film still from 'RIVIERA' opposite Robert LaSardo.
But most importantly I am human. A woman. A black woman. Beyond that, one cannot draw assumptions about my speech, my music tastes, my socio-economic status, what my singing voice is like, etc. etc.
I challenge you to get to know me through my work and erase any pre-conceived notions about who I am 'supposed to be' based on the colour of my skin. JUST LET ME BE and I promise to do the same for you.
Let's take this further, when either of us mess up, let's unpack it together with compassionate hearts.
Conscious and Unconscious BIAS. YUCK! Let's raise our consciousness and stamp it out -creatively, intentionally, with hearts and minds wide open.
People are people. It's simple!
Professional work-related inquiries only.
Hi! I'm Sheryl Carbonell
an actress, singer, music educator, and confessed gym addict!
My next appearances.... not gonna lie
I'm low-key EXCITED ABOUT THESE PROJECTS!!!!
Issa Rae's 'Rap Sh!t' (episode 2)
'NIGHTMARE PTA MOMS'
FILM/TV: tough, in-it-to win-it COACH JADEN in LIFETIME MOVIES NETWORK'S DEADLY EXCURSION
loving, edgy wife to ROBERT LASARDO in RIVIERA short film, kind smart JAMAICAN TEACHER in ISSA RAE'S new RAPSH!T.
THEATRE:Sweet and nurturing - Rose Maxson in AUGUST WILSON'S FENCES,
foul-mouth and tyrannical in LYNN NOTTAGE'S RUINED,
manipulative, sexy, mercurial QUEEN CLEOPATRA in SHAKESPEARE'S classical ANTONY and CLEOPATRA opposite
STAR TREK'S MICHAEL DORN
Nominated Best Actress in
Orlando Sentinel for FENCES
Known to many as their former choir director/music teacher who sang professional opera, Canadian born Jamaican bred Sheryl Carbonell is also a Regional Theatre, Commercial, Film and Television Actor, a Vocal and Piano Teacher for actors and artists and a confessed gym addict.
With over 20 years teaching and performing experience, Sheryl's opera credits include 'The Magic Flute' as the Third Spirit. Her favourite regional theatre credits include being the understudy who performed Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra' as Cleopatra opposite Micheal Dorn of Star Trek, Rose Maxson in August Wilson’s Fences, opposite Johnny Lee Davenport, which earned her a nomination for best actress in the Orlando Sentinel, and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' as Calpurnia at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, reviewed by Terry Teachout in the Wall Street Journal.
Amongst her favourite training experiences, she holds her study with New York city-based friend, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' cast-mate and teacher, the late Warren Kelley, very close to her heart.
Her theatre experiences led to booking TV and Film credits - her first being characters possessing depth, humour, wit, and culture.
Streaming now, you can catch Sheryl as Jamaican School Teacher Ms Kandi on HBO Max in Issa Rae's new hit series 'Rap Sh!t',
on Lifetime as level-headed, grounded-and-not-afraid-to-speak-up Dinah in 'Nightmare PTA Moms',
and on Lifetime Movie Network as the sporty-tough-and-won’t-back-down-beach-volleyball Coach Jaden in 'Deadly Excursion Kidnapped From the Beach'.
Other notable credits include playing Robert LaSardo’s loving wife in indie film, 'Riviera'.
Watch it here: Riviera the Movie
When Sheryl is not acting,
she teaches artists and actors how to use their voice for stage and screen,
and how to turn auditions into a 'Yes'!!
In addition to acting,
Sheryl is a classically trained singer.
Blues, gospel, pop and a smidge of country
are part of her musical canon.
Sheryl also wrote, produced and directed her first set of documentaries,
'The Power of Creativity',
to give back to the arts’ community by sharing stories of brave,creative women who use art to overcome challenges in life. Her filmmaking and teaching is housed under her
Creativeology Music and Film business.
On the daily, Sheryl’s routine is hitting the gym and coupling her love for fitness with healthy lifestyle habits and daily spiritual renewal.
She believes a healthy mind, body and spirit is foundational for doing creative work
while giving and spreading the
joy creativity brings to others.