Patina Miller can currently be seen as press coordinator “Daisy Grant” in the second season of CBS’ hit drama series, Madam Secretary (2014), starring Téa Leoni, Bebe Neuwirth and Tim Daly. Written by Barbara Hall and directed by David Semel, the series premiered in September 2014 and returned to CBS for its sophomore season in October 2015.
Miller made her feature film debut as “Commander Paylor” in Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014). Also 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. Patina then reprised her role in the final installment of the series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015), 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 also starring Matthew James Thomas, Andrea Martin and Terrence Mann, “Pippin” received the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical at the 67th Annual Tony Awards. Patina 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. Patina earned a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical as well as Drama League, Fred and Adele Astaire Award and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nominations for her performance. 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 Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for her performance. Miller originated the role of “Deloris” in the West End production of “Sister Act” at the London Palladium, where she received an Olivier Award nomination and a WhatsOnStage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
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”. Patina 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. Among 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, Patina appeared in the renowned daytime soap opera, All My Children (1970).
Patina performed her first solo concert at the Kennedy Center for 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.