Born For This: A New Musical brings the legendary artist BeBe Winans‘ story to life with acclaimed new music and lyrics by BeBe Winans that has audiences rising from their seats in thunderous ovations. When it came time to cast a fresh face to portray Winans in Boston, the production cast its eye to a rising star portraying Alexander Hamilton during the weekend performances. Meet Donald Webber Jr.
Webber was raised in a family of artists whose accomplishments range from church choirs to platinum recording artists. His father developed his career under the care of gospel greats like James Cleveland, and alongside Rodena and Billy Preston wrote and played on countless memorable gospel albums. His uncle Melvin Gentry is a multi-platinum awardwinning lead singer of the ’80s group Midnight Star. Donald’s credits include Alexander Hamilton on Broadway every weekend in Hamilton: An American Musical, Motown: The Musical (OBC), Holler If Ya Hear Me, Whorl Inside a Loop (Off Broadway). TV: “American Idol,” “The Wiz Live!” on NBC.
“I really wanted to be a part of the show. I saw it again on Broadway. I don’t know how or when, but I gotta be in this show.” – Webber on being a fan of Hamilton before being asked to join the cast.
KILLER COVER: Webber makes the Nirvana classic his own here….
BONUS FACT: Webber and his wife have a french bulldog whose name is Ella Frenchgerald and that adorable dog has her own Instagram account.