TAMYRA GRAY (Cinderella’s Dead Mother / Granny) most recently starred on Broadway as Papa Ge in the Tony Award-wining revival of Once on This Island. On stage, Tamyra made her Broadway debut as the lead in Bombay Dreams, was praised for her starring role on Broadway as Mimi in Rent, and played Kate in the first national tour of If/Then. In 2011, she starred in Debbie Allen’s Twist at the Pasadena Playhouse, for which she won a Beverly Hills / Hollywood NAACP Theatre Award. Following her acclaimed appearance on American Idol, Tamyra appeared on television in Boston Public, Half and Half, All of Us, What I Like About You, Las Vegas, and Tru Calling. Big-screen credits include the Sony feature The Gospel and Rachel Getting Married. Tamyra has co-written “You Thought Wrong” for Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson and the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single “I Believe” for Fantasia.