After having a day proclaimed after her, a street named in her honor and performing at the White House before President Barack Obama – all within one year - what more homage can become bestowed on VirLinda Stanton, this proud East Texas gal? As Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre say, wait until “the next episode;” it’s just a matter of time before we see more greatness rise from VirLinda.
The list of 5-star performances by VirLinda from all over the country are now too numerous to count, excelling in anything and everything she’s encountered, leaving her voiceprints, fingerprints and footprints all over the country and parts of the world to be vividly remembered. Her performances include:
Playing Church Lady Darlene and Shug Avery (us) in Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple national tour;
Leading a 2-hour performance at the December 23, 2011 Christmas program at THE WHITE HOUSE, performing before President Obama;
Performing as Rafikki and Nala in Disney’s stage musical version of The Lion King, singing the hit song, “Circle of Life;”
Performing with Roz Ryan (“Amen”) and singer Freda Payne (“Band of Gold”) in Blues in the Night;
Playing the Clio in Disney’s Hercules The Musical and providing vocals in Tarzan Vocalist and Toy Story;
Performing as the guest soloist and Praise Dancer at the International Women’s Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa;
Playing Harriet Tubman in the stage production, A Cry for Help; Black Nativity;
Featured Actress & Singer in Sombebody’s Gotta Go, co-starring acclaimed TV actor and vocalist Countess Vaughn (Kim Parker in “The Parkers” and “Moesha”) and national recording gospel artist Carolyn Traylor.
Recording with the Washington State Mass Choir
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