Erika LaVonn is pleased to return to Syracuse Stage having previously been seen here as Risa in Two Trains Running. The Piano Lesson marks her fifth production from August Wilson’s body of work. Most recently, Erika embodied Camae from The Mountaintop in a four city tour that stretched from Arizona, to North Carolina, to the Guthrie stage in Minnesota. She’s had the privilege of working overseas and across the country in other productions that include, The Comfort Team (world premiere), A Raisin in the Sun, Nobody (world premiere), The Fall of the House (world premiere), Jitney, Seven Guitars, Metamorphoses, Gee’s Bend, Things of Dry Hours, Crowns, A Christmas Carol, and a three and a half year run on Broadway in The Lion King. Other credits include War of the Worlds (Spielberg), Law & Order: SVU, A.T.W.T., One Life to Live, and she will return to the small screen in the 2015 PBS presentation, LBJ: The Forty Acres Club.