West End star Marisha Wallace to bring her powerful soul voice to UK on debut solo tour
Marisha Wallace is well-known on the stage as the star of smash-hit shows like Dreamgirls, Waitress, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon. But in 2020 she’s bringing her unmissable quality and powerful voice to the masses with a debut UK tour – including the Birmingham Hippodrome and Lichfield Garrick.
Marisha, who has just completed a critically-acclaimed run in West End hit Waitress and, starred alongside Will Smith in Disney’s big screen summer blockbuster, Aladdin, said: “I’m so excited to be heading out on my first ever UK Tour.
“I fell in love with the UK from the moment I first I stepped on stage here. The warmth and love I’ve received from audiences has been really special and I cannot wait to head out to play theatres around the UK – it’s going to be amazing.”
Following her debut UK tour Marisha will take on the iconic role of Motormouth Maybelle in the eagerly-awaited West End return of Hairspray alongside Michael Ball.
Marisha – whose power-packed new single ‘Fight Like A Woman’ is out now – was born and raised in a small town in North Carolina.
On Broadway, Marisha starred in shows including Disney’s Aladdin, The Book of Mormon and Something Rotten and then here, in the UK, as Effie White in the stellar West End hit Dreamgirls before following this up as Becky in the unmissable Waitress.
Inspired by the likes of the late, great Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald, Marisha’s voice will pull you from your seat and to your feet. She effortlessly infuses jazz, gospel and R&B with a healthy dose of soul that will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.
Together with her theatre success, this versatile talent has taken on the mainstream music world by performing at the Royal Albert Hall, The London Palladium and Cadogan Hall with such revered international artists as Seal, James Blunt and Gregory Porter.
And Marisha, who released her debut album ‘Soul Holiday’ in 2017, has just enjoyed huge success as Todrick Hall’s special guest at his sold-out shows at The London Palladium and the O2 Ritz Manchester.
See Marisha Wallace at the Lichfield Garrick on March 17 2020 and also at the Birmingham Hippodrome on March 14. For more info and tickets visit www.marishawallace.com.
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