ARTIST BIOS

Defying Gravity

N'Kenge P.

Voice (Soyulla Stars & Masterclass only)

       

International Award Winning Singer 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.  Possessing incredible stylistic versatility ranging from opera to musical theater, jazz and pop, Berry Gordy describes N'Kenge as "the most versatile artist I know". N'Kenge was recently seen on National TV singing the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden.

 

N'Kenge made her Broadway debut in Sondheim on Sondheim singing alongside the late great Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat and Norm Lewis. N'Kenge was recently seen on TV as a presenter at the 58th Annual NY Emmy Awards.  N'Kenge had the honor to sing at the White House for President Bill Clinton and for the Commander-in-Chief Ball for President Obama. She starred in London’s West End at the Theatre Royal in a tribute to 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.  

 

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 starred in the Michael Jackson Tribute Show World Tour and recently made her debut as Mother Hare/Circe in The Golden Apple at New York City Center Encores! 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.

 

N'Kenge's new musical inspired by the life and music of Hollywood's Dorothy Dandridge will have its world premiere public presentation at Amas's DARE TO BE DIFFERENT festival of new works at the A.R.T NYC Theatre this December. The show will feature cast of Broadway veterans alongside with Dan Grimaldi from The Sopranos as Otto Preminger. The show will be Music Supervised by Rob Berman from Broadway's Bright Star and is written by Award winning Playwright and Composer, Robert Mitchell.