It is National Karaoke Week, y’all!! (such things exist it is true).
So if you are heading out to partake in the festivities, we wanted to give you an inside track on what the MEMPHIS cast would be singing if you stumbled across them in a local Karaoke Bar. My dream is to actually take them to a Karaoke bar and film these selections, but that is going to take some serious planning and probably some serious convincing and a little bribery (except maybe with James Iglehart who seems to be down for karaoke). For now, here’s a list from MEMPHIS Broadway and National Tour cast members of their “go-to” karaoke songs. SING IT, kids!
With a little internet digging, I found at least two of the cast members singing their “go-to” songs so make sure you check those out at the bottom of the blog entry!
Montego Glover (Felicia, B’way):
“Something To Talk About” – Bonnie Raitt.
Hillary Elk (White Teenager, B’way):
“Take me or Leave me” from RENT. My best friend, Paige, and I always do it as a duet;).
Bryan Fenkart: (Huey, Nat’l Tour):
“New York State of Mind”- Billy Joel
James M. Iglehart (Bobby, B’way):
“Papa was a Rolling Stone”-Temptations and “Kiss”- Prince
But my fantasy songs have always been:
“Good Luck Charm”- Elvis Presley
And “Come Fly with Me”- Frank Sinatra.
What can I say I did Karaoke for a year in and a half in college every Friday and Saturday night…& I loved it!
Derrick Baskin (Gator, B’way):
“Living for the city!”- Stevie Wonder
Jody Reynard (Ensemble, u/s Gator, Nat’l Tour):
“Shower Me with Your Love”- Surface
Monette McKay (Ethel, B’way):
“I wanna dance with somebody”- Whitney Houston
Carmen Borders (Beale St. Ensemble, B’way):
“Killing Me Softly” -The Fugees
Kevin Massey (Main Street ensemble, u/s Huey, B’way):
“Living on a Prayer”- Bon Jovi
then I would promptly kill the buzz with “More than Words” by Extreme
Tami Dahbura (Ensemble, u/s Gladys, Nat’l Tour):
“Don’t Rain On My Parade”- Bob Merrill and Jule Styne from FUNNY GIRL
Antoine Smith (Wailin’ Joe/Rev. Hobson/ u/s Bobby, Gator, Delray, B’way):
“Get Here”- Oleta Adams
Jamison Scott (Perry Como, B’way):
“Lonely Teardrops”-Jackie Wilson
Angela Brydon (Main St. ensemble, B’way):
Anything Patsy Cline. Especially “Crazy!!!”
Dan’yelle Williamson (Beale St. Ensemble/u/s Felicia, B’way):
“I will always love you”- Whitney Houston
J. Bernard Calloway
“One in a Million”- Larry Graham
What are you all singing when you go to karaoke?
Carolyn works as an Associate Producer at Junkyard Dog Productions- Producers of MEMPHIS. She does not karaoke except for that one time when she sang “Stay” by Lisa Loeb. It was a limited engagement, one-night-only performance.