Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Erika Olson

 
Bio:
Erika Olson was most recently seen on stage in Cyrano (The New Group) after starring in My Very Own British Invasion (Paper Mill Playhouse), written by Rick Elice and directed by Jerry Mitchell. Erika is also known for her role as Cynthia Weil in the first national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Erika Olson was most recently seen on stage in Cyrano (The New Group) after starring in My Very Own British Invasion (Paper Mill Playhouse), written by Rick Elice and directed by Jerry Mitchell. Erika is also known for her role as Cynthia Weil in the first national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
New Group Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Performer (Swing)
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere, 2019
Pamela
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015
Cynthia Weil [Replacement]

Photos

Heather Lang, Erika Olson and Semar Ghebremichael  Photo

Heather Lang, Erika Olson and Semar Ghebremichael

From: 
Date:
03/21/2022
Erika Olson, Ken Robinson, Alexandra Grey, Ledisi, Antwayn Hopper, Destan Owens, Myka Photo

Erika Olson, Ken Robinson, Alexandra Grey, Ledisi, Antwayn Hopper, Destan Owens, Mykal Kilgore and Cast

From: 
Date:
03/21/2022
Erika Olson, Ken Robinson, Alexandra Grey, Ledisi, Antwayn Hopper, Destan Owens, Myka Photo

Erika Olson, Ken Robinson, Alexandra Grey, Ledisi, Antwayn Hopper, Destan Owens, Mykal Kilgore and Cast

From: 
Date:
03/21/2022
Jelani Alladin and Erika Olson  Photo

Jelani Alladin and Erika Olson

From: 
Date:
03/21/2022
Erika Olson and Jelani Alladin Photo

Erika Olson and Jelani Alladin

From: 
Date:
03/21/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
New Group Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Performer (Swing)

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere, 2019
Pamela

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2015
Cynthia Weil [Replacement]

Erika Olson Biography

Erika Olson was most recently seen on stage in Cyrano (The New Group) after starring in My Very Own British Invasion (Paper Mill Playhouse), written by Rick Elice and directed by Jerry Mitchell. Erika is also known for her role as Cynthia Weil in the first national tour of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and for her work on ‚ÄúPose‚ÄĚ (FX) and the remake of ‚ÄúMurphy Brown‚ÄĚ (CBS). Before moving to New York in 2016, Erika graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in musical theatre, and also spent a semester in Sydney, Australia studying at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts. Additionally, Erika writes her own music and is planning on releasing an EP.




Erika Olson News

Photos: Billy Porter-Helmed THE LIFE Concludes Performances at Encores! Photo Photos: Billy Porter-Helmed THE LIFE Concludes Performances at Encores!
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 21, 2022

Just last night, New York City Center Encores! wrapped up The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter. The production starred Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Check out photos from inside closing night.

Review Roundup: THE LIFE at City Center Encores! Photo Review Roundup: THE LIFE at City Center Encores!
by Review Roundups - Mar 17, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, began performances at City Center Encores! last night, March 16 and will run through March 20, 2022. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, and more.

Photos: First Look at Encores! THE LIFE, Directed by Billy Porter Photo Photos: First Look at Encores! THE LIFE, Directed by Billy Porter
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 17, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, is now in performances at City Center Encores!. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Performances run through March 20, 2022.

Wake Up With BWW 3/17: Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Casting and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/17: Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Casting and More!
by - Mar 17, 2022

Today's top stories include casting for the Broadway-bound production of Bob Fosse's Dancin'! The production will premiere at the Old Globe, with choreography by Fosse and direction by Wayne Cilento. Plus, 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' from Encanto will be performed at the Oscars, Equity returns to in-person auditions, and more!

Video: First Look at THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores! Photo Video: First Look at THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022

The production includes Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals Photo VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, is getting ready to begin performances at City Center Encores! this week. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Performances run March 16-20, 2022.

Full Cast Announced For THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores! Photo Full Cast Announced For THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2022

The production includes Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood.

Joshua Henry, Adrienne Walker & More Join Encores! THE TAP DANCE KID Photo Joshua Henry, Adrienne Walker & More Join Encores! THE TAP DANCE KID
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 3, 2021

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the 2022 Encores! Season as part of the full calendar of events for City Center‚Äôs 2021 ‚Äď 2022 Season. The productions launch Lear deBessonet‚Äôs first season as Encores! Artistic Director, alongside Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and Encores! Producing Creative Director Clint Ramos.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the New Group's 25th Anniversary Gala Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside the New Group's 25th Anniversary Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 10, 2020

Just last night, Off-Broadway's The New Group honored its Board President Abby Merrill and Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage (Cyrano) at the its Annual Gala, this year celebrating the company's 25th Anniversary.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of The New Group's CYRANO, with Peter Dinklag Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of The New Group's CYRANO, with Peter Dinklage and More!
by Katherine Lee - Nov 8, 2019

The New Group's Cyrano is playing a limited Off-Broadway engagement through December 22 at The Daryl Roth Theatre, where it just celebrated opening night!

Erika Olson Videos

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, is getting ready to begin performances at City Center Encores! this week. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Performances run March 16-20, 2022.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION at Paper Mill Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Alan Henry - Feb 4, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Paper Mill Playhouse's world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher). My Very Own British Invasion is produced in association with Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner and Rodney Rigby. My Very Own British Invasion will continue through Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Get a first look at the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Paper Mill's MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION
by Alan Henry - Jan 29, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Paper Mill Playhouse's world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher). My Very Own British Invasion is produced in association with Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner and Rodney Rigby. My Very Own British Invasion will begin performances Thursday, January 31, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ).

BWW TV: Travel Back to the 60's with a Sneak Peek of MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION at  VideoBWW TV: Travel Back to the 60's with a Sneak Peek of MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION at Paper Mill Playhouse!
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 21, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse will soon present the world premiere of My Very Own British Invasion with book by Tony award-winner Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher). My Very Own British Invasion is produced in association with Hal Luftig, Craig Haffner and Rodney Rigby.