A Carolina country girl, I grew up singing in a hand clapping, foot stomping church. I stumbled into the theatre world toward the end of my high school career but did not consider it as a potential profession. Somehow I decided to major in theater while attending North Carolina A&T State University. I received my B.F.A., did a little acting here and there for a year and then decided to pursue a graduate degree. Six months after receiving my M.F.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, I miraculously landed the role of Celie in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway (produced by Oprah Winfrey), replacing Fantasia Barrino. After closing the Original Broadway Production of THE COLOR PURPLE I traveled the continent in the First National Tour of the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q. After AVENUE Q I gave my passport a good workout performing on stages in Lyon, Liverpool, Scotland, St. Martin, and Toronto. A couple of my favorite highlights include singing at the famed Carnegie Hall, and becoming a member of the infamous, soul stirring, Grammy nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV). Joining BIV has led to other highlights- recording with the band The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, performing in Mariah Carey's 2014 Christmas Spectacular, and providing background vocals for TV shows AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, SMASH, and THE DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW. If you listen really really closely you just might hear my voice on BIV's second album, "Great Joy II". Volunteering for several organizations including The Ronald McDonald House, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Covenant House, and Sing For Hope continue to be the best moments of my career. What’s next? Only time will tell………. To be continued
Thank you God for your unconditional, unfailing, everlasting love and favor. Romans 8.