Actress / Singer/ Writer / V.O.
At Luna Park, you either get off of the cyclone with a stiff neck or an adrenaline rush. Best case scenario, both. Coney Island produces artists as dynamic and thrilling as its rides.
Falling culprit to many a cyclone whiplash, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Okuboyejo is a first generation Nigerian-American, multi-hyphenate actress-singer-writer- and V.O. artist. She recently starred as Ayamma in MCC's, NOLLYWOOD DREAMS by Jocelyn Bioh, which earned her rave reviews. As a libra sun, aries moon, and scorpio rising combo, she bares home to a harmonious blend of contradictions: as fearless as she is tender, and silly as she is introspective. Additional credits include HAMILTON (U/S Eliza, Angelica and Peggy), TOMMY on CBS, RAGTIME on Ellis Island (Sarah), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Janet).
Rooted in love, community, and constant evolution, she is intrinsically drawn to work that does the same and makes it a priority for her original work to reflect that as well.Her all-female led new musical HALONA & OPHELIA, was selected in 2018 to receive a staged reading at Schaberlee studios as part of the 'pace new musicals' initiative. Her piece continued to be developed trough apples and oranges theater accelerator program, and has been performed at various venues including 54 below and the Hartt school of music. The musical continues to be developed to date. She is also the author, illustrator, and narrator of children’s book BLACK GIRL MAGIC ABC, as well as the book writer of original play SAVE THE PIECES.
Performing on stages both large and intimate (the Kennedy Center, United Center, and Lollapalooza V.I.P lounge (as both a writer and performer, etc), she hopes to continue to take part in and create moving work that reflects the truth and complexities of the human spirit. Work that forces you to abandon judgement, sets fire to your compassion barometer, and sharpens your authenticity lens.
Updates available at sandraokuboyejo.com and @sandraokuboyejo.
Pace University BFA Musical Theater
...Okuboyejo alchemizes small character details from a recognizable archetype into an emotionally involving young woman with dreams as big as her heart is tender, and her mind is sharp. Her determination is sincere and infectious..."
Daniel J Vasquez of Theatrely