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WTC presents NYC vocal powerhouse Shayna Steele

| September 15, 2022 12:00 AM

The Whitefish Theatre Company is bringing singing sensation Shayna Steele from New York City, known for her extraordinary vocal artistry, to the stage. With style and versatility, Steele and her band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish.

Steele is the kind of singer you wonder why you've never heard of, but once you do, you'll never forget her.

The London Jazz News says Steele "unleashes enough voltage to light up the West End." After spending eight years as a Broadway ensemble member in shows such as “Rent” and “Hairspray” and six years as a background vocalist for Bette Midler, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Moby and Steely Dan, Steele stepped out on her own in 2015. Now, with the release of three critically acclaimed albums, she is touring the world showcasing her soulful energy and knockout vocals as she performs originals, R&B favorites, and jazz and blues standards. Steele will be backed by a five-piece band.

Since her first big break on Ed McMahon’s “Star Search” at age 15, Steele’s vocals have been featured in the films “The Bourne Ultimatum”, “Cloverfield” and “The Backup Plan,” as well as on television shows “Sex and the City 2,” NBC’s “Smash” and the 2008 Summer Olympics highlights on BBC. She is featured on both the “Hairspray” and “In The Heights” movie soundtracks and has reprised her Broadway role with the “Dynamites” in NBC’s “Hairspray Live.” Steele has appeared as a soloist and guest artist with over 40 symphony orchestras throughout North America. Her most recent solo concert Nothin’ But the Blues, written and conducted by Maestro Jeff Tyzik, is one of many highlights in her symphonic solo career.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for students with reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish, or by calling 406-862-5371. Box office hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and one hour before a performance. Tickets can also be purchased online at

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