Sara BareillesSara Beth Bareilles (, ; born December 7, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She has sold over three million albums and over 15 million singles in the United States. She has earned various awards and nominations including nine Grammy Award nominations, with one win, as well as nominations for three Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Tony Awards. In February 2012, VH1 placed her in the 80th spot of the Top 100 Greatest Women in Music.
Born and raised in Eureka, California, Bareilles released a self-published album ''Careful Confessions'' in 2004. She received further recognition with the release of her second studio album ''Little Voice'' (2007), which was her first recording for a major record label (Epic). The album included the hit single "Love Song", which reached number four on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 and earned her two Grammy Award nominations, including Song of the Year. In 2010, she released her third studio album ''Kaleidoscope Heart'', with its lead single "King of Anything" earning a Grammy Award nomination. In 2011, Bareilles served as a judge in the third season of the NBC singing competition series ''The Sing-Off''. In 2013, she released her fourth studio album ''The Blessed Unrest'' which featured the lead single "Brave". The album earned two Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year.
Bareilles made her Broadway debut when she composed music and wrote lyrics for the 2015 musical ''Waitress'', for which she earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Original Score and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theatre Album. She subsequently earned Olivier Award nominations for its 2021 West End transfer production. She released the 2015 studio album ''What's Inside: Songs from Waitress'', which is a recording of her singing many of the musical's songs. In 2015, she released a ''New York Times''-bestselling memoir, ''Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song''. For her work in the 2016 Broadway musical ''SpongeBob SquarePants'', she earned a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Original Score. In 2022, she returned to Broadway as The Baker's Wife in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's ''Into the Woods''.
Bareilles is also known for her work on television. In 2018, she received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Mary Magdalene in the NBC musical television special ''Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert'', for which she earned nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Also in 2018, she co-hosted the 72nd Tony Awards alongside Josh Groban, for which she was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2019, she released her sixth studio album ''Amidst the Chaos'', with the single "Saint Honesty" earning her the Grammy Award for Best American Roots Performance. She currently stars as Dawn Solano in Peacock's musical comedy ''Girls5eva'' (2021–present). Provided by Wikipedia