Kicking off The Great American Songbook Series at the Mizner Park Cultural Center, Avery Sommers has created a brand-new show, featuring some of her favorite songs, as she takes you down Memory Lane with such sentimental hits as “Unforgettable,” “Blue Skies,” “Georgia On My Mind,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “I Will Survive,” and many more!
A well-known artist in South Florida for many years, Avery has starred on Broadway in “AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’” and “SHOWBOAT IN TEXAS” (Jewel with Ann-Margaret), and “CHICAGO” (Matron Mama Morton with Chita Rivera and Joel Grey). She was nominated for and won an L.A OVATION AWARD for her portrayal of Matron Mama Morton.
Some of Avery’s other favorite roles include “CROWNS” (mother Shaw), “SOUTH PACIFIC” (Bloody Mary), “BIG RIVER” (Alice), “THE HOT MIKADO” (Katesha) and “MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL” (Power Woman).
Avery also starred in “BUT NOT FOR ME,” her one-woman show, which was created and produced by the Caldwell Theater Company in Boca Raton. She won a CARBONELL AWARD for “Best Actress” for her performance.
She also created the recurring role of REGINA DANSBY on the CBS soap “AS THE WORLD TURNS” as well as the recurring role of EVELYN on the ABC Mystery Movie Series, “B.L. STRYKER” starring Burt Reynolds and Ossie Davies. She also co-starred with Burt Reynolds and Reba McIntyre in the CBS Movie of the Week, “THE MAN FROM LEFT FIELD.”
Recently, she was nominated for another CARBONELL AWARD for her portrayal of Bessie Smith in the production of “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith.”