Teal Wicks & friends sing Harold Arlen

April 17, 2015

From the Harlem’s Cotton Club to the Golden Age of Hollywood, Harold Arlen’s natural ease for jazz and blues gave him a distinct voice in the Great American Songbook. Inspired by their mutual love for the rich and textured strain of an Arlen tune, Broadway leading lady Teal Wicks (Wicked, Jekyll & Hyde) and music director Steven Jamail offer…

One hundred Mufti’s celebration at The York

April 17, 2015

Zakiya has such a love for The York Theatre Company that she jumped at the chance to celebrate their hundredth Mufti production.  Zakiya first performed in a Mufti at The York last year when she starred in “Tenderloin” with Max Von Essen and Katie Rose Clarke.  The cast for this celebration was absolutely incredible –…

Broadway Belts for PFF

April 17, 2015

What an honor it was to perform in “Broadway Belts for PFF”, a star studded fundraiser to raise awareness and money for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.  Directed by Carl Andress and hosted by Julie Halston, the evening included performances by by Broadway stars Zakiya Young, Betsy Wolfe, Robert Creighton, Erich Bergen, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Julia Murney and Santino Fontana.  Christopher McGovern served as musical director.…

Here’s to the Girls – Hollywood’s Leading Ladies

April 17, 2015

Zakiya happily returned to the 92nd Street Y earlier this year, where she joined Tony award winner Cady Huffman, Andréa Burns, Nancy Anderson and Erin Maguire for a spirited salute to Hollywood’s leading ladies of the Golden Age.   Hosted by Charles Busch and directed by Carl Andress, the ladies paid tribute to these phenomenal…

The York Theatre’s 45th Anniversary Celebration

October 13, 2014

Zakiya joins Klea Blackhurst, Josh Grisetti, Liam Forde, Debra Walton and the Marymount Manhattan Ensemble tonight at 54 Below to celebrate the 45th anniversary of The York Theatre.  For those of you who have been following Zakiya’s career, she starred as Nita in “Tenderloin” in the Musicals in Mufti series earlier this year celebrating the…

Broadway Spotted 5th Anniversary Concert at 54 Below

August 11, 2014

Wow – it’s been 5 years! I can’t believe how time flies. I remember first being approached by Spotted for an interview about being a standby in a play when I was in Stick Fly on Broadway. I thought it was an incredible idea and became a huge fan of the site.  I’ve been honored…

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