Michelle Williams Reflects on Broadway Debut in AIDA, FELA Tour & More!
Broadway veteran and Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams, who just released her new single "If We Had Your Eyes", recently chatted with Michigan Avenue about her new album, and she touched on her experience on the Broadway stage. When asked about her time spent on Broadway in AIDA, Williams responded: "I consider myself a little girl up there on that stage thrown to the wolves. I pretty much was. My very first Broadway role was a lead character. That's absolutely insane. Even with Destiny's Child, I didn't have a lot of experience, but growing up [and participating in] the Creative and Performing Arts program [in Rockford's schools] gives you the confidence to just go for it. I'm very proud that I can look at my résumé and see all I've done, and I can't wait to do more. I hope to originate a role on Broadway one day. I'm very excited about my growth."
On how she has been able to keep her voice in shape on the FELA! tour: "I had a little bit of fatigue, but I just needed a half-day of rest-no talking, no press, no nothing-because if I didn't I was close to vocal injury."
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From the record-breaking R&B/pop group Destiny's Child to the top of the gospel charts, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress Michelle Williamsis an international sensation, with eleven #1 singles, more than 50 million records sold worldwide and over 150 awards including three Grammys. In 2002, Williams released her first solo album, the award-winning #1 gospel album Heart to Yours, which featured collaboration with the legendary Shirley Caesar, hit #3 on the Top Contemporary Christian Albums chart and became the year's top-selling gospel album. She followed in 2004 with her critically-acclaimed second gospel album Do You Know, and in 2008 released her third solo album, the hit R&B/pop album Unexpected.
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