Ephraim Manessah Sykes is an American actor. Sykes played the role of George Eacker in the Broadway musical Hamilton. In December 2016, he played Seaweed J. Stubbs in NBC's live production of Hairspray Live!. In 2017, Sykes originated the role of David Ruffin in the musical Ain't Too Proud, a stage musical based on the life of The Temptations.
|Born:||July 17, 1985, St. Petersburg, Florida|
|Alma mater:||Fordham University|
|Occupation:||Dancer · choreographer · actor · singer · musician|
|Relatives:||Martina Sykes (sister)|
|IMDb:||Ephraim Sykes's IMDb|
About Ephraim Sykes
American stage actor whose breakout role came in 2015, when he was cast as George Eacker in the Tony-winning Broadway musical Hamilton. He has also been seen on television shows like Smash, Vinyl and Luke Cage.
He grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida and graduated from Fordham University's BFA program.
He was among those nominated for an Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancers in a Broadway Show for his work in both Newsies and Memphis.
His sister is actress Martina Sykes.
He and Leslie Odom Jr. are two of the original cast members of Hamilton.