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Sengbloh has starred in a number of Broadway musicals, including Aida, Wicked (as a standby for Elphaba), The Color Purple, Hair, Fela!, Motown: The Musical, and Holler If Ya Hear Me. Her breakthrough came in 2015, when Danai Gurira cast Sengbloh in Eclipsed, a play about five Liberian women and their tale of survival near the end of the Second Liberian Civil War. It became the first play with an all-black and female creative cast and team to premiere on Broadway. Eclipsed opened Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in October 2015 with positive reviews and ran until November 2015. The following year, it transferred to Broadway, premiering at the John Golden Theatre with an opening on March 6, 2016. Her performance received positive reviews from critics. She won Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for original Off-Broadway production, and Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play nomination for Broadway production.

Sengbloh made her screen debut playing opposite Kimberly Elise in the 1997 television film The Ditchdigger's Daughters. In 1999, she made her big screen debut appearing in the independent drama film Funny Valentines starring Alfre Woodard. She later played small parts in films Across the Universe and American Gangster. She also made guest appearances on television series including Law & Order and The Good Wife.

In 2017, Sengbloh was cast in a recurring role as Angela Webster for the sixth season of Shonda Rhimes' political drama Scandal. She played the role of Roberta in the 2018 historical drama film Ask for Jane. In 2021, she starred opposite Jennifer Hudson in the biographical drama film Respect playing Erma Franklin, the elder sister of Aretha Franklin. In 2021, it was announced that she would play the mother in the reboot of the TV series, "The Wonder Years."

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Saycon Sengbloh STAGE CREDITS

Atlantic Theatre Company Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019

Signature Theatre Production, 2017

[Los Angeles]
Wallis Annenberg Center Production, 2016
Gussie Carnegie

Original Broadway Production, 2016

Public Theatre Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015

Original Broadway Production, 2014

Original Broadway Production, 2013

Signature Theatre Production, 2012

Original Broadway Production, 2009

Broadway Revival, 2009
Abraham Lincoln

Member of the Tribe

Dionne (Understudy)

Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2008

White Boys Trio

Original Broadway Production, 2005
Nettie (Understudy) [Replacement]

Celie (Understudy) [Replacement]

Nettie (Understudy) [Replacement]

Celie (Understudy) [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Elphaba (Standby) [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2000
Aida [Replacement]

Aida [Replacement]

Aida (Standby) [Replacement]

Saycon Sengbloh Movies

[1999]Funny Valentines Young Dearie B.

[2007]Across the Universe Sadie's Singer

[2007]American Gangster Tango's Woman

[2017]Double Play Nora

[2018]Ask for Jane Roberta

[2020]A Shot Through the Wall Community Organizer

[2021]Respect Erma Franklin

Saycon Sengbloh TV Shows

In the Dark Jules Becker

The Wonder Years Lillian Williams

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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK: THE PARODY MUSICAL is Coming to The Green Room 42 for Two Performances

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the return of The Real Housewives of New York: The Parody Musical on Friday, June 16 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

Liz McCartney to Present ONE FINE DAY at The Green Room 42 in June and July

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Liz McCartney, the celebrated stage veteran currently appearing in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl, for two performances on Sunday, June 25 at 9:30 PM and Sunday, July 2 at 7:00 PM.

Lady Bunny's DON'T BRING THE KIDS Extended at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 has announced that the Lady Bunny show “Don’t Bring the Kids,” an hour of jokes and demented song parodies from the New York drag legend, has extended its run due to popular demand.

Janine LaManna to Make New York Solo Concert Debut With BLACK & GOLD at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the New York solo concert debut of beloved Broadway veteran Janine LaManna in “Black & Gold” for two shows on Saturday, June 10 and Monday, June 26, both at 7:00 PM.

Flotilla DeBarge to Present A BIG HUNK OF GHETTO at The Green Room 42 in June

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present NYC drag royalty Flotilla DeBarge in the special Pride evening “A Big Hunk of Ghetto” on Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 PM.

Drew Droege and Mitch Silpa's IT'S MITCH AND DREW… AND WE'VE NEVER FELT YOUNGER is Coming to The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present comedy favorites Drew Droege and Mitch Silpa in “It’s Mitch & Drew… and We’ve Never Felt Younger!” on Sunday, June 18 at 7:00 PM.

Lisa Vroman to Present ON INGENUE... INGE-NOT-SO-NEW! at The Green Room 42 in May

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present internationally acclaimed soprano Lisa Vroman in “On Ingénue... Ingé-not-so-new!” on Saturday, May 27 and Monday, May 29, both at 7:00 PM.

Farah Alvin to Celebrate ON VINYL Album at The Green Room 42 in May

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Broadway’s Farah Alvin, celebrating the release of her highly anticipated album On Vinyl, on Friday, May 19 at 7:00 PM. 

Danielle Ferland to Make Solo Concert Debut With SING FOR YOUR GHOSTS at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present original Into the Woods star Danielle Ferland in her solo concert debut, “Sing for Your Ghosts,” with two shows on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, both at 7:00 PM.

Chris Sarandon to Present Live Podcast Taping of COOKING BY HEART With Mario Cantone

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Academy Award nominee Chris Sarandon and Tony-nominated actor and comedian Mario Cantone in a one-night-only live recording podcast episode of “Cooking By Heart” on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 PM.

James Jackson, Jr. and John-Andrew Morrison to Bring 5 QUESTIONS to The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present James Jackson, Jr. and John-Andrew Morrison in “5 Questions with James and JAM – LIVE!” for three shows on April 17, May 15 and June 12, all Monday evenings at 7:00 PM.

Photos: On the the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS...

The Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown opened just last night at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below!

Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club celebrated opening night of the Broadway premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hang for the big night and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet arrivals.

Maiesha McQueen Returns To Atlanta From Broadway To Star In MAHALIA: A GOSPEL MUSICAL

Dominion Entertainment Group has announced its first production of their 10th anniversary season; Mahalia: A Gospel Musical, lead by actress Maiesha McQueen, who was last seen on Broadway starring in the hit musical WAITRESS.

Wollman Rink Presents BROADWAY SINGS Beyoncé And Lady Gaga

Grab some skates, a signature drink from the rink side Hot Toddy Tent, and come party with Broadway Sings at Wollman Rink in Central Park for their final rink side concert event of the season!

The Paley Center For Media Announces Interactive Pop-Up Exhibit For Black History Month

The Paley Center for Media announces today its month-long celebration of Black History Month,  Paley Center's Salute to Black Achievements in Television presented by Citi. The Paley Center is celebrating the legacy of achievements of iconic Black on-screen talent, creatives, and influencers in television, past and present, from Saturday, February 5 through Sunday, February 27 at the Paley Museum in New York City.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Talks Playing Aretha Franklin on THE VIEW

Jennifer Hudson appeared on The View today to discuss her performance as Aretha Franklin in the recent Respect biopic. Watch Hudson discuss the singer's impact and Franklin's friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the new interview now!

Photos: Go Inside Reopening Night of IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH at Pier 36

Over the weekend, the Original Immersive Van Gogh celebrated its highly-anticipated return to New York City with a 'Starry Night' reopening at Pier 36 (229 South St). Immersive Van Gogh, the blockbuster art installation of the iconic work by Vincent van Gogh, is back by popular demand through January 2, 2022.

Early Winners Revealed for THE 55TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS

First-time CMA Awards winner Kelsea Ballerini and nine-time CMA Awards winner, Kenny Chesney take home trophies in two categories for “half of my hometown.” Hosted by Luke Bryan, the ceremony will feature appearances and performances from Carrie Underwood, Zachary Levi, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Jennifer Hudson, Susan Sarandon, and more.

Zachary Levi, Katy Perry & More to Present at 55th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS

CMA Awards presenters will also include Trace Adkins, Kelsea Ballerini, Lauren Daigle, Florida Georgia Line, Dulé Hill, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Lady A, Scotty McCreery, Hayley Orrantia, Lionel Richie, Darius Rucker, Susan Sarandon, Saycon Sengbloh, Kurt Warner, Lainey Wilson, and Trisha Yearwood. 


Saycon Sengbloh has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

Saycon Sengbloh has not appeared in the West End

Saycon Sengbloh has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in "The Secret Life of Bees." She was also nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same show. In addition, Sengbloh received nominations for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her role in "Eclipsed." Lastly, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for her performance in "Eclipsed."

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Secret Life of Beesand Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Eclipsed.

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