Cynthia Erivo is a multiple award-winning actress who has made a name for herself on both West End and Broadway stages.
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, earning rave reviews, an Evening Standard Theatre Award nomination for Best Musical Performance and a WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. On Broadway, Cynthia garnered major kudos by earning the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, as well as the Drama Desk Award, Theatre World and Outer Critics Circle Awards, Grammy nomination and a Drama League Award nomination.
Cynthia performed at The 39th annual Kennedy Center Honors broadcast on CBS where she sang an illustrious rendition of "The Impossible Dream" in honor of JFK's 100 birthday. Cynthia is also an accomplished songwriter, having written the song, "Fly Before You Fall," for the 2014 feature film “Beyond the Lights,” which she also performed.
In the spring 2017, Erivo will co-star opposite Viola Davis in the Steve McQueen directed film "Widows." A UK native, Erivo graduated from the famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).