Earlier this week, some of Broadway's best young talent sang dazzling new arrangements of songs from Beyoncé's four hit albums, including a few selections from her previous group, Destiny's Child. The concert marked the third of the "Broadway Sings" series; previously honored were Adele and Michael Jackson. Check out highlights from the concert below!
The concert featured over 15 cover songs to celebrate the pop icon's greatest hits, including "Halo", "Single Ladies", "Love On Top", and "Irreplaceable". The performers will be accompanied by a full band, which were orchestrated, arranged, and directed by Joshua Stephen Kartes.
Performers included Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Brian Justin Crum (Next to Normal, Grease), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Jason Gotay (Bring it On), Alexa Green (Wicked) Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening, Next to Normal), Marcus Paul James (Rent, In the Heights), Adam Kantor (Rent, Next to Normal), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Corey Mach (Wicked, Godspell), Andy Mientus ("Smash", Carrie), Ryah Nixon (9 to 5), Kristine Reese (Les Misérables, Wicked), Kate Rockwell (Bring it On, Legally Blonde), Sheri Sanders (Urinetown, Fame), Saycon Sengbloh (Hair, Fela!), Mariand Torres (Wicked), and Alysha Umphress (American Idiot, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), with Shaleah Adkisson (Hair, Rent), Margot Bingham (Rent), Lulu Fall (Hair, Rent), and Amber Iman (Rent) and more.
As a solo artist, Beyoncé Knowles has sold over 13 million albums, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In December 2009, Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade. She has won 16 Grammy Awards, both as a solo artist and member of Destiny's Child, making her the third most honored female artist.