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  Pauletta Washington
Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, 7:30 pm
Church of the Holy Trinity
Trinity Square (Bay/Dundas, behind Eaton Centre)
Toronto Ontario Canada
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Pauletta Pearson Washington was born in Newton, North Carolina. Her musical training includes the Beckwith School of Music, Julliard, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and North Texas University.

While studying at North Texas, Pauletta was a featured performer at the Southern Palace Theater. She fell in love with musical theater and followed that love to New York where she began a career as a singer/actress on and off Broadway.

Before continuing graduate work, she represented her hometown of Newton-Conover in the Miss America State Pageant and became the first African American to enter on the state level. She was second runner up, winning awards for Best Talent and Miss Congeniality.

Pauletta has worked with some of theater’s most distinguished artists: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman and Jules Styne. Jules adopted Pauletta as his protege, and designed performances to feature her vocals with his music compositions.

Most recently, Pauletta has worked at Goodman Theater in Regina Taylor's "Crowns"; True Colors Theatre Company in August Wilson's "Two Trains Running"; the National Black Theatre Festival in Lorey Hayes’ "Power Play"; and other major productions throughout the United States.

Film and TV credits include "Beloved" directed by Jonathan Demme; "The Watsons Go To Birmingham" directed by Kenny Leon; and several appearances on "The Parkers".

Pauletta can be heard on the soundtrack "Philadelphia". She plays piano on the "Antwone Fisher Story" soundtrack.

Pauletta combines her experiences as artist, mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend into an evening of stories and music. There is something for everyone...something to think about.