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Get to Know 'Ain't Too Proud' Star Ephraim Sykes with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Get to Know 'Ain't Too Proud' Star Ephraim Sykes with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Ephraim Sykes is no stranger to the Broadway stage, but he’s finally in the spotlight with a role that lets him put all of his talents on display.

After appearing in the original Broadway cast of Hamilton, Ephraim was seen in NBC’s production of Hairspray Live as Seaweed J. Stubbs.

Now, the 33-year-old actor is currently playing David Ruffin in the new musical Ain’t Too Proud, which follows the life and times of The Temptations.

Ephraim is getting tons of awards buzz for his work in Ain’t Too Proud and has already earned a Drama League Award nomination. Expect his name to show up on the Tony nominations list too!

Here are 10 Fun Facts about Ephraim:

  • 1. I have a super long tongue.
  • 2. My first name and middle name are brothers in the Bible.
  • 3. I played snare drum in the marching band all four years of high school.
  • 4. My two sisters have the same birthday 12 years apart.
  • 5. My Dad and little brother have the same birthday 50 years apart.

Click inside to read the rest of the fun facts…

  • 6. I used to have an imaginary friend named Heavy D when I was little.
  • 7. My little sister is playing Shenzi in the Lion King National tour.
  • 8. I was in the original cast of Motown on Broadway and my little sister was an original member of the first national tour.
  • 9. I have a huge vinyl collection… about 400 records.
  • 10. My mom played tenor drum in the FAMU marching 100 back in the 70’s.

Go check out Ephraim in Ain’t Too Proud on Broadway!

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