banner1Shae Williams is a singer/songwriter/actress

ShaeWilliams-Profile-1Every now and then, there comes a talent well beyond their years in the business that is hard to explain just how and why they arrived at their destiny. Perhaps (Shae) Keisha Williams was created for the purpose of entertaining others with her gifts of singing and acting even before she knew it.

Shae possesses that something special which always placed her in the spotlight. It was Shae’s church, Greater St. Marys MBC of Lake Charles, Louisiana, that first took notice of her powerful voice and on-stage brilliance at age 5.

Growing up in the church like most African American young ladies in the south, gospel music laid down the foundation of her delivery and gave Shae the experience of developing an on-stage presence. Throughout her childhood, Shae took advantage of participating in every choir and theatrical production she could.

Shae enjoyed taking a journey with her audience and realized at an early age that her life’s purpose was to deliver a message through performing. By high school, Shae became an impressive all-state band clarinetist and a coveted all-state choir member. “I had scholarships coming from all over. I couldn’t go to a festival or perform anywhere without recruiters speaking to me.”

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Shae’s choir director, Gladys McKnight mentored her from middle school through high school required that Shae study trailblazing female artists such as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Lauren Hill and CeCe Winnans. These legends became the influence behind Shae’s desire to be a champion of confident, sexy and always classy women. Shae’s passion for empowering others led her to immerse herself into the arts. In pursuit of perfecting her craft, Shae decided to major in music performance at McNeese State University. During her studies of classical and jazz music at McNeese, her sharp attention to detail and creative edge became more refined.

ShaeWilliams-Profile-2With an academic classical background in hand and the determination of a rising star, Shae followed her dreams and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2002. She combined her gospel roots, classical training and sultry charm to mesmerize audiences in Music City’s competitive R&B circuit.

Shae’s melodic vocals graced legendary venues such as BB King, Rhythm Kitchen, Love Noise and Lucy Blu in addition to major music festivals such as the Spanish festival and the African Street Festival. Shae’s African Street Festival performance led her to encounter BET featured playwright, Alvin Moore.

Impressed with her alluring stage presence, Moore quickly cast her in his production “A Mother’s Prayer”. While performing in “A Mother’s Prayer”, Shae was seen by award winning playwright, Garret Davis (of GDavis Productions), who offered her a role in “If Loving You is Wrong” and also the hit play based on one of Harper Collins bestselling author Nina Foxx’s book “Marrying Up”.

Once cast by Garrett Davis, the budding actress did not disappoint. Shae was subsequently cast in Davis’ recent works, “The Lord Will Make A Way”. “Forget Me Not”, and “Mamas Girls” (GDavis Productions). Shae has been cast alongside key urban theatre actors such as Garrett Jenkins (Little G of Silk), Calvin Richardson, Scott Sable (American Idol), Keith Floyd (After 7) and Ann Nesby.

Shae Williams – Ready

This natural talent continues to practice live arts in true renaissance fashion, performing in urban theatre and currently recording her latest R&B album. Shae’s critically acclaimed team includes Grammy nominated producers, Alvin Garrett, whose musical catalog includes Joe, Johnny Gill, and Ruben Studdard and producer, Roger Ryan whose production and performance credits include Whitney Houston, Wynonna Judd, Faith Evans, Oleta Adams and Kirk Franklin. A down south girl born with the gift of bringing life to the stage – Shae has the charisma to draw you in and the sensual appeal to keep you on the edge of your seat wanting more.

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