Tony Award winner, performer and actress Melba Moore will be in Trenton, NJ on November 12th at 8 p.m. at the Masonic Temple (100 Barrack Street). The event is being presented by Gregory Bell Sr. and will include appetizers and desserts.
An American prolific fine Octave singer and award winning actress, Melba Moore is a
Broadway, Contemporary Soul/R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Gospel and Classical entertainer who was always destined to be a Star. “It could have been her Grammy-nominated cover of the Aretha Franklin classic ‘Lean On Me’ or her Tony Award-winning performance as ‘LuttieBelle GussieMae Jenkins’ in Purlie that solidified her place in America’s hearts, and when she became the first African-American woman to perform the role of Fantine in Les Misérables,” as stated on her official website (www.melbamoore.com).
“Music is what God allows me to do,” declares Melba Moore. Born into a musical family, music chose Melba. “Music was a centerpiece in my family. My parents were musicians and so were many of my aunts and uncles.”
Ms. Moore was the first female pop/R&B artist to do a non operatic solo concert at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House and at the Olympia in Paris. Melba was born to shine. Melba is better than ever, an elegant living legend, humanitarian, a star of stage, screen, and recordings, she’s done it all and has done it beautifully. An American trend setter, she sets the bar high. She is currently in the planning stages of her return to Broadway and Television.
She is a Grammy nominated vocalist; a film star (she was in films ‘All Dogs Go To Heaven,’ ‘The Fighting Temptations’ (Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Beyonce Knowles). Moore has a successful track record in Television with the Melba Moore Show, Melba Moore Clifton Davis Show, Falcon Crest, Ellis Island, she produced ‘Melba Moore Live’ concert for TV, she is also profiled in the docu-series on TV-One’s acclaimed ‘Unsung.’
She scored a string of Billboard charted hits … 8 top 10 R&B hits including two #1 smash hits and 3 Grammy nominations, AMA Nominations; rewards received are Tony Award, Ellis Island Award, Artist Guild Award, Trumpet Award of Excellence, NAACP Spingarn Award, History Makers Tribute.
In the 80s and 90s, Melba Moore gifted us with classic jams like “Lean On Me,” “This Is It,” “You Stepped Into My Life,” “Love’s Comin’ At Ya,” “Livin’ For Your Love,” “Falling” and “A Little Bit More” a #1 duet with Freddie Jackson. “With over 40 years in the industry, the singer and Broadway actress continues to create new music for fans to enjoy, and plans to release a new album this spring.
This multifaceted artist/philanthropist is always reaching deeper, pressing harder, ever challenging herself; keeping her audience on the edge of their seats, knowing that whatever happens next will be at least, as exciting as what happened before.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the November 12th performance at the Masonic Temple call (609) 540-7768.