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Gayle Samuels

 
Bio:
Gayle Samuels earned a Best Actress nomination from the Connecticut Critics Circle for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill and received rave reviews for her portrayal of Rose in Fences and Louise in Seven Guitars. She recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Gayle Samuels earned a Best Actress nomination from the Connecticut Critics Circle for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill and received rave reviews for her portrayal of Rose in Fences and Louise in Seven Guitars. She recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway New York Premiere, 2019
Barbara Cooley
  [East Haddam, CT (Regional)]
Goodspeed Musicals Original Production, 2018
Chaperone/Mother Marthe
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Edna (Understudy)
Mrs. Norman (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
1st Harem Girl [Replacement]
Beautician [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Ruby (Understudy)
Vernelle (Understudy)
Linette (Understudy)
Kitty (Understudy)
Fleta (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Dance Alternate [Replacement]
  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 1990
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2008
Ensemble
Eliza Wilder (Understudy)
Mrs. Brewster (Understudy)

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway New York Premiere, 2019
Barbara Cooley

  [East Haddam, CT (Regional)]
Goodspeed Musicals Original Production, 2018
Chaperone/Mother Marthe

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Edna (Understudy)

Mrs. Norman (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
1st Harem Girl [Replacement]

Beautician [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1985
Ruby (Understudy)

Vernelle (Understudy)

Linette (Understudy)

Kitty (Understudy)

Fleta (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1978
Dance Alternate [Replacement]

  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 1990
Performer

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2008
Ensemble

Eliza Wilder (Understudy)

Mrs. Brewster (Understudy)

Gayle Samuels Biography

Gayle Samuels earned a Best Actress nomination from the Connecticut Critics Circle for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill and received rave reviews for her portrayal of Rose in Fences and Louise in Seven Guitars. She recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, did the national tour of Little House on the Prairie and toured internationally as a featured vocalist with Harry Belafonte. BROADWAY: Sunset Blvd., Grind, Dancin’. OFF-BROADWAY: Sistas (Gloria), Little Shop Of Horrors (Ronnette) The Dark Star From Harlem (Josephine Baker). REGIONAL: Crowns, The Sunshine Boys, Beehive, Chess. TV/ FILM: "Bull", "Madam Secretary", "The Americans", "The Class", "Twenty Good Years", Cupid, Black Nativity, Honeybee, The Tides That Bind. www.gaylesamuels.com




Gayle Samuels News

Wesley Enoch Will Direct A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Sydney Theatre Company Photo Wesley Enoch Will Direct A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Sydney Theatre Company
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022

Acclaimed playwright and director Wesley Enoch (Appropriate) will direct celebrated American classic – Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun – when it has its long-awaited Australian mainstage debut at Sydney Theatre Company this August.

THE MOUNTAINTOP Comes to Music Theatre of Connecticut Photo THE MOUNTAINTOP Comes to Music Theatre of Connecticut
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2022

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional, award-winning theatre company continues its 35th Anniversary Season with the Olivier Award-winning play, The Mountaintop, written by Katori Hall. The play is a gripping re-imagining of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on Earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination in 1968.

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of QUEENS on ABC - Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of QUEENS on ABC - Tuesday, December 14, 2021
by TV Scoop - Dec 9, 2021

Get all the scoop on QUEENS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, December 14, 2021! Plus, watch a clip from a recent episode!

Jeannine Kaspar Will Lead MSTRIAL At New World Stages Photo Jeannine Kaspar Will Lead MSTRIAL At New World Stages
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2020

Jeannine Kaspar will take over the starring role of Karen Lukoff in MsTRIAL at New World Stages beginning January 3, 2020. The role was originally played by Christine Evangelista who is leaving MsTRIAL to return to shooting a?oeThe Walking Dead.a?? Tickets are $49- $89 and can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

Wake Up With BWW 12/4: Jordan Fisher in DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 12/4: Jordan Fisher in DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 4, 2019

Today's top stories: Jordan Fisher will join Dear Evan Hansen, and more!

The NY debut of MSTRIAL Will Open Wednesday at New World Stages Photo The NY debut of MSTRIAL Will Open Wednesday at New World Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2019

The NY debut of MsTRIAL will open this Wednesday December 4 at New World Stages.Starring Christine Evangelista (TV's 'The Arrangement,' 'The Walking Dead,' Film: Bleed For This) with Janie Brookshire (Broadway's The Philanthropist. TV's 'Blue Bloods'), Dep Kirkland (TV's ' Twin Peaks,' 'Law & Order'), Alan Trinca (NY: Friends The Musical Parody. Regional: A Clockwork Orange), Gayle Samuels (Broadway's Children of a Leser God, Sunset Boulevard) with understudies Bill Coyne (NY: L'il Abner) and Jeannine Kaspar (TV: 'The Loudest Voice,' 'Law & Order: SVU').

Christine Evangelista, Janie Brookshire and More Announced In MSTRIAL Cast At New Wor Photo Christine Evangelista, Janie Brookshire and More Announced In MSTRIAL Cast At New World Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2019

The NY debut of MsTRIAL announces its cast starring Christine Evangelista (TV's a?oeThe Arrangement,a?? a?oeThe Walking Dead,a?? Film: Bleed For This) with Janie Brookshire (Broadway's The Philanthropist. TV's a??Blue Bloodsa??), Dep Kirkland (TV's a?oe Twin Peaks,a?? a?oeLaw & Ordera??), Alan Trinca (NY: Friends The Musical Parody. Regional:  A Clockwork Orange), Gayle Samuels (Broadway's Children of a Leser God, Sunset Boulevard) with understudies Bill Coyne (NY: L'il Abner) and Jeannine Kaspar (TV: a?oeThe Loudest Voice,a?? a?oeLaw & Order: SVUa??). 

Cast Announced for New York Premiere of MsTRIAL Photo Cast Announced for New York Premiere of MsTRIAL
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2019

The NY debut of MsTRIAL announces its cast starring Christine Evangelista (TV's a?oeThe Arrangement,a?? a?oeThe Walking Dead,a?? Film: Bleed For This) with Janie Brookshire (Broadway's The Philanthropist. TV's a??Blue Bloodsa??), Dep Kirkland (TV's a?oe Twin Peaks,a?? a?oeLaw & Ordera??), Alan Trinca (NY: Friends The Musical Parody. Regional: A Clockwork Orange), Gayle Samuels (Broadway's Children of a Leser God, Sunset Boulevard) with understudies Bill Coyne (NY: L'il Abner) and Jeannine Kaspar (TV: a?oeThe Loudest Voice,a?? a?oeLaw & Order: SVUa??).

BWW Review: FENCES at Florida Rep is Important and Impassioned Photo BWW Review: FENCES at Florida Rep is Important and Impassioned
by Emily Yorgey - Jan 13, 2019

Florida Repertory Theatre's production of August Wilson's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play FENCES tells the story of Troy Maxson and the many intense conflicts between him and his family.

Florida Rep Presents American Classic FENCES Photo Florida Rep Presents American Classic FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of August Wilson's "Fences," the multiple Tony Award-winning Best Play and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Playing January 11-30 in the Historic Arcade Theatre, the run includes four nearly-sold out preview performances January 8-10.


Gayle Samuels Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Gayle Samuels been in?
Gayle Samuels has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Gayle Samuels been in?
Gayle Samuels has not appeared in the West End