Cynthia Erivo Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
January 08, 1987 (32)
Birth Place:
Stockwell, South London
Bio:
Erivo made her Broadway debut reprising her starring role as 'Celie' in the critically acclaimed revival of "The Color Purple." She first played the role in 2013 at London's Menier Chocolate Factory and her performance on Broadway earned her several awards, including the Tony Award® for Best ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: January 08, 1987 (32)

Birth Place: Stockwell, South London

Bio:
Erivo made her Broadway debut reprising her starring role as 'Celie' in the critically acclaimed revival of "The Color Purple." She first played the role in 2013 at London's Menier Chocolate Factory and her performance on Broadway earned her several awards, including the Tony Award® for Best ... (read more)

Erivo made her Broadway debut reprising her starring role as 'Celie' in the critically acclaimed revival of "The Color Purple." She first played the role in 2013 at London's Menier Chocolate Factory and her performance on Broadway earned her several awards, including the Tony Award® for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, a Grammy award® as a principal soloist on original cast recording of "The Color Purple" (Best Musical Theater Album), a Daytime Emmy Award® for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program, the Drama Desk Award®, Theatre World®, and Outer Critics Circle Awards®.



Additional theatre credits include: 'Puck' in the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream;" The Donmar Warehouse's acclaimed all-female production of "Henry IV;" the European premiere of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical, "Dessa Rose;" the Perfect Pitch musical, "Lift;" Kneehigh Theatre's production of "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg;" the UK tour of Jerry Zaks' production of "Sister Act;" Harry Hill and Simon Cowell's musical, "I Can't Sing," at the London Palladium; Simon Stephens' "Marine Parade;" John Adams' experimental song play, "I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky;" and Dominic Hill's "The Three Musketeers and The Princess of Spain."

Cynthia Erivo Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2013 - Best Musical Performance
Cynthia ErivoThe color Purple