Next Big Thing: Solea Pfeiffer Talks About Her Role in "A Jazzman's Blues" and How It Feels "Finally Getting To Represent Who I Am" on Screen

The actress makes her first movie appearance in the Tyler Perry period drama. She says that playing a woman of mixed race was exciting for

her because it was similar to her own background. The actor who was in "Hamilton" is also going to be in "Almost Famous" on Broadway this fall:

"I'd like to be able to call myself a "multihyphenate." 
Solea Pfeiffer was talking to Don Cheadle on the phone about a possible appearance on his 

Showtime series Black Monday when another call came in. She didn't care. The 27-year-old actress didn't end up working with Cheadle,

but she did get the lead role in A Jazzman's Blues, a period drama directed by Tyler Perry, who was the unknown caller.

A Jazzman's Blues is Pfeiffer's first full-length movie. She was praised for her stage work in the original national tour of Hamilton and in Gustavo Dudamel's

production of West Side Story at the Hollywood Bowl. She will play Penny Lane in the Broadway premiere of "Almost Famous" in October.