LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy®, Tony®, and Emmy® nominated singer and actress Vanessa Williams, has signed with Sterling Winters Company (SWC), a wholly owned subsidiary of kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®), for management representation in all areas including theatrical, music, licensing and brand management.
Ms. Williams is currently in post-production on the ABC pilot "The Happy Accident," and is cast in Disney Junior's animated comedy "T.O.T.S." She has earned accolades for her TV roles in "Ugly Betty" and "Desperate Housewives."
Ms. Williams is in the midst of a series of performances, and will appear with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center on May 3rd and 4th, with concerts in Atlanta, GA, Las Vegas, NV, Thousand Oaks, CA, and Spokane, WA. Additional performances will be added.
"Vanessa is a global pop culture icon and an artistic treasure," says Kathy Ireland®, Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland® Worldwide. "All of us at Sterling Winters Company and kiWW® have admired her limitless talent, inspiring beauty, and incredible career accomplishments for years, as well as her unwavering dedication to making the world a better place through her advocacy and philanthropic endeavors. Vanessa is, of course, one of the most beautiful women in the world."
"I am thrilled to join the stellar team of Sterling Winters Company / kathy ireland® Worldwide," says Vanessa Williams. "Their excellence, knowledge, and bravery in every facet of multiple businesses, makes me so excited about my future endeavors and very secure with my diverse career opportunities."
"We're beyond excited to be entrusted with the priceless career of Vanessa Williams. Together we will celebrate new heights in film, television, recording, theatre, publishing, and of course, licensing. Vanessa Williams is a brilliant artist, without rival," says Stephen Roseberry.
SWC / kiWW® develops revolutionary career management, marketing, and licensing campaigns for icons, including award-winning, prior projects for Janet Jackson and Dame Elizabeth Taylor.
Ms. Williams' SWC / kiWW® management team will include Ms. Ireland - a subject of multiple Forbes® covers, and is one of the first women to join the Board of Directors of NFL Players, Inc.; Stephen Roseberry - President and CMO; Jon Carrasco - EVP and Global Creative Director; Steve Rosenblum - EVP Concerts and Artist Administration; and Steven Glick - William Morris Endeavor and ICM veteran, who currently serves as EVP of Content and Broadcasting, and is the responsible daily executive for Vanessa Williams.
Ms. Williams' critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has earned her 4 Emmy® nominations, 11 Grammy® nominations, a Tony® nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards and 3 Satellite Awards. Her platinum single "Colors of the Wind," from the Disney animated feature film "Pocahontas," won a Grammy®, an Oscar®, and a Golden Globe® for Best Original Song. Ms. Williams and her mother, Helen Williams, are both New York Times® Bestselling authors.
Her recent film credits include the indie horror satire "Bad Hair," from "Dear White People" creator, Justin Simien. Williams' film credits include "Eraser," "Soul Food," "Johnson Family Vacation," "Dance with Me," and "Shaft."
On Broadway, Ms. Williams starred in "Kiss of the Spider Woman," the revival of "Into the Woods," "St. Louis Woman," and "Sondheim on Sondheim." Her recent Broadway credits include co-starring with Cicely Tyson in "The Trip to Bountiful," (the #1 play of the 2013 season), "After Midnight" (2014), and a special limited engagement in "Hey, Look Me Over" at New York City Center in 2018.
Ms. Williams is also represented by Mike Jelline of UTA for film, television, and theatre, and Steve Levine of ICM Partners for music. P.J. Shapiro and Julian Sajfen serve as her legal representatives at Ziffren Brittenham.
SOURCE Sterling Winters Company