On Broadway, Frenchie Finds A Perfect Fit
Plus-Size 'Idol' Contestant Takes Off in 'Rent'
By Lynne Duke
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, June 6, 2003; Page C01
The curtain is about to come down on Act 1. Voices are soaring. Hips are shaking. Hair is flying. It's "Rent," the long-running Broadway show, and the singers and dancers are at highest rev, pumping out pure musical theater. They're climbing up on a platform, belting "La Vie Boheme," and Franchelle "Frenchie" Davis, the allegedly humiliated "American Idol" contestant booted off the TV show in February, is blasting away with that famously rich voice.More