Atlantic Theater Company KECIA LEWIS - Atlantic Theater Company


KECIA LEWIS (Sister Rosetta Tharpe). From originating the role of “Asaka, Mother of The Earth” on Broadway in Once on This Island, to her Classic Stage debut in the title role of Mother Courage, Kecia Lewis’s rich career of portraying powerful mothers and formidable women has come full circle. It all began when she was 18 years old and made her debut as “Effie” in the original Broadway company of Dreamgirls. Kecia went on to be seen on Broadway in Big RiverAin’t MisbehavinThe Gospel at Colonus, and earned a Drama Desk Nomination for her work in Dessa Rose at Lincoln Center Theater. Kecia originated the roles of “Trix” and “Ida Mae” in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperoneand Leap of Faith, respectively, and took over the reins of “Mama Morton” in Chicago. She was most recently seen flying through the air, spreading joy and magic as “The Fairy Godmother” on the first national tour of Cinderella. On television, she can be seen guest starring on “Law & Order SVU” (recurring), “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Season 2), “Limitless,” and “Blue Bloods.”