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Boggess outside the Queen's Theatre
May 20, 1982 |
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Early and personal life
Sierra Boggess 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 and graduated from Millikin University with a BFA in musical theater.
Boggess began her career as an understudy for Cosette on the U.S. national tour of Les Misérables. She also played 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).
She played the role of Ariel in the 2007 musical adaptation 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. Boggess played her final performance as Ariel on May 31, 2009.
From February 2010 to March 2011 Boggess starred as Christine Daaé in the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies. he also took part in The Rodgers and Hammerstein Prom at The Royal Albert Hall on 22 August 2010 which was screened on 28th.
Boggess once again played 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. 
In April 2012, Boggess announced that she dropped out of Rebecca and instead join the cast of the upcoming musical revue Prince of Broadway which pays tribute to director Harold Prince. However, the project was postponed until 2013.
Awards and nominations
|2008||Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Actress in a Musical||The Little Mermaid||Nominated|
|Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance||Nominated|
|Broadway.com Audience Award||Favorite Leading Actress in a Broadway Musical||Nominated|
|Favorite Female Breakthrough Performance||Won|
|2010||BroadwayWorld UK Award||Best Leading Actress in a Musical||Love Never Dies||Nominated|
|2011||WhatsOnStage.com Theatregoers' Choice Award||Best Actress in a Musical||Nominated|
|Laurence Olivier Award||Best Actress in a Musical||Nominated|
|2013||Broadway.com Audience Award||Favorite Replacement||The Phantom of the Opera||Won|
- "Star of "Little Mermaid" musical visits her alma mater" Denver Post
- The Little Mermaid at the Internet Broadway Database
- PHOTO CALL: Music in the Air Readies for City Center Encores! Run
- Gans, Andrew."Stock and Seeley to Join Broadway's Little Mermaid Cast",Playbill, May 7, 2009
- Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies to Premiere in London in March 2010; New York, Australia to Follow
- Sierra Boggess, Olivier Nominee for Love Never Dies, Will Take Broadway's Master Class
- Class Dismissed! Master Class, Starring Tyne Daly, Ends Broadway Run Sept. 4
- PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 25th Anniversary Concert Plays at Royal Albert Hall; Karimloo & Boggess Star
- Sierra Boggess, Alexandra Silber, et al. to Join Cast of LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE in March
- Love, Loss and What I Wore Sets Off-Broadway Closing Date
- Sierra Boggess on Her ‘Difficult Decision’ to Leave Rebecca for Prince of Broadway
- Hal Prince Musical Prince of Broadway Shifts Start Date to 2013
- Sierra Boggess on How Two Postponed Broadway Shows Led to a Star Turn in London’s Les Miserables
- Breaking News: Sierra Boggess to Join PHANTOM on Broadway for 25th Anniversary Engagement
- Sierra Boggess at the Internet Broadway Database
- Sierra Boggess at the Internet Movie Database
- Sierra Boggess at Playbill Vault