Video: Vanessa Williams Talks Singing New Elton John Songs in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

The show is currently in previews at UK's Theatre Royal Plymouth, before a West End run beginning this October.

By: Jul. 10, 2024
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Vanessa Williams stopped by The Kelly Clarkson Show on Wednesday to discuss the new musical version of The Devil Wears Prada. She is currently playing the role of Miranda Priestly (played by Meryl Streep in the film) in the stage musical, which features an Elton John score.

The show is currently in previews at UK's Theatre Royal Plymouth, before a West End run beginning this October. Williams says they are "figuring it all out, but it's amazing." 

She also recalled listening to Elton John's music as a kid: "That was my childhood, so to be able to work with him and have him write new songs that I get the chance to sing for him is pretty epic," Williams told Clarkson. 

She went on to say that "the script is very much based on the movie so you see all the aspects, but it's also amplified with the music."

Watch the interview now!

About The Devil Wears Prada

The cast of The Devil Wears Prada also includes Georgie Buckland making her West End debut playing the driven Andy, Amy Di Bartolomeo as the icy First Assistant to Miranda, Emily, James Darch as the devious journalist, Christian, Rhys Whitfield as Andy’s long-term boyfriend, Nate, and Olivier Award winner, Matt Henry, as Runway’s Creative Fashion Director, Nigel.

Completing the cast are: Maddy Ambus, Gabby Antrobus, Selena Barron, Pamela Blair, Robertina Bonano, Lloyd Davies, Elishia Edwards, Akeem Ellis-Hyman, Elizabeth Fullalove, Jinny Gould, Natasha Heyward, Samuel How, Luke JacksonDebbie Kurup*, Liam MarcellinoRobbie McMillanCiro Lourencio MeulensGabriel Mokake, Theo Papoui, Christopher Parkinson, Eleanor Peach, Ethan LePhong, Jon ReynoldsHarriet Samuel-Gray, Olivia Saunders, Kayleigh ThadaniElla ValentineRhys Whitfield and Tara Yasmin. * London only

The Devil Wears Prada features an original score by music icon, and Olivier and Tony Award winner Elton John, lyrics by singer-songwriter Shaina Taub, book by Kate Wetherhead with direction & choreography by three-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell.  

Fresh out of college, aspiring journalist Andy scores a job at the prestigious Runway magazine working for fashion's most powerful and terrifying icon — editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly. Sacrificing her personal life to meet Miranda's impossible demands, Andy finds herself seduced by the glamorous world she once despised. How far will she go to succeed... and will it be worth selling her soul to get what she’s always wanted?  

The Devil Wears Prada, features an all-star, award-winning creative team led by
Elton John (Tammy Faye, Billy Elliot: The Musical, The Lion King), new direction & choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Pretty Woman, Hairspray), lyrics by singer-songwriter Shaina Taub (Suffs), book by Kate Wetherhead (Ever After, Submissions Only), set design by Tim Hatley (Life of Pi, Back to the Future), costume design by Gregg Barnes (Some Like It Hot, Legally Blonde), lighting design by Bruno Poet (The Tina Turner Musical, Frankenstein), sound design by Gareth Owen (Come From Away, & Juliet) and casting by Jill Green CDG.

The musical is based on Lauren Weisberger's best-selling 2003 novel and the 2006 blockbuster film from Twentieth Century Studios which went on to gross $326 million worldwide and received two Academy Award nominations.