MOTOWN's N'Kenge Set for BROADWAY DIVAS with the Ottawa Symphony Tonight
Back by Popular Demand, Broadway Diva N'Kenge (MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM) returns to National Arts Centre. She will grace the stage in the BROADWAY DIVAS concert with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor, Jack Everly for three nights; tonight, January 21, Friday January 22 and Saturday January 23, 2016 at 8:00PM.
Not to be missed, N'Kenge is known to have audiences rising to their feet once their ears have witnessed this Diva's vocal ability. She will be joined on stage by fellow Divas Christina Bianco; Mandy Gonzalez and Kristen Plumley. These ladies will be belting out songs from shows that are the best of Broadway - LES MISERABLES, ANNIE, CHICAGO, MY FAIR LADY and much more. You won't be able to sit down when N'Kenge sings hits such as "Summertime" from PORGY AND BESS, "And I Am Telling You" from DREAMGIRLS and "Mein Herr" from CABARET.
The NY Post called N'Kenge "Electrifying" in the role of Mary Wells that she originated in Broadway's Smash Hit MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL. N'Kenge made her Broadway debut in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM alongside Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis and Tom Wopat which was directed by Pulitzer Prize-winner James Lapine. In London, N'Kenge made her West End debut starring in THE GENIUS OF RAY CHARLES. N'Kenge starred in the Michael Jackson Tribute Show World Tour and has also been seen as a soloist at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra, to name a few.
N'Kenge is currently cast as Queen Ti in the Broadway bound AKHENATEN: THE MUSICAL and will continue on her symphony tour through May 2016. Check out N'Kenge's performance of "Defying Gravity" at the International Women's Forum 2015 Hall of Fame.