An actress in many of New York's most popular staged shows, Saycon Sengbloh was Inspired by sensual eclectic performance of pop, soul, and R&B music. Throughout her life it was a given that Saycon would become a recording artist. The release of the pop anthem, "Everything" is a reflection of that! Saycon recently released her ballad, Be Here and previously released her “Southern Pin-Up EP” and “Southern Pin-Up: Special Edition“: an EP that features original music and cover songs as well. Her song, “Possible” appears on the soundtracks for the feature film Single Hills and the web series, Mommy Uncensored. And her modern rendition of “It Was a Very Good Year” has become a fan favorite during Saycon’s live show! Miss Sengbloh also makes notable appearances on the Grammy nominated soundtracks for Motown the Musical, Fela!, and the Broadway revival of Hair.
In the New York Times , Ben Brantley wrote “SAYCON SENGBLOH shimmers. . .” Indeed this shimmering shining star has made the Broadway stage and New York City her home! She hails from College Park, GA. And whether touring the U.S., performing around the world, or on the New York stage this year is no different. She stars in Broadway's hottest new show, Holler If Ya Hear Me, as Corrine, a girl torn between her a need for change and her love for the people she holds most dear! The American hip-hop and soulful music and poetry of Tupac Shakur soars in this imaginative tale set in a fictional Midwestern city directed by Kenny Leon and written by Todd Kreigler. Saycon was recently showcased in Tony award nominated, Motown the Musical. She was also featured in the Original Cast of the hottest and only Afro-beat musical “Fela!” on Broadway. Saycon starred as the delicious Sandra Iszadore a real life lover of the one and only Fela Kuti. Produced by Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith along with Steve and Ruth Hendel. The show, which traveled to Kuti’s birthplace, Nigeria, was a cultural phenomenon influencing fashion and pop and hip-hop music. Being photographed along with stars, Sahr Ngaujah, Lillias White, Kevin Mambo, Music Director Aaron Johnson, and director Bill T. Jones Fela! was named one of the hottest up and coming acts in the annual “Juice issue” of VIBE magazine. Fela! the musical won several Tony awards on Broadway and lauded the company live performances on numerous talk shows including the View and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and an exciting presentation on the Tony Awards
Being of Liberian and American heritage, Saycon has used her talents performing at and encouraging fund raising for causes and organizations that spur the growth of the West African nation, Liberia. And you can also see her performing at numerous events for Broadway Cares organization as well. Inspired by her family who always instilled in her an appreciation for the arts she began performing as a teen in plays and musicals at Tri-Cities School for Visual and Performing Arts and attended Agnes Scott College. “I’ve been entertaining people since I was a kid doing plays and musicals, then television, commercials, industrials, you name it!” Sengbloh appeared as Young Dearie B in “Funny Valentines” a movie based on the J. California Cooper’s short story of the same name, you can also see her in the blockbuster film, “American Gangster”. After numerous productions with the Freddie Hendrick’s Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, she appeared in Tyler Perry’s first musical “I Know I’ve Been Changed.” She worked at the Tony Award winning Alliance Theater Company under artistic directors Kenny Leon & Susan Booth.
Saycon Sengbloh has the distinction of being the first woman of African descent to perform the role of Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) as a standby in “Wicked” the musical. Regarding her audition process Sengbloh says: ”I was in Atlanta at the time and traveled to New York for my Wicked audition. Later flying into town for a make-up test, I had this feeling that I would get to be a part of the show. . . It was amazing music to sing and I was excited to have that opportunity.”