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Gloria Onitiri

 
Bio:
Gloria Onitiri known for her starring role as Grace Jones in Sky Art‚Äôs Emmy award winning series, ‚ÄėUrban Myths‚Äô. Her theatre credits include: Guardiano in Women Beware Women and Katherina in Taming Of The Shrew (Shakespeare‚Äôs Globe), Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Gloria Onitiri known for her starring role as Grace Jones in Sky Art‚Äôs Emmy award winning series, ‚ÄėUrban Myths‚Äô. Her theatre credits include: Guardiano in Women Beware Women and Katherina in Taming Of The Shrew (Shakespeare‚Äôs Globe), Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol and ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
World Premiere Adaptation, 2022
The Godmother
  [West End]
Old Vic Theatre Return Engagement, 2019
Ghost of Christmas Present
  [West End]
National Theatre Pre-Broadway Engagement, 2018
Fate
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2006
Ensemble

Gloria Onitiri Biography

Gloria Onitiri known for her starring role as Grace Jones in Sky Art‚Äôs Emmy award winning series, ‚ÄėUrban Myths‚Äô.

Her theatre credits include: Guardiano in Women Beware Women and Katherina in Taming Of The Shrew (Shakespeare’s Globe), Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol and Nancy Colberg in Green Living (Old Vic Theatre), Yomi in Chiaroscuro (Bush Theatre), Celia in Napoli, Brooklyn (Park Theatre), Fates in Hadestown and as self in Wrong Songs For Christmas (National Theatre), Ida Arnold in Brighton Rock (National Tour), Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmatians (Birmingham Rep), Radio in Caroline, Or Change (Chichester Festival Theatre), Deadpan Delores in The Stripper (St. James Theatre), Francine/ Lena in Clybourne Park (National Tour), Anne in Egusi Soup (National Tour), Spirit in The Tempest (Bath Theatre Royal), Bacchae in The Bacchae (National Theatre Scotland) and Arion in Amphibians (Offstage Theatre). Gloria also created the role Josiana in The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic).

For the West End: Gloria was an original cast member of Avenue Q London (Noel Coward Theatre), Nala in The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre) and Rachel Marron alongside Heather Headley in the original London cast of The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre).

Her television includes: Dotun in The Window (C4), Donna in Grass (BBC), Marcia Jones in Bad Girls (Shed), Bess in Porgy and Bess ‚Äď Opera Shorts (BBC), Knightress in Splatalot (CBBC,ABC3,YTV), Joy Okotume in Doctors (BBC). And for film: Jackie in Resurrecting The Street Walker (Scala).

Gloria is also the founder and host of the podcast, ‚ÄėLetter To A Black Girl‚Äô where she roundtables with some of the best of Britain‚Äôs leading black women.




Gloria Onitiri News

Review: REHAB THE MUSICAL, Playhouse Theatre Photo Review: REHAB THE MUSICAL, Playhouse Theatre
by Laura Jones - Sep 9, 2022

First premiering five years ago at the Union Theatre, Rehab the Musical draws on songwriter Grant Black’s own personal experience of rehab.

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of REHAB THE MUSICAL at The Playground Theat Photo Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of REHAB THE MUSICAL at The Playground Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

‚ÄėRehab¬†The Musical‚Äô, a rock-bottom-to-redemption journey of the soul filled with thumpingly memorable songs, is playing at The Playground Theatre through 17 September, 2022. Get a first look at photos here!

Photos: First look at Keith Allen, Jonny Labey & Jodie Steele in Rehearsals for REHAB Photo Photos: First look at Keith Allen, Jonny Labey & Jodie Steele in Rehearsals for REHAB THE MUSICAL
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 19, 2022

First look at Keith Allen, Jonny Labey, Jodie Steele and the cast rehearsing the world premiere of Rehab the Musical

Jodie Steele, Annabel Giles, and More Complete the Cast of REHAB THE MUSICAL at The P Photo Jodie Steele, Annabel Giles, and More Complete the Cast of REHAB THE MUSICAL at The Playground Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

West End star Jodie Steele and well known TV presenter Annabel Giles are to join the cast of new  British musical, 'Rehab The Musical'.

VIDEO: Jonny Labey and Gloria Onitiri Perform 'Letters Goodbye' From REHAB THE MUSIC Photo VIDEO: Jonny Labey and Gloria Onitiri Perform 'Letters Goodbye' From REHAB THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022

The first video and song have been released released  from REHAB THE MUSICAL, coming to the Playhouse Theatre in September. 

REHAB THE MUSICAL Comes to The Playground Theatre in September Photo REHAB THE MUSICAL Comes to The Playground Theatre in September
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Keith Allen¬†(‚ÄėThe Comic Strip Presents‚Ķ‚Äô, ‚ÄėThe Homecoming‚Äô),¬†Jonny Labey¬†(BBC ‚ÄėEastEnders‚Äô, ‚ÄėStrictly Ballroom‚Äô),¬†Gloria Onitiri¬†(Andrew Lloyd Webber‚Äôs ‚ÄėCinderella‚Äô, ‚ÄėThe Bodyguard‚Äô) and¬†John Barr¬†(‚ÄėBatboy The Musical‚Äô, ‚ÄėLes Miserables‚Äô) are to star in the new British musical,¬†‚ÄėRehab The Musical‚Äô,¬†a rock-bottom-to-redemption journey of the soul filled with thumpingly memorable songs.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA Will Conclude West End Run Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA Will Conclude West End Run
by Marissa Tomeo - May 1, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella has will close this June. The show is currently playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The new musical began previews in June, 2021, and is now preparing for its transfer to Broadway in February, 2023. 

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA Re-Opens in the West End Photo VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA Re-Opens in the West End
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella officially returned to the West End last night, February 3. Check out video of its re-opening!

Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals CINDERELLA Was Reworked During Hiatus Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals CINDERELLA Was Reworked During Hiatus
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber has revealed that his production of Cinderella was reworked while on its six week hiatus. The production officially returned to the West End last night, February 3.

VIDEO: Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber Play a Preview of Songs From CINDERELLA Photo VIDEO: Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber Play a Preview of Songs From CINDERELLA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella is returning to the stage of the Gillian Lynne Theatre after temporarily shutting its doors in December due to Omicron. As a preview, Andrew Lloyd Webber took to the piano to play music from the show.

Gloria Onitiri Videos

VIDEO: Jonny Labey and Gloria Onitiri Perform 'Letters Goodbye' From REHAB THE MUSIC Videoplay
VIDEO: Jonny Labey and Gloria Onitiri Perform 'Letters Goodbye' From REHAB THE MUSICAL

by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2022

The first video and song have been released released  from REHAB THE MUSICAL, coming to the Playhouse Theatre in September. 

VIDEO: Watch CINDERELLA'S Opening Night Curtain Call in the West End! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch CINDERELLA'S Opening Night Curtain Call in the West End!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2021

The world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella officially opened last night,18 August, resuming performances after a series of delays due to COVID-19.

VIDEO: 150 Performers Record 'Make Them Hear You' to Raise Runds for StopWatch Videoplay
VIDEO: 150 Performers Record 'Make Them Hear You' to Raise Runds for StopWatch

by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2020

Danielle Tarento has brought together more than 150 Black and Black mixed race actors from the UK and the US, along with a 38-piece orchestra, to record a??Make Them Hear You,a?? from the Broadway musical Ragtime.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsals for HADESTOWN, with Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada and More! Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Rehearsals for HADESTOWN, with Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada and More!

by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2018

Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Canada's Citadel Theatre, Hadestown comes to the National Theatre prior to Broadway. The National Theatre is taking us inside rehearsals with the cast and you can check out a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Watch All the Performances from AN ANDERSON AND PETTY CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson & Petty returned The St. James Studio over the holidays to present 'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' featuring a host of West End and TV stars stars.

STAGE TUBE: First Listen! Anderson & Petty to Release New Christmas Single
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson & Petty are thrilled to be releasing this brand new Christmas single just in time for the holidays and their London Christmas show. Sung and recorded by Jenna Nicole Schoen and David LaMarr, the single will be available for download on iTunes and Amazon next week. In the meantime, check out the music video for the song below!

STAGE TUBE: Anderson & Petty present - DIGNITY (feat. Gloria Onitiri) - in aid of The Alzheimer's Society
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2016

Auburn Jam Records are delighted to announce the release today of Alzheimer's Society charity single 'Dignity', written by trans-Atlantic writing duo Anderson & Petty, and featuring the vocals of West End leading lady Gloria Onitiri (The Bodyguard, The Lion King, Avenue Q).

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Anderson & Petty's YOU ARE HOME IN LONDON at the St. James Studio
by Stage Tube - Apr 22, 2014

Last month, a stellar line-up of vocalists performed a concert of songs by acclaimed transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson and Petty at the St. James Theatre Studio on March 16 as part of the venue's season of 'Cabaret Nights'. Click below to watch highlights from the concert!

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Danielle Hope, Stuart Matthew Price & More Sing Jonathan Reid Gealt's HERE FOR YOU in London!
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2013

Earlier this fall, as part of the St James' Studio Cabaret Weekends, Jonathan Reid Gealt showcased his new album 'Here For You - Ballads for Broadway Impact'. Produced by ILIADebuts in association with Theatre Bench, the concert included songs from his new album as well as 'Thirteen Stories Down' and exclusives from his new musical 'Dust and Shadow'. Check out highlights from the special concert below!

STAGE TUBE: THE BODYGUARD's Beverley Knight Sings I HAVE NOTHING
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2013

The Bodyguard Musical have released the very first clip of multi award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight, singing the classic Whitney Houston track 'I Have Nothing'. This follows on from last week's exclusive footage of 'Queen Of The Night'.


Gloria Onitiri Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Gloria Onitiri been in?
Gloria Onitiri has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Gloria Onitiri been in?
Gloria Onitiri has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Gloria Onitiri's first West End show?
Gloria Onitiri's first West End show was Avenue Q which opened in 2006