Richard Skipper Celebrates Avery Sommers (10/14/2021)

For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/ABpQmmDcSfU AVERY SOMMERS is an award-winning actress, singer, and director whose voice has been described as a “powerhouse” by The New York Times. Avery appeared on Broadway in Ain’t Misbehavin’, Show Boat, and Chicago. She delighted audiences in the national tour of Chicago with Chita Rivera and Joel Grey. Her portrayal of Matron Momma Morton garnered her the L.A Ovation Award for that production of Chicago. She performed the role of Jewel in the first national tour of The Best Little Whore House in Texas with Ann-Margaret. Avery made her debut in Carnegie Hall as the narrator in Christmastime in the City produced by the Continuo Arts Foundation. IN 2016, she sold out her show For Sentimental Reasons in Persson Hall, both the Kravis Center. Also in 2018, Aver was the guest soloist with the Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Conductor Ramon Tabor at the Meyer Amphitheater. Avery was nominated for a Carbonell Award, which honors the finest in South Florida Theatre, for her portrayal of Bessie Smith in The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith. She was presented with the Silver Palm Award for Outstanding Contribution to the South Florida Theatre Community for this role. Avery performed her cabaret shows For Sentimental Reasons and Love. . . It’s Magic to sold–out houses - all at Arts Garage. Avery has a loyal following amongst South Florida audiences who never miss an opportunity to see her perform. She has been nominated multiple times for The Carbonell Award. She won the award for her one-woman show But Not for Me at The Coldwell Theatre.   

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