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Defying Gravity

N'Kenge P.

Voice

All genres

       

N’Kenge is an international award-winning singer and performer with a musical range that spans 11 languages and includes genres that stretch from opera, gospel and jazz to pop and musical theatre. N’Kenge was called "Electrifying" by the NY Post in the role of Mary Wells that she originated in Broadway's Smash Hit Motown: The Musical. N'Kenge was recently seen on National TV singing the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden and will be returning to Broadway this Fall in the role of THE MOON in the revival of Caroline, or Change. 

A graduate of both The Juilliard School and Manhattan School Of Music, N’Kenge Starred in a “Man in the Mirror” world tribute show and soon after made her Broadway debut in "Sondheim on Sondheim" singing alongside Vanessa Williams, Barbara Cook, Tom Wopat and Norm Lewis. N'Kenge made her New York City Center Encores! debut in the leading role of Mother Hare/Circe in The Golden Apple and was a headliner in her new SOLD OUT show LEGENDS! with The Jacksonville Symphony. 

 

An established international performer, N’Kenge starred in London’s West End at the Theatre Royal in a tribute to the late great Ray Charles and has done solo engagements in New York at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as well as the Library of Congress in Washington, DC in which it was broadcast worldwide by NPR. N'Kenge is consistently seen as a soloist in pop programs with the Indianapolis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra and New York Pops Orchestra among others around the globe. She was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of the leading roles in both the Elton John/Tim Rice Musical  “Aida” and in Marion Caffey’s “3 Mo Diva’s” by the Helen Hayes Awards and the Arizoni Theater Awards. 

N'Kenge has had the honor of singing at the White House for President Bill Clinton and for the Commander-in-Chief Ball for President Obama. N'Kenge is also the star, conceiver and producer of Broadway bound musical based on Hollywood’s very own African-American Star Dorothy Dandridge. 

As an educator, N'Kenge has taught hundreds of private students, group classes and taught over 100 Master Voice Classes throughout the country when on tour in productions and Symphony concerts.