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Kecia Lewis

 
Bio:
On Broadway, Lewis originated the roles of Asaka, Trix, and Ida Mae in Once on this Island, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Leap of Faith respectively. Additionally, she has graced Broadway in Chicago, Big River, Ain't Misbehavin, The Gospel at Colonus and in her debut in Dreamgirls. Other selected: ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
On Broadway, Lewis originated the roles of Asaka, Trix, and Ida Mae in Once on this Island, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Leap of Faith respectively. Additionally, she has graced Broadway in Chicago, Big River, Ain't Misbehavin, The Gospel at Colonus and in her debut in Dreamgirls. Other selected: ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theater Company Broadway Revival, 2019
Assunta
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Mrs. Norman
  [Off-Broadway]
Theatre for a New Audience Off-Broadway Revival, 2017
Mrs. Antrobus
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company World Premiere, 2016
Sister Rosetta Thorpe
  [Off-Broadway]
2016 Return Engagement, 2016
Busker
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Off-Broadway Revival, 2015
Mother Courage
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2014
Marie, The Fairy Godmother
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Ida Mae Robinson
  [Los Angeles]
World Premiere, 2010
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
The Dragon
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Trix
  [Los Angeles]
US Premiere, 2005
Trix
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Dorcas/Field Hand/Gemina/Janet
Dorcas, et al.
  [Broadway]
Reunion Concert, 2002
Asaka
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1990
Asaka
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Asaka
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Performer (Standby)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1985
Deloris

Kecia Lewis Biography

On Broadway, Lewis originated the roles of Asaka, Trix, and Ida Mae in Once on this Island, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Leap of Faith respectively. Additionally, she has graced Broadway in Chicago, Big River, Ain't Misbehavin, The Gospel at Colonus and in her debut in Dreamgirls. Other selected: Marie and Rosetta at the Atlantic Theater Company (Obie Winner, Lortel/Drama League Nomination), Mother Courage at CSC, Skin of our Teeth at TFNA (Obie Winner), The Secret Life of Bees at NYSF and Dessa Rose at Lincoln Center (Drama Desk Nomination). Television: "Madam Secretary", "Conviction", "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", "Blue Bloods", "Law and Order SVU", "Limitless", and "Royal Pains".

Kecia Lewis Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
Kecia Lewis, Marie and Rosetta
 
Obie Awards - 2017 - Performance Gold Star
Kecia LewisMarie and Rosetta and The Skin of Our Teeth
 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Kecia Lewis, Marie and Rosetta

Kecia Lewis News

World Premiere of GODDESS Starring Amber Iman & More Extended at Berkeley Rep Photo World Premiere of GODDESS Starring Amber Iman & More Extended at Berkeley Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

The world premiere musical Goddess will extend for an additional week at Berkeley Rep. The new musical will now run through Saturday, October 1. Goddess is conceived and directed by Saheem Ali, music and lyrics by Michael Thurber, and written by Jocelyn Bioh.

Review: GODDESS at Berkeley Repertory Photo Review: GODDESS at Berkeley Repertory
by Steve Murray - Aug 27, 2022

What did our critic think of GODDESS at Berkeley Repertory? The first thing the audience sees is Arnulfo Maldonado's incredible two- story Moorish influenced set representing Moto Moto, the hip Mombasa night spot for music and dance. A jazzy overture gets the audience hyped, then BAM - the World Premiere and much anticipated Goddess ensemble powers into its opening number. The audience nearly blew the roof off the Roda Theatre and the high energy and excitement level never wavered throughout the evening. Sensational it was - brilliant, athletic choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie introducing us to the hip nightclub Moto Moto that will act as the main location of the show.

Complete Cast & Creative Announced for World Premiere of GODDESS, Starring Amber Iman Photo Complete Cast & Creative Announced for World Premiere of GODDESS, Starring Amber Iman & More at Berkeley Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere musical, Goddess. The musical stage production is conceived and directed by Saheem Ali, music and lyrics by Michael Thurber, and written by Jocelyn Bioh. Previews begin Saturday, August 13, and the show runs through Sunday, September 25.

A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & More to Take Place This Week at Feinstein's/54 Be Photo A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & More to Take Place This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Ahrens & Flaherty, Joe Iconis & More Join Feinstein's/54 Below 10th Anniversary Celeb Photo Ahrens & Flaherty, Joe Iconis & More Join Feinstein's/54 Below 10th Anniversary Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

From reviving the jewels of the canon to concerts celebrating Broadway’s theatres, Feinstein’s/54 Below audiences have taken countless trips down a magical memory lane. Now, to celebrate their tenth year in operation, Feinstein’s/54 Below will be celebrating these wonderful musical moments that appeared on their stage.

MUSE/IQUE Announces Yearlong L.A. Composed: A Festival Of Los Angeles Music Photo MUSE/IQUE Announces Yearlong L.A. Composed: A Festival Of Los Angeles Music
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2022

MUSE/IQUE continues its 2021-22 season, L.A. Composed: A Festival of Los Angeles Music, with an adventurous yearlong concert series that explores Los Angeles’ defining moments and artists who shaped the city’s legendary musical history.

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Announces Emily Mann: A Celebration Launch Panel Photo Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Announces Emily Mann: A Celebration Launch Panel
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company presents the inaugural event of its 2021-22 season-- a season celebrating the work of American theatre icon, Emily Mann, on Wednesday, September 29th from 7.00 to 8:30 pm.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 1- THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, May 1- THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - May 1, 2021

On this day in 2006, the hilarious new musical The Drowsy Chaperone opened at Broadway's Marquis Theatre!

Reservations Now Open for A DOZEN DREAMS Photo Reservations Now Open for A DOZEN DREAMS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2021

Reservations are now open for A Dozen Dreams, an immersive theatrical installation based on the pandemic-inspired dreams of 12 leading American playwrights. Produced by En Garde Arts and presented by Arts Brookfield, A Dozen Dreams premieres at Brookfield Place on Thursday, May 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 30.

En Garde Arts Presents A DOZEN DREAMS Photo En Garde Arts Presents A DOZEN DREAMS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2021

At the start of the global pandemic, En Garde Arts invited twelve women playwrights to share their pandemic dreams. Now, these dreams will be brought to powerful life with A Dozen Dreams, an immersive installation of sets, lights, video, and sound.

Kecia Lewis Videos

Broadway Rewind: Ra√ļl Esparza & More Bring LEAP OF FAITH to Broadway Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Ra√ļl Esparza & More Bring LEAP OF FAITH to Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012, when Leap of Faith opened at the St. James Theatre, where it played for 19 performances.

VIDEO: Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis Perform 'Didn't It Rain' From Atlantic The Videoplay
VIDEO: Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis Perform 'Didn't It Rain' From Atlantic Theater's MARIE AND ROSETTA

by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2020

Check out this flashback video of Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis performing 'Didn't It Rain' from Atlantic Theater's Marie and Rosetta!

VIDEO: Original Broadway and London Casts of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Sing 'As We Stumble Videoplay
VIDEO: Original Broadway and London Casts of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Sing 'As We Stumble Along (Reprise)'

by Stage Tube - May 27, 2020

 The original Broadway and London casts of The Drowsy Chaperone have reunited in song for a virtual fundraiser! The performers came together to sing 'As We Stumble Along (Reprise)'.

BWW TV: Marisa Tomei & Company Get Ready to Bring THE ROSE TATTOO Back to Broadway! Videoplay
BWW TV: Marisa Tomei & Company Get Ready to Bring THE ROSE TATTOO Back to Broadway!

by TV - Press Previews - Sep 14, 2019

The Rose Tattoo, directed by Trip Cullman and starring Marisa Tomei, is coming soon to Broadway! Roundabout will bring the Tennessee Williams classic back on September 19, and opening officially on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. This is a limited engagement through December 8, 2019 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).

#TBT: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens on Broadway! Videoplay
#TBT: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Opens on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 2, 2019

This week marks the thirteenth anniversary of the opening night of the Tony Award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone at Broadway's Marquis Theatre! To celebrate the occasion, we're throwing it back to the show's opening night featuring Broadway favorites including Sutton Foster and 2019 Tony Award nominee Beth Leavel. Check out all the footage below!

VIDEO: Lauren Ridloff On Her Unexpected Rise to Success in CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Videoplay
VIDEO: Lauren Ridloff On Her Unexpected Rise to Success in CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD

by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2018

Lauren Ridloff sat down with CBS Sunday Morning today in a feature about her rise to fame in Children of a Lesser God on Broadway.

The Stars of Children Of A Lesser God Discuss Their Journey to Broadway on The Today  Videoplay
The Stars of Children Of A Lesser God Discuss Their Journey to Broadway on The Today Show

by Macon Prickett - Apr 27, 2018

"Children of a Lesser God," the award-winning play about a deaf woman and her teacher, is back on Broadway. Megyn Kelly TODAY welcomes stars Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson, who reveal how Ridloff, who was born deaf, landed the role. Jackson also comments on what may happen next on his TV series "The Affair."

VIDEO: Joshua Jackson Talks How He Owes His Career To Jon Stewart Videoplay
VIDEO: Joshua Jackson Talks How He Owes His Career To Jon Stewart

by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2018

'Children of a Lesser God' star Joshua Jackson appeared last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he talked about how he might have stayed in school had he not been pulling all-nighters as a teenager to watch Jon Stewart. Watch the clip below!

BWW TV: Joshua Jackson, Lauren Ridloff & More Celebrate Opening Night of CHILDREN OF  Videoplay
BWW TV: Joshua Jackson, Lauren Ridloff & More Celebrate Opening Night of CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD

by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 12, 2018

Audiences have started to listen again at Studio 54. Children of a Lesser God is back, and it officially opened last night on Broadway. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, Children of a Lesser God stars film and television favorite Joshua Jackson and breakout star Lauren Ridloff, alongside Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner Anthony Edwards, Drama Desk Award nominee and Obie Award winner Kecia Lewis, Julee Cerda, Treshelle Edmond, and John McGinty. The play will open on Wednesday, April 11 at Studio 54.

BWW TV: Start Listening with Highlights from CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD on Broadway! Videoplay
BWW TV: Start Listening with Highlights from CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD on Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2018

Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, Children of a Lesser God stars film and television favorite Joshua Jackson and breakout star Lauren Ridloff, alongside Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner Anthony Edwards, Drama Desk Award nominee and Obie Award winner Kecia Lewis, Julee Cerda, Treshelle Edmond, and John McGinty. The play will open tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11 at Studio 54.


Kecia Lewis Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kecia Lewis been in?
Kecia Lewis has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Kecia Lewis been in?
Kecia Lewis has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Kecia Lewis been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Marie and Rosetta Performance (Obie Awards) for Marie and Rosetta and The Skin of Our Teeth and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for Marie and Rosetta .

What awards has Kecia Lewis won?
Performance (Obie Awards) for Marie and Rosetta and The Skin of Our Teeth.