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Vanessa L. Williams

Vanessa Lynn Williams, known professionally as Vanessa L. Williams or Vanessa Williams, is an American singer, actress, producer and former fashion model. In 1983, she became the first African-American woman crowned Miss America, but a scandal arose when Penthouse magazine bought and published nude photographs of her. She relinquished her title early and was succeeded by the first runner-up, Suzette Charles of New Jersey. Williams rebounded by launching a career as an entertainer, earning multiple Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominations. She is arguably the most successful Miss America winner in the field of entertainment.
Williams released her debut album The Right Stuff in 1988, which spawned the hits "The Right Stuff", a No. 1 on Hot Dance Songs, and "Dreamin'" a No. 1 on R&B and No. 8 on Billboard Hot 100. Her second studio album The Comfort Zone in 1991 topped the Billboard R&B Album Chart, which spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit "Save the Best for Last". In 1994 she debuted on Broadway in the musical Kiss of the Spider Woman. In 1995 she recorded "Colors of the Wind", the Oscar-winner for Best Original Song from the Disney animated feature film Pocahontas, which reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Vanessa L. Williams is preparing for

  • Uncle Vanya - Producer

    20:00, Tue 2nd March 2021 - Sun 7th March 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:00, Tue 9th March 2021 - Sun 14th March 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:30, Tue 16th March 2021 - Sun 21st March 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Uncle Vanya is a play by the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. It was first published in 1897 and received its Moscow première in 1899 in a production by the Moscow Art Theatre, under the direction of…

  • In the Heights - Nina Rosario

    19:45, Tue 23rd March 2021 - Fri 26th March 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:45, Tue 30th March 2021 - Fri 2nd April 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    19:00, Tue 6th April 2021 - Fri 9th April 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving an ensemble cast of characters in…

  • American Idiot - Drums

    20:30, Tue 18th May 2021 - Fri 21st May 2021 at Barbican Centre

    American Idiot is a one-act, through-sung stage musical, an adaptation of punk rock band Green Day's rock opera, American Idiot. After a run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2009, the show moved…

  • Richard III - Choreographer

    21:30, Sat 5th June 2021 - Fri 11th June 2021 at Barbican Centre

    Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England…

  • Urinetown - Trumpet

    21:30, Thu 2nd September 2021 - Sun 5th September 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibilit…

  • Gypsy: A Musical Fable - Drums

    20:15, Tue 7th September 2021 - Sun 12th September 2021 at Random Venue 9

    Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and…

  • Wicked - Writer

    19:30, Sat 6th November 2021 - Tue 9th November 2021 at Random Venue 13

    Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a…

  • Wicked - Bassoon

    20:00, Sun 21st November 2021 - Sat 27th November 2021 at Random Venue 24

    Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a…

  • The Misanthrope - Producer

    19:15, Thu 9th December 2021 - Mon 13th December 2021 at Barbican Centre

    The Misanthrope, or the Cantankerous Lover is a 17th-century comedy of manners in verse written by Molière. It was first performed on 4 June 1666 at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal, Paris by the King's Play…

  • In the Heights - Set Designer

    19:15, Tue 14th December 2021 - Sat 18th December 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving an ensemble cast of characters in…

  • Antony and Cleopatra - Sound Designer

    19:30, Wed 19th January 2022 - Sat 22nd January 2022 at Random Venue 49
    18:00, Wed 26th January 2022 - Sat 29th January 2022 at Random Venue 49
    19:30, Wed 2nd February 2022 - Sat 5th February 2022 at Random Venue 49

    Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play was first printed in the First Folio of 1623. The plot is based on Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Lives and follows the relat…

  • Funny Girl - Mrs. Strakosh

    21:15, Tue 15th February 2022 - Fri 18th February 2022 at Royal Court Theatre

    Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne…

  • A Streetcar Named Desire - Stanley Kowalski

    19:15, Tue 15th March 2022 - Sun 20th March 2022 at Random Venue 65

    A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December 3, 1947,…

  • Antigone - Haemon

    20:15, Thu 7th April 2022 - Mon 11th April 2022 at Adelphi Theatre

    Antigone is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 441 BC. Chronologically, it is the third of the three Theban plays but was written first. The play expands on the Theban legend that predated it…

  • Jersey Boys - Bob Crewe

    15:15, Thu 14th April 2022 - Sun 17th April 2022 at Random Venue 29

    Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. It is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation,…

  • A Raisin in the Sun - Musical Director, Camera Operator

    12:30, Thu 21st July 2022 - Sun 24th July 2022 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:15, Thu 28th July 2022 - Sun 31st July 2022 at Royal Opera House, London
    21:00, Thu 4th August 2022 - Sun 7th August 2022 at Royal Opera House, London

    A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. The story is based upon a black family's experiences in…

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