LaTrice Verrett

Also credited as LaTrice Felton-Verrett. From a profile in, May 20, 2015

One has to be a die-hard optimist and extremely kind-hearted to make it one’s business to inspire others, put a smile on every face, and turn negatives into positives in anybody. That’s exactly what LaTrice Verrett is. But at first she was (and still is) a talented composer, singer and dancer with an impressive track record.

LaTrice has a blessed life and says she does not take one moment for granted. Singing by the age of two and performing by age five, she says she has always been celestial. Classically trained and raised in the church, her early start created a strong foundation for her dynamic stage presence today. She has been blessed to tour the world three times over as a cast member of the longest-running Off-Broadway play, “Mama I Want To Sing,” as a member of the Three-Time Grammy Winning Group “The Sounds of Blackness,” and as a Universal Music Published-Singer/Songwriting Dance Artist with a Platinum Selling Single “What a Night.” Her voice has been featured on commercials for AT&T, Northwest Airlines and Wild Cherry Pepsi, to name a few. LaTrice has been blessed to grace the stage with such artists as Prince, India Arie, Queen Latifa, Aretha Franklin, Kirk Franklin and so many more who have all gifted a little of themselves to her.

LaTrice says she credits all of her successes to her firm belief in the verse “All things are possible through Christ who strengthens me,” with this there is nothing you cannot do. The Love of her husband of 20 years, James Felton, and their four children, Madison, Parker, Lexington and James IV, has allowed her to live her dreams. She is currently working on her Inspirational Album and on securing a deal for a new reality show. She is also touring with a lead role in a new stage play, “Redemption.” The talented entertainer says her life is inspired and she simply wants to share the Joy.

The African “discovered” LaTrice in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, sixteen years ago this May, on the occasion of the inaugural of then-President-elect Olusegun Obasanjo. The night before the May 29, 1999 inaugural, LaTrice brought a lively artistic touch to the historical event by performing both in the ballroom of the Abuja Sheraton hotel and at the city’s stadium. In the ballroom, La Trice, who only a few days earlier had flown in from New York, performed two songs for President-elect Obasanjo and his guests. One of the songs was titled “Listen to Your Heart” which she said she composed especially for the occasion and dedicated to the Nigerian people.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor In Dahomey 1998-99 Season