Las Vegas’ Lady of Jazz, Michelle Johnson, is appearing on the Act II stage March 19, 20, 22 and 24 with her new, highly acclaimed show, ‘Spotlight: The Music of Icons.’ Michelle’s incredible vocals and her dynamic and personal engagement of her audience have made her very popular in cabarets and performing arts centers in Vegas and beyond.
Having performed with musical greats like, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Sheena Easton, Gladys Knight, David Cassidy, Rosalind Cash, Lesley Gore, Paul Rogers (Bad Company) and the Platters, Michelle Johnson has the talent and star power to dazzle her audience. She’s performed with Sugarland at the AMC Awards on CBS and sung the National Anthem for NASCAR and many other professional sporting events.
Michelle Johnson has led much of her life in the ‘spotlight,’ and her undeniable talent as a singer/performer continues to give her amazing opportunities to share her music with audiences around the world. She’s also an accomplished songwriter and author of the inspirational book, “Power of the Platform.” She is currently writing a book about the music industry and is creating a non-profit music therapy foundation.
Michelle’s new show, ‘Spotlight’ has debuted to excellent reviews in Las Vegas. Michelle Johnson is the ultimate performer and loves her audience. Johnson says. “I look out at an audience and I see different faces, but I see a similarity in the look in their eyes when a song hits them a certain way. I love watching that moment.”
Michelle regularly performs at The Smith Center Cabaret Jazz Center in Las Vegas and is that cherished singer that we all wish for when we get tickets for that special night out!
Michelle Johnson grew up in Egypt, as the daughter of a Liberian diplomat. She attended an international school where she remembers winning a debate tournament in Athens and competing in a Model United Nations tournament at The Hague in the Netherlands. She went on to achieve a law degree at Yale, where she also discovered the performing arts. She joined a singing group and immersing herself in performing opportunities. She knew then that she had found her calling.
Moving to New York, her talent and versatility quickly led to recording and/or performing with artists of many genres, including legends such as Paul McCartney, Gladys Knight, Sheena Easton, Barbra Streisand and Elton John. Michelle even achieved her dream of performing in a Broadway show and in various plays.
Eventually moving to Las Vegas to take advantage of numerous performing opportunities, Johnson has thrived in a town of competition and top talent. She’s become renowned there for her work in the Jazz genre.
In her new show, ‘Spotlight: The Music of Icons’, Michelle Johnson will sing the best loved music of celebrity artists and share her stories of working with them as she rose to fame as a Jazz headliner in Las Vegas and around the world. Michelle goes far beyond singing a few songs and gives her audience the experience of spectacular musical entertainment!
“I’m in awe of Michelle every time I hear her sing. She’s a beautiful soul. She is one of kind and amazing. We performed together at the Barbra Streisand concert at the MGM in Las Vegas a few years ago. Her upcoming show is a MUST SEE!” –Lorena Peril, star of Vegas,’ long running show, ‘Fantasy’
Michelle Johnson will perform ‘Spotlight: The Music of Icons,’ on March 19, 20, 22 and 24 at 7:30 pm at Act II Entertainment. This is the world class show that you’ve been waiting for! Go to actiientertainment.com for more information and tickets.