Gabrielle just kicked off her National Black Theater Festival performance debut at NBTF’s 30 year anniversary of highlighting new works -where she received rave reviews starring as “Bricktop”, in Bricktop: Legend of the Jazz Age; a World Premier Musical play about the life of the legendary entertainer of café society Paris, Ada “Bricktop” Smith, a piece in which she also co-created. Check Media Page for upcoming performances.
Gabrielle is at home in theater, stage, TV, film, popular music, American Songbook, commercial/hat modeling and more. A BFA Theater Graduate, schooled with Bill Esper of William Esper Studios in New York, a Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Performance Scholar recipient. Gabrielle has performed title roles in theater companies around the country including: Broadway at Music Circus, Meadowbrook Theater, Wang Theater, The Fabulous Fox, The Greek Theater, Riverside Theater, Crossroads Theater, Shubert Theater(s), and the productions have been as varied as the locations: All Night Strut (2 Productions in the role of Alto, Broadway World Winner -Best Ensemble and Broadway World Nominee -Best Actress in a Musical), Once On This Island (3 Productions in the role of Erzulie and Mama), Ain’t Misbehavin (3 Productions in the role of Charlaine and Armelia), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette), Smokey Joe’s Café (2 Productions in the role of Brenda), Blackbirds of Broadway (Regional and European Tour -originated the role of the Little Blackbird & Florence Mills), Dreamgirls (Michelle Morris), Showboat (Julie), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), among others.
Gabrielle thrives in live concert work as a solo Guest Artist globally including: Switzerland, France, Holland, Germany, Asia, and has appeared with notable orchestras including the New York Pops, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington Orchestras. Additionally, she has worked as a backing vocalist and made special appearances with: Natalie Cole, Steely Dan, Marvin Hamlisch and friends (with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall), Michael Bolton and Harry Belafonte. Among numerous TV/film guest-starring appearances she was seen most recently on Madam Secretary, The Affair, Difficult People, The Good Wife, Law & Order and Twelve.
Extending life beyond the mainstage Gabrielle focuses on leading benefit performances and campaigns in service to communities around the world, with the Barry Levitt Foundation in Jazz Cabaret, Broadway Runners with Broadway Cares, entertaining troops and veterans, and happy to be an International Ambassador granting wishes with Make-A-Wish Foundation Int’l. Gabrielle partners with RiseHaiti and co-established the educational scholarship fund that provides tuition to graduating Seniors at ICCV (Institution Classique Chretienne De Vignier) in Port Au Prince, Haiti.
*Actors Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA, Dramatist Guild, and Writers Guild East