Yewande Odetoyinbo* is a native of Detroit, MI and a proud graduate of Howard University, where she earned a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and became a member of Sigma Alpha Iota. She also earned an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Some of her favorite performances include roles in Caroline or Change (title role), Parade (Moonbox Productions), Breath & Imagination (Front Porch Arts Collective/Lyric Stage Company) IRNE AWARD WINNER, The View Upstairs (Speakeasy Stage), The Wiz and Little Shop of Horrors (Lyric Stage Company), Hair (New Rep), the national tour of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds (Adventure Theatre), Trav’lin: The 1930s Harlem Musical (Seven Angels Theatre), Show Boat (Reagle Music Theatre and Fiddlehead Theatre), Passing Through (Goodspeed Opera House), Finish Line, The Gay Agenda (Boston Theatre Company) and In The Heights, Seussical, Ragtime (Wheelock Family Theatre). She was most recently seen in Fannie Lou Hamer: Speak On It!, a virtual show with Merrimack Repertory Theatre. It is her lifelong dream not only to perform and teach theatre to inner-city youth, but also to open up a performing arts school in Nigeria. She thanks the Lord for His many blessings and her family (especially Mom, Dad and Yemisi) and friends for their love and support. Special thanks to Aja, Courtney, Kate, Matt and EVERYONE at the Lyric Stage, the AMAZING David Coleman for being a musical genius, Kevin J.P. Hanley for literally doing everything short of singing the songs himself, and Maurice Parent for additional direction and voice cameo. I can’t wait to be back on the Lyric Stage!!!