"Much of the success of this aspect of the show comes from the highly talented Tasha X. Waters, who excels as both singer and actor. Her first-act number, “Find Your Grail,” is a parody of the inspirational feel-good Broadway song, but is also a brilliant demonstration of her vocal range."
Tasha Waters is a versatile vocalist and actress who performs in a variety of genres ranging from Musical Theatre, to Jazz, R&B, Pop, and Opera.
Originally from Buffalo, NY, she currently lives in Philadelphia, PA, after relocating from Albuquerque, NM in 2016 to further pursue her artistic career. Currently, she is making her debut at Quintessence Theatre, as Bet (and several other roles) in their holiday production of Oliver!
In August, Tasha returned to Bristol Riverside Theatre for her 4th concert series, as a soloist in their Broadway Summer Spectacular! Having now become a familiar face in Bristol Borough, she was asked to perform a solo cabaret, to kick-off the new Arts Alive performance series. Her previous Bristol Riverside concert credits include: An American Christmas Songbook, When America Sings and Broadway Then & Now.
Last fall, Tasha went on as Nettie Fowler for 3 performances, in Media Theatre's production of Carousel, and performed in the ensemble for the remainder of the run. Other local credits include: Gladys “Mama” Calhoun in Memphis, and Marge MacDougall/Miss Wong (Turkey Lurkey Dancer) in Promises, Promises (Ritz Theatre).
Since moving to Philadelphia, Tasha has also appeared at a variety of other venues and collaborated on several new works and album recordings. She appeared at World Café Live as Mimi, in Patricia King Haddad's book release concert of a new musical drama, La Giara. Prior to that, she debuted the role of Queen Ozma in the World Premiere concert of Forever in Oz, written and composed by Matthew Norcross. She has since gone on to record vocals for Mr. Norcross on the album recordings for his new musicals Marie Antoinette (featured in the role of Madame DuBerry), and Harriet Tubman.
Prior to her relocation, some other notable roles included: Lady of the Lake (Spamalot), Rizzo (Grease), the Witch (Into the Woods), Aldonza (Man of la Mancha), Jacqueline (Me & My Girl), Diana (Lend Me a Tenor), and the Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland – North American Premiere).
Tasha holds a MM in Vocal Performance/Opera from the San Francisco Conservatory, and a BA in Music/Voice from Washington University in St. Louis. During her time in St. Louis, she also performed with Union Avenue Opera, spent a year as a resident jazz/cabaret singer at the Daniele Hotel, sang with the St. Louis Symphony Chorus for two seasons, and collaborated on Ben Fold’s University A Cappella CD.