Law & Order: Special Victims star Tamara Tunie is stepping out of her normal television and film role to share her solo show Yes, I Sing! to audiences in New York. Tunie is best known as Dr. Melinda Warner on Law & Order: SVU since 2000. This medical examiner is key to determining what injuries occurred to the victims. She appears as a tough, overworked examiner, but Tunie shows a softer side with her one-woman show.
Starting October 30, fans can see Tunie's show at Loews Regency. She will appear alongside a lineup including Tommy Tune and Betty Buckley. The show will only play from October 30 through November 3, so get your tickets early.
Director Mike Renzi is helping Tunie show the world her theatrical side, digging deep to her theatrical roots with show tunes and jazz standards. Few realize that Tunie began in theater before jumping to the big and small screen. Tunie appeared in Dreamgirls, Fences, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Julius Caeser throughout her career. She explained that the timing felt right.
“It’s time,” Tunie told Broadway.com. “I missed singing. I missed performing in a nightclub. I grew up in Pittsburgh, and regularly, my parents would take us to the Holiday House Supper Club to see acts like Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn, Ben Vereen, Freda Payne, Stephanie Mills and the Temptations, to name a few. I also want to be able to sing until the day I die! It makes me happy! And if you don't use it, you lose
Tunie will reprise her role on Law & Order: SVU when it returns on September 26.