Patina Miller is a New York actress who made her Broadway debut in the 2011 hit “Sister Act.” She played the nightclub singer-turned-nun Deloris Van Cartier, for which she received her first Tony nomination, as well as Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. She earned accolades for her performance in “Pippin,” for which she received the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and earned Drama League, Astaire and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominations. The show won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical at the “67th Annual Tony Awards.”
In addition to her work on Broadway, she has starred in multiple off-Broadway productions, including “Ragtime,” “Lost in the Stars,” “Romantic Poetry,” “Hair,” “First You Dream” and “Being Alive.”
Miller made her feature film debut in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” and reprised her role as Commander Paylor in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.”
On television, she starred as Charlotte Jenkins in the second season of the Civil War-era drama “Mercy Street.” Her additional television credits include a series regular role on the daytime drama “All My Children.”
Miller performed her first solo concert at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts during its 2013-2014 theatrical season. She then made her New York City debut in February 2014 as part of Lincoln Center Theater’s “American Songbook” series, which subsequently aired on PBS.
Miller was born and raised in Pageland, S.C. and received a degree in musical theater from Carnegie Mellon University. Currently, she resides in New York City. Her birthday is Nov. 6. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @patinamiller.