Synonyms of 'performer'
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An artiste is a professional entertainer, for example a singer or a dancer.
a Parisian cabaret artiste
A player is an actor.
Oscar nominations went to all five leading players.
You can refer to an actor or other performer as a trouper, especially when you want to suggest that they have a lot of experience and can deal with difficult situations in a professional way.
Like the old trouper he is, he timed his entrance perfectly.
Thesaurus for performer from the Collins English Thesaurus
A performer is a person who acts, sings , or does other entertainment in front of audiences .