Queen Diva, Off-Off Broadway Star and Producer of "Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute Starring Queen Diva," is a Vocalist, Teacher & Mentor in the New York City area. She created the idea of singing a musical tribute to Phyllis Hyman in 2005 while in Houston, Texas cleaning her room and while listening to the Ultimate Collection of Phyllis Hyman. She wondered how come there wasn't a tribute to her that captured the soul, love of music and passion that Phyllis Hyman had when she performed?
Queen Diva wanted to create a musical experience that was intimate, full of Phyllis Hyman's hit songs that touches so many of her "Phans" worldwide that would be a true tribute in honor of the amazing musical legacy of the Legendary Songstress Phyllis Linda Hyman. She prayed about it and was led to research and prepare to do it herself one day on Broadway. 12 years later she produced and starred in her own Off-Off Broadway concert at the Metropolitan Room on Friday, September 22, 2017!
Our music production comprised of Queen Diva (Star & Producer) PixAliens' Ayanda Sunshine (Vocal Director & Background Vocals), EARS Music Group Gospel Recording Artist & Top 15 Billboard Charting "I've Got To Win" Tonya Lewis Taylor (Background Vocals) and Interchurch Center's own Jeff Bolding (Pianist).
Wonderful reviews keep coming in such as:
"The Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman concert, featuring Queen Diva was an enjoyable evening of melodies evoking memories of Ms. Hyman. The concert sets a perfect tone for a date night, a girl's night out or for friends who enjoy reminiscing about the days of great music!" ~Gwen DeVoe, Creator and Executive Producer of Full Figured Fashion Week
"A beautiful tribute to the legendary Phyllis Hyman. My only complaint was that I wish it was longer. It was a very intimate classy tribute by Queen Diva!!!!!!"~Tyrice Harrell, A Fan
"The show was PHENOMENAL! Queen Diva SANG!!!! I thought I was listening to Phyllis Hyman herself!!! I was sooooo intrigued, I forgot to video tap it!! I cannot wait until the next show!! Oh, btw, her background Divas wer FABULOUS!!! They were the perfect trio!!! Brava to the Tribute!!! OUTSTANDING!!!!"!~Carrie Rice, Celebrity Stylist for Carrie's Couture