Sierra Boggess

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Sierra Boggess
Born(1982-05-20) May 20, 1982 (age 30)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationActress, Singer
Years active2006–present
 
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Sierra Boggess
Born(1982-05-20) May 20, 1982 (age 30)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationActress, Singer
Years active2006–present

Sierra Boggess (born May 20, 1982) is an American theater actress and singer.

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Early and personal life

She was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, with her two sisters, Summer and Allegra. The three of them were members of the Colorado Children's Chorale. Her parents are Kellun Turner and Michael Boggess. She attended George Washington High School[1] and graduated from Millikin University with a BFA in musical theater. She is currently engaged to her Love Never Dies castmate, Tam Mutu.

Career

Before her current success on the stage, she began her career as an understudy for Cosette on the U.S. national tour of Les Misérables. She also originated the roles of Binky and Ram Dass in the musical Princesses. Her previous work includes West Side Story (Maria), The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), Sweet Charity (Charity) and The Boy Friend (Polly).

Her big break came playing the character Christine Daaé in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom — The Las Vegas Spectacular in Las Vegas in June 2006. Her vocal range is soprano

She made her Broadway debut originating the role of Ariel in the 2007 musical adaptation[2] of the 1989 film The Little Mermaid to critical acclaim. She also starred opposite Kristin Chenoweth in the Encores! production of Music in the Air which ran from Feb. 5-8, 2009 at the New York City Center.[3] Boggess played her final performance as Ariel on May 31, 2009 and was succeeded by understudy Chelsea Morgan Stock.[4]

From February 2010 to March 2011 Boggess starred as Christine Daaé in the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, in the West End at the Adelphi Theatre. Boggess left the cast on March 5, 2011 and was replaced by Celia Graham. She also took part in The Rodgers and Hammerstein Prom at The Royal Albert Hall on 22 August 2010 which was screened on 28th.[5]

Boggess most recently starred as Sharon, alongside Tyne Daly, in the Broadway revival of Master Class, which began performances on June 14, 2011 and officially opened on July 7, 2011.[6] The show concluded its limited engagement on September 4, 2011.[7]

Boggess recreated the role of Christine Daaé in the 25th Anniversary Concert of The Phantom of the Opera in London with Love Never Dies co-star Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom at the Royal Albert Hall on 1st and 2nd of October 2011.[8]

She was originally going to play the leading role of "I" in the new musical adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, which had booked the Broadhurst Theatre for a run beginning March 27, 2012.[9] However, the production's plans for a run in spring 2012 were cancelled and the show would instead be aiming for a run in the 2012-2013 theatre season.[10]

Boggess starred in the Off-Broadway show, Love, Loss, and What I Wore from February 29, 2012 till the show's closure on March 25, 2012.[11][12] She will also be performing at the "Broadway Backwards" concert at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 5, 2012, featuring male singers performing songs traditionally sung by women, and women singing tunes written for men. Boggess annually performs for the show.

In April 2012, Boggess announced that she dropped out of Rebecca and instead would return to Broadway in 2013 headlining the cast of the upcoming musical revue Prince of Broadway which pays tribute to the legendary career of director Harold Prince.[13] However, the project was postponed until 2013.[14]

On July 2, 2012, Boggess returned to Les Misérables until January 2013. This time she joined the West End company at the Queen's Theatre and took over the role of Fantine.[15] She costars with her fiancé who is playing the role of Javert.

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResult
2008Drama Desk AwardOutstanding Actress in a MusicalThe Little MermaidNominated
Drama League AwardDistinguished PerformanceNominated
Broadway.com Audience AwardFavorite Leading Actress in a Broadway MusicalNominated
Favorite Female Breakthrough PerformanceWon
2010BroadwayWorld UK AwardBest Leading Actress in a MusicalLove Never DiesNominated
2011WhatsOnStage.com Theatregoers' Choice AwardBest Actress in a MusicalNominated
Laurence Olivier AwardBest Actress in a MusicalNominated

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