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Saycon Sengbloh

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23 October 1977 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Broadway has been very kind to this New York City actress! Saycon's journey from Atlanta, Georgia has definitely been worth it. She began performing as a kid in plays and musicals at Tri-Cities School for Visual and Performing Arts. After numerous productions with the Freddie Hendrick's Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, she played the ingénue, Ellen, in Tyler Perry's first musical "I Know I've Been Changed." She has performed in many of Atlanta's premiere theaters including the Tony Award winning Alliance Theater Company under artistic directors Kenny Leon & Susan Booth. After numerous auditions searching for new Equity National tour of "Rent." Saycon met Berney Telsey & Company and was cast as the seductive Latin lead "Mimi." One of the first African American actresses to play the role at that time! Saycon is very proud to have appeared in the films of female directors Julie Dash and Julie Taymore. Saycon first moved to New York when she was brought in to perform on Broadway in 'Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida." Within 2 weeks of her arrival she replaced actress, Simone, as Simone traveled to Europe to deal with the passing of her mother, the great jazz chanteuse, Nina Simone. She later stepped into the role of Aida during the absences of R&B artists Toni Braxton, Destiny Child's: Michelle Williams, and Deborah Cox. Saycon was the first African-American actress to perform the role of the Wicked Witch of the West Elphaba in "Wicked" on Broadway standing in for Saturday Night Live comedienne Ana Gasteyer -- talk about range! Most recently she performed the role of Celie, during Fantasia Barrino's vacation from Oprah Winfrey's Broadway production "The Color Purple-the Musical." Like a chameleon she has performed a variety of roles that usually employ a gaggle of different "types" yet Saycon has fit them all. Saycon Sengbloh is the executive producer of the R&B Pop CD release "Southern Pin-Up".
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