Bryonha Marie Parham
RECENTLY: Promenade (Encores Off-Center) and Falsettos (National Tour)
Bryonha Marie Parham most recently made her mark in the Hal Prince-Susan Stroman directed Broadway retrospective Prince Of Broadway, in which she created not just three distinct roles, but three different worlds. From the winsome shop girl Amalia of She Loves Me; to the British chanteuse of Cabaret; to an indelible Queenie from Show Boat, Bryonha proved herself an actress-singer-dancer of astonishing range and versatility. Bryonha is equally comfortable on Broadway (Prince of Broadway representing her 5th Broadway show) or the Opera House (Bernstein’s Mass with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Ricky Ian Gordon’s upcoming adaptation of Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel, Metropolitan Opera, spring of 2018).
Bryonha first made Broadway take notice in the acclaimed Kennedy Center revival of Ragtime, where she tore off the roof with the scorching Act 1 finale; then for director Diane Paulus’ Tony-winning revival of Porgy & Bess, she broke audience’s hearts with her searing rendition of the mournful, show-stopping aria “My Man’s Gone Now.” Other appearances on the great stem include featured roles in After Midnight and Book Of Mormon.
In addition to her career on Broadway, Bryonha has graced major regional theatre stages, having twice essayed the role of Effie in Dreamgirls in critically acclaimed, award-nominated turns; a groundbreaking voice of the Plant in Little Shop Of Horrors; and the Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd for “Live At Lincoln Center.”
Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, Bryonha is a graduate of the Music Theatre Department at Illinois Wesleyan University. She currently resides in Manhattan.
“The force of her satire in “Crown Me” comes as a welcome surprise” - The New York Times
“Bryonha Marie Parham is perfection” - Talkin’ Broadway
PRINCE OF BROADWAY
“A feverish Sally Bowles from Cabaret” – NY Times
“Bryonha Marie Parham shakes the walls with her rendition of Cabaret” - Vulture
“Having African-American performers take on traditionally white roles switches up the dynamic, notably with Bryonha Marie Parham as Sally Bowles, steadily cranking up her big-belt voice through the title song from Cabaret and building to a powerhouse finish…” - The Hollywood Reporter
“Parham’s earthy, infectiously joyful “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” from Showboat” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Thunderous” – The Daily Beast
“A riveting rendition of Sally Bowles title song” – Huffington Post
THE GERSHWINS' PORGY & BESS
"Bryonha Marie Parham gives a wrenching display of grief as she sings “My Man’s Gone Now” over her husband’s coffin" - The Hollywood Reporter
"Bryonha Marie Parham's handling of Serena's lament, "My Man's Gone Now," is a knockout" - Los Angeles Times
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2019 Helen Hayes nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical (Dave at Arena Stage)
2016 IRNE nominee for Leading Actress in a Musical (Dreamgirls - Effie White at NSMT)
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