New York Film Academy (NYFA) Alum Alexia Sielo Headlines Broadway Showcase

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Alexia Sielo, graduate of the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre, will take the stage at Broadway’s Supper Club, Feinstein’s/54 Below for Women of Color on Broadway. The showcase will honor of the African American, Latina, and Asian women who paved the way for today’s women of color in musical theatre, and will take place on February 25.

21-year-old Sielo will headline the show, which will also feature special performances by Aisha Jackson (Frozen), Alena Watters (The Cher Show), Majeste Pearson (The Four on FOX)and NYFA instructor Arbender Robinson (Book of Mormon). The performers will pay homage to the story, the impact, and the music behind the trailblazing women of Broadway under the direction of Kevin David Thomas. The show comes on the heels of 54 Celebrates Aretha Franklin, a tribute to the Queen of Soul which Sielo will open.

Born to an R&B recording artist and an opera singer, Sielo has spent her life actively involved in a variety of music and performance. She has recorded with the Stellar Award-nominated gospel group the Velazquez Family Singers, and has been widely praised for her work in both regional and statewide productions. Her previous stage credits include The Wiz, Urinetown, Cleopatra, and We Are the Tigers.

Her outstanding vocals have earned her recognition in New York’s theatre scene and beyond. Last year, Sielo was chosen for the first of a series of Broadway covers from NYFA’s Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre. Directed by Music Supervisor Anna Ebbesen, Sielo and Arbender Robinson performed “I Know Him So Well” from the musical Chess. The video has been viewed more than 10,000 times since its posting, and has been shared widely on multiple social media platforms.

The New York Film Academy congratulates Alexia Sielo on her success and looks forward to her future projects!

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Published on: January 10, 2019

Filled Under: Musical Theatre, Student & Alumni Spotlights

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