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Ephraim Sykes

 
Bio:
Ephraim Sykes is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. He was last seen in Kathryn Bigelow's new feature film Detroit, and as Seaweed J. Stubbs on NBC's Hairspray Live! Sykes graduated from the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA program with departmental honors and toured with the Ailey II company ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ephraim Sykes is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. He was last seen in Kathryn Bigelow's new feature film Detroit, and as Seaweed J. Stubbs on NBC's Hairspray Live! Sykes graduated from the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA program with departmental honors and toured with the Ailey II company ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2022
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2021
David Ruffin
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
National Symphony Orchestra Concert Revival, 2018
Riff
  [Regional (US)]
Berkeley Rep World Premiere Production, 2017
David Ruffin
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2016
Seaweed J. Stubbs
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Ensemble
Hercules Mulligan (Understudy) [Replacement]
James Madison (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2015
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Mush
A Citizen of New York
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2011
Benjamin Coffin III
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Ensemble
Gator (Understudy)

Ephraim Sykes Movies

Dance Flick
 
[2009]
Flame Dancer
Leave It on the Floor
 
[2011]
Bradley Darnell Lyle
Progress (and Unrelated Things)
 
[2017]
Dancer
Detroit
 
[2017]
Jimmy
Hamilton
 
[2020]
George Eacker, Ensemble

Ephraim Sykes Biography

Ephraim Sykes is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. He was last seen in Kathryn Bigelow's new feature film Detroit, and as Seaweed J. Stubbs on NBC's Hairspray Live! Sykes graduated from the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA program with departmental honors and toured with the Ailey II company for two years. His TV/film credits include Marvin in HBO's Vinyl, Woody Allen's Crisis in Six Scenes, Marvel's Netflix series Luke Cage, Leave It on the Floor, Dance Flick, NBC's Smash, and 30 Rock. Sykes made his Broadway debut in The Little Mermaid and was in the original casts of Ain't Too Proud, Hamilton: An American Musical, Memphis, Newsies, and Motown The Musical. Twitter and Instagram: @ephsykes

Ephraim Sykes Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2019 - Distinguished Performance Award
Ephraim Sykes, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Ephraim Sykes, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Ephraim Sykes, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and times of the Temptations

Ephraim Sykes News

Wake Up With BWW 1/18: INTO THE WOODS Tour Casting, Patti LuPone to Tour, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/18: INTO THE WOODS Tour Casting, Patti LuPone to Tour, and More!
by - Jan 18, 2023

Top stories include additional dates and complete casting for the tour of Into The Woods, a new tour from Patti LuPone, and more! Plus, check out photos and video footage of Jinkx Monsoon taking her first Broadway bows in Chicago!

Corbin Bleu, Nikki Renée Daniels, Norm Lewis & More Star in BLACK BROADWAY Concert S Photo Corbin Bleu, Nikki Renée Daniels, Norm Lewis & More Star in BLACK BROADWAY Concert Special on PBS
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2023

Performing classics from The Wiz, The Color Purple, Company, Porgy & Bess, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and more, the cast will feature Corbin Bleu, Nikki Renée Daniels, Tiffany Mann, Nova Payton, Stephanie Mills, Norm Lewis, John Manzari, Leah Flynn, Amber Iman, Peppermint, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ephraim Sykes, E. Clayton Cornelious, and more.

Exclusive: Watch Andrea Martin In a Musical Clip From HELPSTERS on Apple TV+ Photo Exclusive: Watch Andrea Martin In a Musical Clip From HELPSTERS on Apple TV+
by Michael Major - Jan 5, 2023

‚ÄúHelpsters‚ÄĚ season three returns with an impressive lineup of guest stars. Joining Martin in season three of the series is ¬†Rebecca Naomi Jones,¬†Mario Cantone, Sunita Mani, Alex Newell, Ephraim Sykes, Jackie Hoffman, and more. Watch an exclusive video clip of Andrea Martin in the series now!

JCC Announces Fall Theater Arts: Jewish Plays Project Festival, FALLOUT Concert, A ST Photo JCC Announces Fall Theater Arts: Jewish Plays Project Festival, FALLOUT Concert, A STRANGE LOOP Event & More
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2022

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan has announced the line-up for fall theater arts programs, happening in-person with the Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas in Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Auditorium and at JCC Harlem.

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards Will Be Presented in October Photo The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards Will Be Presented in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

 Broadway Black presents The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards, which honors Black theatre artists during the 2021-2022 season. The live, in-person ceremony will be held on Monday, October 10 at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem (253 West 125th Street). Awards in 29 competitive categories and five honorary categories will be presented along with performances and guest appearances. 

Photos: Go Inside The Kennedy Center's BRIDGERTON Musical Concert Photo Photos: Go Inside The Kennedy Center's BRIDGERTON Musical Concert
by BWW Staff - Aug 2, 2022

Last week, The National Symphony Orchestra presented the world premiere of Grammy award winning singer-songwriters Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear's The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical Live in Concert inspired by the Netflix series at the Kennedy Center. The concert was Directed by Sammi Cannold. Check out photos from inside the big night!

Wake Up With BWW 7/8: Broadway Dates For & JULIET, THE COLLABORATION, and ALMOST FAMO Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/8: Broadway Dates For & JULIET, THE COLLABORATION, and ALMOST FAMOUS
by - Jul 8, 2022

Broadway dates have been set for & Juliet, The Collaboration, and Almost Famous! All three shows are set to begin performances this fall. Plus, Hillary Clinton stops by POTUS, and more!

Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, Kelli O'Hara & More Join THE UNOFFICIAL BRIDGERTON MUS Photo Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, Kelli O'Hara & More Join THE UNOFFICIAL BRIDGERTON MUSICAL Album Live in Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022

The National Symphony Orchestra will present the world premiere of Grammy award winning singer-songwriters Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear's The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical Live in Concert inspired by the Netflix series at the Kennedy Center this month! Special guests will include Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, Denée Benton, Kelli O’Hara, and more!

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List! Photo 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

FALSETTOS, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH & More Announced for BroadwayHD Pride Month Line Photo FALSETTOS, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH & More Announced for BroadwayHD Pride Month Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

BroadwayHD is delivering a variety of titles this June for viewers at home to stream. Additionally, they offer an extensive list of titles and documentaries worth viewing in honor of Pride month!

Ephraim Sykes Videos

Exclusive: Watch Andrea Martin In a Musical Clip From HELPSTERS on Apple TV+ Videoplay
Exclusive: Watch Andrea Martin In a Musical Clip From HELPSTERS on Apple TV+

by Michael Major - Jan 5, 2023

‚ÄúHelpsters‚ÄĚ season three returns with an impressive lineup of guest stars. Joining Martin in season three of the series is ¬†Rebecca Naomi Jones,¬†Mario Cantone, Sunita Mani, Alex Newell, Ephraim Sykes, Jackie Hoffman, and more. Watch an exclusive video clip of Andrea Martin in the series now!

VIDEO: Tariq Trotter Talks BLACK NO MORE Off-Broadway on FALLON Videoplay
VIDEO: Tariq Trotter Talks BLACK NO MORE Off-Broadway on FALLON

by Michael Major - Feb 1, 2022

Tariq TrotterTariq Trotter returned to the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss the new Off-Broadway adaption of Black No More, which he stars in and wrote the music and lyrics for with the Roots. The cast also features Brandon Victor Dixon, Jennifer Damiano, Tamika Lawrence, Ephraim Sykes, Lillias White, and more.

VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE

by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2021

A quarter century ago, Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical, RENT, opened at New York Theatre Workshop. From its humble beginnings at NYTW, this rock musical went on to shape a generation. What began in the East Village traveled to Broadway, across the nation and around the world. While we await showtime, check out a trailer for the big event!

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. & Renée Elise Goldsberry Take Us 'Behind  Videoplay
VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. & Renée Elise Goldsberry Take Us 'Behind the Scene' of HAMILTON

by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2021

Actress¬†Ren√©e Elise Goldsberry, who plays Angelica Schuyler, and¬†Leslie Odom Jr., who¬†plays Aaron Burr, take the audience ‚ÄúBehind the Scene‚ÄĚ of this show about Alexander Hamilton‚Äôs rise from one of the Founding Fathers of the United States to his fatal duel with Aaron Burr.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Tomorrow' From ANNIE Videoplay
VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Tomorrow' From ANNIE

by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2020

Jennifer Hudson performed Tomorrow from Annie as part of Broadway For Biden's In our America: A Concert For the Soul of the Nation earlier this week.

VIDEO: Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones Talk HAMILTON on Videoplay
VIDEO: Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones Talk HAMILTON on GMA

by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2020

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones, who originally played the Schuyler Sisters in the Broadway musical Hamilton, stop by Good Morning America on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming production on Disney+.

VIDEO: Watch the Second All New Trailer For HAMILTON on Disney+ Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Second All New Trailer For HAMILTON on Disney+

by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2020

The second trailer has dropped for the upcoming Hamilton film, coming to Disney+ on July 3!

VIDEO: Watch a Clip of 'The Room Where it Happens' From the HAMILTON Film Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Clip of 'The Room Where it Happens' From the HAMILTON Film

by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2020

Get a first look at Leslie Odom, Jr. and the cast of Hamilton performing 'The Room Where it Happens' from the upcoming filmed version of the show coming to Disney+ on July 3! 

VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Alexander Hamilton' From The HAMILTON Film Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Alexander Hamilton' From The HAMILTON Film

by Alan Henry - Jun 24, 2020

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the opening song from the HAMILTON film. Check out the original Broadway cast in action below! The show was filmed live on stage with the original cast at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2016.

VIDEO: Original HAMILTON Cast Reunites to Sing 'Alexander Hamilton' on John Krasinski Videoplay
VIDEO: Original HAMILTON Cast Reunites to Sing 'Alexander Hamilton' on John Krasinski's SOME GOOD NEWS

by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2020

The entire original Broadway cast of Hamilton has reunited - virtually - for a performance of Alexander Hamilton on John Krasinski's YouTube series, Some Good News.


Ephraim Sykes Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ephraim Sykes been in?
Ephraim Sykes has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Ephraim Sykes been in?
Ephraim Sykes has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Ephraim Sykes been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ain't Too Proud: The Life and times of the Temptations .