most recently starred as David Ruffin in Broadway’s Ain’t Too Proud –The Life and Times of The Temptations. He earned a Tony nomination, a Chita Rivera Award, the Helen Hayes Award, the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award, Theater Bay Area Award, The Actors’ Equity Clarence Derwent Award, and nominations from the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle. Sykes is currently recurring on “Russian Doll” for Netflix. His Broadway credits include Hamilton: An American Musical (OBC), Memphis (OBC), Newsies (OBC), Motown (OBC), and The Little Mermaid. Additional TV/Film credits include: “Seaweed J. Stubbs’ in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!”, “Marvin” on “Vinyl,” “Luke Cage,” “Smash,” “30Rock,” Leave It On The Floor, Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes, and Detroit, directed by Katheryn Bigelow. A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Ephraim graduated from the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University BFA program with departmental honors and toured with the Ailey II Company for two years.