About Florida Repertory Theatre
Gayle Samuels earned a Best Actress nomination from the Connecticut Critics Circle for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill and received rave reviews for her portrayal Louise in Seven Guitars, Nurse O’Neill in The Sunshine Boys and Tina Turner in Beehive. Her Broadway credits include the recent revival of Children Of A Lesser God, Sunset Blvd., Grind and Dancin’. Off-Broadway she played Gloria in Sistas, Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors, Josephine Baker in The Dark Star from Harlem and she recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. She toured nationally in Little House On The Prairie (starring Melissa Gilbert), internationally as a featured vocalist with Harry Belafonte and starred in Russia in Sophisticated Ladies. Her television and film credits include Bull, Madam Secretary, The Americans, The Class, Twenty Good Years, Cupid, Black Nativity, Equity, Honeybee and The Tides That Bind.