This video was shot on February 14, 2020, at Vashon Center for the Arts. This was my last live performance before everything shuts down in 2020 due to COVID. The host is David Armstrong, and on piano is Steven Tran. I actually played this role in 1998, when I was not only very pregnant with my daughter but also the first black woman to play a lead at the Village Theatre in Issaquah in a role traditionally written for a white actress.
In October of 2020, the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington, called me and asked me to put together a show for their online fundraiser, “Ovations Fun-A-Thon.” I put together a 45-minute party show of 12 songs and called it “Old School Review: Deloris’ Play List.” Why Deloris? On March 12, 2020, I was in my second day of tech rehearsal in Sister Act as Deloris Van Cartier at the 5th Avenue Theatre when we were shut down due to COVID. Here are a couple of fun moments with RJ Tancioco on piano.