On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Cynthia Erivo is a multiple award-winning actress who has made a name for herself on both London’s West End and New York’s Broadway stages. In 2015, Erivo made her Broadway debut starring as Celie in the critically acclaimed revival of The Color Purple for which she has since received a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, Outer Critic Circle Award, and most recently, a Grammy for her stellar performance. 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 and notably is also an accomplished songwriter, having written and performed the song, “Fly Before You Fall,” for the 2014 feature film Beyond the Lights. In the spring 2017, Erivo will co-star opposite Viola Davis in Widows directed by Oscar winning Steve McQueen. She is also set to star in the biopic film about Harriet Tubman. A UK native, Erivo graduated from the famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Most recently, Cynthia performed a beautiful rendition of “God Only Knows What I’d Be Without You” alongside John Legend during the ‘In Memoriam’ segment at the 2017 Grammy Awards. The song was made available on all platforms directly following the performance.