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Yemie Sonuga is an international performer. She is a Nigerian, Canadian, American, singer, actor, model, and writer sharing her time between Toronto and New York City.

Yemie is thrilled to announce she will be joining the Toronto Cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

Canada is where Yemie first found her passion for performing. She welcomed opportunities to work with influential mentors such as Garth Drabinsky, and Adrian Noble. She began her training at Grant MacEwan University and continuing her journey at The Royal Scottish Conservatoire where she obtained her Masters.

Yemie soon moved to London where she began to experience success. She was first cast as Mabel in the national tour of Fame the Musical. During this time she was auditioning and was cast in the original cast of Ghost the Musical. This would be Yemie’s first original cast and world premier. While part of Ghost the Musical Yemie worked with legendary industry names such as Tony Award winner Mathew Warchus, Academy Award winner Bruce Joel Rubin, and Illusionist Paul Kieve. Halfway through her contract in Ghost the Musical she was asked to understudy the leading role of Oda Mae Brown. Fun fact; you can listen to Yemie on the Original Broadway Cast Album for Ghost the Musical.

Yemie’s next big projects in London were the original West End cast of Matt Stone and Trey Parkers, The Book of Mormon, and the Olivier Award Nominated revival of Porgy and Bess, understudying and playing the role of Bess. Yemie also had the honour of performing at the 2015 Olivier Awards.

Broadway Tour: Disney’s The Lion King.

In Canada Yemie has graced the stage and screen: Jann (CTV/Hulu), The Boys (Amazon Studios). Jessica in Call it Love (Eclipse Theatre), Pandora in Blackout (Canadian Stage/Musical Stage Company), The Little Prince (Theatre Calgary – World Premiere), The Full Monty (Mayfield).

Voice Over: Ally Longergan in Next Stop (*her performance was recognized by Indiewire magazine). Yemie is also Lead Talent for Headstrong Meditation by Equinox, her meditations can be heard internationally on the EQX+ App.

Yemie has filmed the award winning short film Hook’d. A world wide campaign for Peloton, and currently is a lead in Spotify’s podcast of the week Next Stop!

Follow Yemie on all social media @yemiesonuga.

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Cast Albums:

  • Ghost the Musical Broadway Cast Album

2020 Update:

  • Oracle – Odd Squad Mobile Unit *unable to to film due to COVID-19
  • National Commercial – The Brick *unable to film due to COVID-19
  • Next Stop Podcast – an audio sitcom about your mid-to-late 20’s when everyone is changing around you, and you worry that you might not catch up. Episode 1 premiered this week! Listen to me as Ally Lonergan at https://www.nextstopshow.comEpisodes are released weekly, and can also be found on Spotify and Apple Pods.
  • Working The Musical

Contact

Follow me on Instagram @yemiesonuga 

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Manager & TORONTO REPRESENTATION

daCosta

Cat MacFarlane

cat@dacostatalent.com

+ o | 416.322.6554  

daCosta talent – Yemie Sonuga

Alberta Representation

Dagaz Talent

Roxanne Ellison

dagaz@dagaztalent.com

New york Representation

Pantera Murphy

agency@panteramurphy.com

Katie Murphy

Yemie has been featured on TV shows across these Networks…