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Nkeki Obi-Melekwe

 
Bio:
Melekwe starred as “Tina” in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical on the West End. She made her Broadway debut as Tina Turner (at some performances). She recently appeared in Alice By Heart (MCC) and Half Time (Papermill Playhouse). TV: “Bull” (CBS) and “Smilf” (Showtime). Nkeki graduated ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Melekwe starred as “Tina” in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical on the West End. She made her Broadway debut as Tina Turner (at some performances). She recently appeared in Alice By Heart (MCC) and Half Time (Papermill Playhouse). TV: “Bull” (CBS) and “Smilf” (Showtime). Nkeki graduated ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Tina Turner [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Tina Turner (Alternate)
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Performer
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
East Coast Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse, 2018
Kendra
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Revival, 2017
Ensemble

Photos

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and NaTasha Yvette Williams Photo

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and NaTasha Yvette Williams

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Date:
03/07/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Tina Turner [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Tina Turner (Alternate)

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Off-Broadway Premiere, 2019
Performer

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
East Coast Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse, 2018
Kendra

  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Revival, 2017
Ensemble

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Biography

Melekwe starred as “Tina” in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical on the West End. She made her Broadway debut as Tina Turner (at some performances). She recently appeared in Alice By Heart (MCC) and Half Time (Papermill Playhouse). TV: “Bull” (CBS) and “Smilf” (Showtime). Nkeki graduated from the University of Michigan in 2018.




Nkeki Obi-Melekwe News

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Samantha Williams and More Set For Broadway Photo Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Samantha Williams and More Set For Broadway Sings Beyoncé at (le) Poisson Rouge
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2022

The acclaimed Broadway Sings tribute series has announced the lineup for its next concert experience, Broadway Sings Beyoncé. On August 27 at 7:30pm, a cast of Broadway stars including Nkeki Obi-Melekwe (Tina), Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots) and Samantha Williams (Caroline, Or Change), will belt out original arrangements of the hits of the pop superstar Beyoncé, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra at the downtown music venue (le) Poisson Rouge.

Two Broadway Shows Take Final Bows Today Photo Two Broadway Shows Take Final Bows Today
by Team BWW - Aug 14, 2022

On August 14, 2022, Broadway says goodbye to two Tony-nominated productions. Tina- The Tina Turner Musical will conclude its run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre following 27 preview performances and 482 regular performances, and POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive wraps up at the Shubert Theatre following 18 previews and 126 regular performances.

VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Reveals What She's Learned From Playing Tina Turner in TINA  Photo VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Reveals What She's Learned From Playing Tina Turner in TINA on Broadway
by Michael Major - Aug 1, 2022

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe appeared on Good Morning America to discuss starring as Tina Turner in TINA: the Tina Turner Musical on Broadway. During the interview, Obi-Melekwe revealed what she has learned from playing Tina Turner on Broadway, which songs are her favorite, and what's next for her. Watch the new video interview now!

TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Will Play Final Broadway Performance in August Photo TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Will Play Final Broadway Performance in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will play its final performance at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Get all of the details on the show's closing plus on the show's tour.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at the Manhattan Theatre Club Spring Gala Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at the Manhattan Theatre Club Spring Gala
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club held its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 23 at Cipriani 42nd Street honoring Bobbie Olsen, a former member of Manhattan Theatre Club's Board of Directors. The Gala featured performances by the casts of many of the most acclaimed musicals on Broadway including Company, Girl From the North Country, MJ, Mrs. Doubtfire, Paradise Square, Six, Tina and more.

Katie Webber Will Take Over the Role of 'Rhonda' in TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Photo Katie Webber Will Take Over the Role of 'Rhonda' in TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2022

Katie Webber will step into the role of 'Rhonda' in Broadway's TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL beginning Tuesday, April 12 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).

VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Sara Bareilles & Jennifer Nettles Perform at International  Photo VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Sara Bareilles & Jennifer Nettles Perform at International Women's Day Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

Live Nation Women collaborated with Girls With Impact to produce the first-ever virtual concert event for International Women's Day.

Photos: See Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & More in New Images From TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSI Photo Photos: See Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & More in New Images From TINA â€" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, starring Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, is currently on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater (205 W 46th Street).

TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Announces New Block Of Tickets On Sale Now Photo TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Announces New Block Of Tickets On Sale Now
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022

A new block of tickets for Broadway's TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is now on sale for performances through Sunday, November 20, 2022.

NaTasha Yvette Williams Will Star as 'Zelma' in TINA on Broadway Beginning February 4 Photo NaTasha Yvette Williams Will Star as 'Zelma' in TINA on Broadway Beginning February 4
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2022

NaTasha Yvette Williams will assume the role of “Zelma” beginning Friday, February 4, 2022 in the smash hit TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). 

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Videos

VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Reveals What She's Learned From Playing Tina Turner in TINA  VideoVIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Reveals What She's Learned From Playing Tina Turner in TINA on Broadway
by Michael Major - Aug 1, 2022

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe appeared on Good Morning America to discuss starring as Tina Turner in TINA: the Tina Turner Musical on Broadway. During the interview, Obi-Melekwe revealed what she has learned from playing Tina Turner on Broadway, which songs are her favorite, and what's next for her. Watch the new video interview now!

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes With TINA's Hair & Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes With TINA's Hair & Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 19, 2022

Go behind the scenes with TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL's Hair and Makeup Supervisor Geo Brian Hennings with current star Nkeki Obi-Melekwe!

VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & TINA Cast Perform on the WENDY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & TINA Cast Perform on the WENDY SHOW
by Michael Major - Dec 9, 2021

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and the cast of Tina: the Tina Turner Musical took to the stage on the Wendy Show this morning to perform 'Proud Mary'. Obi-Melekwe was later joined by guest-hosts Leah Remini and Michele Visage for an interview after the performance.

VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Performs TINA Medley on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Performs TINA Medley on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Oct 22, 2021

Watch Nkeki Obi-Melekwe make her national television debut as Tina Turner with the cast of TINA: The Musical, performing a medley of 'Nutbush City Limits' and 'Proud Mary' this morning on Good Morning America.

VIDEO: TINA Company is Rollin' Back Into Rehearsals VideoVIDEO: TINA Company is Rollin' Back Into Rehearsals
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 22, 2021

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is rollin' back to Broadway! Rehearsals are underway for the Tony-nominated hit, which is led by Adrienne Warren in the title role, with Daniel J. Watts as Ike, Dawnn Lewis as Zelma, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe as Tina Turner at some performances, Tony Award nominee Myra Lucretia Taylor as Gran Georgeanna and Jessica Rush as Rhonda.

VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'Proud Mary' on GMA VideoVIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'Proud Mary' on GMA
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 6, 2019

Ahead of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical's official opening on Broadway November 7, the cast of the musical stopped by Good Morning America to give audiences a sneak peak!

VIDEO: Tina Turner Shouts Out TINA THE MUSICAL Ahead of Tonight's First Preview VideoVIDEO: Tina Turner Shouts Out TINA THE MUSICAL Ahead of Tonight's First Preview
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2019

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical officially begins previews tonight on Broadway. Tina herself is giving the show a shoutout in an all new video.

BWW TV: Adrienne Warren & Company Get Ready to Bring TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to VideoBWW TV: Adrienne Warren & Company Get Ready to Bring TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL to Broadway
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 4, 2019

TINA - THE Tina Turner MUSICAL will begin performances on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on Saturday, October 12, 2019 with an opening night set for Thursday, November 7, 2019.

BWW TV: Welcome to Wonderland! Inside Opening Night of MCC's ALICE BY HEART VideoBWW TV: Welcome to Wonderland! Inside Opening Night of MCC's ALICE BY HEART
by TV - Opening Night Special - Mar 2, 2019

Earlier this week, MCC Theater celebrated the official opening of the New York premiere of the musical Alice By Heart with book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater and directed by Jessie Nelson.

VIDEO: Watch Molly Gordon & Colton Ryan Sing 'Afternoon' from ALICE BY HEART VideoVIDEO: Watch Molly Gordon & Colton Ryan Sing 'Afternoon' from ALICE BY HEART
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2019

Previews are underway for the New York premiere of the musical Alice By Heart with book by Steven Sater with Jessie Nelson, music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Sater and directed by Jessie Nelson. Below, watch as Molly Gordon, who plays Alice, and Colton Ryan, who plays Alfred/White Rabbit, perform "Afternoon" from the new musical!


Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Nkeki Obi-Melekwe been in?
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Nkeki Obi-Melekwe been in?
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Nkeki Obi-Melekwe's first West End show?
Nkeki Obi-Melekwe's first West End show was Tina - The Tina Turner Musical which opened in 2021