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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.


Vanessa L. Williams is currently involved with

Annie - Technical Director

21:00, Tue 26th May 2020 - Sun 31st May 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
20:30, Tue 2nd June 2020 - Sun 7th June 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
20:45, Tue 9th June 2020 - Sun 14th June 2020 at Royal Opera House, London

Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs "Tomorrow" and "Hard-Knock Life" are among its most popular musical numbers.

Vanessa L. Williams is preparing for

  • Footloose - Publicity Designer

    19:30, Thu 17th December 2020 - Sun 20th December 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    19:30, Thu 24th December 2020 - Sun 27th December 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    20:00, Thu 31st December 2020 - Sun 3rd January 2021 at Savoy Theatre

    Footloose is a 1998 musical based on the 1984 film of the same name. The music is by Tom Snow, the lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and the book by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie.

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel - Technical Director

    19:45, Thu 24th December 2020 - Mon 28th December 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The Scarlet Pimpernel is a play and adventure novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution. The title character, Sir Percy Blakeney, repres…

  • The Miser - Master Simon

    20:00, Wed 30th December 2020 - Sun 3rd January 2021 at Haymarket Theatre

    The Miser is a five-act comedy in prose by the French playwright Molière. It was first performed on September 9, 1668, in the theatre of the Palais-Royal in Paris.

  • Company - Peter

    19:15, Tue 5th January 2021 - Sun 10th January 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six.

  • The Glass Menagerie - Lighting Designer

    19:45, Wed 6th January 2021 - Sun 10th January 2021 at London Palladium

    The Glass Menagerie is a four-character memory play by Tennessee Williams. Williams worked on various drafts of the play prior to writing a version of it as a screenplay for MGM, to whom Williams was…

  • Equus - Harry Dalton

    20:00, Thu 11th February 2021 - Sun 14th February 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    19:30, Thu 18th February 2021 - Sun 21st February 2021 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:00, Thu 25th February 2021 - Sun 28th February 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Equus is a play by Peter Shaffer written in 1973, telling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses.
    Shaffer was inspired…

  • A Raisin in the Sun - Master Carpenter

    14:00, Wed 12th May 2021 - Sat 15th May 2021 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…

  • The Tempest - Producer, King Alonso

    20:15, Wed 4th August 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where…

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Director

    20:45, Wed 11th August 2021 - Sun 15th August 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play by Tennessee Williams. One of Williams's best-known works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Set in the "plantation home in…

Vanessa L. Williams has been involved with