Having just returned from a live performance in front of 80,000 people in Dubai, Ms. Stacy Francis visits The Egg on 10 December, International Human Rights Day, to perform in support of the great American songwriter. The first portion of the evening includes a presentation about the human right of musical creation, as it is expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and also includes a live performance by Ben Miller (of the Ben Miller Band).
Ms. Stacy Francis has connected with audiences across the world and is proud to have sang background vocals for the Queen of Soul Ms. Aretha Franklin, as well as for Madonna. Raised in a church in Brooklyn, Ms. Francis starred first in an off-Broadway production of Mama I Want to Sing! She performed in London’s West End, where she had a leading role opposite Ms. Chaka Khan. Brooklyn native, Ms. Francis was an original member of the girl group Ex-Girlfriend who landed #3 on the Billboard Top 100 with their single “Why Can’t You Come Home?” Ms. Francis performed songs with and recorded with legendary recording artist Prince. She also performed at the Olivier Awards. Ms. Francis continued to expand her theatrical resume with a leading role in Born to Sing at Madison Square Garden with gospel legends Ms. CeCe Winans and Ms. Shirley Caesar. Positive reviews led to her invitation to become a cast member of Smokey Joe’s Cafe on Broadway, followed by roles in Street Corner Symphony and the hit Broadway show Footloose! She originated the role of Rusty and recorded the theatrical soundtrack version of Let’s Hear it for The Boy! Prior to the pandemic, Ms. Francis spent six years touring in the UK as a lead in Respect! The official musical theatrical tribute to Aretha Franklin.