With many decades of training and experience, he specializes in areas including equipment operation, horticulture, and landscaping. She is an actress, known for dreams 20, harlem echoes 2008 and american idol 2002. Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions. Nic rouleau, ben platt and syesha mercado will assume the roles of elder price, elder cunningham and nabalungi, respectively, in the musical the book of mormon, beginning the 07 jan 2014. Alice cooper included be my lover, you drive me nervous, yeah, yeah. The book of mormon in chicago tickets buy at ticketcity. Making a music star and she won florida super singer. It may have taken her longer than everybody else, but even syesha mercado eventually came to the realization that american idols seventhseason finale would be a battle between david archuleta and david cook.
With nic rouleau, ben platt and syesha mercado, opens in chicago dec. Ben platt, nic rouleau and american idol finalist syesha mercado are the new leading trio of broadways the book of mormon, beginning jan. Check out a show for yourself when the production comes to the the privatebank theatre with book of mormon chicago tickets from vivid seats. Mercado appreciates the big career boost from idol. Against all odds, syesha mercado keeps hanging on to american idol. David archuleta american idol cute smile short men guy hair mormon. Salary, married, wedding, spouse, family syesha raquel mercado born january 2, 1987 is an american singer, songwriter, actress and model. Once on this island is a oneact musical with a book and lyrics by lynn ahrens. Buy the book of mormon chicago tickets from the official site. Syesha mercado, former american idol contestant and star. The book of mormon, winner of nine tony awards including best musical, just launched its second national tour in chicago at the bank. He heads a team of four seasonal staff members that keeps machinery operating and mows the grass on more than 45. Former american idol star syesha mercado dropped her manager like a bad habit as soon she landed a big gig doing the book of mormon.
View all hotels near the book of mormon on tripadvisor. The book of mormon, winner of nine tony awards including best musical, will launch a new company originating in chicago beginning in december 2012. American idols syesha mercado is book of mormons next. American idol finalist syesha mercado has taken over the role of nabulungi in the chicago production of the tony awardwinning musical the.
The book of mormon is a musical comedy with music, lyrics and book by trey parker, robert lopez, and matt stone. David archuleta explains his new book, and how he has dealt with over night fame. Most people remember syesha mercado from season seven of american idol. When the beautiful syesha mercado, as the downtrodden nabulungi, sings of that faraway mormon capital sal tlay ka siti as the place. Shes playing deena in a tour of dreamgirls, and working on her first album. Syesha mercado, who has sung everything from the beatles yesterday to fantasia barrinos i believe, is the last woman standing among the season 7 american idol final four. American idol finalist syesha mercado joins chicago. Syesha mercado the morning show with mike and juliet.
At the core of every human being, there is a need for love. The book of mormon on tour the new york times calls it the best musical of this century. The roots are from the latin mercatus meaning market. Lee cook, carly smithson, brooke white, jason castro, syesha mercado. Trivia 4 is of africanamerican descent on her mothers. I read an old forum post that the balcony seating has a limited. After this piece went to press, producers announced that syesha mercado had replaced umoh as nabulungi. Syesha mercado was born on january 2, 1987 in bridgeport, connecticut, usa as syesha raquel mercado. A first look at nic rouleau, syesha mercado and ben platt in. We plan to be involved every step of the way just as we were on the broadway production, said trey parker and matt stone. This is the syesha mercado biography from freeones which covers detailed biographical information about her the ultimate babe site since 1998.
If you love the book of mormon, consider donating to book of mormon central and becoming part of this exciting movement. The national tours of the book of mormon have broken 81 house records in 44 venues across the country. Empty in the second in a series of american idol extra interviews, syesha mercado tells us about her most outrageous idol moment. The joel kapity film is set in urban chicago and follows the inspirational. American female singers, american singersongwriters and actors from florida contribute. As book of mormon ends chicago mission, tears of laughter run to. Syesha is most known for her appearance in the seventh season 2008 of american idol. Syesha mercado, a finalist on the american idol talent show, has taken over the featured role of nabulungi in the chicago production of the book of mormon, representatives of the show have.
Mercado was second runnerup the last lady standing on the seventh season of american idol. She was also in the chicago production of the show. American idol finalist syesha mercado announced today on twitter that she will be taking over the role of nabulungi in the tony awardwinning musical the book of mormon. An allday celebration perfect for any lit lover, the printers ball 2015. A smash hit virtually right from the start, the outrageously funny, awardwinning masterpiece has been a mustsee for audiences around the country since 2012, when it began touring nationally. A first look at nic rouleau, syesha mercado and ben platt in chicago book of mormon. This song took on a totally different meaning for me, an emotional mercado said.
Gapers block is proud to present 20x2 chicago, a live event where 20. Please join us in loving, sharing and memorializing maria mercado on this permanent online memorial. Why would you post a question putting someone down that you or any of us have never even met before. Broadway smash book of mormon hits the stage at van wezel. American idol finalist syesha mercado joins broadways the book. Men lover, the 100 sexiest men alive 2012 personal list. Syesha mercado, former american idol contestant and star of the revival of dreamgirls. Obituary maria mercado of chicago, illinois cruzsojka. Syesha mercado as nabulungi and ben platt as elder cunningham in the book of. Syesha mercado knew her american idol run was over on tuesday. She finished as the last female in the competition and overall 3rd place, only losing out to david archuleta and eventual winner david cook. I always wanted to sing because i wanted to touch people, and ive never lost that, american idols thirdplace finisher syesha mercado told rock daily last week when she stopped by our office.
First staged in 2011, the play is a satirical examination of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints beliefs and practices that ultimately endorses the positive power of love and service. Some of the many spellings include demeracado, mercadons, meradoo, mercaddo, and demercado. Syesha mercado, a booker high school graduate who came in third place during american idol season seven in 2008, starred. Syesha mercado on local upbringing, idol and mormon. The new york times calls it the best musical of this century. Syesha mercado dreaming big on broadway and film just. One last video from this weeks nyc media toursyesha mercado appears on the morning show with mike and juliet on friday. Before plunking down a pretty good chunk of change to see the book of mormon at the bank of america theatre, has anybody got information about the seating. Meet the chicago cast of the book of mormon chicago tribune. Broadway smash book of mormon hits the stage at van wezel performing arts. Mercado performed in the chicago transfer production of broadway musical book of mormon. Meet chicagos 2012 cast of the book of mormon people who havent seen the show probably know its funny, he said, but their real discovery is going to be the music. Syesha raquel mercado born january 2, 1987 is an american singer, songwriter, actress.
Syesha mercado, left, and ben platt in the book of mormon national tour. But despite her parents rocky lives, mercado was somehow able to stay positive and it paid off. The 2011 tony award winning musical the book of mormon welcomes three new prinicpal cast members on 07 jan 2014. Join songkick to track syesha mercado and get concert alerts when they play near you. Syesha mercado book of mormon star sued for sinning. I agree with everyone else on this one syesha is pretty and if you were so great you wouldnt care about people on tv shows that you dont even know. And shes still friends with such fellow contestants as brooke white and archuleta, who came to see her in dreamgirls in l. Broadwayworld chicago sits down with star of the book of mormon in chicago and former american idol finalist, syesha mercado, to talk about playing nabulungi, her time in chicago, and more.
We are a nonprofit organization supported by people like you. Book of mormon 1908 4th chicago edition for sale online ebay. Meet the chicago cast of the book of mormon chicago. Following the conclusion at bank of america theatre, the chicago company will head west to denverthe home base of the book of mormon and south park cocreators trey parker and matt stonewhere it will set up shop for three weeks oct. Welcome to your dream, syesha, judge paula abdul said two weeks ago after mercado finished singing a change is gonna come by sam cook.
American idol contestant syesha mercado hasnt gone back to her same old life since season 7 closed. View the obituary for maria mercado of chicago, illinois. Syesha mercado, a 2005 graduate of booker high school, is one of 24 finalists in this years american idol competition. Mercado is currently starring as nabalungi in the popular broadway in chicago production of the book of mormon. The show is scheduled for a 12week engagement at the bank of america theatre. American idol finalist syesha mercado is taking over the role of. The book of mormon holds the record for the largest weekly gross in history of the privatebank theatre and played to over 100% capacity during its 2012 and 2015 engagements. The book of mormon, the international sensation and tony awardwinning best musical, is coming to chicago and you can see it at the oriental theatre. The book of mormon chicago 2020 all you need to know.
Our own hometown idol, syesha mercado, who was the 3rd finalist in season 7 of. The book of mormon, the first broadway musical by matt stone and trey parker the creators of south park. Every week the bubbly brunette from florida, who has roots in sarasota and nearby bradenton, has been on. Syesha mercado knew her american idol run was over on. The washington post says, it is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals. Its the book of mormon, the ninetime tony awardwinning best musical. The book of mormon comes to chicago chicago theatre news.254 1191 697 1049 641 1492 243 1409 1594 1581 511 670 332 128 795 925 883 520 1150 1324 1388 132 701 1632 1145 1204 603 1637 666 1170 309 1349 1182 407 648 490 1561 269 597 1479 1390 121 1003 704 58 1499