Who is Cynthia Erivo and what musicals has she been in? – Marseille News

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Cynthia Erivo is expected to replace Craig Revel-Horwood in this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing musical week after the judge tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Oscar nominee, 34, who is herself known as a star of musicals, will take a seat to judge the remaining dancers on the Saturday night show.

She said in a statement, “I am delighted to join the Strictly Musical Week jury. Musicals have a unique place in my heart, it’s such a special way to connect all the arts and make one.

“I’m excited to bring my experience to the show and can’t wait to see what couples have in store this weekend. “

Who is Cynthia Erivo?

London-born Cynthia is a multi-award winning actress with Daytime Emmy, Grammy and Tony Awards to her name.

Cynthia starred in The Color Purple on Broadway (Photo: Jemal Countess /.)

Her first television role was in Michaela Coel’s Chewing Gum series in 2015 and she has starred in films including Bad Times at El Royale as well as the role of American abolitionist Harriet Tubman in Harriet in 2019.

What musicals has Cynthia Erivo played in?

Cynthia has recently been portrayed as Elphaba in the film adaptation of Wicked, one of the greatest musicals on Broadway and London’s West End, opposite Ariana Grande’s Glinda.

She has also appeared on the Sister Act UK Tour and The Color Purple’s Broadway Tour, as well as in I Can’t Sing! The X Factor musical.

This weekend, she’ll be judging the remaining celebs on Strictly as they pick up some of the classic musicals tracks to make it to next week.

She also starred in Sister Act (Photo: Tristram Kenton)

Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice will dance the Quickstep to Love Is An Open Door from Frozen, while AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington will dance a waltz to Edelweiss from The Sound Of Music.

Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Zu will adapt to the Footloose theme, as Dan Walker takes on the Charleston with Nadiya Bychkova, performing Good Morning from Singin ‘In The Rain.

Plus: Strictly Come Dancing

John Whaite and his partner Johannes Radebe will perform a Viennese waltz to Chim Chim Cher-ee by Mary Poppins, and Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden will perform their couple’s choice on On My Own by Les Misérables.

Tilly Ramsay and Nikita Kuzmin will dance the routine chosen by another couple on Revolting Children from their namesake musical, Matilda.

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Who is Cynthia Erivo and what musicals has she been in? – Marseille News