Angela Birchett, the voice of Alexandra R. Hylton, is a dynamic vocalist, actress on the musical stage, and studio. Angela has captivated audiences in several regional and U.S. touring productions and as Motormouth Maybelle on the national tour of Hairspray (2007-2009). In 2010 she traveled to Istanbul with the show,Grease, as well as currently reprising her role as Motormouth in theaters throughout the country. In 2009, Angela released her debut CD, Where I’ve Been, a collection of songs from various musicals and roles in which she’s performed since 2005.
At 12 years old, Angela was the youngest member of the Detroit Symphony Civic orchestra; and at 14, she was cast in the professional production of Purlie, the youngest cast member to play Missy, one of the oldest characters in the play.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Angela possesses two bachelor's degrees from Kentucky State University, in Music Education and Vocal Performance. She also received the prestigious honor of being crowned Miss Kentucky State University, placing third in the Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame pageant in 2000. She is currently on tour with "The Color Purple"