Press Release: Jazz vocalist Paulette Dozier returns to play her role in “Thoroughly Modern Millie”
In a move sure to please music lovers everywhere, jazz vocalist Paulette Dozier returns to the stage to reprise her role as Muzzy Van Hossmere in the popular Broadway musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” The production will run from February 27th to April 19th, 2009 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson, Florida.
The role of the flamboyant New York socialite and nightclub singer (originally portrayed by Sheryl Lee Ralph on Broadway) is a natural for Dozier, whose own poise and sophistication makes it a very comfortable fit. Indeed, the character seems an extension of Dozier’s own unique stage persona. To complete the package, Paulette’s dynamic vocals bring a stylish, smooth onstage command to Muzzy, conveying a bold appeal to the diva’s every scene.
As a veteran stage performer Dozier has opened for such celebrated notables as comedian Shelley Berman, and in the jazz circuit she’s played alongside jazz icons as Ira Sullivan, Eddie Higgins, Ed Calle and Mike Levine to name a few.
Theatergoers hearing Paulette Dozier for the first time are guaranteed a sizzling performance awash with the classic jazz influence that is her trademark. On her first CD, WITH YOU, Singer & Musician Magazine recognized how she”…fills her interpretations with a vocal animation that puts you right in the front row.” Her vocal technique caught the attention of JAZZ NEWS which noted how the “…sultry and seductive alto voice…” of this captivating entertainer “…flawlessly glides.” Little doubt Paulette will provide the same thrills and flair in this theatre production as well.