A live concert at Shea's 710 Theatre – one performance only on April 9
√ Tickets on sale Friday
Carmen Ruby Floyd, a Buffalo native, Niagara University graduate, and Broadway star, returns home for a special one-night-only concert at Shea’s 710 Theatre on Saturday, April 9 (8 p.m.).
Event organizers stated, “Carmen’s exquisite soprano voice will take us on a melodic journey from her childhood in Buffalo, to her education at Niagara University, and on to the bright lights of Broadway.”
Many will recognize Floyd from her many television credits, including “Orange is the New Black,” “One Life to Live,” “Law and Order: SVU” and “The Traveler.” She has proudly performed for presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and has been a guest soloist with orchestras around the world, including The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and The American Pops. She now tours the world performing with mentor Vanessa Williams – and impresses audiences with what the New York Times called her “star quality and star charisma.”
It was while enrolled at Niagara University that Floyd auditioned and landed the role of Shenzi in “Disney’s The Lion King” in the original Toronto cast. Additional NYC/Broadway credits include roles in “Crowns,” “Avenue Q,” “After Midnight,” “Cotton Club Parade,” “Promenade,” “Langston Hughes’s Little Ham” and “Hello Dolly!”
Tickets are $20 for students, $34 for presale, $39 for regular admission. Visit Shea's box office or sheas.org for tickets.
To purchase presale tickets, use the code BAYOU by 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, and save $5 off the $39 ticket price. Group tickets are available for groups of 10 or more. To learn more about group offerings, contact Mary Oshei at 716-829-1153.
Shea’s Performing Arts Center is located at 646 Main St., Buffalo.