She took home the award for her performance in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

BY ELLA GAUCI

Elesha Paul Moses won the Black British Theatre Award for Best Female Lead In A Musical for her performance in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. The Awards took place at The National Theatre on 29 October, celebrating Black excellence in theatre. 

Celebrating the life, career, and joy of the iconic Tina Turner, Elesha starred as the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll in this fantastic musical. She has had a career in the music industry for over 25 years and even appeared on the singing competition The Voice. 

Tina Turner, the centre of this musical, was always a firm ally of the LGBTQIA community. After she passed earlier this year in May, floods of queer people praised her online for all the work she did. In 1982 she led the opening ceremony at the first-ever Gay Games, and she continually spoke up for gay marriage before it was legalised. 

Elesha performed at the Rainbow Honours Awards 2023 and has been a firm ally herself to the LGBTQIA community. 

She will be performing at the Stonewall Housing #Hitting40 fundraiser and European Diversity Awards next week. 

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