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Sydney Charles

 
Birth Place:
United States
Bio:
Sydney Charles is ecstatic to be making her Mercury Theatre debut with this amazing production of The Color Purple. A native Chicagoan and Northern Illinois University graduate, Sydney left corporate America 3 years ago and has been performing ever since. She was most recently seen at the Royal ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
Sydney Charles is ecstatic to be making her Mercury Theatre debut with this amazing production of The Color Purple. A native Chicagoan and Northern Illinois University graduate, Sydney left corporate America 3 years ago and has been performing ever since. She was most recently seen at the Royal ... (read complete bio)
 

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Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Cindy Gold and Celeste M. Cooper with (back, l to r) Sydney Cha Photo

Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Cindy Gold and Celeste M. Cooper with (back, l to r) Sydney Charles and Donovan Session

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Donovan Session, Sydney Charles, Celeste M. Cooper, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Victor Muso Photo

Donovan Session, Sydney Charles, Celeste M. Cooper, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Victor Musoni and Cindy Gold

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09/09/2022
Sydney Charles and Celeste M. Cooper with (back) Cindy Gold  Photo

Sydney Charles and Celeste M. Cooper with (back) Cindy Gold

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) Cindy Gold, Victor Musoni, Celeste M. Cooper, Nikki Crawford, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Photo

) Cindy Gold, Victor Musoni, Celeste M. Cooper, Nikki Crawford, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Sydney Charles and Donovan Session

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09/09/2022
Victor Musoni, Sydney Charles, Cindy Gold and Donovan Session  Photo

Victor Musoni, Sydney Charles, Cindy Gold and Donovan Session

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Sydney Charles Biography

Sydney Charles is ecstatic to be making her Mercury Theatre debut with this amazing production of The Color Purple. A native Chicagoan and Northern Illinois University graduate, Sydney left corporate America 3 years ago and has been performing ever since. She was most recently seen at the Royal George Theater in the Jeff-award winning production of Smokey Joe's Cafe. Some of her favorite roles include: Grizabella in Cats, Glinda in The Wiz, and Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense. Sydney wants to thank her parents, family, friends, and sisters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for supporting her dream to perform.




Sydney Charles News

Review: THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON at Steppenwo Photo Review: THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 15, 2022

What did our critic think of THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON at Steppenwolf Theatre Company? Steppenwolf’s season opener THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON is a wild fever dream of a play. James Ijames’s play asks audiences to grapple with the question of who is truly free in America and at what cost do we perpetuate cycles of oppression and abuse, even though they may fall under the guise of forward movement.

Photos: First Look at THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTO Photo Photos: First Look at THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON at Steppenwolf
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is opening its 47th season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright James Ijames’ fantastical play The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theater, now through October 9, 2022. Get a first look at photos here!

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for Steppenwolf's THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIA Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for Steppenwolf's THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is opening its 47th season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright James Ijames’ fantastical play The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington September 1 – October 9, 2022. Check out rehearsal photos here!

Carl Clemons-Hopkins & More to Star in THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ Photo Carl Clemons-Hopkins & More to Star in THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will open its 47th season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright James Ijames’ fantastical play The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, playing September 1 – October 9, 2022.

VIDEO: See Clips from CULLUD WATTAH At Victory Gardens Photo VIDEO: See Clips from CULLUD WATTAH At Victory Gardens
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2022

Victory Gardens Theater preesents the final show in its 2021/22 Mainstage Season, the regional premiere of cullud wattah, written by Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Lili-Anne Brown. 

Photos: First Look At CULLUD WATTAH At Victory Gardens Photo Photos: First Look At CULLUD WATTAH At Victory Gardens
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

On June 19, 2022, Victory Gardens Theater opened the regional premiere of cullud wattah, written by Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Lili-Anne Brown. 

Review: cullud wattah at Victory Gardens Theater Photo Review: cullud wattah at Victory Gardens Theater
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 19, 2022

In cullud wattah, Erika Dickerson-Despenza compellingly weaves the personal and political. The play is ultimately a narrative of resilience as the women in the play struggle with environmental racism and to econcile with the tension between their desire for justice (especially in ainee’s case) and the will to survive and make enough money to pay their bills.

Winners Announced for 13th Annual August Wilson Monologue and Design Competitions Photo Winners Announced for 13th Annual August Wilson Monologue and Design Competitions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022

Out of the 330 total Chicagoland high school students who entered the 13th annual August Wilson Monologue and Design Competitions, Demi Davis from Senn High School prevailed, taking the first-place prize at the Chicago finals earlier this month for her 2-3-minute monologue performance.

Cast Announced for the Regional Premiere of CULLUD WATTAH at Victory Gardens Theater Photo Cast Announced for the Regional Premiere of CULLUD WATTAH at Victory Gardens Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Victory Gardens Theater has announced the cast for the final show in its 2021/22 Mainstage Season, the regional premiere of cullud wattah, written by Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Lili-Anne Brown. cullud wattah runs June 11 – July 17, 2022 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.

VIDEO: Go Inside Goodman Theatre's GEM OF THE OCEAN With Director Chuck Smith Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Goodman Theatre's GEM OF THE OCEAN With Director Chuck Smith
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2022

ABC7 recently profiled Goodman Theatre's Gem Of The Ocean. 'It's teaming with good Black history because it tells the story of coming over from Africa, living in slavery,' Smith said. 'You're talking about individuals who experienced slavery.' Check out the video.

Sydney Charles Videos

VIDEO: See Clips from CULLUD WATTAH At Victory Gardens VideoVIDEO: See Clips from CULLUD WATTAH At Victory Gardens
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2022

Victory Gardens Theater preesents the final show in its 2021/22 Mainstage Season, the regional premiere of cullud wattah, written by Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Lili-Anne Brown. 

VIDEO: Go Inside Goodman Theatre's GEM OF THE OCEAN With Director Chuck Smith VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Goodman Theatre's GEM OF THE OCEAN With Director Chuck Smith
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2022

ABC7 recently profiled Goodman Theatre's Gem Of The Ocean. 'It's teaming with good Black history because it tells the story of coming over from Africa, living in slavery,' Smith said. 'You're talking about individuals who experienced slavery.' Check out the video.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Drury Lane Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Drury Lane Theatre's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 25, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Drury Lane Theatre's production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, and music directed by Jermaine Hill. The production runs through November 3, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

VIDEO: First Look At American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WEST VideoVIDEO: First Look At American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WEST
by Alan Henry - Oct 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at American Blues Theate's Flyin' West, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Artistic Affiliate Chuck Smith. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY Comes to Stage Left Theatre VideoVIDEO: INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY Comes to Stage Left Theatre
by Leah Windahl - Jan 16, 2018

INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY, directed by Wardell Julius Clark, opened at Stage Left Theatre on January 11th and runs through February 11th. The play, by Robert O'Hara, tells the story of a young African-American man who trying to complete his grad school thesis on Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion. Aided by his great-great grandfather, he travels back in time to meet Nat in person.

VIDEO: Watch The Cast of A SWELL IN THE GROUND In Action! VideoVIDEO: Watch The Cast of A SWELL IN THE GROUND In Action!
by Alan Henry - Nov 2, 2017

A SWELL IN THE GROUND runs through December 10 at The Gift Theatre. Watch Keith Naegle and Sydney Charles in a scene from the show!

BWW TV: First Look at Trisha Jeffrey and More in Mercury Theater's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 26, 2013

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., presents the Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, opening Monday, August 26 at 7:30p.m., and running through October 27, 2013. THE COLOR PURPLE stars Trisha Jeffrey (Broadway's Rent, All Shook Up, and Little Shop of Horrors and the first National Tour ofSister Act) as 'Celie,' JaSondra Johnson (Crowns at Goodman Theatre) as 'Sophia,' and Adrienne Walker (Marriott Theatre's Dreamgirls) as 'Shug.' Check out a first look at highlights of the show below!