Crystal Monee Hall
April 13, 2024 | 8:00 PM Rhythm Hall
Richmond native, singer, songwriter, actor, and professor, Crystal Monee Hall’s varied career includes roles on Broadway, tours with award-winning artists, and three albums. Her original songs have been sung by numerous artists, including Kristin Chenoweth, and she has been a featured singer and performed alongside award-winning artists, Thomas Rhett, Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo, Mariah Carey, and Kanye West. The evening will be hosted by TEDx speaker and author Sheila E. Battle.
Tier I and Tier II cabaret table seating $42 – $52 per person. Each table seats up to four patrons.
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Crystal Monee Hall’s varied career as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and actress has included roles on Broadway (“RENT”), sold out tours with acclaimed musicians Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead) and Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), being a featured vocalist on Saturday Night Live and also a guest appearance on the HBO comedy-drama High Maintenance. She has released three albums (one solo as well as two with Hart) with work from her most recent EP “If You Breathe” called ‘riveting’ by Billboard Magazine . Her newest release seamlessly blends Hall’s love for world, blues, jazz, soul and contemporary R&B, showcasing her talent as a songwriter, while highlighting a voice that has captivated audiences worldwide.
Currently, Crystal is a featured vocalist on Broadway Superstar Kristin Chenoweth’s “For The Girls” concerts at Broadway’s Nederlander Theater. In addition to being heavily featured, her songwriting comes front and center when Chenoweth performs her original tune “Reasons for Hope” co-written by the shows Musical Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell.
Crystal continues to be a key part of high-profile music moments, including a feature with country superstar Thomas Rhett on Saturday Night Live in March 2019. RollingStone took notice of her standout performance of “Don’t Threaten Me With a Good Time,” noting it “put on display the superb, soulful talents of Crystal Monee Hall”. He invited her out to to his sold out show at Madison Square Garden in September 2019 for an encore performance of the tune.
Crystal will be featured in Emmy, Tony and Grammy winning Ben Platt’s Netflix concert special filmed at Radio City Music Hall in September 2019. She also performed with him The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Good Morning America and for the run of his sold-out “Sing to Me Instead” Tour.
Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award Winner Cynthia Erivo’s PBS special features Hall in the role of soprano during her knockout performance of “Ain’t No Way”. She also joined Kesha as part of her powerful 2018 Grammy Awards performance in support of the #TimesUp movement, provided supporting vocals for Mariah Carey’s Christmas residency at New York’s Beacon Theater, performed alongside Kanye West and Chance The Rapper during their debut performance of “Ultralight Beam” on SNL. Crystal provided backing vocals for Craig David’s “All We Needed,” the official song of the BBC’s 2016 Children In Need campaign. With her career continuing to flourish, Hall looks forward to reaching new listeners with her message, music and voice.
www.crystalmoneehall.com and @crystalmonee
Born in Philadelphia, Sheila E. Battle, is a transformational leader and human services advocate. Along with co-founding the BattleStation Corporation, she is also the creator of the SoulCare Curriculum: a collection of teachings that include a diverse selection of practical exercises and tools specialize to integrate into the natural flow of real-life. Pursuing her passion for helping people grow from the inside out, Sheila Battle obtained a Master’s Degree in Human Services, as well as several certifications in counseling. As a lifelong learner who enjoys helping organizations discover and utilize cultural psychology within the workplace, her professional career includes over thirty years of progressive leadership experience in both public and private sectors. Whether managing a team, leading a workshop, or hosting an event of her own, Sheila’s enthusiastic style motivates and inspires others from the board room to the pulpit. Her passion for seeing people grow and become the best version of themselves, as can be seen in her 2016 TedxRVA Talk, has inspired her creation and use of practical and approachable teaching, and the application of basic principles. Sheila’s fusion of real-life stories and her conversational techniques connect with her audience at an intimate, intense, and individual level. Sheila and her husband, Frank, live in Richmond and are the visionaries of 15 Minutes of Grace.