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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. (read complete bio)
 

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. (read complete bio)

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]

Photos

Jordan Shaw, Aiesha Pease, Beth Hinton-Lever, Shaq Taylor, Choreographer David Neuman Photo

Jordan Shaw, Aiesha Pease, Beth Hinton-Lever, Shaq Taylor, Choreographer David Neumann, Joseph Prouse, Seyi Omooba, Sharif Afifi

From: 
Date:
11/15/2018
The Ensemble: Jordan Shaw, Aiesha Pease, Beth Hinton-Lever, Shaq Taylor Joseph Prouse Photo

The Ensemble: Jordan Shaw, Aiesha Pease, Beth Hinton-Lever, Shaq Taylor Joseph Prouse, Seyi Omooba, Sharif Afifi

From: 
Date:
11/15/2018
Jordan Shaw, Joseph Prouse, Seyi Omooba, Eva Noblezada, Gloria Onitiri, Aiesha Pease, Photo

Jordan Shaw, Joseph Prouse, Seyi Omooba, Eva Noblezada, Gloria Onitiri, Aiesha Pease, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Amber Gray, Beth Hinton-Lever, Reeve Carney, Sharif Afifi, Josie Richa

From: 
Date:
11/12/2018
Seyi Omooba, Renée Lamb and Christina Modestou as Crystal, Chiffon and Ronnette Photo

Seyi Omooba, Renée Lamb and Christina Modestou as Crystal, Chiffon and Ronnette

From: 
Date:
08/08/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [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 Biography

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 News

Wake Up With BWW 3/31: DIANA Announces Broadway Return Date, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/31: DIANA Announces Broadway Return Date, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2021

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 Leices Photo Seyi Omooba Ordered to Pay Over £300,000 Following Legal Action Against Curve Leicester For Removal From THE COLOR PURPLE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2021

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, a Photo Wake Up With BWW 2/18: Seyi Omooba's Legal Action Against Curve Leicester Rejected, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2021

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 COLO Photo Seyi Omooba's Claims of Religious Discrimination Rejected After Removal From THE COLOR PURPLE
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021

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 Onl Photo BWW Interview: Tinuke Craig Chats THE COLOR PURPLE - AT HOME From Leicester Curve Online
by Matt Wolf - Feb 9, 2021

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 Chara Photo Fired COLOR PURPLE Star Says She Didn't Know She Was Expected to Play a Lesbian Character
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 3, 2021

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 Photo BWW Feature: Our Favourite Outdoor Theatre Memories
by Marianka Swain - Jun 18, 2020

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 Photo Legal Action from Fired COLOR PURPLE Star Postponed Due to Health Crisis
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 15, 2020

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  Photo Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Omooba Legal Action Regarding THE COLOR PURPLE Controversy to Begin in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2020

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 'H Photo THE COLOR PURPLE Actress Drops Legal Action Against Producer After Being Fired for 'Homophobic' Views
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 3, 2020

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.

Seyi Omooba Videos

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsals for HADESTOWN, with Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada and More! VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsals for HADESTOWN, with Reeve Carney, Eva Noblezada and More!
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2018

Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Canada's Citadel Theatre, Hadestown comes to the National Theatre prior to Broadway. The National Theatre is taking us inside rehearsals with the cast and you can check out a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Charing Cross Theatre's RAGTIME in the West End
by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed, sell out production of Titanic, Thom Southerland, Artistic Director of the Charing Cross Theatre directs a new production of Ragtime, playing for a strictly limited season. Click below to watch highlights from the show!


Seyi Omooba Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Seyi Omooba been in?
Seyi Omooba has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Seyi Omooba been in?
Seyi Omooba has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

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