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Saycon Sengbloh

 
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Saycon Sengbloh has been featured in the newest generation of contemporary shows on Broadway and off-Broadway, including the national tour of Rent, Aida, Wicked, and Fela! She was seen as the FBI director and presidential love interest, Angela Webster, on the sixth season of ABC’s Scandal. She won ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Saycon Sengbloh has been featured in the newest generation of contemporary shows on Broadway and off-Broadway, including the national tour of Rent, Aida, Wicked, and Fela! She was seen as the FBI director and presidential love interest, Angela Webster, on the sixth season of ABC’s Scandal. She won ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theatre Company Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
Rosaleen
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Production, 2017
Performer
  [Los Angeles]
Wallis Annenberg Center Production, 2016
Gussie Carnegie
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Helena
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Helena
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Corinne
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Production, 2012
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Sandra
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Abraham Lincoln
Member of the Tribe
Dionne (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2008
Tribe
White Boys Trio
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Nettie (Understudy) [Replacement]
Celie (Understudy) [Replacement]
Nettie (Understudy) [Replacement]
Celie (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Elphaba (Standby) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Aida [Replacement]
Aida [Replacement]
Aida (Standby) [Replacement]

Photos

Saycon Sengbloh, Ryan Jamaal Swain Photo

Saycon Sengbloh, Ryan Jamaal Swain

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Date:
04/21/2022
Saycon Sengbloh and Charles Browning  Photo

Saycon Sengbloh and Charles Browning

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Date:
04/20/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theatre Company Off-Broadway World Premiere, 2019
Rosaleen

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Production, 2017
Performer

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

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Helena

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Helena

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Corinne

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Production, 2012
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Sandra

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Abraham Lincoln

Member of the Tribe

Dionne (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Shakespeare In The Park Revival, 2008
Tribe

White Boys Trio

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

Celie (Understudy) [Replacement]

Nettie (Understudy) [Replacement]

Celie (Understudy) [Replacement]

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

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Aida [Replacement]

Aida [Replacement]

Aida (Standby) [Replacement]

Saycon Sengbloh Biography

Saycon Sengbloh has been featured in the newest generation of contemporary shows on Broadway and off-Broadway, including the national tour of Rent, Aida, Wicked, and Fela! She was seen as the FBI director and presidential love interest, Angela Webster, on the sixth season of ABC’s Scandal. She won the Drama Desk Award, the Obie Award for Best Ensemble, and received the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play nomination for her role as Wife #1 Helena, in Eclipsed on Broadway starring Lupita Nyong'o.

Saycon Sengbloh has had an exciting journey from Atlanta, GA to New York City. She has been featured in Marley, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Motown the Musical. She also plays Helena in the NYC debut of Eclipsed off-Broadway. Born to an American mother and Liberian father she was recently seen in the Signature Theatre premier of "Hurt Village" and is thrilled to be a featured actress in the hot Afro-beat musical "Fela!" on Broadway, Saycon co-starred as the delicious Sandra Iszadore! Being photographed and named one of the hottest up and coming acts in the annual juice issue of VIBE magazine. "Fela!" the musical won several Tony awards! Saycon appears on the Grammy nominated soundtracks for "Fela!", the Broadway revival of "Hair" and also provided backing vocals on 2 Beatles songs on the soundtrack for the Julie Taymore film "Across the Universe". She began performing as a kid in plays and musicals at Tri-Cities School for Visual and Performing Arts. After numerous productions with the Freddie Hendrick's Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, she appeared in Tyler Perry's first musical "I Know I've Been Changed." She worked at the Tony Award winning Alliance Theater Company under artistic directors Kenny Leon & Susan Booth. Saycon has the honored distinction of being the first woman of African decent to perform the role of Elphaba the wicked witch of the West in Wicked the musical on Broadway. Cast by Telsey and Company she toured the US and Japan as the seductive Latin lead Mimi in "Rent"! Saycon is very proud to have appeared in the films of female directors Julie Dash and Julie Taymore. Favorite theatrical roles are Aida in "Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida" and the female "Abe Lincoln" in the Broadway Revival of "Hair", and performing as Nettie in the premier production and later as Celie in Oprah Winfrey's Broadway production "The Color Purple-the Musical." Like a chameleon she has performed a variety of roles that usually employ a gaggle of different "types" yet Saycon has fit them all. As an indie music artist, Saycon's R&B Pop CD releases "Southern Pin-Up", "Warrior", and other merchandise are available on the online sites Itunes and Cafepress, and http://saycontalks.com .

Saycon Sengbloh Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Saycon Sengbloh, The Secret Life of Bees
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Saycon Sengbloh, The Secret Life of Bees
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

Saycon Sengbloh News

Photos: On the the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS... Photo Photos: On the the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS...
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 21, 2022

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 Photo Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 20, 2022

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 Photo Maiesha McQueen Returns To Atlanta From Broadway To Star In MAHALIA: A GOSPEL MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2022

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 Photo Wollman Rink Presents BROADWAY SINGS Beyoncé And Lady Gaga
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2022

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 Mon Photo The Paley Center For Media Announces Interactive Pop-Up Exhibit For Black History Month
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 1, 2022

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 Photo VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Talks Playing Aretha Franklin on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

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 Photo Photos: Go Inside Reopening Night of IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH at Pier 36
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 23, 2021

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 Photo Early Winners Revealed for THE 55TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS
by Michael Major - Nov 10, 2021

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 Photo Zachary Levi, Katy Perry & More to Present at 55th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS
by Michael Major - Nov 8, 2021

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. 

RESPECT Starring Jennifer Hudson to be Released on Blu-Ray & Digital Photo RESPECT Starring Jennifer Hudson to be Released on Blu-Ray & Digital
by Michael Major - Oct 19, 2021

Respect, the Aretha Franklin movie starring Jennifer Hudson, will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray November 9. The release will include new never-before-seen features. The film also stars Audra MacDonald, Tituss Burgess, Mary J. Blige, and more.

Saycon Sengbloh Videos

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says She Auditioned for the Role of Aretha Franklin for Over a VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says She Auditioned for the Role of Aretha Franklin for Over a Decade
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2021

Jennifer Hudson talks about when she first met Aretha Franklin, the role the artist's music played in her life and returning to the stage.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson, Hailey Kilgore & Saycon Sengbloh Write 'Respect' in a Clip Fr VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson, Hailey Kilgore & Saycon Sengbloh Write 'Respect' in a Clip From the New Aretha Franklin Biopic!
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2021

The Franklin sisters collaborate on writing the title song in this new clip from the biopic.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Think' in a New Clip From RESPECT! VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Think' in a New Clip From RESPECT!
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2021

Hear Hudson sing one of Aretha Franklin's most iconic songs.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs the Title Song in This New Clip From RESPECT! VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs the Title Song in This New Clip From RESPECT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2021

Jennifer Hudson belts out Aretha Franklin's most iconic song, 'Respect,' in this new clip from the film of the same name.

VIDEO: See Audra McDonald, Jennifer Hudson, Tituss Burgess & More in a New RESPECT Fe VideoVIDEO: See Audra McDonald, Jennifer Hudson, Tituss Burgess & More in a New RESPECT Featurette!
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2021

McDonald is the recipient of a record-breaking six Tony Awards; Hudson won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Effie White in Dreamgirls; and Burgess is known for Broadway roles in The Little Mermaid and Jersey Boys.

VIDEO: See Jennifer Hudson, Audra McDonald & More in the Trailer for Aretha Franklin  VideoVIDEO: See Jennifer Hudson, Audra McDonald & More in the Trailer for Aretha Franklin Biopic RESPECT!
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2021

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

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 Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in the Official Teaser Trailer For RE VideoVIDEO: Watch Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in the Official Teaser Trailer For RESPECT
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2020

The official teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson!

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: Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in First-Look at RESPECT VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in First-Look at RESPECT
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

See and hear Jennifer Hudson for the first time as Aretha Franklin in the first teaser for the upcoming bipoic, Respect!


Saycon Sengbloh Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Saycon Sengbloh been in?
Saycon Sengbloh has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Saycon Sengbloh been in?
Saycon Sengbloh has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Saycon Sengbloh been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Secret Life of Bees , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Secret Life of Bees , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Eclipsed Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Eclipsed and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Eclipsed .

What awards has Saycon Sengbloh won?
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.