Adventure Theatre MTC’s Sunday Storytimes: Mixing It Up bring new light to muti-racial and biracial stories with guest host Erin Quill from the original Broadway cast of Avenue Q. Erin will interview fellow multi-racial actress, Ruthie Ann Miles, on her racial identity, authentic representation onstage and onscreen, and the new law that makes it illegal to ask someone’s racial identity in auditions, on Sunday, October 4th at 2pm on Facebook Live.
Hailing from Honolulu, Ruthie Ann Miles moved to New York City in 2005 for graduate school and never looked back, carving out a successful career on Broadway where she is well respected and revered as a top actor by her peers in the theater community.
Miles appeared on Broadway as Lady Thiang in the Tony Award-winning revival of The King and I, for which she won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, and was nominated for an Olivier Award for her outstanding work. Prior to that, she starred in Sunday in the Park with George on Broadway, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and AnnaLeigh Ashford at the historic Hudson Theatre.
Also, Ruthie Ann is known for originating the role of Imelda Marcos in Alex Timber’s critically acclaimed show Here Lies Love, written by David Byrne with DJ Fatboy Slim, for which she received two prestigious awards, the Lucille Lortel Award and the Theatre World Award. Her other theater projects include Love’s Labour’s Lost, Avenue Q at the New World Stages, Band Geeks, Two By Two, and the national tours of both Annie and Sweeney Todd.
Additionally, Miles has played across the country with the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and Boston Pops in Sondheim on Sondheim. Miles has sung with the NY Pops, San Francisco Symphony, and the Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea.
In 2016, she joined the cast of television series, “The Americans,” playing Young-Hee Seong, a Korean immigrant and Mary Kay consultant whose husband is of interest to the KGB. Ruthie Ann is currently a Series Regular on CBS’s prime time drama, ALL RISE, which has begun filming it’s 2nd season. Other television credits include Elementary. She also read the audiobook for The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. She can be heard as ‘Mother’ in the new animated film Over the Moon, which arrives on Netflix October 23.
Miles received her master’s degree in music performance from NYU Steinhardt. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @RuthieAnnMiles.
Executive Director Leon Seemann, Artistic Director Chil Kong, and Education Director Margo Brenner Collins encourage families to connect with theatre and screen talent on Adventure’s Sunday Storytimes to deepen their knowledge of both Broadway and the biracial community.
Says Kong, “Ruthie Ann Miles is such an immense talent, and really understands our community as a mom and an artist. We hope that families will join us for our third installment of Mixing It Up with Erin Quill, and we look forward to being able to deepen our understanding of the multiracial American experience.”
To tune in to Adventure Theatre MTC’s Sunday Storytimes or to follow Adventure’s digital content online, visit their Facebook Event Page.
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.
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