Syndee Winters made her Broadway debut as ‘Nala’ in Disney’s The Lion King – a role she reprised in 2019 when she had the honorable opportunity to meet Sister ‘Nala,’ Beyonce, in preparation of The Lion King live-action film. Syndee’s other Broadway credits include Motown the Musical, Pippin, and was the Principal Standby for all three of the Schuyler Sisters in the smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical. On television, she’s been featured on NBC Live Jesus Christ Superstar with EGOT recipient John Legend, and as ‘Ms. Smiley’ on Law & Order SVU, where she interrogated Lieutenant Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) on her parenting methods! Inspired by the art of storytelling, Syndee’s latest writing project celebrates the life of American Icon, Lena Horne, in a one-woman play with music entitled, LENA: A Moment with a Lady. As a recording artist, she has written and released several singles, EPs, and her debut Jazz vocal album Lessons: From A Lady, inspired by Lena Horne, which is available on iTunes, Spotify, and all digital platforms. You can also hear her voice on tracks by artists
such as Snoop Dogg, Big Daddy Kane, and Grandmaster Flash. Syndee’s dreams of teaching were realized when she founded ROAR School, which equips students to be Resourceful, Optimistic, Authentic, and Reliant. Through her instruction, young artists learn to adapt to any environment throughout their performing journey; combining creativity, discipline, and mindfulness, ROAR School has transformed the skills of students all over the world!
Syndee Winters is a Broadway singer and actor who has been featured in hit shows such as Disney’s The Lion King (Nala), Hamilton: An American Musical (The Schuyler Sisters), Motown the Musical, and NBC LIVE’s Jesus Christ Superstar with John Legend. Winters also produced and stars in a one woman show about the life and work of Lena Horne. Touring with that show inspired Syndee to dedicate a full-length jazz album to Ms Horne. That album was released in 2018 and is titled Lessons From A Lady. Also as a recording artist you can hear Syndee’s voice on tracks by artists such as Snoop Dogg, Big Daddy Kane, and Grandmaster Flash.
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