Gabrielle ~Theater Graduate, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Performance Scholar recipient, is at home in Orchestra/Big Band/Cabaret performance, theater, TV, film, popular music, American Songbook; commercial, print and hat modeling.
New Year 2022, Gabrielle made her NY Feinstein’s 54Below debut with her original solo show, A Tin Pan Alley Black History Celebration which acknowledges and celebrates the legacy of African American contributors of the Tin Pan Alley American Songbook Era. Gabrielle was recently seen in film festivals around the country in the HBO Max nominated dramatic short 27 Candles starring the amazing Michael Potts. Her most recent Guest Star roles include Bull, God Friended Me and FBI. Gabrielle has made previous co-star appearances on Madam Secretary, The Affair, Difficult People, The Good Wife, Law & Order and the film- Twelve.
Gabrielle has performed title roles in theater companies around the country -she most recently reprised the role of Ada “Bricktop” Smith in Bricktop: Legend of the Jazz Age once again. Prior to that she performed the role of Mrs. Dickson in Lynn Nottage’s warm, heart wrenching drama, Intimate Apparel. Other roles/theaters include: Broadway at Music Circus, Meadowbrook Theater, Wang Theater, The Fabulous Fox, The Greek Theater, Riverside Theater, Crossroads Theater, Shubert Theater(s), Paper Mill Playhouse, Gretna Theater and more. The productions have been as varied as the locations: All Night Strut, (Broadway World Winner), Once On This Island, Ain’t Misbehavin, Little Shop of Horrors, Smokey Joe’s Café, Blackbirds of Broadway, Dreamgirls, Showboat, Man of La Mancha and more. Gabrielle portrayed the legendary Doyenne of Paris Cafe’ Society -Ada Bricktop Smith in the World Premier of Bricktop: Legend of the Jazz Age which debuted at the National Black Theater Festival’s 30th Anniversary.
Gabrielle has worked as a backing vocalist and made special appearances with: Natalie Cole, Steely Dan, Marvin Hamlish and friends, Michael Bolton and Harry Belafonte. Gabrielle leads backing vocals for Harry Belafonte’s birthday celebration concerts, with the Harry Belafonte Alumni Band; most recently at New York’s Town Hall Theater and the legendary Apollo Theater -backing such R&B Artists as Common, Sheila E., Usher, Aloe Blacc, Alice Smith, Angelique Kidjo, Sweet Honey in the Rock among others. She is a thriving solo Guest Artist globally, recurring in such countries as Switzerland, France, Holland, Germany, Asia and more. In the U.S. she has appeared as a guest vocalist with notable orchestras including the New York Pops, Cab Calloway and Ray Charles Orchestras.
Extending life beyond the mainstage Gabrielle focuses on leading benefit performances and campaigns in service to communities around the world, with the Barry Levitt Foundation in Jazz Cabaret, Broadway Runners with Broadway Cares, Sing For Your Seniors (SFYF),Mentorship with CRU, entertaining troops and veterans, and happy to be an International Ambassador granting wishes with Make-A-Wish Foundation Int’l.
Gabrielle co-established the educational scholarship fund “RiseHaiti” that provides books, learning materials, and college tuition to graduating Seniors at ICCV School in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Gabrielle provides virtual book reads with Scholastic Inc. and is an active supporter of NABU -a fantastic organization that provides access to literacy Globally.