Cookie Watkins brings more than a celebrity impersonation to her performance – an award winning live tribute show of Tina Turner. Music has been Cookie’s mainstay since Duke Ellington brought her onstage to warble out a few tunes at the ripe age of fourteen.
Always thought of as the little girl with the big woman’s voice, Cookie studied opera and classical music before her out‐of‐the box smash hit “Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” brought her to the forefront of the dance movement. Cookie admits to being highly influenced by R&B legends like Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Bobby Womack and the legend she so enthusiastically tributes, Tina Turner.
No stranger to Broadway, Cookie also performed in hit stage musicals like “Guys & Dolls,’ “Sweet Charity,” and “Hair” before touring with the original cast of “Beehive” and Marie Wilson. Cookie allows the audience to savour the saucy effects of Tina’s “Higher” before a seamless transition to the throaty “Better Be Good to Me” followed by “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”.
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