Montego Glover

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Montego Glover
Montego Glover.jpg
Glover in 2012
Born (1974-02-09) February 9, 1974 (age 40)
Macon, Georgia, USA
Occupation Actress, singer

Montego Glover (born February 9, 1974) [1]is an American stage actress and singer. She has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in the musical Memphis and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.

Life and career[edit]

Glover was born in Macon, Georgia and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She attended the Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences and then attended Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre with Honors.[2] Glover sang in church choirs "for as long as I can remember".[3]

She has performed on Broadway in the musical Memphis as Felicia. Glover received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance. Additionally, she won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical (in a tie with Catherine Zeta-Jones).[4] She displays a "rich, rangy and emotionally powerful voice in several standout numbers" according to Playbill.[5] Montego has been with Memphis since it started, including four regional productions[6] and appears in the live filming of the musical, Memphis: Direct from Broadway.

Her Broadway debut was as an understudy for Celie and Nettie in the musical The Color Purple.

In other work, she has been a "'Star Wars' videogame avatar and a TV commercial voice-over artist."[7] She worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in the late 1990s.[8]

She also guest starred on the USA Network show, White Collar in the episode Judgement Day.

Work[edit]

  • Dreamgirls - Special Benefit Concert, September 24, 2001*
  • Aida - Music Theatre of Wichita, August 2005
  • The Color Purple - Broadway, Understudy and Replacement, March 2007
  • Memphis - Broadway, "Felicia", October 19, 2009
  • Memphis: Direct from Broadway - Film, April 28, 2011
  • "Made in Jersey" - TV Show, Aired December 1, 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KJTK-X5D Date of birth, familysearch.org; accessed May 31, 2014.
  2. ^ "Biography" montegoglover.com, retrieved June 13, 2010
  3. ^ Wontorek, Paul."Montego Glover on Her Roof-Raising Broadway Turn in 'Memphis'" broadway.com, November 5, 2009
  4. ^ Morales, Wilson."'Memphis,' 'Fences,' Viola Davis, Montego Glover Win Drama Desk Awards" bvnewswire.com, May 24, 2010
  5. ^ Gans, Andrew."Chatting with Memphis' Montego Glover" December 4, 2009
  6. ^ Healy, Patrick."Six Years in ‘Memphis’: Rock ’n’ Roll ’n’ Changes"The New York Times, December 17, 2009
  7. ^ Gamerman, Ellen."Actress Montego Glover on 'Star Wars,' Charmin ads and Jamaica"The Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2009
  8. ^ Palm, Matt."Ex-Disney Entertainer Montego Glover Is Hoping For A Tony Award"Orlando Sentinel, June, 10 2010

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