Seyi Omooba

Get Seyi Omooba Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

Seyi Omooba BIO

Her theatre credits include Hadestown (National Theatre); Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors (Regent’s Park); Martha in Spring Awakening (Hope Mill Theatre) and Tilly in Junkyard (Bristol Old Vic and UK Tour). She also played the role of Nettie in the Cadogan Hall production of The Color Purple.

Seyi Omooba STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
National Theatre Pre-Broadway Engagement, 2018
Ensemble

[West End]
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Production, 2018
Crystal

[West End]
Original Production, 2017
Tilly

[West End]
Charing Cross Theatre Company Revival Production, 2016
Sarah's Friend [Replacement]


Seyi Omooba News


Wake Up With BWW 3/31: DIANA Announces Broadway Return Date, and More!

Today's top stories: Diana sets its Broadway return date, nominations for the Drama League Awards, a Game of Thrones stage play is being developed for Broadway, and more!

Seyi Omooba Ordered to Pay Over £300,000 Following Legal Action Against Curve Leicester For Removal From THE COLOR PURPLE

Curve Leicester has announced that Seyi Omooba is being ordered by the Employment Tribune to repay the costs incurred after legal action was taken against the Curve.

Wake Up With BWW 2/18: Seyi Omooba's Legal Action Against Curve Leicester Rejected, and More!

Today's top stories: Seyi Omooba's claims of religious discrimination by Leicester Curve were rejected by an employment tribunal,  Andrew Lloyd Webber talks Cinderella, his campaign to get theatres open safely, and more, plus Celia Rose Gooding and Lauren Patten reuinte in a conversation from TDF.

Seyi Omooba's Claims of Religious Discrimination Rejected After Removal From THE COLOR PURPLE

Leicester Curve has released an official statement, revealing that Seyi Omooba's claims of religious discrimination were rejected by an employment tribunal. Omooba took legal action against Curve after being dismissed from a production of The Color Purple for posts on social media that were deemed homophobic.

BWW Interview: Tinuke Craig Chats THE COLOR PURPLE - AT HOME From Leicester Curve Online

Since 2019, the fast-rising director Tinuke Craig has fielded various iterations of her first-ever musical, The Color Purple, which was acclaimed in performance at Leicester's Curve Theatre and the Birmingham Hippodrome. That same show is returning this month for a streamed concert version starring T'Shan Williams as Celie.

Fired COLOR PURPLE Star Says She Didn't Know She Was Expected to Play a Lesbian Character

Legal action by Omooba was previously set to begin last April, but was postponed due to the global health crisis. Now the tribunal against Curve in Leicester has begun on the grounds of religious discrimination and breach of contract.

BWW Feature: Our Favourite Outdoor Theatre Memories

This summer, we're sadly not going to be seeing all the outdoor theatre that we've loved in past years - whether at venues like Regent's Park and Shakespeare's Globe or dedicated festivals and other open-air arts gatherings. So, until we can welcome all these wonderful events back again, BroadwayWorld reviewers are paying tribute to them with some of our favourite memories!

Legal Action from Fired COLOR PURPLE Star Postponed Due to Health Crisis

Legal action was previously set to begin in April, but according to The Stage,  the tribunal against Curve in Leicester has been postponed due to the global health crisis. Chris Stafford told The Stage: a?oeThe hearing, which was due to commence on April 30, has been vacated following a direction made by the president of the employment tribunals in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic. The hearing will now be listed for a future date when the employment tribunals are back to being fully operational.a??

Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Omooba Legal Action Regarding THE COLOR PURPLE Controversy to Begin in April

BroadwayWorld had previously reported that actress Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Omooba was removed from Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome's revival of musical The Color Purple after West End Hamilton actor Aaron Lee Lambert shared a screenshot of her 2014 Facebook post. The post quickly went viral, resulting in a social media outcry with many calling the actress homophobic.

THE COLOR PURPLE Actress Drops Legal Action Against Producer After Being Fired for 'Homophobic' Views

As BroadwayWorld reported in September, actress Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Omooba was removed from Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome's revival of musical The Color Purple after West End Hamilton actor Aaron Lee Lambert shared a screenshot of her 2014 Facebook post. The post quickly went viral, resulting in a social media outcry with many calling the actress homophobic.

Alice Walker Pens Moving Essay on THE COLOR PURPLE, Celie as a Character and Oluwaseyi Omooba

On Facebook this week, producer Scott Sanders shared the below letter from the Pulitzer Prize winning writer of The Color Purple, Alice Walker...

Wake Up With BWW 9/30: BE MORE CHILL Comes to London, and More!

Today's top stories: Be More Chill is headed to London, and more!

'Homophobic' Actress Dropped From THE COLOR PURPLE Plans To Sue

As we previously reported, actress Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Omooba was removed from Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome's revival of musical The Color Purple after Hamilton actor Aaron Lee Lambert shared a screenshot of her 2014 Facebook post. Now, the Daily Mail reports that Omooba claims she is a victim of religious discrimination.

T'Shan Williams Replaces Seyi Omooba in THE COLOR PURPLE

It was recently announced that T'Shan Williams will play the role of Celie at the upcoming Curve, Leicester and Birmingham Hippodrome production of The Color Purple.

BWW Interview: Debbie Kurup Talks SWEET CHARITY at Donmar Warehouse

Debbie Kurup's extensive musical theatre experience ranges from Chicago, West Side Story and Sister Act to originating roles in Girl from the North Country and The Bodyguard. She's currently playing taxi dancer Helene in Cy Coleman, Neil Simon and Dorothy Fields' Sweet Charity - the farewell production of Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Josie Rourke, opening early next month.

Wake Up With BWW 3/26: MAC Awards Celebrate Cabaret, Sutton Foster Joins THE MUSIC MAN, and More!

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down for the latest news. Want our morning reports delivered via email? Subscribe here!

Talent Agency Drops Seyi Omooba Following Homophobic Comments and THE COLOR PURPLE Departure

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Seyi Omooba was recently dropped from the cast of Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome's revival of musical The Color Purple after homophobic comments were found on her Facebook page.

Theatrical Rights Worldwide & Authors Respond To Seyi Omooba's Dropping From THE COLOR PURPLE

Now, Theatrical Rights Worldwide has released a statement of support on their behalf and that of the authors of the show...

Wake Up With BWW 3/22: HADESTOWN Begins Previews, and More!

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! Finish off your week by catching up on the latest Broadway news!

Global Roundup 3/22 - THE COLOR PURPLE Casting Controversy, Paper Mill's 2019/2020 Season, and More!

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature The Color Purple Casting Controversy, Paper Mill's 2019/2020 Season, and More!

Seyi Omooba FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Seyi Omooba has not appeared on Broadway.

Seyi Omooba has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

Seyi Omooba's first West End show was Ragtime which opened in 2016

Get Seyi Omooba Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

Videos