North Carolina A&T University alumna, NaTasha Yvette Williams has been nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in Broadway’s “Some Like it Hot.”
“Some Like it Hot,” tells the story of two musicians forced to flee the Windy City after witnessing a mob hit. With gangsters hot on their heels, they catch a cross-country train for the life-chasing, life-changing trip of a lifetime.
Williams is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her performance as band leader Sweet Sue in the musical.
Williams graduated from NCAT’s Theatre Arts Program in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) in 1992. CAHSS has since honored Williams with the Alumni Achievement Award in 2021.
The actress has portrayed Aretha Franklin in “A Night with Janis Joplin,” and has appeared in George “Porgy and Bess” and “The Color Purple.” She previously performed with the Indianapolis Symphony, Naples Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony orchestras. In 2021, she starred in the Broadway family comedy “Chicken and Biscuits.”
Her Tony-nominated performance in “Some Like it Hot” has been well received, garnering ample rave reviews.
“Every time NaTasha Yvette Williams was on the stage as the acerbic Sweet Sue, she threatened to run away with the entire show,” said Entertainment Weekly.
The 76th Annual Tony Awards will air live Sunday, June 11, at 8 p.m. on CBS from United Palace Theatre in New York City.