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Also Credited As: Vanessa L. Williams
 
Date Of Birth:
March 18, 1963 (56)
Birth Place:
Bronx, NY, USA
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Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today. She has sold more than seven million records worldwide, and her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings, and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: March 18, 1963 (56)

Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA

Bio:
Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today. She has sold more than seven million records worldwide, and her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings, and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award ... (read more)
BWW Interview: Megan Hilty Talks Voicing a Character on T.O.T.S. and Starring in PATSY AND LORETTABWW Interview: Megan Hilty Talks Voicing a Character on T.O.T.S. and Starring in PATSY AND LORETTA
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 17, 2019

Megan Hilty is voicing K.C., a fun-loving and free-spirited koala, in the new Disney Junior animated series, 'T.O.T.S.' which chronicles the hilarious adventures of best friends Pip and Freddy, a tenacious penguin and a kind-hearted flamingo, who are the only non-stork delivery birds in-training at Tiny Ones Transport Service (T.O.T.S.). (more...)

Jet Jurgensmeyer Announces Debut AlbumJet Jurgensmeyer Announces Debut Album
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

Singer and actor Jet Jurgensmeyer has announced that his highly anticipated self-titled debut album will be released on June 21, 2019. Adding to the excitement, the rising star has revealed the cover art and tracklisting. The album features two songs (“Real World” and “Just Another Moment Away”) written by pop star Sabrina Carpenter as well as Jurgensmeyer's latest single “This Is Your Moment.” It was recorded at the Legends Studio in Nashville, TN and produced by Butch Baker. (more...)

Carole King, Vanessa Carlton and the Cast of BEAUTIFUL to Perform on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTHCarole King, Vanessa Carlton and the Cast of BEAUTIFUL to Perform on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

This July 4th, A CAPITOL FOURTH continues its 39-year tradition of celebrating our nation's independence on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol building.  Two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (Netflix's YOU, FULLER HOUSE, ER) returns to host the country's longest-running live national July 4th TV tradition.  A CAPITOL FOURTH's family-friendly Independence Day celebration will commemorate our country's 243rd birthday with all-star musical performances, and remains unaffiliated with any other July 4th events around the country, and in other locations in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Vanessa Williams, Paulo Szot, and Jason Gotay To Star In Development Reading of New Musical CHERIVanessa Williams, Paulo Szot, and Jason Gotay To Star In Development Reading of New Musical CHERI
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019

The development of the musical version of CHERI, with book/lyrics by Teri Hansen and music by Chabrier, Chopin, Debussy, de Falla, Duparc, Ravel, and Satie, directed by Dontee Kiehn (Associate Director: An American In Paris), musical direction by Andy Einhorn (Carousel), and choreography by Parker Esse (Helen Hayes Award 2018,2019), continues with a weeklong private industry reading in Manhattan August 5-12. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of MATCH GAME on ABC - Wednesday, June 26, 2019Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of MATCH GAME on ABC - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
by TV Scoop - Jun 10, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of MATCH GAME, airing on ABC on Wednesday, June 26, 2019! (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, 6/3-6/7Scoop: Upcoming Guests on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, 6/3-6/7
by TV Scoop - May 31, 2019

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, 6/3-6/7! (more...)

THE 24 PLAYS Celebrates 24 Years When THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS Returns on June 17THE 24 PLAYS Celebrates 24 Years When THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS Returns on June 17
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019

In 1995, a group of writers, directors and actors gathered on Manhattan's Lower East Side for what was supposed to be a one-time only event: write, direct, produce and perform new plays within the span of 24 hours. Twenty-four years later, The 24 Hour Plays and The 24 Hour Musicals are regularly performed around the world, touching everyone from celebrities to student artists and raising millions of dollars for charities. Today, The 24 Hour Plays announced that they'll mark their anniversary with an intimate production of The 24 Hour Musicals on Monday, June 17th at 8 PM on the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center.   (more...)

 Disney Junior Orders a Second Season of T.O.T.S. with Megan Hilty, Vanessa Williams Disney Junior Orders a Second Season of T.O.T.S. with Megan Hilty, Vanessa Williams
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2019

Disney Junior has ordered a second season of the animated series 'T.O.T.S.'—ahead of the series debut, FRIDAY, JUNE 14 (9:00 A.M. EDT/PDT)—on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. The comedy follows the adventures of best friends Pip and Freddy, a tenacious penguin and a kind-hearted flamingo, who are the only non-stork delivery birds in-training at Tiny Ones Transport Service (T.O.T.S.). Designed for kids age 2-7, 'T.O.T.S.' stories suggest themes of positively interacting with and nurturing others while celebrating each other's differences. Every episode has an original song and the recurring delivery anthem 'Bringing This Baby Home.' (more...)

Join Members Of The Broadway Community For LION HEARTED: A Benefit Concert For Maggie HollinbeckJoin Members Of The Broadway Community For LION HEARTED: A Benefit Concert For Maggie Hollinbeck
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

Join members of the Broadway community for an inspiring evening of heart-centered music and musings honoring the fearless Maggie Hollinbeck (ONCE TOUR). Ticket proceeds will go directly to Ms. Hollinbeck, a two-time breast cancer survivor, to offset her recent medical costs and assist on her valiant road to recovery. The event will be on Monday, May 13 at The Triad at 7PM (doors open at 6:30PM). The Triad is located at 158 W. 72nd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus on the Upper West Side. Tickets can be purchased here. (more...)

Broadway Inspirational Voices, Peter Entin, Joseph Blakely Forbes, and More Will Receive The 2019 Tony Honors  for Excellence in the TheatreBroadway Inspirational Voices, Peter Entin, Joseph Blakely Forbes, and More Will Receive The 2019 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2019 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to four outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry Broadway Inspirational Voices founded by Michael McElroy; Peter Entin, retired Vice President of Theatre Operations for the Shubert Organization; Joseph Blakely Forbes, Founder and President, Scenic Art Studios, Inc. and FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEETLEJUICE Opening Night: Inside the Strange and Unusual Red Carpet!Photo Coverage: BEETLEJUICE Opening Night: Inside the Strange and Unusual Red Carpet!
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2019

Beetlejuice officially opened on Broadway last night, April 25, at the Winter Garden Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night, and you can check out photos from the opening night red carpet below! (more...)

STRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Announced At The TriadSTRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Announced At The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

The Triad Theater, Off-Broadway Theatre, presents Queen Diva in "Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute 70th Birthday Celebration" on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The 120 minute tribute celebration begins with Phyllis Hyman's Disco Hit produced by New York's Own James Mtume 'You Know How To Love Me,' to Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies Medley-Sophisticated Ladies, A Train, It Don't Mean A Thing, In A Sentimental Mood" to her pivotal vocal performance in Brooklyn's own Spike Lee's "School Daze" singing "Be One"  to her recording career beginning with Veteran Producer Norman Connors singing "Betcha By Golly Wow" to  her favorite songs "What You Won't Do For Love," to "Old Friend" a song she would dedicate to her numerous dear friends who died of AIDS in the late 1980's and early 1990's. (more...)

Sarah Silverman to Join Seth Rudetsky For Live Comedy & Music Shows In LA and San FranciscoSarah Silverman to Join Seth Rudetsky For Live Comedy & Music Shows In LA and San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

Producer Mark Cortale has announced that two time Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman will join Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky for two special music and comedy evenings in California. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Performs 'Seize the Day' From NEWSIESVIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Performs 'Seize the Day' From NEWSIES
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2019

For 25 years Grammy and Tony award-nominated Michael McElroy and BIV have been lifting spirits with their music and service. This month they send out a rousing call to action filled with joy and promise, with Seize the Day from Newsies. (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama Presents THE WILD PARTYSyracuse University Department of Drama Presents THE WILD PARTY
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 27, 2019

The Syracuse University Department of Drama resumes its 2018-2019 season with 'The Wild Party,'written and composed by Andrew Lippa. Faculty members Katherine McGerr and Andrea Lee Smith will take the audience into the world of the Roaring '20s with their direction and choreography. The musical will run from March 29 through April 7 in the Syracuse Stage/ Drama Complex, 820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York, 13210. (more...)

The Wallis And Mark Cortale Present Sarah Silverman And Seth RudetskyThe Wallis And Mark Cortale Present Sarah Silverman And Seth Rudetsky
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Mark Cortale present two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian and author Sarah Silverman with Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky.  This one-night-only event will take place on Friday, May 3, at 7:00 pm, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater.  Single tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Luther Vandross Fans To Remember The 'Velvet Voice' With  American Pops Orchestra ConcertLuther Vandross Fans To Remember The 'Velvet Voice' With American Pops Orchestra Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

In his life, he won eight GRAMMY awards, sold over 35 million records worldwide, and filled arenas around the world. On Sunday, April 7, The American Pops Orchestra will bring the music and style of the legendary Luther Vandross back to the nation's capital. (more...)

Journeyman Phil Madeira Follows His Jazz Muse Into The Wordless World Of CRICKETSJourneyman Phil Madeira Follows His Jazz Muse Into The Wordless World Of CRICKETS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

A Nashville mainstay, Phil Madeira was Americana before it was a thing. His venerable pedigree as a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and arranger is assured, backed by Grammy-winning credits and a lengthy discography boasting collaborations with Garth Brooks, Emmylou Harris, The Civil Wars, Elvis Costello, Alison Krauss, Toby Keith, Amy Grant, Mavis Staples, Keb Mo', Bruce Hornsby and Vanessa Williams. Yet when this musician's musician sits at the piano backstage or at home, it's jazz-blues riffs that he noodles. On April 26, Mercyland Records will release Madeira's first instrumental album, “Crickets,” comprised of ten new songs that he wrote and produced for a jazz quintet.      (more...)

Luther Burbank Center For The Arts Names Mark R. DeSaulnier As New Director Of MarketingLuther Burbank Center For The Arts Names Mark R. DeSaulnier As New Director Of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Following an extensive search, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced Mark R. DeSaulnier as its new Director of Marketing, effective June 1, 2019. Mr. DeSaulnier will be responsible for the overall stewardship, strategy, and management of the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation's brand identity as a community-based, non-profit performing arts center committed to enriching, educating and entertaining the people of California's North Bay region and beyond. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jane Krakowski, Joel Grey & More Walk the Red Carpet at KISS ME, KATE!Photo Coverage: Jane Krakowski, Joel Grey & More Walk the Red Carpet at KISS ME, KATE!
by Walter McBride - Mar 15, 2019

Kiss Me, Kate officially opened last night, March 14, at Roundabout's Studio 54. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, June 2, 2019. Check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

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