Cynthia Erivo (Photo: The American Theatre Wing / YouTube)
Theaters may be temporarily closed, but there is no better time to learn from leading industry artists. Moderated by President & CEO Heather Hitchens, the American Theatre Wing’s Master Class Series provides attendees with exclusive access to hear and learn from the best of the best. Guests will range from top-tier actors, directors, playwrights, designers, and more. Each featured artist shares their unique journey and path to success.
The first installment featured award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo. In 2015, Erivo made her Broadway debut starring as Celie in the critically acclaimed revival of The Color Purple for which she received a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, Outer Critic Circle Award, Grammy Award and Emmy Award for her stellar performance.
In the spring of 2017, Erivo co-starred opposite Viola Davis in Widows, directed by Oscar-winning Steve McQueen. In 2019, Erivo was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of Harriet Tubman in the biopic titled, Harriet, and was also nominated for Best Original Song, “Stand Up.” Most recently, she starred in HBO’s crime drama miniseries, The Outsider. A UK native, Erivo graduated from the famed Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Watch Cynthia Erivo’s Master Class here: