Melba Moore

A Tony Award Winner and 4-time Grammy nominee, Melba Moore is a Soul Legend. In the beginning, Melba’s Stepfather pianist, (Clement Moorman) introduced her to several agents which eventually landed her a role in the cult classic musical Hair. Melba went on to land the lead role in Purlie, appeared alongside the iconic Eartha Kitt in the musical Timbuktu, and landed the lead role of Fantine, in the acclaimed musical Les Miserables. 

Although Ms. Moore enjoyed working on Broadway, she didn’t want to forget about her first love… music. Deciding to focus more on her recording career, her debut on Mercury Records with songs like "I Got Love" and "Look What You're Doing To The Man" earned her a Grammy nomination for 'Best New Artist.' Numerous Grammy nominations, recordings, and television shows, including her own variety show entitled The Melba Moore-Clifton Davis Show, followed. 

Melba scored a string of Billboard Charted hits with songs like “This Is It” and “You Stepped Into My Life”. Ms Moore continued to enjoy great success musically with such chart topping songs as “Love’s Comin’ At Ya,” “Keepin’ My Lover Satisfied,” “Living For Your Love,” and “Read My Lips,” which received a Grammy nomination for ‘ Best Female Rock Vocal’. She had two Billboard #1 hit singles for “Falling” and “A Little Bit More,” a duet with Freddie Jackson. 

Ms. Moore later released Soul Exposed which featured a stellar version of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” It featured such artists as Freddie Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Jeffrey Osborne, Lou Gossett Jr., Bobby Brown, Anita Baker, and Stephanie Mills. 

More recently, Ms. Moore starred with Beyonce and Cuba Gooding Jr. in the motion picture “The Fighting Temptations.” Presently, she is working on an autobiography with professor and former New York Times writer Mel Watkins, detailing her achievements over the span of her career.