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Zakiya Young

SAG-AFTRA, AEA, AFM
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Voice: Mezzo-Soprano

FILM/TELEVISION
Sidney Hall
Reporter #2
Dir. Shawn Christensen

Iron Fist
Nurse Smith
Dir. John Dahl/ABC/Netflix

Orange is the New Black
Layla Watson
Dir. Phil Abraham/Netflix

The Knick
Harlem dancer
Dir. Steven Soderberg/Cinemax

Made in Jersey
Kennedy Macey
Dir. Jeff Bleckner/CBS

BROADWAY
Stick Fly
Taylor/Cheryl standby
Cort Theatre
Dir. Kenny Leon

The Little Mermaid
Atina/Ensemble
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Dir. Francesca Zambello

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Tracy
Dir: Linda Haberman

OFF-BROADWAY
The Lightning Thief
Sally/Clarisse/Mrs. Dodds/Oracle/Thalia
Lucille Lortel Theatre
Dir. Stephen Brackett

Storyville
(Audelco Award Nomination: Outstanding Performance in a Musical/Female)
Tigre
The York Theatre
Dir. William Castellino

Jason Samuels Smith: Chasing the Bird
Singer
The Joyce
Dir. Dule Hill/ Awoye Timpo

Greenwood
Stacy
NYMF
Dir. Paul Stancato

Winner Take All
Scarlett
NY Fringe Festival
Dir. John Carrafa

REGIONAL THEATRE
Disgraced
Jory
Goodman Theatre
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Dir. Kimberly Senior

Good People
Kate
George Street Playhouse
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Dir. David Saint

Aida
Aida
Music Theatre of Wichita
Kansas City Starlight Theatre
Dir. Mark Madama

White Christmas
Betty Haynes
Syracuse Stage
Dir. Paul Barnes

Little Miss Sunshine
Miss California
La Jolla Playhouse
Dir. James Lapine

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…It’s Superman!
Lois Lane
Dallas Theatre Center
Dir: Kevin Moriarty

The Mikado
Pitti Sing
Depot Theatre
Dir: Michael Unger

Carousel
Carrie
Depot Theatre
Dir: Jennifer Jones

CONCERTS / READINGS
Here’s to the Girls! Hollywood’s Leading Ladies
92nd Street Y Lyrics & Lyricists concert series
Dir. Carl Andress

The War Department
Sam
The Eugene O’Neill Center
Dir: Melia Bensussen

RadioFest (This American Life live taping) “Bus! Stop!”
Nurse
Dir: Sasheer Zamata/Ira Glass

RadioFest (This American Life live taping) “How do you Slow This Thing Down?”
Nurse
Dir: Terry Kinney

Tenderloin
Nita
The York Theatre Company/Musicals in Mufti
Dir: Carl Andress

Carried Away: The Music of Comden & Green
92nd Street Y Lyrics & Lyricists concert series
Dir. Carl Andress

Passing it On: A concert benefitting Rosie’s Theater Kids
Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater

Nothing Like a Dame: A Party for Comden & Green
Laura Pels Theater
Dir. Carl Andress

Americana
Soloist
New Haven Symphony
Conductor: Gerald Steichen

COMMERCIALS / VOICEOVER WORK/INDUSTRIALS – List Available Upon Request

TRAINING
Voice: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Peter Vanderick (Legit); Ron Melrose (Audition Technique)
Acting: Ellen Novack (On-Camera Auditioning), J. Max Sullivan (Acting for Film), Bruce McConnachie (Scene Study)
Dance: U of Pittsburgh Dance Team; Haila Strauss (Ballet); Jeri Jon Studios (Acrobatics)

SPECIAL SKILLS
Mezzo Soprano; Acrobatics; Sight Reading; Piano; Cheerleading; Teleprompter; Dialects: Midwestern, Mississippi, Street Slang, Sorority; Human Jump Rope; Traveling Backbend

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