Trisha Jeffrey

Trisha Jeffrey

Class of 2002
Professional Musical Theatre Workshop



Trisha graduated from Circle’s Musical Theatre Workshop in 2002. Her Broadway credits include Rent, All Shook Up, and Little Shop of Horrors, as well as appearing as Deloris Van Cartier on the 1st National Tour of Sister Act: The Musical from 2012-2013. Trisha also appeared as Emmie Thibodeaux in the Studio Theatre production of Caroline or Change in Washington D.C., for which she was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

With a Jeff Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, Trisha is the proud recipient of a Black Theatre Alliance Award, a Black Excellence Award and a Broadway World Chicago Award for her portrayal of Celie in the 2013 Mercury Theater Chicago production of The Color Purple.

She could most recently be seen touring across the U.S. in Motown The Musical as original “Supremes” member Mary Wilson –and sometimes playing Diana Ross.

“What the teachers at Circle have to offer opened the doors of my life and equipped me with the necessary tools to delve deeper into my work and my passion for freedom in creativity. While studying at Circle, I learned that I could be ANY kind of actor that I want to be. The faculty is outstanding and even world-renowned, teaching at top notch schools, some still working artists themselves! I’m STILL TO THIS VERY DAY processing their words…now I finally get what all my teachers were trying to convey. Circle propelled me forward in my artistry, period.”


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