Bio – N’KENGE

Heralded by the New York Times as “a classically trained diva that can stretch from Broadway, Pop, Soul to Opera”, N’Kenge slayed the game on Broadaway originating the role of Mary Wells in Motown: The Musical which garnered a Grammy Nomination for Best Musical Theater Album. Motown Founder Berry Gordy describes N’Kenge as “the most versatile artist I know” and NY Post called her performance of Mary Wells “ELECTRIFYING.” This International Award Winning Singer’s Musical range covers 11 languages and genres that stretches from Opera, gospel, Jazz, pop and musical theatre.

N’Kenge has sung for Presidents and Dignitaries around the globe including President Obama’s historical Commander-in-Chief Inaugural Ball. N’Kenge has headlined Pop and Opera concerts with Seattle Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra to name a few. N’Kenge has graced the stage as a presenter at the 58th Annual NY Emmy Awards. A proud alumni of both The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music,  N’Kenge will return to Broadway in Fall 2021 in the revival of “Caroline, or Change.” This energetic, well-rounded singer has performed with jazz greats like Ornette Coleman and Wynton Marsalis to name a few.

N’Kenge is slated to Star in the role of Jazz in Broadway bound musical DANGEROUS written by John Introcaso and Michael Colby. N’Kenge is the writer and creator of “Forever Summer- a Tribute to Donna Summer” that she will perform at Carnegie Hall in October 2021. N’Kenge is the conceiver and producer of Broadway bound musical DOROTHY: The Musical, portraying the role of Hollywood’s very first African- American Movie Star, Dorothy Dandridge. For more details on N’Kenge’s 2021 tour schedule and recordings, please visit www.nkengemusic.com