documentary Ian Leui: Beating The Odds (Children's Fund of California). Also the writer, EP, and co-director of the short film Reddy Records.

Ciara Renee Photos


Broadway Revival, 2021
Jenna Hunterson [Replacement]

MCC Off-Broadway World Premiere Production, 2019

Original Broadway Production, 2018
Elsa [Replacement]

[St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny's Revival Adaptation, 2017
Mary Magdalene

Keen Company Off-Broadway Revival, 2016

[San Diego, CA (Regional)]
U.S. Premiere La Jolla Playhouse Production, 2014

Original Broadway Production, 2013
The Witch


Broadway Revival, 2013
The Leading Player [Replacement]

Ciara Renee Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2023]

Ciara Renee Movies

[2020]A Shot Through the Wall Candace Walker

[2022]Paint Ambrosia long

[2022]Deborah Gabby

Ciara Renee Videos

Ciara Renee News

Lauren Patten, Ciara Renee, and More Will Lead THE LONELY FEW at Geffen Playhouse

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its world premiere musical The Lonely Few, with book by Rachel Bonds (Sundown, Yellow Moon; Michael & Edie), music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak (A Crossing, Galileo), and directed by Trip Cullman (Choir Boy, Significant Other) and Ellenore Scott (Funny Girl, Mr. Saturday Night). The Lonely Few is produced in association with FourthWall Theatrical (This American Wife, Jagged Little Pill).

New Theatre Company THEE Takes Over Shrunken Shakespeare Company & Launches with THE SPELLS Reading

The NYC-based THEE (The Hey Ensemble) will see members develop original works of theatre and film in a non-hierarchical, ensemble-based atmosphere. The company was rebuilt to align with a mutually agreed upon set of unapologetic values that uplift accessibility, collaboration, and equity.

Photos: The Stars Arrive at Opening Night of INTO THE WOODS

The star-studded New York City Center Encores! production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's beloved musical, Into the Woods, officially opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos of all of the stars on the red carpet here!

Photos: On the Red Carpet of the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards

Winners for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards have been announced! Winners include MJ, Paradise Square, Tick, Tick... Boom! and more. Check out photos from the red carpet here!  

Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May

The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Skycrest United Methodist Church

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a musical inspired by the Victor Hugo novel of 1831, with music primarily featured in the 1996 Disney film adaptation. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by James Lapine and Peter Parnell The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 2.5 hour deep dive that takes pieces from both the film and Hugo’s novel to create an amalgamation of the world in which the people in this story reside.

LISTEN: Kevin Chamberlin Talks TikTok & More on TAKE A BOW

This episode has it all! In this episode he takes us through his career, life journey, and inside scoop from his favorite productions.

Laura Bell Bundy, Kimberley Locke & More Announced for The Green Room 42 March Lineup

The Green Room 42 has announced their March line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

Listen: James Monroe Iglehart Talks HAMILTON, FSL & More on TAKE A BOW

James Monroe Iglehart joined this past week's episode of Take A Bow. This episode has it all! From Jaw-dropping facts you never knew about shows he’s been in, to hilarious jokes, comments sprinkled in from the witty Iglehart. Listening to James reflect on his Tony Award Winning role of Genie in Aladdin is something you don’t want to miss. 

VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Covers 'She Used to Be Mine' From WAITRESS

Clarkson chose to perform the song after the Waitress Broadway twitter account requested that she sing it before the production prematurely closed. Clarkson was later joined by Ciara Renee, who was the last actress to perform Jenna in Waitress before its closing. Watch the interview and performance now!

Broadway Streaming Guide: January 2022 - Where to Watch THE GILDED AGE & More New Releases!

Although it may be a new year, several classics are returning to streaming services, giving Broadway fans the perfect throwback binge list, along with HBO's star-studded The Gilded Age series and new additions to Seth Rudetsky's online concert series. Check out what you should stream this January!

Jessica Vosk, Christy Altomare, Ciara Renée, and Ana Gasteyer Announced for THE SETH CONCERT SERIES in January

SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky has announced the lineup for his January virtual concert series with Jessica Vosk, Christy Altomare, Ciara Renée, and Ana Gasteyer. Every Sunday at 8pm ET, Seth and one of his favorite Broadway stars will perform an intimate concert filled with Broadway tunes, Seth’s signature hilarious interviews and even song requests from viewers requested in real time!  

VIDEO: Joshua Henry, Ciara Renee, & Gerianne Pérez Sing 'Bad Idea' From WAITRESS

Watch Joshua Henry, Ciara Renee, and Gerianne Pérez, currently starring in the current Broadway production of Waitress, sing 'Bad Idea', arranged and accompanied on guitar by Joshua Henry! 

VIDEO: Ciara Renée in the Trailer for A SHOT THROUGH THE WALL

After an accidental shooting of an innocent Black man in Brooklyn, Chinese-American police officer Mike Tan must wade through his profound guilt as he attempts to navigate the complicated worlds of media, justice, and racial politics. The film stars Kenny Leu, Ciara Renee, Clifton Davis, Lynn Chen, and more.

VIDEO: Ciara Renee and Joshua Henry Perform 'You Matter to Me' From WAITRESS

Ciara Renee and Joshua Henry are currently starring Waitress on Broadway; the limited engagement at the Barrymore Theatre ends on January 9. Check out a video of them performing “You Matter To Me” from the hit show!

Wake Up With BWW 11/24: Read All of the Reviews For CLYDE'S, and More!

Last night's Clyde's opened officially on Broadway! Check out the reviews in our roundup, and stay tuned for more coverage from the big night later today! Plus, get a first look at Disney Princess: The Concert, watch Joshua Henry and Ciara Renee rehearse for Waitress, check out the nominees for this year's musical theatre Grammy Award, and more!

BWW Interview: THERE ARE NO ONE-PERSON SHOWS: Cabaret Director, Marc Tumminelli

So what does a cabaret director do? Today in my ongoing series, THERE ARE NO ONE-PERSON SHOWS, we will find out from one of the busiest cabaret directors in New York, Marc Tumminelli. Marc is the founder of Broadway Workshop, which provides year-round, professional-level classes and workshops for kids 8-19 with some of the finest artists working on Broadway and in the West End. He is also the founder of Project Broadway, a non-profit that provides scholarship opportunities to young performers.

Wake Up With BWW 11/3: Ciara Renee Will Lead WAITRESS, Broadway Grosses, and More!

Today's top stories include casting for Waitress! Ciara Renee will take over the lead role of Jenna in the Broadway production, beginning November 29. Plus, further casting has been announced for the upcoming West End revival of Cabaret, the Broadway grosses report has been released for the week ending on October 31, and more!

Photos: Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Returns with MERRY WIVES

Shakespeare in the Park is back and we've got photos from them official re-opening night! On Friday night, MERRY WIVES celebrated its opening at the Delacorte Theater, where it will run through Saturday, September 18. The play is adapted by Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Saheem Ali.


Ciara Renee has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Ciara Renee has not appeared in the West End

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