Della Miles takes Michelle Obama to the stage in "Obama the Musical"
Posted By: Frederick Roberts on April 11, 2010 |
When Della Miles was a student at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, everyone new she would be a brighter star one day having been selected Miss PVAMU and 4th Runner-up to Miss Texas/America 1984.
Well, Della's star is shining bright in Germany where she set the stage on fire as Michell Obama in the recently released "Obama the Musical." Dell plays the role opposite Jimmie Wilson, who plays Barack Obama. Dell once acted with Wilson in Michael Jackson's musical "Sisterella, the long-running play at the LA Playhouse theater in the 90's.
When asked why a musical about Obama, American writer Randall Hitchins said in a news release provided by the organizers, "I had the idea the musical during the presidential campaign. . . It was fascinating and the mood at the time fired my imagination. All the people were hoping for a change for a better life and there was such a great, collective emotion." The play opened to rave revues and is expected to go on a world tour.
Dell began singing at 3 and enhanced her vocal stylings while a student at Prairie View A&M where she earned the Bachelors Degree in 1988 and performed with the famed Charles Gilpin Players, directed by Mr. C. Lee Turner and the Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm, directed by Prof. George Edwards. Della also graced the stage for several performances including the Pre-Visions of Stardom Talent Exchange with Langston University, directed by Frederick V.
Roberts, Director of Student Activities. In 1990, Della moved from Houston to LA to pursue her career following her own path ethos: "there is no one rule in life – I live day by day".
The youngest of 6 (3 brothers and 2 sisters), Della is the pride and joy of the family. Miles exudes graceful power through her performance, which was demonstrated in her starring role as Ella (Sisterella). Currently recording in Germany, she will elevate your soul, as her harmonies tunefully awaken your spirit – backed by orchestral melodies and the angelic whisperings of a beautiful choir. "I’m touched by music that actually says something – musical stories". Della has worked with many of her greatest inspirations – Joshua Kadison, Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston. Her hearts desire of working beside Robert DeNiro in film indulges her to further her dreams.
Check Della on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqWIcwChiaQ
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