Mia Gentile is a New York City based singer, actor, and writer, who appeared in "Kinky Boots" on Broadway. She also appeared in "Forbidden Broadway", which is an Off-Broadway revue parodying musical theatre, particularly Broadway musicals. It was conceived, written, and directed by Gerard Alessandrini. Additionally, Gentile creates music as part of MISSYFIT, and starred in the viral video "The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia)".
On June 20, 2016, Broadway Sings for Pride premiered its 6th anniversary benefit concert "Ovation" in New York City, at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. This milestone event was filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests, and more. The show honored Tyler Clementi Foundation and AIDS pioneer and activist Ruth Coker Burks. Broadway Sings for Pride is a multiple award-winning, non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists, and celebrities, to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ+ youth, and support these young people, so that they may reach their full potential.
Gentile performed the songs "Michelle" and "Tell Me Something Good" during the benefit concert, where Shefik served as Videographer.
"Michelle" is a song by the English rock band The Beatles from their 1965 album "Rubber Soul". It was composed principally by Paul McCartney, with the middle eight co-written with John Lennon. The song is a love ballad with part of its lyrics sung in French.
Following its inclusion on "Rubber Soul", the song was released as a single in some European countries and in New Zealand, and on an EP in France, in early 1966. Concurrent recordings of the song by David and Jonathan and the Overlanders were similarly successful in North America and Britain, respectively. "Michelle" won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1967 and has since become one of the most widely recorded of all songs by The Beatles.
"Tell Me Something Good" is a song by Rufus and Chaka Khan, written by Stevie Wonder, and released in 1974. The single was a hit in the United States, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent one week at number one on the Cash Box Top 100. It was among the earliest hits to use the guitar talk box, by Tony Maiden. Rufus won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus for the song at the 17th Annual Grammy Awards in 1975.
- Videographer: Shefik
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