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Trenyce starring in Michael Jackson tribute in London’s West End

Trenyce, in a promo photo when she did the musical "Dreamgirls"

Trenyce, in a promo photo when she did the musical "Dreamgirls"

Trenyce, who has done quite a bit of theater since season two of ‘Idol,” is the female lead in “Thriller Live,” a musical tribute to Michael Jackson in London’s West End.

Hollywood Reporter talked to her.

THR: You’re the only American lead in the show. Lots of Idols have starred on Broadway or have done national tours in the U.S. How did you find yourself in London?

Trenyce: The opportunity first came up a while ago when I was doing Ain’t Misbehavin’ with Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis, but at the time I was committed to that show. A year later I was asked again to do Thriller Live but my manager wasn’t happy about sending me away when we were focused on me getting work in the States, so I passed. In June 2010 I was asked again and this time the casting director convinced me it was a good idea and would give me the chance to see the world and establish myself as an artist in another country, so I took the opportunity. I’m glad I did because I’ve seen and learned a lot!

10 comments Add your comment

Deirdre

September 17th, 2011
12:42 pm

Thanks Rodney. I don’t remember a whole lot about Trenyce…..long time ago and that season was all about Studdard/Aiken/Locke.

JTesla

September 17th, 2011
1:33 pm

Rodney Ho

September 17th, 2011
2:53 pm

Trenyce was a weaker version of Tamyra Gray from season one and was ultimately overshadowed by Kimberley Locke.

JTesla

September 17th, 2011
3:25 pm

I know you meant Season Two, but if I don’t say it someone else will come along and flog you over it. She finished 5th.

Oh and who?

Branch Loveless

September 17th, 2011
3:36 pm

I echo that; who?

Deirdre

September 17th, 2011
4:15 pm

Tamyra WAS season one. I see no reason for flogging

JTesla

September 17th, 2011
5:01 pm

I need to be flogged for not reading that correctly. Or did I do that on purpose in order to be flogged? Hmmm

Deirdre

September 17th, 2011
5:18 pm

LOL! I’d guess but I’m sure to be wrong.

[...] American Idol [...]

Rosita

September 17th, 2011
7:57 pm

Oh, come on — flogging needs no reason! So much fun! Like flagellation!