Monday, March 18, 2013

Former Donna Reed Scholarship Recipient Lands Another Broadway Role

Saycon Sengbloh

"Motown the Musical" Opens March 11

Saycon Sengbloh, a 1996 Donna Reed Foundation national scholarship winner, landed the role of Martha Reeves in the stage production, “Motown the Musical.” Martha Reeves was the leader of Martha and the Vandellas who are famous for their hits “Heatwave” and “Dancing in the Streets.” Sengbloh, from College Park, Georgia, wrote on her website,, that she had met Reeves years ago in Detroit and looks forward to meeting her again.

Earlier in her career Sengbloh became the first women of African descent to perform the role of Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) as standby in “Wicked” the musical.
-Courtesy of Denison Bulletin

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