Songstress | Choreographer | Film & Theatrical Entertainer
The answer to that provocation is hardly simple, though: the classically trained performer, who earned her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), hails from California, but is a wanderer at heart. Having split her time between both the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles throughout her career, Pjay has both fostered and shared her talents from coast to coast, country to country. As a singer-entertainer, she’s enthralled audiences in destinations like Morocco, France, Taiwan, Canada, and Italy. Her stage repertoire (as an actor and choreographer) includes Netflix ('From Scratch') Jimmy Kimmel ('Sketch Comedy') Theatreworks ('Caroline or Change' [Critics Circle Award for Best Musical]) and ('Crowns'), Center Theatre Group (‘The Christians;), and Willows Theatre ('Aida' and 'The Wiz'). And she’s blessed to say Hollywood has treated her well, too: as a seasoned television actor, Pjay’s credits include Peleton and numerous other corporate brands. When she’s not on set or stage, she’s recording original music. Her acclaimed 2017 EP Love Come Through is a collection of sultry earworms that walk the tightrope between soul, jazz, and R&B — a foray she’s continued mastering in more recent years with 2022’s neo-soul-indebted singles “Here with You” and “The Time Before.”
Say hello to Pjay Phillips, the soulful actor, singer, and choreographer whose passion for the arts shines through her every word and movement — although she’d never have to tell you that. Instead, upon first meeting the multihyphenate talent, you’ll instantly glean what she’s all about. The kind of girl to burst into song in the middle of a conversation, stifle a giggle in an otherwise silent room, or smile at you with her twinkling eyes during even the most serious of chats, Pjay doesn’t set the vibe — she, herself, is the vibe. And from that first encounter, which will feel more like catching up with not a stranger, but a longtime friend, you’ll be left questioning where Pjay’s been your whole life.
Despite her extraordinary career highlights as a jet-setting triple threat, Pjay remains grounded. She’s self-assured in her artistry, but never hostile or arrogant — a rare levelheadedness courtesy of her Southern roots. With her, there are no diva antics or entourages, just a dedication to her craft and a commitment to greatness. And holding her down through it all is her family and a tight circle of friends, from whom she draws purpose, creativity, and inspiration (especially from her late father, who she was especially close with). This is the journey of Pjay. Come through.
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