Radio host turned talk show host and bestselling author Wendy Williams can add another title to her resume. The popular television personality debuted her role as Matron “Mama” Morton on Broadway’s Chicago on Friday June 28.
Fresh off her first four shows in Chicago, Williams shared her opening night experience on her talk show and even shared a clip of her performing.
“With four shows under my belt and here I sit before you and I can honestly say I love this experience. I love it! And you know, this is by far the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my entire career and I’ve been doing my career between radio and TV for now almost 30 years. In my entire career it’s been more difficult doing this talk show because this talk show is based on things that I love already-hot topics and things like that. And my radio show because that was easy breezy ’cause it’s conversation with people, I’m a people person we’re talking and playing music. It’s more difficult than writing books, more than difficult than dancing with the stars…” Williams said.
As Mama Morton, Williams sings two songs during the show and admitted that her heart was pounding before she was announced to the audience on opening night. After the show her heart and nerves were calmed as she celebrated after, “We went down the street and had drinks and hor d’oeuvres after the show.”
Looking extremely happy and pleased after completing her first weekend of her sting on Broadway, Williams shared some encouraging words.
“I encourage you to not be scared of life’s challenges. It it’s not going to break you as a person and mess up with you life, go out on a limb and dare yourself to do something that frightens the heck out of you. You will feel so good once you accomplish it.”
“I have to say I feel good today because I have four [shows] under my belt and I can’t wait ’til tonight,” she said.
Williams will star as Mama Morton until August 11 at the Ambassador Theatre.