Next Stop, Broadway

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The Music Theatre Performance class of 2019 will share the stage with Broadway’s Brenda Braxton in this annual cabaret event!

*Not recommended for children under the age of 10.


Brenda Braxton was destined for the stage.

Within one year of graduating from the High School for the Performing Arts, she was cast in the hit Broadway show Guys and Dolls. Her performance in Broadway’s musical revue Smokey Joe’s Café earned her a Tony Award nomination, the NAACP Theater Award, the city of Chicago’s Jefferson Award and a Grammy Award for best cast album. Other Broadway credits include Jelly’s Last Jam with Gregory Hines and Savion Glover, Cats, Legs Diamond, and the original production of Dreamgirls with Jennifer Holiday.

For her work as founder of Leading Ladies Just for Teens, a not-for-profit organization geared toward empowering young girls to be the best they can be, she received the Dr. Martin Luther King “Living the Dream” award given by New York’s Governor Pataki, the Josephine Baker Award from the National Council of Negro Women, and the Community Service award given by the National Association of Negro Business Women. 

Williams Theatre

November 29-December 1: 7:30pm 

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Phone: (269) 387-6222


Online purchases are serviced by Miller Auditorium.

WMU student tickets are only available in person at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.