Kelly Broadway (and her last name provides a hint) is a vocalist, comedienne, musician, entertainer, instructor, and actress. When you hear her sing, you will agree she is absolutely awesome.
She is a seasoned performer with musical vocal styles ranging from her first love, jazz, to musical theatre, pop/rock and classical. She can sing a jazz scat line and in the next moment belt out a rock tune.
Her career has encompassed 18 years traveling and performing for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Cunard Cruise Lines as a main stage headliner along with being the front woman of a jazz quartet. Most recently, Kelly was a featured vocalist onboard the Queen Mary 2.
Her one woman show, dubbed “Modern Day Diva,” features music from the Great American Songbook and popular hits from famous divas such as Bette Midler, Rosemary Clooney, Cher, Ella Fitzgerald and Adele.
I have always wanted to… perform stand-up comedy.
What trait do you admire in others? People who can follow through.
What is your pet peeve? When someone I know ends the conversation with “take care.” I know it’s a common phrase but I feel it denotes an impersonal distancing. I never use it.
What is something most people don’t know about you? I have the ability to see the attributes of people that indicate their strengths.
Words you live by: ‘ Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.’
What is your advice for your younger you? Don’t second guess myself. My younger self many times acted on other’s advice.
Who is someone you’d like to meet? My younger self, and I’d set her straight.
What inspires you? Seeing happy faces while I’m entertaining.
Favorite food: My homemade hummous. Come on over!
Favorite movie: Splendor in the Grass.
Person you most admire: My husband Scott.