Avery Sommers recently costarred in “LOST EVERYTHING” her third movie in 2007, which was shot in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. She also filmed “MYSTERIOUS” in ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS, which starred James Brolin and Antonio Sabato Jr., and “HIDING VICTORIA” in West Palm Beach in which she costarred with Anita Gillette. She was also the Associate Producer.
Avery starred on Broadway in “AIN’T MISBEHAVIN” replacing Nell Carter and “SHOWBOAT IN TEXAS”, (Jewel) with Ann-Margaret and “Chicago” (Matron Mama Morton) with Chita Rivera and Joel Grey. She was nominated for and won an L.A OVATION AWARD for her portrayal of Matron Mama Morton.
Some of Avery’s other favorite roles include “CROWNS” (mother Shaw), “SOUTH PACIFIC” (Bloody Mary), “BIG RIVER” (Alice), “THE HOT MIKADO” (Katesha) and “MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL” (Power Woman).
Avery starred in “BUT NOT FOR ME” her one woman show which was created and produced by the Caldwell Theater Company in Boca Raton. She won a CORBONELLE AWARD as Best Actress for her performance.
She created the recurring role of REGINA DANSBY on the CBS soap “AS THE WORLD TURNS” as well as the recurring role of EVELYN on the ABC Mystery Movie Series, “B.L. STRYKER starring Burt Reynolds and Ossie Davies. She also costarred with Burt Reynolds and Reba McIntyre in the CBS Movie of the Week, “THE MAN FROM LEST FIELD”.
Avery wrote, directed, staged and Choreographed “THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE” and is very proud of her cast of wonderful young performers from The Palm Beach county School System.