Frenchie Davis Set for Series of Shows at Metropolitan Room in February
Former RENT star Frenchie Davis will bring THE FRENCH & KAT SHOW to the Metropolitan Room for a series of performances in February 2014.
Davis' performances are set for Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7pm, Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4pm, and Monday, Feb. 10 at 7pm.
Per the show's listing: "Broadway star, Frenchie Davis, along with her musical soulmate/non-sexual life partner, pianist and comedian Kathryn Lounsbery, proudly present THE FRENCH & KAT SHOW. This Pop Cabaret is one part Bach, two parts Kander & Ebb, a dash of Britney, and a sprinkle of Clair Huxtable all served in a Blanche Devereaux martini glass - neat. French and Kat draw audiences to their voluptuous musical bosoms with legit, inventive, and soulful arrangements of songs spanning every decade."
Davis first made her mark on Season 2 of the mega-hit reality-television show "American Idol" where judge Simon Cowell predicted "Frenchie Davis could win the show!" During the filming of AI, her stage presence, charismatic performances and power-house vocals cemented her as an audience and critic favorite nationwide. After "Idol," Frenchie headed straight to The Great White Way where she starred in the hit Broadway Musical "RENT" written by Jonathan Larson. Originally only contracted for a six-week run, Frenchie again wowed audiences with her vocal prowess, and show producers quickly extended her contract where she starred for the next four years! Frenchie has also starred in the West Coast tour of "Dreamgirls" playing Effie White, "Sing, Mahalia, Sing" playing Gospel great Mahalia Jackson, and in the 30th Anniversary National Revival production of "Ain't Misbehavin'" (opposite American Idol winner Ruben Studdard) playing the role which won Nell Carter the Tony Award. Frenchie and the cast were honored with a 2009 Grammy Award-nomination for Best Cast Recording.
In 2012, Davis performed alongside fellow Grammy-nominees Natasha Bedingfield and Taylor Dayne at the Americana At Brand's Summer Concert Series in front of an audience of over 10,000. Ms. Davis recently starred in "Cinderella" playing the Fairy Godmother at Berkeley Playhouse in Berkeley, CA and was a special guest performer at the 2010 Christmas Tree Lighting event in Sacramento for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ms. Davis was educated at Howard University in Washington DC. For more info, please visit: www.FrenchieDavis.org