BIG NEWS!! I will be joining the Broadway cast of KINKY BOOTS starting October 6!! WOOHOOOOO!!!
I am honored and delighted to have been the first woman of African American descent to play the TONY AWARD winning role, CARLOTTA, in the longest running show in the history of Broadway, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. I played over 1500 performances on the stage of the Majestic Theatre and I was featured in an EBONY magazine article on people of color on Broadway. Carlotta is by far my favorite character to portray. I love her.
Most recently I appeared with EMMA THOMPSON, BRYN TERFEL and AUDRA McDONALD in the Emmy Nominated, Live From Lincoln Center's production of SWEENEY TODD.
My other Broadway credits include the TONY AWARD winning productions of LA BOHÈME directed by BAZ LUHRMANN, THE SECRET GARDEN (FYI: I was the Ayah in the original Broadway cast and when I went off to star in PHANTOM I was replaced by none other than HRH Audra McDonald - I am the only woman Audra has replaced on Broadway :D ) and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. I am on all three original cast recordings on Dreamworks, Columbia and RCA. Some of my other New York Credits include JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect, Avenue Q) and starring HARVEY KEITEL as Jerry at CARNEGIE HALL, LOST IN THE STARS at City Center’s “Encores!” series and the title role of MOTHERBONE at THE NEW DRAMATISTS GUILD. Television credits include THE TONY AWARDS (x2), THE SOPRANOS, ONE LIFE TO LIVE and the film EVERYBODY’S FINE with ROBERT DE NIRO.
My concert work includes performances with The Minnesota Orchestra, The Indianapolis Symphony, The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Bay Area Symphony, The Sioux City Symphony, The River City Brass Band, and The Virginia Symphony. And I've received awards and recognition from organizations including The Steinway Society, The Pittsburgh Concert Society and The National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Patricia currently serves on the faculty at New Jersey City University in the Music, Dance and Theatre Department. Patricia considers her son, David, her finest production to date.