Cynthia Erivo is an acclaimed stage and screen actress, whose high-profile credits include the starring as Elphaba in the forthcoming Wicked movies, and The Color Purple.
Cynthia trained at RADA and has performed in a number of high profile stage roles including Celie in The Color Purple at the Menier Chocolate Factory and on Broadway, for which she won a 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Her stage roles include The Color Purple (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre New York); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Liverpool Everyman); How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Royal Festival Hall); Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse); Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios); I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical (London Palladium); The Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory); LIFT (Soho Theatre); Sister Act (UK Tour); The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Gielgud Theatre); I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Marine Parade (Brighton Festival).
Cynthia Erivo’s movie credits include the two forthcoming movies of Wicked directed by Jon M. Chu, playing Elphaba alongside Ariana Grande as Glinda; Luther – The Fallen Sun for Netflix; Drift; Pinocchio; Needle in a Timestack; Chaos Walking; Harriet, for which she was nominated for an Oscar; The Tunnel; Mr Selfridge; and Chewing Gum.
TV series include Roar; Genius: Aretha Franklin; The Outsider; Broad City; Bad Times at the El Royale; and Widows.
Cynthia is also a solo music artist who writes and records her own material.
On 19 May 2015 Cynthia appeared in a one-off concert production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at the Royal festival Hall, also starring Jonathan Groff as J. Pierrepont Finch, Hannah Waddingham as Heddy LaRue, Clarke Peters as J B Biggley, Clive Rowe as Mr Twimble, Ashley Robinson as Bud Frump and Amy Ellen Richardson as Smitty.