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Sheryl Lee Ralph

2024 Speaker

Keynote Speaker | Emmy© Award-Winning Actor, Producer & Best-Selling Author

With an acclaimed career spanning over three decades, SHERYL LEE RALPH has become a staple in the entertainment industry. Getting her start in theatre, Sheryl created the role of Deena Jones in the legendary Broadway musical Dreamgirls which earned her Best Actress nods for Tony and Drama Desk Awards. In the decades since she has accumulated hundreds of credits on television, on the big screen, and on the stage. And today, you may recognize her as Abbott Elementary’s Ms. Howard, a role that’s earned her a half-dozen award nominations and wins.