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Somi Kakoma STAGE CREDITS

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Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production, 2023
Jaja


Somi Kakoma Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2023 - Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical

Somi Kakoma, Dreaming Zenzile

Drama League Awards - 2023 - Distinguished Performance Award

Somi Kakoma, Dreaming Zenzile

The Lortels - 2023 - Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical

Somi Kakoma, Dreaming Zenzile

Somi Kakoma News


Photos: Celebration of JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING At The Museum of Broadway

One of this season's most well loved plays, Jaja's African Hair Braiding is taking center stage at the Museum of Broadway! See photos from the event celebrating Jocelyn Bioh's Tony-nominated play below! 
Photos & Video: The Museum of Broadway Celebrates JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING

See photos and videos from The Museum of Broadway's celebration of Jaja's African Hair Braiding.
Photos: Sutton Foster, LaChanze, Eden Espinosa, Joshua Henry, and More Attend the WP Theater Gala

The WP Theater Gala was held last night, celebrating more than 40 years of extraordinary women in theater. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the event here!
Jocelyn Bioh and Whitney White Will Appear in Conversation at the Museum of Broadway

Tony Award-nominated playwright Jocelyn Bioh and director  Whitney White will engage in a creative conversation moderated by Susan Kelechi Watson (“This is Us”) to discuss their groundbreaking, five-time Tony Award-nominated “Best Play,” Jaja’s African Hair Braiding.
Joshua Henry, Caissie Levy, Kara Lindsay & More to Join 2024 WP Theater Gala

WP Theater has revealed the presenters and performers for its 2024 Annual Gala. See who is taking part and learn how to purchase tickets.
Invasive Species, Somi Kakoma, Kev Berry & More To Perform At The Tank Forever! 21 Gala

Catch performances by Invasive Species, Somi Kakoma, Kev Berry, and more at The Tank Forever! 21 Gala this month. Learn more about the performances, and see how to purchase tickets.
Photos: Stars Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night of THE GATSBY

And that's a wrap on the 2023/24 Broadway season! The final two shows of the spring officially opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for The Great Gatsby as the VIP guests arrived at the Broadway Theatre. Check out photos below!
Guthrie Theater to Present ON BECKETT Featuring Tony Award Winner Bill Irwin

The Guthrie Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for On Beckett, an Irish Repertory Theatre production produced by Octopus Theatricals. Learn how to purchase tickets!
Bill Irwin's One-Man Show ON BECKETT Begins Performances at Two River Theater This Week

Don't miss Tony Award-winning actor Bill Irwin's captivating performance in 'On Beckett' at Two River Theater. Experience the beauty of Samuel Beckett's language in this intimate one-man show. Get your tickets now!
3 Broadway Shows Close Today

Today, November 19, 2023, Broadway says goodbye to three productions. The Shark Is Broken takes its final bow at the John Golden Theatre following 18 previews and 116 regular performances; Jaja's African Hair Braiding wraps up at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre following  21 previews and 56 regular performances; and Melissa Etheridge: My Window concludes its run at the Circle in the Square Theatre following 8 previews and 44 regular performances.
JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING to Live Stream Final Week of Broadway Run

The League of Live Stream Theater will partner with Manhattan Theatre Club to present the Broadway sensation Jaja's African Hair Braiding via live stream.
Bill Irwin to Star in One-Man Show ON BECKETT at Two River Theater

Experience the brilliance of Tony Award-winning actor Bill Irwin as he performs 'On Beckett' at Two River Theater from December 7 - 10, 2023. Don't miss this intimate one-man show that brings Samuel Beckett's words to life. Tickets available now.
JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING Extended Through Late November

Get the latest updates on JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING, the hit Broadway show that has been extended. Don't miss out on this limited-time opportunity to experience the vibrant energy of JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING on stage.
Listen: Broadway Podcast Network Launches THE WEEKLY DOSE OF JOEL Podcast, Hosted by Joel Crump

Get the latest Broadway news, theater history, and exclusive interviews with Broadway stars on 'The Weekly Dose of Joel' podcast. Hosted by Joel Crump, this new podcast from Broadway Podcast Network is a must-listen for theater enthusiasts.
Photos: Taraji P. Henson, Noah Centineo & More Arrive on the Red Carpet for JAJA's AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING

Check out photos from the opening night red carpet of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding, written by Jocelyn Bioh.
Photos: JAJA's AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING Cast Celebrates Opening Night

It's been a big week at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where MTC just celebrated opening night of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding. Check out photos from the after party here!
Photos: JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING Cast Walks the Red Carpet on Opening Night

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding officially opened last night, October 3, at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Performances run through Sunday, November 5. Check out photos from inside the festivities here!
Photos: The Cast of JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING Takes Opening Night Bows

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding officially opened last night, October 3, at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows here!
Review Roundup: JAJA'S AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING Opens On Broadway

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding opens tonight at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Read the reviews!
Video: Watch Highlights from JAJA's AFRICAN HAIR BRAIDING on Broadway

Watch video highlights of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding, which opens October 3, 2023 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre !

Somi Kakoma FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Somi Kakoma been nominated for?

Somi Kakoma has been nominated for several awards for her role in the musical "Dreaming Zenzile." These nominations include Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, and Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical at The Lortels.

How many Broadway shows has Somi Kakoma been in?

Somi Kakoma has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Somi Kakoma been in?

Somi Kakoma has not appeared in the West End.

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