Thursday, May 27, 2010
When Della Miles was a student at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, everyone knew she was destined for stardom.
Well, Della's star is shining bright in Germany where she set the stage on fire as Michelle Obama in the world premiere "HOPE-Obama the Musical." Dell plays the role opposite Jimmie Wilson, who plays Obama. Incidentally, Dell starred with Wilson in "Sisterella" the long-running musical executive produced by Michael Jackson and directed by Grammy Songwriter Robert Hart, at the LA Playhouse theater in the 90's.
HOPE opened to rave revues in January 2010 and is set for a possible pre-world tour run on August 19-20, 2010 in the “Fliegende Bauten” in Germany.
When asked why a play about president Barak Obama, American writer Randall Hutchins had this to say, "I had the idea the musical during the presidential campaign . . . It was fascinating and the mood at the time fired my imagination." Further in the news release provided by the organizers, Hutchins continued, "All the people were hoping for a change for a better life and there was such a great, collective emotion. Hutchins has assembled a well known cast of players including Miles and Wilson. http://www.hope-musical.com/english/cast_en.htm The play opened to rave revues and is expected to go on a world tour. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs9_PfeGc_g&feature=related
Dell began singing at 3 and grew up in the church choir. She is a graduate of Houston's acclaimed High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Dell further enhanced her vocal stylings and performance as a member of the famed Charles Gilpin Players, directed by C. Lee Turner, at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, where she earned the Bachelors Degree. Upon graduation, Della moved from Houston to LA to pursue her career following her own path ethos: "there is no one rule in life – I live day by day."
The youngest of 6 (3 brothers and 2 sisters), Della is the pride and joy of the family and members of her church, Mount Corinth Missionary Baptist in Houston. Miles exudes graceful power through her performances, which she demonstrated in her starring role as Ella (Sisterella). This role would take her to Berlin Germany for a two-year run and landed her in commercials for Mercedes Benz, McDonalds and others.
Currently recording in Germany, Della elevates your soul as her harmonies tunefully awaken your spirit – backed by orchestral melodies and the angelic whisperings of a beautiful choir. "I’m touched by music that actually says something – musical stories," says Della. She's fulfilled her dreams by working with many of her greatest inspirations – Joshua Kadison, Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston. Her hearts desire of working beside Robert DeNiro in film indulges her to further her dreams as an actress.
Dell is a favorite among the Germans and aside from Obama the musical, performs around the country, where she's lived for the past ten years.
Della is certainly one of "Prairie View's Productive People."
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PHOTO CREDIT: some pics made from video presentations