Sheryl Lee Ralph

Birth Place: Waterbury, CT, USA

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Sheryl Lee Ralph is a Tony nominee and the original Deena Jones in Dreamgirls and Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie. On TV, she was Dee on “Moesha,” Claudette on “Ray Donovan” and Maggie on “Instant Mom.” Film credits include winning the Independent Spirit Award for To Sleep With Anger, and recently Sheryl just wrapped Step Sisters and Villa Capri opposite Morgan Freeman.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph STAGE CREDITS

[Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 2005
Margo Channing

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Madame Morrible [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2002
Muzzy Van Hossmere

Original Broadway Production, 1981
Deena Jones

Deena Jones [Replacement]

Deena Jones

Original Broadway Production, 1980

Closed on the road, 1980

Sheryl Lee Ralph Movies

[1977]A Piece of the Action Barbara Hanley

[1988]Oliver & Company Rita

[1989]Skin Deep Receptionist

[1989]The Mighty Quinn Lola Quinn

[1990]To Sleep with Anger Linda

[1992]Mistress Beverly Dumont

[1992]The Distinguished Gentleman Miss Loretta

[1993]Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Florence Watson

[1994]The Flintstones Mrs. Pyrite

[1995]Lover's Knot Charlotte

[1995]White Man's Burden Roberta

[1996]Bogus Ruth Clark

[1997]Jamaica Beat Sylvia Jones

[1999]Personals Chantal

[1999]Deterrence Gayle Redford

[1999]Unconditional Love Linda Cray

[2000]Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel Nurse

[2002]Baby of the Family Mamie

[2007]Frankie D Mama

[2010]The Cost of Heaven Paulette

[2010]Blessed and Cursed Lady Wright

[2012]Christmas in Compton Abuta

[2017]Just Getting Started Roberta

[2018]Step Sisters Yvonne Bishop

[2020]The Comeback Trail Bess Jones

Sheryl Lee Ralph TV Shows

Good Times Vanessa Blake

Black Sheep Squadron Elizabeth

Husbands, Wives & Lovers Joelle

A.E.S. Hudson Street Nurse

Wonder Woman Bobbie

The Jeffersons Jeanie

The Neighborhood Doris Campbell

[ 1983-1984]Search for Tomorrow Laura McCarthy

V Glenna

Code Name: Foxfire Maggie Bryan

Pros & Cons Roberta

Hunter Josie Clifford

L.A. Law Renee Quintana

Amazing Stories Show Singer

Sister Margaret and the Saturday Night Ladies Corelle

[ 1986-1989]It's a Living Ginger St. James

New Attitude Vicki St. James

Falcon Crest Mooshy Tucker

The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw Miss Rosalee

No Child of Mine Marjorie Duncan

[ 1992-1993]Designing Women Etienne Toussaint Bouvier

[ 1993-1994]George Maggie Foster

Witch Hunt Hypolyta Kropotkin

Street Gear Sarah Davis

The Wild Thornberrys Lioness #2

Sabrina the Teenage Witch Zsa Zsa Goowhiggie

The Parkers Dee Mitchell

[ 1997-2000]Recess Mrs. LaSalle

The Jennie Project Dr. Pamela Prentiss

[ 2000-2001]The District Lt. Dee Banks

[ 1996-2001]Moesha Dee Mitchell

Justice League Cheetah, Barbara Ann Minerva

The Proud Family Diana, Aunt Dee

[ 2002-2003]Static Shock Trina Jessup

Las Vegas Janet Ellis

Whoopi Florence

Kink in My Hair Novelette

Justice League Unlimited Cheetah, Barbara Ann Minerva, Teacher

Barbershop Claire

ER Gloria Gallant

7th Heaven Nurse

Exes & Ohs Reverand Ruby

Odicie Aunt Amy

Hannah Montana Clarice Johnson

Zevo-3 Grams

JD Lawrence's Community Service Carolyn

Smash Cynthia Moore

2 Broke Girls Genét

One Love Carolyn Winters

See Dad Run Vanessa

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Ms. Dumont

[ 2013-2015]Instant Mom Maggie Turner

Criminal Minds Hayden Montgomery

Crushed Bella Black

Christmas at Holly Lodge Nadine

One Mississippi Felicia Hollingsworth

H.E.I.R. Sheryl Lee Ralph

No Sleep 'Til Christmas Mrs. Wright

Claws Matilde

The Quad Ula Pettiway

[ 2017-2019]MacGyver Mama Colton

Fam Rose

A Black Lady Sketch Show Asia's Mother

Christmas Hotel Marnie

[ 2011-2019]Young Justice Amanda Waller

Fashionably Yours Janet

[ 2013-2020]Ray Donovan Claudette

Christmas Comes Twice Miss Nelson

Christmas in My Heart Ruthie Sampson

[ 2020-2022]Motherland: Fort Salem President Kelly Wade

How We Roll Loretta

Sheryl Lee Ralph Videos

Sheryl Lee Ralph News

Photos: PURLIE VICTORIOUS Welcomes Angela Bassett, Alicia Keys, Mariska Hargitay, and Hilary Swank Backstage

See photos from a special Saturday Night on Broadway! The Music Box Theatre was graced by multiple celebrities on Saturday Night for the performance of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through The Cotton Patch. 

Sheryl Lee Ralph Joins Bette Midler & Megan Mullally in THE FABULOUS FOUR Film

Sheryl Lee Ralph has rounded out the cast of The Fabulous Four, a new comedy starring Bette Midler, Megan Mullally, and Susan Sarandon. The Abbott Elementary star has taken over a role that was originally going to be played by Sissy Spacek, who had to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts.

Sheryl Lee Ralph Sets Partial Lineup for �¿DIVAS Simply Singing! With Wayne Brady, Cynthia Erivo & More

Emmy® award-winning and Tony award-nominated actor, singer, producer, philanthropist, and community activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, along with her non-profit charitable organization, The DIVA Foundation, set a star-studded partial lineup of performers and presenters to take the stage at this year’s DIVAS Simply Singing! Raising Health Awareness.

Therese Lee's RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET to Return to Don't Tell Mama in October

THERESE LEE  will return to New York for an encore performance of RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET which received the 2023 Bistro Award for Outstanding Autobiographical Show. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: MAX Releases YOUNG LOVE Animated Series Trailer

Expanding on the Academy Award-winning short “Hair Love,” the cast includes Scott Mescudi (Stephen Love), Issa Rae (Angela Young), Brooke Monroe Conaway (Zuri Young Love), Loretta Devine (Gigi Young), Harry Lennix (Russell Young), Tamar Braxton (Star), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Sheree), Debra Wilson (Additional Voices), and others. Watch the video!

Sheryl Lee Ralph Unveils Transformative Rebranding & Global Expansion of the Diva Foundation

Sheryl Lee Ralph created her charitable organization, The DIVA Foundation, 33 years ago to mobilize resources, fight stigma, fundraise, and deliver urgent messaging around the awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening conditions. The Foundation has launched efforts that harness the power of the arts to amplify awareness.

OWN's New Five-Part Docu-Series 'Time of Essence,' to Premiere on Friday

“Times of Essence” features thought leaders, celebrities and culture defining influencers in the series, including: Ms. Oprah Winfrey, Oscar®-winning actresses Halle Berry and Whoopi Goldberg; Emmy®-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph, Regina Hall and Taye Diggs; Golden Globe®-winning actress Taraji P. Henson; and more.

Tony Winner Melba Moore Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Award-winning performer Melba Moore will be honored on August 10, with the 2,760th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star will be unveiled at 1645 Vine Street near the historic corner of Hollywood & Vine. Moore will be awarded her star in the category of Live Theatre/Live Performance.

Emmy Awards Telecast Moved From September Date Due To Ongoing Strikes

The 75th Primetime Emmys will not air on the originally scheduled date of September 18, 2023.

SCHMIGADOON, Annaleigh Ashford & More Receive 2023 Emmy Nominations - Full List of Nominees

Yvette Nicole Brown and Television Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma will reveal the nominations for the 2023 Emmy Awards. Eligible nominees include Schmigadoon!, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Only Murders in the Building, Ted Lasso, The Crown, The White Lotus, and more. Check back for live updates!

Kristin Chenoweth, Annaleigh Ashford, Ashley Park & More Nominated for HCA TV Awards

Kristin Chenoweth, Annaleigh Ashford, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, Ashley Park, and more have been nominated for Hollywood Critics Association Television Awards. Other nominees included Sheryl Lee Ralph, Daniel Radcliffe, Rachel Brosnahan, Hocus Pocus 2, Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and more.

RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET to Return to Los Angeles in August

THERESE LEE will return to L.A. for an encore performance of  RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET which received the 2023 Bistro Award for Outstanding Autobiographical Show.

Wake Up With BWW 6/22: THE KARATE KID Musical Reading, Ellie Kemper in PETER PAN GOES WRONG, and More!

Top stories: Ralph Macchio attends a reading of The Karate Kid the Musical, first look at Ellie Kemper in Peter Pan Goes Wrong, New York City Center Encores! The Light in the Piazza, and more!

Exclusive: Watch the GIRLS5EVA Cast Rock Out to 'Freedom! '90' on CARPOOL KARAOKE

Watch an exclusive video clip of The Girls5Eva cast, Sara Bareilles, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, and Busy Phillips, singing and dancing along to George Michael's 'Freedom! '90.' This season will also include Lea Michele, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Darren Criss, Alanis Morissette, Alison Brie, Cara Delevingne, Avril Lavigne, and more.

DREAMGIRLS Comes to The Garden Theatre

Victory Productions, a full-service entertainment company, announces that its next show premiere will be the iconic production, Dreamgirls, following the successful runs of Something Rotten! and Rock of Ages.

Photos: Go Inside Amas Musical Theatre's Annual Gala Benefit Concert Honoring Sheryl Lee Ralph

A starry line-up of talent was hand to celebrate Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City’s award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, at its annual Gala Benefit Concert on Monday, May 15, 2023 at Theatre 555. Check out the photos here!

Video: Watch Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth & More Honor Carol Burnett By Singing ANNIE & Sondheim on NBC Special

Last night, NBC honored Carol Burnett with a special honoring her legendary career. The evening included musical performances from Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, and Darren Criss. Watch video performances of 'Side By Side By Side,' 'Easy Street,' 'Old Friends,' and more now!

651 ARTS in Partnership with The Billie Holiday Theatre Presents SONG SALON

651 ARTS - Brooklyn's premier institution for the African Diasporic performing arts- in partnership with The Billie Holiday Theatre (The Billie) - one of the nation's preeminent arts and culture organizations – will present a new innovative live performance series this Spring with the Song Salon.

Wake Up With BWW 4/14: CAMELOT Reviews, Plus a Message From Jennifer Holliday!

Top stories: Read the reviews for Camelot on Broadway, check out all new clips and photos from the upcoming The Little Mermaid film, plus watch an exclusive video message from Jennifer Holliday!

Photos: Inside Carol Burnett's NBC Special With Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters & More

New photos from inside the event taping in Los Angeles feature Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster and Darren Criss filming musical numbers, plus special guests like Cher, Julie Andrews, Allison Janney, Aileen Quinn, Amy Poehler, Bob Mackie, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and more.


Sheryl Lee Ralph has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Sheryl Lee Ralph has not appeared in the West End

Sheryl Lee Ralph has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in the musical "4322". Additionally, she received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for her role in the iconic Broadway production of "Dreamgirls". These nominations highlight her incredible talent and contributions to the world of theater.

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