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Though it wasn’t detention, there was still a time when Sykes got in trouble in high school, but it was because he was trying to do it all and had to lie to his dance teachers to play in a football game.
Sykes and his friend claimed, “We have to stay behind and take some finals that we didn’t get to take yet…so we have to be late to rehearsal,” he says.
He all of a sudden gives me a call and was like, ‘Hey, you’re perfect for this show. ’ He said, ‘Bring your book, bring your tap shoes.’ I didn’t even have tap shoes.
We want to bring you in for an audition.’ “He said, ‘Bring your book.’ I was like, ‘I don’t even know what a book is. I had these old raggedy character shoes that I screwed taps onto—never could tap.
I had just learned how to flip at the beach a few months before that in the summer—[it was] literally two weeks before I had done my first backflip.
They said, ‘Be prepared to tumble, and be prepared to [skate in] Heelys.’ I was like, ‘What the hell is a Heely?
That was my first big job.” Since then, he’s been on Broadway in Memphis, Newsies, Motown the Musical, and the megahit musical Hamilton.
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“I was literally coming to the sidelines off the field and taking off my helmet, and up walks—through the center of the field—my dance teacher in her jazz shoes.
[She] grabs me by my shoulder pads and just drags me off the field in front of the whole school.” His dance skills combined with his team-oriented mindset paid off, and he was accepted to the Ailey/Fordham BFA program, where he studied dance with Fordham University and The Ailey School.
“The American Dream is called that because it’s a beautiful dream, and nobody wants to be woken up from it,” says Ephraim Sykes, who’ll play the rhythmically inclined charmer Seaweed Stubbs in NBC’s December production of , based on the hit musical and 1988 John Waters film.
While the young triple threat seems to be living out his greatest fantasy — he’s appeared in five Broadway shows, including the Tony-winning juggernaut — he never had the option of willful ignorance growing up in St.