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. 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 is an artist whose Musical range covers 11 languages and genres that stretches from Opera, gospel, Jazz, pop and musical theatre. 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 debut in Sondheim on Sondheim singing alongside Vanessa Williams, Barbara Cook, Tom Wopat and Norm Lewis. This Broadway Darling was seen on TV as a presenter at the 58thAnnual 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 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.
This energetic, well-rounded singer has performed with jazz greats like Ornette Coleman and Wynton Marsalis and 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 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. 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. This season N’Kenge returns to both Houston Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She will make her debut in a solo holiday concert in Fall 2019 with Seattle Symphony.
N'Kenge is the star, conceiver and producer of Broadway bound musical based on Hollywood’s very own African-American Star Dorothy Dandridge which opens Off Broadway in the Fall Of 2019 at Theatre 80 on St Marks Place. For more details on tickets and N'Kenge's 2018-2019 tour schedule and recordings, visit her at www.nkengemusic.com