About this Artist
Patina Miller stars as ‘Raquel Thomas’ in the STARZ Original series “Power Book III: Raising Kanan” which is currently in production on its third season. Last summer, Patina made her highly anticipated Broadway return in the critically acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1987 musical, Into The Woods. Patina received rave reviews starring as the Witch, a role she played during a Hollywood Bowl production of the musical in 2019. This marked the first time in 8 years that she graced the Broadway stage since she won a Tony Award for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical” in 2013. This year, Miller won a Grammy Award for the “Best Musical Theater Album” category for her work on the cast recording of Into the Woods.
She previously starred as press coordinator Daisy Grant in the CBS hit drama series “Madam Secretary,” starring Tea Leoni, Bebe Neuwirth and Tim Daly. She also starred as Charlotte Jenkins on the PBS Civil War-era drama “Mercy Street,” alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Josh Radnor. The show marked PBS' first original drama in more than a decade. Additionally, Miller served as the narrator in Jim Henson’s animated children’s series “Word Party.”
In 2021, Miller starred in The Many Saints of Newark, the feature film prequel to David Chase’s award-winning series “The Sopranos.” She made her feature film debut as Commander Paylor in Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The first part of the famous trilogy’s finale was released in November 2014. Miller then reprised her role in the final installment of the series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, which was released in November 2015.
Miller starred as the Leading Player in the Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz’s famous 1972 musical “Pippin,” directed by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus and co-starring Matthew James Thomas, Andrea Martin and Terrance Mann. “Pippin” received the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical at the 67th Annual Tony Awards. Miller successfully put a contemporary twist on a role originated by award-winning actor Ben Vereen, and mastered the Fosse movements that the show relies so heavily on.
Miller earned a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, as well as a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award. She was also a Drama League Award honoree and Fred and Adele Astaire Award nominee. She previously performed the role of Leading Player in the American Repertory Theater production of "Pippin" from December 2012 to January 2013.
Miller made her Broadway debut in the 2011 Broadway season as the gutsy nightclub-singer-turned-nun Deloris Van Cartier in the stage adaptation of “Sister Act,” which earned her first Tony nomination as well as a Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for her performance. She was also a Theatre World Award winner.
Additionally, Miller starred in multiple Off-Broadway productions, including "Ragtime" at Avery Fisher Hall, City Center Encores! production of Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson’s “Lost in the Stars,” and the Manhattan Theatre Club’s “Romantic Poetry.” Miller also appeared in the Public Theater’s pre-Broadway revival of “Hair" during its 2008 run at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, also under the direction of Diane Paulus. Her regional theatre credits include "First You Dream," a Kander and Ebb revue at the Kennedy Center, "Sister Act" at the Alliance Theatre and Pasadena Playhouse, and the Philadelphia Theater Company production of "Being Alive." She has participated in workshops for "Book of Mormon," “Nightingale," and "American Idiot." Prior to her numerous theater credits, Miller appeared in the renowned daytime soap opera "All My Children."
Miller performed her first solo concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts during its 2013-2014 theatrical season. She then made her New York City debut in February 2014 as part of Lincoln Center Theater’s “American Songbook” series, which subsequently aired on PBS.
Miller received a degree in musical theater from Carnegie Mellon University. She currently resides in New York City.