T’Shan Williams shows off her moving vocals in “I’m Here,” Celie’s stirring solo from The Color Purple, in the video above. The U.K. stage veteran will take on the role in the upcoming co-production from Leicester's Curve and the Birmingham Hippodrome.
The show is scheduled to play Curve Theatre in Leicester June 28 through July 13 before heading to Birmingham July 16–20.
Williams has previously appeared in Heathers in the West End and Caroline, or Change at Hampstead Theatre, and The Life at Southwark Playhouse.
The Tinuke Craig-directed presentation will also feature Joanna Francis as Shug Avery, Ako Mitchell as Mister, Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Harpo, Karen Mavundukure as Sofia, Danielle Fiamanya as Nettie, and Delroy Brown as Pa.