Asmeret Ghebremichael

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Asmeret Ghebremichael
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1999–present

Asmeret Ghebremichael is an American actress and singer, known for her work in Submissions Only, Legally Blonde, and The Book of Mormon.

Education[edit]

As a child, she trained in dance and musical theatre at the Abby Lee Dance Company and was taught by Abby Lee Miller. Ghebremichael has a B.S. in communications from New York University.

Career[edit]

Ghebremichael made her Broadway debut in 1999, playing Rusty, Wendy Jo, Urleen, and the Ensemble (varying) in Footloose. She later appeared in the ensembles of Wicked and Spamalot (she also played the minstrel) on Broadway, as well as Lone Star Love and In the Heights (for which she won a Drama Desk Award) off-Broadway. In 2007, she played Pilar in Legally Blonde on Broadway. The show was filmed for TV, and in 2008 she began also understudying the roles of Shandi and Brooke Wyndham. She also appeared on the reality competition show Legally Blonde: The Musical – The Search for Elle Woods twice. The show closed in 2008, and after appearing in the film Confessions of a Shopaholic, Ghebremichael began playing Raina Pearl in the web series Submissions Only. She also played Shawanda in the original Broadway cast of Elf: The Musical, and in 2011 she appeared in the ensemble of The Book of Mormon on Broadway. She later played Nabulungi in the show, and is currently playing the role in the West End production, which she started in February 2016. In 2015, she appeared as a munchkin in The Wiz Live! on NBC. In 2017 she joined the West End cast of Dreamgirls as Lorrell Robinson.[1]

Theatre credits[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
1999 Footloose Rusty (u/s)/Wendy Jo (u/s)/Urleen (u/s)- (replacement) Broadway, Feb 14 – August 25, 1999[2]
2004 Lone Star Love Ensemble off-Broadway
Unknown Wicked Ensemble- (replacement) Broadway
Spamalot Minstrel- (replacement) Broadway[3]
2007 In the Heights Ensemble off-Broadway[2]
Legally Blonde Pilar/Shandi (u/s)/Brooke Wyndham (u/s) Broadway, July 2, 2007 – October 19, 2008
2010 Elf Shawanda Broadway, November 14, 2010 – January 2, 2011[4]
2011 The Book of Mormon assistant dance captain/Nabulungi (u/s) Broadway, March 24, 2011 – November 25, 2012
2013 Nabulungi Broadway, Aug 6 – December 1, 2013[2][3]
2015 West End, Nov. 2015–2016
2016 Sweet Charity Nickie Off-Broadway, November 2, 2016 – January 8, 2017
2017 Dreamgirls Lorrell Robinson West End, March 23, 2017–present

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Legally Blonde: The Musical Pilar Filmed stage production
2008 Legally Blonde: The Musical – The Search for Elle Woods Self 2 episodes
2010–14 Submissions Only Raina Pearl 14 episodes
2014 Los Feliz, 90027 Self unaired pilot
2015 Trevor Moore: High in Church Singer TV movie
The Adventures of Lillian Kate Alexi 3 episodes
The Wiz Live! Munchkin TV movie

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Drummer Ivy Short
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Alette Receptionist
Red Hook Asmeret
2014 Russian Broadway Shut Down Lesbian Short
2015 Sad Studs Blood Donor Short

Discography[edit]

Year Title Notes
2010 Elf (Original Broadway Cast Recording)[4] Featured vocals

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2007 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Ensemble Performance In the Heights Won
2017 Lucille Lortel Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Sweet Charity Nominated
Chita Rivera Awards Outstanding Outstanding Female Dancer in an Off-Broadway Show Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asmeret Ghebremichael joins cast of Dreamgirls as Lorrell Robinson". WhatsOnStage.com. August 7, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Asmeret Ghebremichael Theatre Credits". broadwayworld.com. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Asmeret Ghebremichael – Broadway Theatre Credits, Photos, Who's Who – Playbill Vault". playbillvault.com. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Who's Who – Asmeret Ghebremichael in – Playbill Vault". playbillvault.com. Archived from the original on November 2, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015.

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