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Sahr Ngaujah

 
Bio:
Sahr Ngaujah originated the title role in Fela! Off-Broadway, Broadway and on the West End, earning Obie and Theater World Awards; Olivier, Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, Lortel and Drama League nominations. His Off-Broadway credits include Master Harold and the Boys, The Signature Theater One-Acts, The ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Sahr Ngaujah originated the title role in Fela! Off-Broadway, Broadway and on the West End, earning Obie and Theater World Awards; Olivier, Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, Lortel and Drama League nominations. His Off-Broadway credits include Master Harold and the Boys, The Signature Theater One-Acts, The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Toulouse-Lautrec
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Revival, 2019
Performer
  [Boston]
World Premiere, 2018
Toulouse-Lautrec
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere at the Public Theater, 2018
Mlima
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre 25th Anniversary Production, 2016
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Engagement, 2012
Fela Kuti
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2011
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (Alternate)
  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 2010
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (Alternate)
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2008
Performer
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Photos

Caleb Marshall Villarreal as Santiago, Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Derek Klena  Photo

Caleb Marshall Villarreal as Santiago, Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Derek Klena as Christian and company

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Date:
07/25/2022
Ashley Loren as Satine, Derek Klena as Christian, Eric Anderson as Harold Zidler; Sea Photo

Ashley Loren as Satine, Derek Klena as Christian, Eric Anderson as Harold Zidler; Seated ‚Ä" Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Declan Bennett as The Duke of Monroth, Caleb Marshall Villarreal as Santiago

From: 
Date:
07/25/2022
Sahr Ngaujah, Eric Anderson, Alex Timbers and Ashley Loren  Photo

Sahr Ngaujah, Eric Anderson, Alex Timbers and Ashley Loren

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Date:
07/21/2022
Jessica Lee Goldyn, Derek Klena, Sahr Ngaujah Eric Anderson, Alex Timbers, Jeigh Madj Photo

Jessica Lee Goldyn, Derek Klena, Sahr Ngaujah Eric Anderson, Alex Timbers, Jeigh Madjus and Ashley Loren of "Moulin Rouge"

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Date:
07/21/2022
Sahr Ngaujah and Aaron Lustbader  Photo

Sahr Ngaujah and Aaron Lustbader

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Date:
07/21/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Toulouse-Lautrec

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Revival, 2019
Performer

  [Boston]
World Premiere, 2018
Toulouse-Lautrec

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere at the Public Theater, 2018
Mlima

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre 25th Anniversary Production, 2016
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Engagement, 2012
Fela Kuti

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2011
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (Alternate)

  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 2010
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (Alternate)

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere, 2008
Performer

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Sahr Ngaujah Biography

Sahr Ngaujah originated the title role in Fela! Off-Broadway, Broadway and on the West End, earning Obie and Theater World Awards; Olivier, Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, Lortel and Drama League nominations. His Off-Broadway credits include Master Harold and the Boys, The Signature Theater One-Acts, The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek. His film and television credits include "Deception," "Law & Order: SVU," "The Good Wife," "The Blacklist," "Last Resort," "The Accidental Wolf," Patti Cake$, Money Monster, Freeheld, Kensho at the Bedfellow, Blood Done Sign My Name, The Signal, and Stomp the Yard. He holds a Masters of Theatre from DasArts - Netherlands. His music credits include Fela aKUsTIc, Chop and Quench, Directors Band.

Sahr Ngaujah Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Sahr Ngaujah, Moulin Rouge!
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Sahr Ngaujah, Mlima's Tale
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production Gold Star
Sahr NgaujahFELA!
 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - Best Actor in a Musical
Sahr Ngaujah, Fela!
 
Theatre World Awards - 2010 - Performance Gold Star
Sahr Ngaujah, Fela!
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sahr Ngaujah, Fela!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Sahr Ngaujah, Fela!
 
The Lortels - 2009 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Sahr Ngaujah, Fela! A New Musical

Sahr Ngaujah News

Photos/Video: MOULIN ROUGE! Celebrates Three Years on Broadway With New Production Ph Photo Photos/Video: MOULIN ROUGE! Celebrates Three Years on Broadway With New Production Photos and Video
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical celebrates the third anniversary of the Broadway production opening at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Check out all new production photos and a global celebration video marking the milestone! 

Photos: Director Alex Timbers Receives Portrait at Sardi's Photo Photos: Director Alex Timbers Receives Portrait at Sardi's
by Bruce Glikas - Jul 21, 2022

Alex Timbers received his portrait at Sardis last night. Check out photos from the unveiling.

MOULIN ROUGE! Releases New Block of Tickets Through February 26, 2023 Photo MOULIN ROUGE! Releases New Block of Tickets Through February 26, 2023
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical is releasing a new block of tickets for performances through February 26, 2023 at Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St, NYC).

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL to Celebrate 500th Performance by Distributing 500 Tickets  Photo MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL to Celebrate 500th Performance by Distributing 500 Tickets to NYC Area Schools
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical will commemorate its 500th Broadway performance on Saturday evening, Mat 7th by partnering with the New York City Department of Education to distribute 500 tickets to NYC area schools. Students will get to experience the production at various performances over the next year.

Ashley Loren, Derek Klena, Declan Bennett & Caleb Marshall-Villarreal to Lead MOULIN  Photo Ashley Loren, Derek Klena, Declan Bennett & Caleb Marshall-Villarreal to Lead MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 8, 2022

Meet the new stars of Moulin Rouge on Broadway with the current cast. Ashley Loren, Tony Award nominee Derek Klena, Declan Bennett and Caleb Marshall-Villarreal will lead the Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical beginning Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

 Ashley Loren, Derek Klena, Declan Bennett, and More to Join MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICA Photo Ashley Loren, Derek Klena, Declan Bennett, and More to Join MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

Producers Carmen Pavlovic and Bill Damaschke announced today that Ashley Loren, Tony Award nominee Derek Klena, Declan Bennett and Caleb Marshall-Villarreal will lead the Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical beginning Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Tveit, Mendoza, Mutu & Rojas to Depart MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL on May 8 Photo Tveit, Mendoza, Mutu & Rojas to Depart MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL on May 8
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022

Producers Carmen Pavlovic and Bill Damaschke announced today that Natalie Mendoza, Tony Award winner Aaron Tveit, Tam Mutu and Ricky Rojas will play their final performance in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

VIDEO: Aaron Tveit & Natalie Mendoza Perform 'Your Song' from MOULIN ROUGE! on THE VI Photo VIDEO: Aaron Tveit & Natalie Mendoza Perform 'Your Song' from MOULIN ROUGE! on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Feb 21, 2022

Aaron Tveit and Natlie Mendoza appeared on The View this morning to perform 'Your Song' from Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Originally by Elton John, the song is one of the many popular songs covered in the musical. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of ten 2021 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Actor for Tveit.

VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE's Sahr Ngaujah Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge Photo VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE's Sahr Ngaujah Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 5, 2022

Broadway is back and BroadwayWorld is bringing you all of the interviews you crave with your favorite Broadway stars! Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews weekly. Below, watch as he catches up with Moulin Rouge!'s Toulouse-Lautrec, Sahr Ngaujah.

Tony Nominee Robyn Hurder to Depart MOULIN ROUGE! in February; Jessica Lee Goldyn to  Photo Tony Nominee Robyn Hurder to Depart MOULIN ROUGE! in February; Jessica Lee Goldyn to Step Into the Role of 'Nini'
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2022

Tony Award nominee Robyn Hurder will play her final performance as Nini in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Jessica Lee Goldyn begins performances in the role starting Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Sahr Ngaujah Videos

VIDEO: Aaron Tveit & Natalie Mendoza Perform 'Your Song' from MOULIN ROUGE! on THE VI VideoVIDEO: Aaron Tveit & Natalie Mendoza Perform 'Your Song' from MOULIN ROUGE! on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Feb 21, 2022

Aaron Tveit and Natlie Mendoza appeared on The View this morning to perform 'Your Song' from Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Originally by Elton John, the song is one of the many popular songs covered in the musical. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of ten 2021 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Actor for Tveit.

VIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE's Sahr Ngaujah Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge VideoVIDEO: MOULIN ROUGE's Sahr Ngaujah Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 5, 2022

Broadway is back and BroadwayWorld is bringing you all of the interviews you crave with your favorite Broadway stars! Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews weekly. Below, watch as he catches up with Moulin Rouge!'s Toulouse-Lautrec, Sahr Ngaujah.

VIDEO: Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park & More in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Two Trailer VideoVIDEO: Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park & More in THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Season Two Trailer
by Michael Major - Dec 7, 2021

Topic has released the trailer for season two of The Accidental Wolf starring Tony-winner Kelli O'Hara, Ashley Park, Judith Light, Laurie Metcalf, Denis O'Hare, Marsha Stephanie Blake, and more. In The Accidental Wolf Season 2, six months has passed since Katie (O’Hara) answered a phone call that upended her life. Watch the new trailer now!

VIDEO: Ten-Time Tony-Winning MOULIN ROUGE! Celebrates a Spectacular Re-Opening Night VideoVIDEO: Ten-Time Tony-Winning MOULIN ROUGE! Celebrates a Spectacular Re-Opening Night
by Team BWW - Sep 27, 2021

It's so exciting! Moulin Rouge! The Musical, which won a whopping ten Tony Awards last night, has officially returned to Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th St). We're taking you inside the big night!

VIDEO: Stars Eva Noblezada and Aaron Tveit Talk Broadway's Return on TODAY VideoVIDEO: Stars Eva Noblezada and Aaron Tveit Talk Broadway's Return on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2021

Two of Broadway's brightest stars, Aaron Tveit (Moulin Rouge!) and Eva Noblezada (Hadestown), joined NBC News Now anchor Joe Fryer for a segment celebrating Broadway's return!

VIDEO: Zachary Noah Piser, Jeremy Stolle, Nteliseng Nkhela & More Perform at BROADWAY VideoVIDEO: Zachary Noah Piser, Jeremy Stolle, Nteliseng Nkhela & More Perform at BROADWAY'S BACK FOR THE CITY'S BEST
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2021

A special live concert event, Broadway's Back for the City's Best!, was held on May 26, featuring cast members from the Broadway productions of Moulin Rouge, Diana The Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, and Chicago.

VIDEO: Alex Timbers Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Alex Timbers Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2021

Watch as he chats with Broadway director extraordinaire Alex Timbers, who is currently nominated for a Tony Award for his incredible work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

VIDEO: Cole Escola Performs the Opening Number From the 2020 Obie Awards VideoVIDEO: Cole Escola Performs the Opening Number From the 2020 Obie Awards
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2020

The 65th Annual Obie Awards, presented by the American Theatre Wing, premiered on YouTube on July 14. The prerecorded ceremony was hosted by comedian, actor and writer Cole Escola. Watch the opening number, titled 'The Show Must Go On', performed by Escola!

VIDEO: Watch Oneika Phillips, Lillias White and More Come Together to Spread Joy with VideoVIDEO: Watch Oneika Phillips, Lillias White and More Come Together to Spread Joy with FELA!
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2020

It's been over a decade since Fela! first took Broadway by storm, and still, in 2020, its cast is united and making a difference. Oneika Phillips, who starred in the 2012 return engagement, put out a call to her cast mates to come together for the #DontRush Challenge. 'It evolved into an even more meaningful project with layers of celebration such as aligning with the ten-year anniversary of the show's 11 Tony nominations, including Sahr as Fela and Lillias White as Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. A decade ago, we were at the height of breaking ceilings and blowing minds on Broadway,' writes Phillips.

VIDEO: Aaron Tveit Talks MOULIN ROUGE & Reveals His Favorite Broadway Show VideoVIDEO: Aaron Tveit Talks MOULIN ROUGE & Reveals His Favorite Broadway Show
by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2020

Aaron Tveit stopped by Rachael Ray's daytime talk show on Monday, March 9 to talk about  his current role in Moulin Rouge! 


Sahr Ngaujah Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sahr Ngaujah been in?
Sahr Ngaujah has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Sahr Ngaujah been in?
Sahr Ngaujah has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Sahr Ngaujah's first West End show?
Sahr Ngaujah's first West End show was Fela! which opened in 2010

What awards has Sahr Ngaujah been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Moulin Rouge! , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Mlima's Tale , Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for FELA! , Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Fela! , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Fela! , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Fela! Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Fela! and Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Fela! A New Musical .

What awards has Sahr Ngaujah won?
Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for FELA! and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Fela!.