The role of Yehenara that Cheryl Chitty Tan had with Kit Chan in the popular musical Forbidden City made her famous.
At the tender age of 15, Cheryl made her professional debut in KL playing the lead in Little Violet and the Angel. She spent some time performing in tiny operas and plays in New York after earning her degree from Wesleyan University before joining the Little Company of Singapore Repertory Theatre.
Her most well-known stage performances include Ivy Chan in Beauty World, the famous Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Mimi, the kung-fu battling Mimi in Mama White Snake (Wild Rice), and Katy Tranh in Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner (Checkpoint Theatre for SIFA) (Singapore Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park).
On Parting (7 Letters), a film by renowned director Boo Junfeng, and As You Were, a film by Liao Jiekai, Cheryl collaborated. She most recently collaborated with Gurmit Singh on the short film The Meantime by Edward Khoo.
As the eccentric yet crafty lead of Channel 5’s Faculty, Prof. Sylvia Soo, she made her television debut. She also played Dr. Winnie Low in Derek, and the character appeared in Derek 2 and Code of Law 5.
Her greatest assets are her variety and range. She portrayed an aggressive student journalist in Paddles Up! who had no difficulty chasing males into the restroom to get a scoop. She portrayed a psychiatrist in Code of Law who had a history of self-harm and was becoming more depressed. Her greatest acting challenge to far was playing Juliet, but her all-time favourite part is still the crazy penguin in the Junior Claus show.
She has a strong love for Malay golden oldies and can sing musical theatre, jazz, pop, and crossover classical music. In the world of events, where she excels at switching from classy to goofy, she is also creating a name for herself as an emcee.
Cheryl received her training in singing education at New York Vocal Coaching.
Language Proficiency: English, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu