AVERY SOMMERS

Avery Sommers is a South Florida treasure and Broadway veteran with a “powerhouse” voice (New York Times) and charismatic stage presence. She is proud to perform with The Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra on February 25, 2018 at the Meyer Amphitheater as part of West Palm Beach Arts and Entertainment District’s annual outdoor concert on the waterfront.

Avery recently performed her new one-woman Concert, For Sentimental Reasons, in the Helen K. Persson Hall at The Kravis Center (February 2018) and also performed her one-woman show, I Love Being Here with You, to two sold-out houses at The Kravis Center in April 2016.

Recently nominated for a 2016-2017 Carbonell Award for Best Actress in a Play/Musical for her starring role as “Bessie Smith" in The Devil's Music... The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith at the Theatre at Arts Garage in Delray Beach Florida, Avery is also the recipient of the Best Actress Award given by The Arts and Entertainment Magazine of South Florida and The Silver Palm Award for Outstanding Contributions to the South Florida Theater Season 2015-2016.

In the fall of 2017, Avery performed the role of “Addie” in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ season opening production,The Little Foxes. She recently appeared as "Motormouth Maybelle" in Hairspray at Actor's Playhouse in Coral Gables, Florida, and she was nominated for a Carbonell Award for her portrayal of that role.

On Broadway, she appeared with Ken Page in Ain't Misbehavin' in the "Nell Carter" role. Other Broadway credits include Broadway, Chicago, Showboat, and Platinum.  She played "Jewel" in the First National Tour of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas starring Ann-Margret and "Matron Mama Morton" in the First National Tour of the Broadway show, Chicago. She won a Los Angeles Ovation Award for her portrayal of that role.

Independent film credits include a Best Supporting Actress Award for her role of the immigration lawyer “Ms. Ravencourt” in the Independent movie, Immigration Tango. (The award was presented to her in Monte Carlo, Monaco.) Avery was also nominated for Best Actress for the role of “Danielle” in the independent film Lost Everything, filmed in South Florida.

 

 

 

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