Cynthia Erivo singing at the Oscars
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Why You Might Recognize Wicked Star Cynthia Erivo
The movie trailer for “Wicked” starring Cynthia Erivo, premiered during the Super Bowl. Hitting theaters on Thanksgiving Day, 2024, some wonder how they know the leading lady.
Erivo is set to play the witch, Elphaba. The English actress rose to prominence with early major theater roles like Celie Harris in “The Color Purple.”
Making her Broadway debut in the 2015 revival of “The Color Purple,” Erivo again took the role of Celie Harris, winning her the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Erivo has also taken on TV and film roles, such as “Bad Times at the El Royale,” Harriet,” and the HBO miniseries adaption of Stephen King’s horror novel, “The Outsider.”