*Los Angeles, CA – Playwright Don B. Welch and singer Scherrie Payne recently appeared on the January 18th edition of “The Actor’s Choice (TAC)” with host Ron Brewington.
Currently fronting a wave of sold-out performances of the stage play “A Lady In Waiting” – written by Payne and directed by Welch – the two took time to talk about the play and offer some insight about their careers in entertainment.
If anyone knows the “loose cannon” Welch, you know this TAC segment is packed with some really hilarious moments. He’s quite a character! Watch as he tells how he got started in showbiz with help along the way from noted personalities including actor Will Smith. Hear his take on the proposed Oscar’s boycott; learn about his vast body of work past, present and future and his stint as an English Language instructor.
Payne reveals some very interesting childhood memories of her and her famous sister singer/actress Freda. Payne speaks candidly about her over-confidence as a child growing up in Detroit and her older sister’s insecurities, and how over time the roles reversed. She then lays out how she abandoned her career path in medicine to become a professional entertainer, beginning with a group called Glass House; her run with the post-Diana-Ross Supremes; a group called FLOS an acronym made up of former members of The Supremes; and finally the much anticipated Supremes reunion – the “Return to Love” tour with Diana Ross. Not only a fabulous singer, but Scherrie has written 19 screenplays and still counting! Welch gives her high marks on her writing.
This interview is a must see! They, along with Brewington, are having too much fun on the set as you can see in the photo!!! See video…
“A Lady In Waiting” – premiering at The Missing Piece Theater located in Burbank’s Magnolia Park District – is completely sold out for the January 29-31st performances, but due to popular demand, for one night only, it is being held over for one final performance, Friday, February 5th at 8PM. For tickets, please go to: www.brownpapertickets.com OR call: 1 (800) 838-3006. Tickets went on sale Wednesday, January 20th at 10 a.m.
The Actor’s Choice is a weekly 1-hour television talk show about the fabulous world of actors and actresses. The program airs each Monday, 11:30AM PST at: www.rmconair.com