Bryonha Marie Parham ’07 preformed on Thursday, August 9th, at the Mead Center for American Theater as White House Communications Director Susan Lee in a production the musical comedy, Dave, adapted from the 1993 Oscar nominated film.
Dave tells the story of high school teacher (and presidential lookalike) Dave Kovic, who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the Commander-in-Chief. When the President falls ill under less than ‘presidential’ circumstances, Dave is thrust into the Oval Office to avoid a national scandal, and must find a way to gain the trust and love of the American people … and the First Lady.
Fellow IWU alumni, Kevin Latman ’06, Shelby Sours Byrd ’02, Beth Dennis ’07 , Amy Tenhouse ’97 attended the production of “Dave” in Washington D.C. as a part of the IWU Washington, D.C. Regional Club and met with Bryonha after the show!
Bryonha was last seen in D.C. at the Kennedy Center in Ragtime and went on to reprise her role as Sarah’s friend in the Broadway transfer. Her other Broadway credits include Prince of Broadway, Book of Mormon, After Midnight and The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess. She is also making a name in the classical world, appearing in Bernstein’s Mass with the Philadelphia Orchestra (recorded by Deutsche Grammophon); Sweeney Todd and Showboat at Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic; and most recently in Candide at Carnegie Hall. Her numerous regional credits include Dreamgirls (North Shore), Little Shop of Horrors (Berkshire Theatre), Hair (SMC), Fulton Theatre, MSMT and many more. Bryonha’s TV credits include Madam Secretary, Today and the 66th and 68th Tony Awards.
You can read more about what Bryonha has been up to here.
You were wonderful, Bryonha!