Known for her role as the scene stealer, “Shug Avery” in Oprah Winfrey‘s mega Broadway hit, The Color Purple (Alice Walker); the Tony Nominated actress and national recording artist hails freshly from the chilly Midwest.
Having shared the stage with several artists as JENNIFER LOPEZ, American Idol winner FANTASIA, MARY J. BLIGE, CELINE DION, QUINCY JONES, STEVE SPIELBERG and most recently rapper QTip, JOE as well as ANGIE STONE to name a few.
It comes as no surprise, how Elisabeth quickly garnered the 2007 BET AWARD Nomination for “BET J Cool Like That” for her It Can Happen To Anyone album (Blue Note Records). She also, received the VH1 Best New Video Release for her “BE WITH YOU” video (directed by Lenny Bass) and the New York Humanitarian Award for her contribution to the arts. Her alma mater, Berklee School of Music (Boston, MA) honored the performer with the Distinguished Alumna Award in recognition of her achievements in the arts. Further, United Airlines and Corona featured Elisabeth’s music along with co-writer/producer, Toby Gad in their nationwide campaigns.
Withers intends to release her album No Regrets this summer.