Triad Stage debut. Gayle received a Best Actress nomination from the Connecticut Critics Circle for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Broadway: Sunset Boulevard, Grind, Dancin’, Dreamgirls. Off-Broadway: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District (The Metropolitan Opera); Sistahs; Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors; Josephine Baker in The Dark Star from Harlem. Regional: Seven Guitars, The Sunshine Boys, Beehive, Crowns, Chess, The World Goes Round. Film/TV: Black Nativity, The Tides That Bind, HoneyBee, Madame Secretary, The Americans, Twenty Good Years, The Class.