Lisa Nicole Wilkerson

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Lisa Nicole Wilkerson

AEA   SAG-AFTRA

Height: 5’7”   Weight: 124 lbs.   Hair: Black   Eyes: Dark Brown

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BROADWAY
Motown The Musical   Anna Gordy; Marvelette   Charles Randolph-Wright, Director
The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess*   Ensemble; Dance Capt.; Fight Capt.   Diane Paulus, Director
The Lion King   Nala u/s; Shenzi u/s (perf'd)   Julie Taymor, Director

NATIONAL TOUR
The Lion King   Nala   Julie Taymor, Director
Mamma Mia!   Ali   Phyllida Lloyd, Director

NEW YORK THEATER
Tarnished Opal (reading)   Sidney Cunningham   The Actors Studio, Bill Roudebush, Dir.
Once On This Island   Ti Moune   The Gallery Players
Purlie (w/ Blaire Underwood)   Ensemble   City Center – ENCORES!
River Deep: Tribute to Tina Turner   Back-Up Singer   Playwrights Horizons; Philip Hamilton, M.D.
The Woman Upstairs   Chorister   Kait Kerrigan, Dir.; Brian Lowdermilk, M.D.
 
REGIONAL
Purlie (w/ Loretta Devine)   Lutibelle u/s   Pasadena Playhouse; Sheldon Epps, Dir
Abyssinia (w/ BJ Crosby)   Lily; Abyssinia u/s (perf’d); Dance Capt.   Goodspeed Opera House; Stafford Arima, Dir.
Abyssinia   Lily; Abyssinia u/s; Dance Capt.   North Shore Music Theater
Godspell**   Robin   St. Louis Black Rep Co; Ron Hines, Dir.

TELEVISION/FILM/VO/PRINT
Voiceover work (upon request)   Principal   Commercials/Internet/Video Games
The Artists Forum TV   Host   MNN Cable
McDonalds   Principal   National network and cable
Foxwoods Casinos   Principal   Regional network and cable
Late Show with David Letterman   Under five   CBS-TV
The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno   Principal   NBC-TV - Scott Atwell, Prod.
The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno   Under five (opp. Arsenio Hall)   NBC-TV - Scott Atwell, Prod.
The Oprah Winfrey Show   Old Navy Dancer-Model   ABC-TV
The Today Show   Performer (guest artist)   NBC-TV
The Tony Awards 2008, 2012   Performer – opening number   CBS-TV
Marriott Marquis Corp Video   Principal   New York (in-room video)
Unconditional Love (w/ Kathy Bates)   Day Player   New Line Cinema; PJ Hogan, Dir./Barry Lather
VH1 Upfront Campaign   Principal   National print ads

TRAINING
       
Acting:   Caryn West, Ellen Novac, Geaney Masai – tv/film audition skills
    Penny Templeton Studio, Creative Acting Co, Steven Ivcich – scene study, char dev, tv/film
    Patrick Page, Suzanne Wasser – monologues
Specialized Areas:   Bob Lambert (All My Children, C.D.) – soap opera; Barry Shapiro – commercials
Teleprompter:   Darlene Bejnar
Voice-over:   Andy Roth
Voice:   Vicki Shaghoian, Jack Waddell, Samuel McKelton, Rosalyn Rahn-Kerins
Dance:   Modern (Graham, Horton), Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Salsa, Stepping
Education:   Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, B.S.

RELATED EXPERIENCE/SPECIAL SKILLS
Storytelling/Public Speaking/Motivating; Fitness modeling/Athletic Build; Pilates; Yoga; Sports - Track, Volleyball, Basic Tumbling; Puppeteer; Stepping - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Broadcast journalism - reporting, anchoring; P R

AWARDS
*Fred and Adele Astaire Award (Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show)
*Tony Award (Best Revival of a Musical)
*GrammyAward Nomination (Best Musical Theater Album)
**Woodie King Award nomination (Best Actress in a Musical)
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