Some of my most formative experiences as a performer occurred as a member of Broadway International Voices (BIV), the TONY Award-winning gospel choir founded by Michael McElroy. Not only is the choir made up of some of the most talented Broadway singers and musicians in New York City, but their selfless mission “to change lives through the power of music and service” makes an impact far beyond any concert stage or Grammy nomination.
Although my schedule has kept me from singing with them for the last few years, it is my profound honor to occasionally serve as their announcer, as I did for their recent concert experience On an Island in the River. This event was bittersweet but exhilarating, as it marked the end of McElroy’s tenure as leader of the choir, passing the baton to Allen René Louis. These two performances at the newly opened Little Island NYC were a revelatory experience for those in attendance. If you weren’t among them, you can check out the entire concert at Broadway.com’s YouTube channel.