What’s it like to work with megastars?
Jazz singer-songwriter Michelle Johnson, Las Vegas’ “First Lady of Jazz,” presents “Spotlight – The Music of Icons,” a one-woman musical show featuring hit songs of iconic artists she has worked with including Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Sheena Easton, Gladys Knight, David Cassidy, Wynonna, Lesley Gore, Paul Rogers of Bad Company, Slash, the Platters and many, many more.
Michelle Johnson’s soaring vocals and ability to engage an audience in a dynamic, personal and intimate way have made her a favorite in cabarets and performing arts centers nationwide. She has performed on Broadway and has appeared in and executive produced several sold-out shows at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at Las Vegas’ Smith Center for the Performing Arts, including “Tapestry Unraveled” (a tribute to Carole King), Forever Purple (an all-star tribute to Prince) and “Strictly Taboo” (celebrating the great women of jazz). She also appeared there with popular artists including Clint Holmes, David Perrico (Pop Strings Orchestra) and Lon Bronson.
The show’s musical director/conductor and arranger, Joe Escriba, has worked with some of the entertainment industry’s biggest stars including Celine Dion, David Foster, Diana Ross, Don Henley and the O’jays.
For more information about this engaging show and its star, Las Vegas favorite Michelle Johnson, visit http://www.michellejohnson.com.
“Spotlight – The Music of Icons,” 8 p.m. March 2, Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center, 361 Symphony Park Ave.
Tickets start at $22 plus taxes and fees. To purchase tickets, call The Smith Center’s box office at 702-749-2000 or visit https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/michelle-johnson-spotlight/.
About Michelle Johnson:
Michelle Johnson’s unique voice, versatility, affinity for languages and impressive range have made her a rare find in the music business. She grew up primarily in Cairo, Egypt, and later graduated from Yale University. Her career path, originally bound for Harvard Law School, rerouted when her passion for the entertainment industry won out. She is collaborating with Grammy Award-winning producer Kamau Kenyatta, who is known for his producing credits for Grammy winner Gregory Porter.
For more information about Michelle Johnson, visit http://www.michellejohnson.com.