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Grammy And Emmy Nominee VANESSA WILLIAMS Brings Broadway And Hollywood To The McCallum In Special One Night Only Concert


The McCallum Theatre and Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald present Vanessa Williams, as part of the Fitz's Jazz Café series, on Saturday, January 14, at 8:00pm.From Broadway to Hollywood, Vanessa William is an icon. After becoming the first African-American Miss America, she went on to slay the music business, before making us laugh in shows such as "Ugly Betty" and "Desperate Housewives." With 11 Grammy nominations and three Emmy nominations, you know you're in the presence of an impressive diva!

Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today.

Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, Vanessa is one of just a few artists to score #1 and Top 10 hits on Billboard's Album and Singles charts in The Combined areas of Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel and Jazz - including her 2009 release The Real Thing which debuted at #1.

Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliation including 3 Emmy nominations, 17 Grammy nominations (of which 11 were for her individually), a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards, 3 Satellite Awards and ultimately a Golden Globe, Grammy and an Oscar for "Best Original Song" for her Platinum single "Colors of the Wind" from the Disney film Pocahontas.

A strong advocate for equal rights, especially concerning the gay community and minorities, Vanessa was honored with the Human Rights Campaign Ally for Equality Award for her humanitarian contributions. She also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

Her autobiography, You Have No Idea, co-written with her mother Helen Williams, was a New York Times Best Seller in 2012. Vanessa returned to Broadway in the spring of 2014 for a special limited engagement in the musical After Midnight. She also co-starred with Cicely Tyson and Cuba Gooding, Jr in Trip to Bountiful, which was the #1 play of the 2013 Broadway season.

Vanessa is the mother of four - Melanie, Jillian, Devin and Sasha and divides her time between homes in Los Angeles and New York. Her charitable endeavors are many and varied, embracing and supporting such organizations as Special Olympics and several others.

The McCallum Theatre and Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald present Vanessa Williams, as part of the Fitz's Jazz Café series, on Saturday, January 14, at 8:00pm. This performance is co-sponsored by Desert Lexus, United American Mortgage, Studio Dentistry, SoCal Pianos, CBS Local TV 2 and CV 104.3FM.

Tickets for this performance of Vanessa Williams on Saturday, January 14, at 8:00pm, are priced at $97, $87, $77 and $57. Tickets are available at the Theatre's website at or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-ARTS.

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