In 1984, Vanessa Williams made history as the first black woman to receive the Miss America title. A talented singer and actor, Williams' album The Right Stuff, along with her follow up efforts, The Comfort Zone and The Sweetest Thing enjoyed immense commercial success. As an actor, Williams has succeeded on both stage and screen, winning an NAACP Image Award for her role as Teri Joseph in the film Soul Food. This NFT features a quote from Williams' interview on Crossovers Live! an intimate live talk show, produced by Stellar originals, hosted by Brian Stokes Mitchell, and featuring guests from around the theatre world who have made the jump from stage to screen.