Features 06 Frenchie Davis

Features 06 Frenchie Davis

Frenchie Davis – Broadway and American Idol Star


Frenchie Davis was born in Los Angeles, California. She began as a theatre student at Washington DC’s Howard University. While studying there, she got her first acting/singing job playing one of the street urchins in a production of “Little Shop of Horrors” with a small theatre company in Germany.

 

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Frenchie Davis was born in Los Angeles, California. She began as a theatre student at Washington DC’s Howard University. While studying there, she got her first acting/singing job playing one of the street urchins in a production of “Little Shop of Horrors” with a small theatre company in Germany.

 

The same German company later rehired her for a production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” the following year. After her return to the states she auditioned for American Idol. She flew to LA, made her mark on the show and turned out to be a huge favorite with America to win the show.

 

Frenchie worked in 2003 as a Grammy correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and performed the song “And I Am Telling You” on the set of ET for the show as well.

 

She was then cast in the Broadway show “Rent” and took a leave of absence to portray the role of Effie White in the West coast tour of the play “DreamGirls.”

 

Frenchie also starred as Betty Currey in the comedy satire about President Clinton called “Monica! The Musical” for the New York musical theater festival.

 

Frenchie was originally signed to star in “Rent” for 6 months but it turned into nearly 4 years. In August 2007 Frenchie stepped into the shoes of Jennifer Holliday and starred in a one woman stage play based on the legendary gospel great Mahalia Jackson called “Sing, Mahalia, Sing.”

 

In November 2008 Frenchie co-headlined with her American Idol friend Ruben Studdard in the 30th anniversary touring road show of the hit Broadway play “Ain’t Misbehavin.” Naturally she will be playing the part that won Nell Carter a Tony Award and got RAVE reviews for this role.

 

In July 2009 Frenchie released a dance cover of the Shannon classic “Give Me Tonight,” which takes this hit song to a whole new place for a whole new generation. The song has been getting an amazing reaction from the Billboard DJs and from Frenchie’s fans all over the world and is currently #21 on the Billboard dance charts.

 

In November 2009 famed DJ/remixer Tony Moran will released Frenchie’s second dance single called “You Are” as a CD single. The word from Tony is that this song is guaranteed to be a #1 on the dance charts. This will feature remixes from 8 different people. Frenchie is also in the process of starting to record her debut CC, which will be a combination of the classics, Broadway and a few new original songs.

 

Needless to say the sky is the limit for this amazingly talented lady. Frenchie Davis will appear live at The Manor Complex on Friday, February 13th.

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