No Stranger to the Stage
Brandi Michelle Russell is no stranger to the stage. With over 18 years of professional experience as both an on-stage performer and off-stage creative, Brandi brings a plethora of experience and passion to every show. She has played many theatrical leading roles, including “Flo Manero” in Saturday Night Fever (Royal Caribbean Productions), “Grimallover” in Cinderella (Theatre Royal Wakefield, UK), “Audrey” in Little Shop of Horrors (USA), “Frenchy” in Grease (USA), “Flo Manfred” in the World Premiere of Meat Street: The Musical (USA), “Reno Sweeney” in Anything Goes (USA), “Maria” in award-winning Orlando Fringe show Mums the Musical (USA) “Sonja” in Godspell (Germany), “Maria” in Watermensen (Netherlands) and received special recognition for her acting in The Vagina Monologues (USA). She has also sang for some of the most influential entertainment companies such as: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Japan, Holland America Line, Marella Cruises & Silverseas Luxury Cruises.
In 2008, Brandi was crowned the winner of the Dutch televised talent show POPSTARS, where she scored a Dutch #1 hit song. Her win gave her the opportunity to perform for festivals such as Stockholm Pride and Amsterdam Pride, and allowed her to create & perform her own show Miss Brandi: Camzots Live at the Dutch theme park Walibi World’s Fright Night event. In 2010, she was the opening act for Rick Astley at the 1980’s themed concert A Night to Remember.
Brandi’s behind the scenes production and creative work is also vast, with credits including directing musicals Anything Goes and Little Shop of Horrors for Faust Theatre in The Netherlands. In Holland she also created, cast and directed sold out musical shows for dinner theatres Inspiration Point and Arjan van Dijk, and created two street shows for Walibi World, which were performed daily for a crowd of 15,000 park guests. She has recently created musical and entertainment performance concepts and shows together with PEEL Talent, which are being recreated on various Marella Cruise Line ships around the World.
She can currently be seen headlining on various cruise liners with rock-opera vocal duo Braximusic in the self-produced theatrical show Crossing the Classics: From Bowie to Bocelli & Prince to Pavarotti.
Brandi is represented by London-based agency Debbie Rimmer Management, for theatre film & television.