N'Kenge & Orfeh to Play Birdland Jazz Club, 8/18
Back by popular demand Broadway star N' Kenge performs at BIRDLAND's Jazz Party August 18 2013.
N'Kenge is currently performing to sold out performances at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre in MOTOWN and she made her Broadway debut in Sondheim on Sondheim alongside Barbara Cook and Vanessa Williams which was directed by Pulitzer Prize James Lapine. In London, N'Kenge starred in The Genius of Ray Charles where she made her West End debut. A native New Yorker, She just returned from starring in the World Tour of the Michael Jackson Tribute Show. N'Kenge's debut EP TAKE ME OFF is on itunes worldwide , produced by Kerry Gordy, son of Motown Legend Berry Gordy. N'Kenge has performed alongside jazz greats such as Wynton Marsalis and Ornette Coleman at Lincoln Center and has been a Principal Artist at New York City Opera. N'Kenge had the honor to perform for the Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball hosted by President Obama.
Equally at home on the opera stage, N'Kenge has been seen in a range of opera roles including Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Musetta in La Boheme and Therese in Les Mamelles de Tiresias. N'Kenge has made solo appearances at the White House, Kennedy Center, and at the Library of Congress which was broadcast worldwide through NPR.
N'Kenge received a Helen Hayes Awards nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a musical for as a Diva in Marion Caffey's 3 Mo'Divas and received an Arizoni Theatre Award nomination for Best Actress for the title role in Elton John's Aida.
N'Kenge performed at BIRDLAND before at a sold out house and will now return together with TONY nominee Orfeh on August 18 at 6pm. Tickets at www.Birldlandjazz.com.