Watch Cynthia Erivo perform “Stand Up” at the Oscars

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards happened a few weeks ago, and amongst the nominees was Broadway star Cynthia Erivo.

Most known for her performance as Celie in the West End and Broadway productions of The Color Purple, Cynthia has recently jumped into the world of film.

Cynthia was nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Harriet, a biographical film that follows the story of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. “Stand Up” was written for Harriet by Erivo and co-writer Joshuah Brian Campbell, and was nominated also nominated for an award (Best Original Song).

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and educator, and is the current Deputy Editor-in-Chief of She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

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