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Phoenix Best

 
Bio:
Broadway: 2015-2017 Tony, Emmy & Grammy-winning revival of The Color Purple. Regional: Dreamgirls (Deena Jones), Les Miserables. Thanks to the DEH team, Lindsay/Tara Rubin Casting, Nicolosi & Co., Mom, Rena and all her friends and family for their love and support. Instagram/Twitter: misspheeny (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: 2015-2017 Tony, Emmy & Grammy-winning revival of The Color Purple. Regional: Dreamgirls (Deena Jones), Les Miserables. Thanks to the DEH team, Lindsay/Tara Rubin Casting, Nicolosi & Co., Mom, Rena and all her friends and family for their love and support. Instagram/Twitter: misspheeny (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
Revival National Tour, 2017
Eponine
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Alana Beck [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Performer (Swing)

Photos

Phoenix Best as Mary and Ben Fankhauser as Jesus in a fantasy scene from "A.D. 16" at Photo

Phoenix Best as Mary and Ben Fankhauser as Jesus in a fantasy scene from "A.D. 16" at Olney Theatre Center.

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02/11/2022
Phoenix Best as Mary and Ben Fankhauser as Jesus in a fantasy scene from "A.D. 16" at Photo

Phoenix Best as Mary and Ben Fankhauser as Jesus in a fantasy scene from "A.D. 16" at Olney Theatre Center.

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Date:
02/11/2022
Phoenix Best as Mary and Da'Von T. Moody as Simeon in "A.D. 16" at Olney Theatre Cent Photo

Phoenix Best as Mary and Da'Von T. Moody as Simeon in "A.D. 16" at Olney Theatre Center.

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Date:
02/11/2022
Phoenix Best as Mary backed by the Nazarene Girls (Jade Jones, Adelina Mitchell, and  Photo

Phoenix Best as Mary backed by the Nazarene Girls (Jade Jones, Adelina Mitchell, and Chani Wereley) in "A.D. 16" at Olney Theatre Center.

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Date:
02/11/2022
Phoenix Best as Mary of Magdala in "A.D. 16" at Olney Theatre Center
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Phoenix Best as Mary of Magdala in "A.D. 16" at Olney Theatre Center

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Date:
02/11/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
Revival National Tour, 2017
Eponine

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Alana Beck [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Performer (Swing)

Phoenix Best Biography

Broadway: 2015-2017 Tony, Emmy & Grammy-winning revival of The Color Purple. Regional: Dreamgirls (Deena Jones), Les Miserables. Thanks to the DEH team, Lindsay/Tara Rubin Casting, Nicolosi & Co., Mom, Rena and all her friends and family for their love and support. Instagram/Twitter: misspheeny




Phoenix Best News

Alysha Umphress, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More to Star in Reading of THE GREAT GATSBY  Photo Alysha Umphress, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More to Star in Reading of THE GREAT GATSBY New Musical Adaptation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

A private 29-hour reading of a new musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby, written by the Tony Award-nominated songwriting duo of Nathan Tysen and Jason Howland (Paradise Square), with book by Kait Kerrigan (The Mad Ones) and directed by Mark Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), will be held tomorrow, Friday, May 20 in New York City. 

A.D. 16 Starring Ben Fankhauser & Phoenix Best Announces Extension Photo A.D. 16 Starring Ben Fankhauser & Phoenix Best Announces Extension
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2022

Olney Theatre Center is extending the run of A.D. 16 (book by Bekah Brunstetter, music and lyrics by Cinco Paul, directed by Stephen Brackett) through March 20, 2022.

Review Roundup: Critics Sound Off On A.D. 16 At Olney Theater Center Photo Review Roundup: Critics Sound Off On A.D. 16 At Olney Theater Center
by Review Roundups - Feb 14, 2022

The reviews are in for Olney Theatre Center's world premiere of A.D. 16, now on stage through March 6, 2022. The new musical is by writers Cinco Paul (co-creator of Despicable Me and Schmigadoon!) and Bekah Brunstetter (producer and writer on This Is Us).

BWW Review: A.D. 16 at Olney Theatre Center Photo BWW Review: A.D. 16 at Olney Theatre Center
by Pamela Roberts - Feb 13, 2022

A.D. 16 is an exuberant, ambitious world premiere with its eyes on Broadway; music and lyrics by Cinco Paul (Despicable Me, Schmigadoon!), book by Bekah Brunstetter (This Is Us) and direction by Stephen Brackett (Be More Chill). A.D. 16 starts with the missing teen years of Jesus, layers in an effervescent R&B-influenced score, and sprinkles in some irreverence and anachronistic humor.

Photos: Get A First Look At A.D. 16 At Olney Theater Center Photo Photos: Get A First Look At A.D. 16 At Olney Theater Center
by BWW Staff - Feb 11, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Olney Theatre Center's world premiere of A.D. 16, now on stage through March 6, 2022. The new musical is by writers Cinco Paul (co-creator of Despicable Me and Schmigadoon!) and Bekah Brunstetter (producer and writer on This Is Us).

VIDEO: Cinco Paul and Bekah Brunstetter in Conversation On A.D. 16 Photo VIDEO: Cinco Paul and Bekah Brunstetter in Conversation On A.D. 16
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

Watch as Jason Loewith sits down with creators 'A.D.16.,' Cinco Paul (Lyrics and Music) and Bekah Brunstetter (Book) to talk about the process of creating their new musical.

VIDEO: Creatives of A.D. 16 at Olney Theatre Center Discuss the Show's Themes Photo VIDEO: Creatives of A.D. 16 at Olney Theatre Center Discuss the Show's Themes
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2022

Olney Theatre Center' is now presenting the world premiere of A.D. 16, which runs February 4 - March 6, 2022. The new musical is by writers Cinco Paul (co-creator of Despicable Me and Schmigadoon!) and Bekah Brunstetter (producer and writer on This Is Us).

Wake Up With BWW 1/25: Jonathan Freeman's Final ALADDIN Performance, Tony Voter Bias  Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/25: Jonathan Freeman's Final ALADDIN Performance, Tony Voter Bias Training, and More!
by - Jan 25, 2022

Today's top stories include the final performance of original Aladdin cast member Jonathan Freeman, who performed his last show as Jafar on January 23. Check out photos and video from his final performance here! Plus, BroadwayWorld has learned that Tony voters will be required to complete unconscious bias training beginning this season.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Phoenix Best Sings 'Perfect' From A.D. 16 Photo EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Phoenix Best Sings 'Perfect' From A.D. 16
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 24, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first listen to 'Perfect' from Olney Theatre Center's world premiere of A.D. 16 (February 4 - March 6, 2022), performed by Phoenix Best. The new musical is by writers Cinco Paul (co-creator of Despicable Me and Schmigadoon!) and Bekah Brunstetter (producer and writer on This Is Us).

Wake Up With BWW 1/12: CHESS May Return to Broadway and Film, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/12: CHESS May Return to Broadway and Film, and More!
by - Jan 12, 2022

Today's top stories include a potential Broadway revival of Chess! On a recent episode of his podcast, lyricist Tim Rice revealed not only that plans for a Broadway revival of Chess are underway, but also his hopes of eventually turning the 1984 musical into a movie.

Phoenix Best Videos

VIDEO: Cinco Paul and Bekah Brunstetter in Conversation On A.D. 16 VideoVIDEO: Cinco Paul and Bekah Brunstetter in Conversation On A.D. 16
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

Watch as Jason Loewith sits down with creators 'A.D.16.,' Cinco Paul (Lyrics and Music) and Bekah Brunstetter (Book) to talk about the process of creating their new musical.

VIDEO: Creatives of A.D. 16 at Olney Theatre Center Discuss the Show's Themes VideoVIDEO: Creatives of A.D. 16 at Olney Theatre Center Discuss the Show's Themes
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2022

Olney Theatre Center' is now presenting the world premiere of A.D. 16, which runs February 4 - March 6, 2022. The new musical is by writers Cinco Paul (co-creator of Despicable Me and Schmigadoon!) and Bekah Brunstetter (producer and writer on This Is Us).

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Phoenix Best Sings 'Perfect' From A.D. 16 VideoEXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Phoenix Best Sings 'Perfect' From A.D. 16
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 24, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first listen to 'Perfect' from Olney Theatre Center's world premiere of A.D. 16 (February 4 - March 6, 2022), performed by Phoenix Best. The new musical is by writers Cinco Paul (co-creator of Despicable Me and Schmigadoon!) and Bekah Brunstetter (producer and writer on This Is Us).

Exclusive: See Betsy Wolfe, Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello, and More in an All New T VideoExclusive: See Betsy Wolfe, Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello, and More in an All New Trailer For ESTELLA SCROOGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2020

The new musical, Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist, is now available to stream at EstellaScrooge.com.

VIDEO: Watch Betsy Wolfe, Danny Burstein & More in Trailer for ESTELLA SCROOGE; Ticke VideoVIDEO: Watch Betsy Wolfe, Danny Burstein & More in Trailer for ESTELLA SCROOGE; Tickets Available Tomorrow!
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2020

Producers Michael Jackowitz of Witzend Productions, David Bryant and Michael Alden, in partnership with Streaming Musicals, herald the arrival of a new holiday musical tradition with the World Premiere of Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist.

VIDEO: Watch Lexi Lawson, Phoenix Best & More Sing Out in Support of Global Her Proje VideoVIDEO: Watch Lexi Lawson, Phoenix Best & More Sing Out in Support of Global Her Project
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2019

A new short musical film  - the Global Her Project - released today, uses song and dance to explain the global gag rule and educate viewers on how they can take action to help end the harmful policy by urging their members of Congress to support the Global H.E.R. Act.  

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sings Out for Black History Month at Broadway Sessions! VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sings Out for Black History Month at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Feb 28, 2019

Broadway Sessions recently held its 3rd annual Black History Month celebration. We invited an all star roster of Broadway talent to share songs and stories reflecting the influence, impact and legacy of black artists on Broadway and beyond. HOLY MOLY! This was one of the most incredible nights of music we have enjoyed. Beyond that it was moving, hilarious and profound. Enjoy these highlights from Broadway vets Antoine  L Smith, Soarer-Joye Ross, Storm Lever, Brennyn Lark, Judith Franklin, Phoenix Best, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Tiana Okoye, Michel Demby Cain, Imari Hardon, Avery Smith, Nick Rashad Burroughs, Quentin Earl Darrington, Jennie Harney Fleming, John Edwards, Laurissa 'Lala' Romain, Shonica Gooden and Emme Kemp. We also enjoyed performances from 'Rising Stars' Richard Baskin Jr. and Aneesa Folds. OH, and maybe just an impromptu pre show performance by Tony-winning legend FAITH PRINCE! It was a good night.

BWW TV Exclusive: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Stars Will be Found at the Latest Broadway Session VideoBWW TV Exclusive: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Stars Will be Found at the Latest Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Dec 24, 2018

Super young, super hip, super talented cast members from Dear Evan Hansen joined us at Broadway Sessions recently. With a median age of about 20, they showed us just why they have scored some of the most coveted tracks on Broadway. Enjoy performances by Mallory Bechtel, Phoenix Best, Dan Macke, Diamond Essence White, Gabrielle Carrubba and Josh Strobl. Also enjoy performances by teenage powerhouses Robert Montano and Teagan Dye.

VIDEO: Roman Banks Takes Bows As The First Evan Hansen of Color! VideoVIDEO: Roman Banks Takes Bows As The First Evan Hansen of Color!
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2018

History was made at the Music Box Theatre today! Roman Banks made his debut as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen as the show's first Evan of color. Banks is currently the understudy for Evan, Jared and Connor. See video of his first bow below!

VIDEO: You Will Be Found with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Thanksgiving Parade Performance VideoVIDEO: You Will Be Found with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Thanksgiving Parade Performance
by Robert Diamond - Nov 22, 2018

Check out the cast of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen on the 2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performing 'You Will Be Found!' 


Phoenix Best Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Phoenix Best been in?
Phoenix Best has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Phoenix Best been in?
Phoenix Best has not appeared in the West End