Las Vegas, NV, February 8, 2018.  On Friday night, March 2, 2018, popular Las Vegas vocalist Michelle Johnson will shine a light on what it’s like to work with the all-time musical greats as she presents “SPOTLIGHT: My Journey from Backstage to Centerstage” in Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center
The intimate one-woman up-close-and-personal show will highlight the multi-talented songstress’ behind-the-scenes experiences as a Broadway actress, session singer, and backup singer for artists including Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Sheena Easton, Gladys Knight, David Cassidy, Rosalind Cash, Lesley Gore, Slash, Paul Rogers (Bad Company), the Platters, and many, many more.

Although she has earned the title of “Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz,” Johnson is the consummate vocalist, equally at home in all musical genres. Audiences at “SPOTLIGHT” will experience great selections of jazz, R&B, rock, and pop in recognition of her association with iconic megastars in each category. In addition, the evening will sparkle with her personal stories of sharing both the stage and the recording studio with them.

This engaging musical journey features a band led by Musical Director/Conductor and Arranger Joe Escriba, who has produced numerous arrangements for production shows, television, film, radio, celebrities, and lounges worldwide and is the current associate music director of “Legends in Concert.” He has worked with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry including Celine Dion, David Foster, Diana Ross, Don Henley, and The Ojay’s.
“SPOTLIGHT” will take place at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $22 plus applicable taxes and fees. To purchase tickets, call the Smith Center box office at 702.749.2000 or visit https://www.thesmithcenter.com/event/michelle-johnson-spotlight/.

Michelle Johnson’s versatility, affinity for languages, unique voice, and impressive range have made her a rare find in the music business. She primarily grew up in Cairo, Egypt, then moved back to the United States and attended and graduated from Yale University. Her original path to Harvard Law School diverged onto a different route when her passion for the entertainment industry won out. In addition to being a prolific and diverse vocalist, she is also a producer of several sold-out shows, including “Forever Purple” (an all-star tribute to Prince), “Tapestry Unraveled” (a tribute to Carole King), and “Strictly Taboo,” all of which debuted at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center.
For more information about Michelle Johnson, visit www.michellejohnson.com.

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