Michelle T. Williams Joins the Company of Once on This Island
Michelle T. Williams of Destiny's Child recently joined the Broadway cast of Once on This Island, and the first photos of her run as Erzulie have been released. Williams will continue with the production through closing on January 6.
In 2003, Williams made her Broadway debut in the title role of Aida. She went on to appear in The Color Purple, the Broadway and West End productions of Chicago, and the national tour of Fela!.
Once on This Island features a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. The musical, which premiered on Broadway in 1990, is based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, and the revival production features new orchestrations by original orchestrator Michael Starobin, joined by AnnMarie Milazzo. Michael Arden's production, which won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, runs at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
The company also includes Rodrick Covington (Papa Ge), Quentin Earl Darrington (Agwe), Alex Newell (Asaka), Hailey Kilgore (Ti Moune), Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian), Courtnee Carter (Storyteller), Cicily Daniels (Storyteller), Emerson Davis (Little Girl), Tyler Hardwick (Storyteller), Cassondra James (Storyteller), David Jennings (Armand), Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie), Isaac Powell (Daniel), T. Oliver Reid (Storyteller), Anna Uzele (Storyteller), Aurelia Williams (Storyteller), Mia Williamson (Little Girl), and Daniel Yearwood (Storyteller).