Artist Bio

Tamala is an enchanting actor of television, film and stage. A fresh face and budding talent, Tamala is set to take up the powerful role of Aisha Smallwood in “the hot new digital soap opera coming to Amazon,” Asunder! Audiences are going to fall in love with Aisha Smallwood, who is a beautiful, bright, and energetic Democratic politician running for City Council of District 4 in Manhattan. Production for Asunder comes after wrapping up her role as Marley in the new musical, Fora, that was part of the New York Musical Theater Festival. Regionally, she most recently was seen in Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Fiddlehead Theater as one of the Diva’s (the Broadway World review says …”[Tamala Baldwin] provides the glorious vocals when the drag performers are lip-synching during their act, or sing as back-up with them”), directed by Stacey Stephens, this stellar cast received rave reviews across the board.  A talent on the rise and a magnetic performer, Tamala certainly has an undeniably bright future ahead of her and unusual story proving that with hard work you can truly fulfill your destiny.

A gifted and creative child, at 12 years old, she was cast in her first national commercial, later chosen to play Michelle in the hit musical Harlem Kids Symphony that toured in Japan and subsequently cast in different projects. None  were ever too small, so long as they allowed her the opportunity to continue to express her passion for the arts.  Tamala studied at the Julliard School of Music for the flute where she was awarded a scholarship to their Music Advancement Program and went on to play an array of roles in her personal and professional life, including the role of caregiver to her younger sister, college professor and entrepreneur.

After graduating from Manhattan College, she went on to attend Metropolitan College of New York to earn her MBA in Media Management. Simultaneously, she was working at a major newspaper as a graphic designer and laying the foundation for her first business. The young student and entrepreneur at only 23-years-old proved she could handle lots of responsibility. One thing led to another and upon graduating with her MBA she decided to enter the digital advertising space and moved to southern California. But, no matter what twists and turns life threw at Tamala, she never fully abandoned her dream of pursuing a career as an actress. Even while managing her advertising career, she auditioned and was accepted into the William Esper Acting program, while also being mentored and trained privately by April Yvette Thompson, Marishka Phillips, Jack Waddell and Heidi Marshall, among others. Holding true to her roots, Tamala has starred in regional productions such as, Dreamgirls (Northshore Music Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (The Gallery Players), Hairspray (Westchester Broadway Theater), and Sunshine Boys (John Engeman Theater) before setting her eyes on the big screen.

When she isn’t on set or at an audition, Tamala loves creating inspirational content for the Becoming Love Project, interviewing visionaries for Soul Kisses TV, meditating and extended happy hours with friends.

 

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Performance Resume

THEATER CREDITS

SHOW

ROLE

THEATER

Fora

Marley

New York Musical Theater Festival

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Diva

Fiddlehead Theater Company

Dreamgirls

Effie Alt/Ensemble

Northshore Music Theater

Beehive

Gina

Greenbrier Valley Theater

Shout

Yellow Girl

Ivoryton Playhouse

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Brenda

Greenbrier Valley Theater

Hairspray

Dynamite/Motormouth Cover

Westchester Broadway Theater

Sunshine Boys

Registered Nurse Cover

John Engeman Theater

Hairspray

Dynamite/Motormouth Cover

John Engeman Theater

Rent

Joanne

The Theater Company

Little Shop Of Horrors

Crystal

Gallery Players

Rent

Joanne

CM Performing Arts Theater

Lights, Camera, Music

Principal/Female 1

Norwegian Cruise Line

Rock-A-Hula

Principal/Female 1

Norwegian Cruise Line

Silence Of The Heart

Gayle/Lead

Theater For The New City

A Place Called Home

Helene James/Lead

Paul Robeson Theater

Dial N For Negress

Taffy/Ensemble

Theatre Row Clurman Theatre

Black Girl

Ruth/Lead

Paul Robeson Theatre

The Saturday Affair

Sherry/Lead

The Producers Club

Shake, Rattle, & Roll

Lead Female Vocalist

The Eldorado Casino

Christmas On Ice

Lead Female Vocalist

The Palace Theatre

Frosty

Mayor Mom

John Engeman Theatre

Harlem Kids Symphony

Michelle/Ensemble

Kobe Urban Arts Fair, Japan

FILM CREDITS

Asunder The Series

Aisha Smallwood/Supporting

Six Feet Above Productions

Raising The Hood

Tikki/Lead

Stiletto Entertainment

Cuddlebugs

Model/Featured

NYU Student Film

Good Medicine

Michelle/Lead

Agape Love Productions

The Beatdown

Office Worker/Featured

Chop N Shoot Films

READINGS/CONCERTS

Atom And Eve

Tanya/Lead

Lisa Heffner Productions

The First One

Mrs. Ham

Red Shirt Entertainment

Our Time II Concert

Featured Vocalist

Musically Human Theatre

Growing Up For Dummies

Jackie

Theatre For The New City

From Ashes To Glory

Mrs. Ford/Ensemble

Champion Studios

I had the good fortune to work with the immensely talented and big-hearted Tamala Baldwin on a recent production of Hairspray. She was a dynamite "dynamite" and a joy in every way to work with. She has a huge, glorious voice and a tremendous soul. Her dancing is committed and wonderful and I always loved watching her on stage. I hope to work with her again and again.

Richard Stafford, Director, "Hairspray" Westchester Broadway Theater

I had the privilege of experiencing multiple performances by Tamala aboard Pride of America. Her powerhouse voice combined with entertaining acting meant every performance was no short of perfection. She is one of those entertainers that has been blessed with the unique ability to captivate an audience to the point where escape-ism is inevitable. Overall it was my pleasure to witness the star that is Tamala Baldwin.

Benafsha, Guest aboard the Pride of America

There nothing like a professional who hits the stage with her striking beauty, incredible diction and understanding, who is filled with passion. Confident, she never missing a beat, making us laugh and cry as her amazing vocals fill our hearts! There nothing like Tamala Baldwin!

Margaret Leone Assistant Director, "RENT" The Theater Company