West End and Broadway star Marisha Wallace has signed a record deal with Universal's Decca Records.
It follows the singing sensation releasing a charity cover of ‘Tomorrow’ from the musical Annie, to raise funds for those in the theatre industry affected by lockdown.
The single was playlisted by Radio 2 and peaked at Number 2 in the UK download charts.
Wallace, who will soon be appearing in the West End revival of Hairspray, will release her album titled 'Tomorrow' in November.
You can pre-order the CD online here.
A teaser for the album reads: "The record, packed full of uplifting covers as well as four brand new, original tracks is released in hopes of helping the world move forward from such a negative time – there are moments in the album intended to comfort & to cry to but also so many tracks to feel uplifted and inspired by as the world bands together, looking for a better ‘tomorrow’."
The tracklist features:
4. The Show Must go on
6. Before I Go
7. My Declaration
9. You’re the Voice
11. Purple Rain
13. I’m Free
15. Climb Every Mountain
Marisha said: “I am so thrilled to be a part of the legacy of Decca records. I keep pinching myself because this is just a dream come true. My first album coming out during this turbulent time in history is a symbol of hope for all of us.
"At the beginning of lockdown the theatres were closed and I thought it was the end, but now I know it was just the beginning of something wonderful. To share a label with icons like Shirley Bassey and Ella Fitzgerald I truly feel right at home. I can’t wait to help bring some healing and hope to our world. Because the sun WILL come out tomorrow!”