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Ramona Keller

 
Bio:
Ramona‚Äôs speaking voice sometimes favors that of a shy school girl, but on stage or in the recording studio, she rocks the rafters with her high-belt soprano, like a seasoned soul diva from ‚Äėback in the day.‚Äô Ramona hails from New York City‚Äôs borough of Brooklyn, She attended the High School ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ramona‚Äôs speaking voice sometimes favors that of a shy school girl, but on stage or in the recording studio, she rocks the rafters with her high-belt soprano, like a seasoned soul diva from ‚Äėback in the day.‚Äô Ramona hails from New York City‚Äôs borough of Brooklyn, She attended the High School ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Works Shakespeare in the Park Production, 2019
Thalia
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere at The Public Theater Off-Broadway, 2016
Amira
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores Off-Center Production, 2015
Urchin
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Paradice
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2004
Performer
The Radio
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2004
Lorrell Robinson
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2003
The Radio
The Radio
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2003
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Standby (Standby) [Replacement]
Performer (Standby) [Replacement]

Ramona Keller Biography

Ramona‚Äôs speaking voice sometimes favors that of a shy school girl, but on stage or in the recording studio, she rocks the rafters with her high-belt soprano, like a seasoned soul diva from ‚Äėback in the day.‚Äô Ramona hails from New York City‚Äôs borough of Brooklyn, She attended the High School of Music and art in New York and landed her first professional job immediately following graduation, as the lead in the rhythm and gospel musical, ‚ÄúMama I Want to Sing.‚ÄĚ Via the quintessential classic example of art imitating life, she toured the world for four years and came full circle as her real life became a physical embodiment of the character she portrayed in this musical fantasy. With her ability to handle the pressures involved in live theatre, Ramona proved that if she was on the bill, the ‚Äėshow could always go on.‚Äô Because of her dynamic performing strengths and expansive vocal range, in the late nineties she secured a job on Broadway as the principal understudy for three of the four female stars in ‚ÄúSmokey Joe‚Äôs Cafe‚ÄĚ (B.J., Brenda, and Pattie); before the turn of the century, she assumed the role originated by B.J. Crosby in the American and European Tours of this musical smash hit.

Almost every actor dreams of performing on the ‚ÄėGreat White Way.‚Äô Ramona not only accomplished that feat three times, she also originated the principle roles she played in Broadway‚Äôs ‚ÄúCaroline or Change‚ÄĚ as ‚ÄėRadio 1‚Äô and in ‚ÄúBKLYN The Musical‚ÄĚ in her breakout role as ‚ÄėMs. Paradice‚Äô. She has also done a number of Regional Theater shows including 2 productions of ‚ÄúDreamgirls‚ÄĚ, in which she played the role of ‚ÄėLorrell‚Äô.

Ramona’s personal musical inspiration is derived from the best of blues and soul: Pattie LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, and most of all Billie Holiday! She has harmonized her voice live in concert with the background support for such varied rock stars as Alicia Keys, PM Dawn, and Dave Stewart of the Eurhythmics.

Securing her legacy as a true musical theater Diva, Ramona has started turning her attention to a series of diverse acting roles. She recently took on the complicated and comedic role of ‚ÄėMs. Quickly‚Äô in the now infamous Broadway Bound ‚ÄėLonestar Love‚Äô, for which she received unanimous critical raves. With a series of dramatic, comedic, and musical performances slated for her upcoming schedule, look forward to seeing a varied assortment of roles that Ms. Keller will be putting her unique stamp on in both the near and distant future.






Ramona Keller News

Photos: The Stars Walk the Red Carpet at Opening Night of KIMBERLY AKIMBO Photo Photos: The Stars Walk the Red Carpet at Opening Night of KIMBERLY AKIMBO
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 11, 2022

Check out photos of the stars arriving on the red carpet at Kimberly Akimbo! Kimberly Akimbo celebrated its opening night at the Booth Theatre last night and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big celebration of this great musical adventure!

VIDEO: First Look at TROUBLE IN MIND at The Old Globe Photo VIDEO: First Look at TROUBLE IN MIND at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2022

The Old Globe is presenting Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg February 5 - March 13, 2022. Get a first look at the cast in action!

BWW Review: TROUBLE IN MIND at The Old Globe Brings  Laughter and Some Hard Truths to Photo BWW Review: TROUBLE IN MIND at The Old Globe Brings Laughter and Some Hard Truths to the Stage
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 12, 2022

The Old Globe's TROUBLE IN MIND is a very funny look at some serious topics. With an excellent cast, and a beautiful set this backstage comedy-drama is sure to have you laughing and leave you thinking after you exit the theatre. TROUBLE IN MIND is playing at The Old Globe through March 13th.

Photos: First Look at TROUBLE IN MIND at The Old Globe Photo Photos: First Look at TROUBLE IN MIND at The Old Globe
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2022

Trouble in Mind is a thrilling new production of a too-often neglected American classic. New York, 1955. A leading Black actress and a multiracial cast rehearse a challenging new Broadway play set in the South.

The Old Globe Announces Cast and Creative Team for TROUBLE IN MIND Photo The Old Globe Announces Cast and Creative Team for TROUBLE IN MIND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2022

The Old Globe announced today the cast and creative team for its first production of the 2022 Season, Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress (Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White), which began rehearsal today. San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award winner Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (The Bluest Eye) directs this revival of the neglected modern-day classic.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE on Broadway Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 28, 2021

The new Broadway production of the Tony Award nominated and Olivier Award-winning musical Caroline, or Change opened just last night, October 27, at Studio 54. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special event and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals.

Monica L. Patton Releases Psychological Spy Thriller, NEO GEISHA, With EDM Soundtrack Photo Monica L. Patton Releases Psychological Spy Thriller, NEO GEISHA, With EDM Soundtrack
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2021

Philomene Doucette, is a made-to-order assassin struggling between her programming and her desire for free will. Brainwashed and systematically fractured from the age of six, the pretty killer disassociates between her Six-Year-Old Self, the heart, Philomene, the head, and the Monarch Queen, the abyss who finds no issue with killing.

VIDEO: On This Day, July 1 - Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF  Photo VIDEO: On This Day, July 1 - Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At City Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2021

On this day in 2015, Jake Gyllenhaal and original 'Audrey', Ellen Greene took the stage at City Center in a concert production of the musical, Little Shop of Horrors.

Nikki M. James, Andy Karl and More to Take Part in LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT Virtual Photo Nikki M. James, Andy Karl and More to Take Part in LOVE & SOUTHERN D!SCOMFORT Virtual EP Release Party
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 20, 2020

Patton Daye Slater Productions announced today the virtual release party for the Love & Southern D!scomfort EP (LASD). On Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 8:00 pm, Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Café) will host the release party that will include appearances by EP vocalists Nikki M. James and more.

VIDEO: Watch Brenda Braxton, Tamara Tunie & More on Stars in the House Photo VIDEO: Watch Brenda Braxton, Tamara Tunie & More on Stars in the House
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 12, 2020

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with Love & Southern Discomfort!  Guest host Brenda Braxton welcomes Bobby Daye, Tamara Tunie, Monica L Patton and Ramona Keller.

Ramona Keller Videos

VIDEO: First Look at TROUBLE IN MIND at The Old Globe Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at TROUBLE IN MIND at The Old Globe

by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2022

The Old Globe is presenting Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg February 5 - March 13, 2022. Get a first look at the cast in action!

VIDEO: Stars of Stage And Screen Align To Celebrate 25 Magical Years of Disney On Bro Videoplay
VIDEO: Stars of Stage And Screen Align To Celebrate 25 Magical Years of Disney On Broadway!

by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2019

Theater's beloved names and brightest stars joined a sold-out audience in honoring Broadway's most fantastical anniversary at Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway. The sparkling silver anniversary event on November 4, 2019, raised an astounding $570,426 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

BWW TV: Watch Eden Espinosa Get Ready to Return to BKLYN as She Rehearses for Reunion Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Eden Espinosa Get Ready to Return to BKLYN as She Rehearses for Reunion Concert!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 21, 2019

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge checks in with Espinosa, musical director James Sampliner and director Matt Logan as they take a break from rehearsals. Plus, watch as Eden joins James at the piano to perform 'I Never Knew His Name.'

BWW TV: Eden Espinosa, Karen Olivo, Ramona Keller Will Star in BKLYN 15th Anniversary Videoplay
BWW TV: Eden Espinosa, Karen Olivo, Ramona Keller Will Star in BKLYN 15th Anniversary Concert

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2019

Today, producers Eden Espinosa, Bridget Elise Yingling, Scott Prisand, Doug Feurring and Jana Shea announced a one-night-only 15th Anniversary reunion concert of BKLYN: The Musical featuring Original Broadway stars Drama League nominee Eden Espinosa (RENT, Wicked) as Brooklyn, Tony Award winner Karen Olivo (Moulin Rouge, In the Heights) as Faith, and stage star Ramona Keller (The Public Theatre's Hercules, City Center's Little Shop of Horrors) as Paradice. The concert, which benefits Covenant House Foundation (www.covenanthouse.org), will be presented on the 15th anniversary of the show's Broadway opening night, Monday, October 21 at 7:30 PM, at Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222). Tickets can be purchased HERE. 

VIDEO: First Look At HERCULES Starring Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, James Monroe Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look At HERCULES Starring Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, James Monroe Iglehart And More!

by Stage Tube - Sep 6, 2019

The Public Theater's Public Works is putting the 'glad' in 'gladiator' with its glorious story of HERCULES! See footage from the show!

VIDEO: On This Day, July 1 - Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF  Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, July 1 - Jake Gyllenhaal And Ellen Greene Star In LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At City Center

by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2019

On this day in 2015, Jake Gyllenhaal and original 'Audrey', Ellen Greene took the stage at City Center in a concert production of the musical, Little Shop of Horrors.

STAGE TUBE: 'Suddenly, Seymour!' Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal Perform LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Duet at ENCORES!
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2015

Suddenly, footage! BroadwayWorld has procured part of a recording from this summer's ENCORES! production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Below, watch stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene sing the sweet duet, 'Suddenly, Seymour.'

STAGE TUBE: An Audrey for the Ages- Watch Ellen Greene Sing from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

Just last month, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, and more took the stage with original Little Shop of Horrors star Ellen Greene to perform in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's classic musical. Below, check out a clip of Greene as she performs Audrey's classic Act 1 ballad, 'Somewhere That's Green.'

BWW TV: Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at Dramatists Guild Fund Gala; Watch Highlights of Ebersole, Cerveris, Gleason, Zien & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2014

Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh and Board President Gretchen Cryer hosted their annual gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, earlier this week on October 27 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). The Gala is the most critical fundraising event for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening paid tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater.

BWW TV: Clear Blue Tuesday - The Trailer
by Eddie Varley - Aug 15, 2009

Eleven New Yorkers change course after catastrophic events force them to examine why they moved to New York and to decide whether they'll stay. Clear Blue Tuesday follows their lives over the course of six years, each year on a Tuesday in September, as they pursue the dreams that drew them to the city.


Ramona Keller Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ramona Keller been in?
Ramona Keller has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Ramona Keller been in?
Ramona Keller has not appeared in the West End