Williams replaces another pop superstar — Toni Braxton. Braxton, who joined the Disney musical June 30, played her final performance at the Palace Theatre Nov. 16. Aida also stars Will Chase as Radames and Mandy Gonzalez as Amneris.
Michelle Williams joined the hit R&B group Destiny's Child in 2000. Her first solo album, "Heart to Yours," is available from Music World Music/Columbia Records.
Aida — at the Palace Theatre — features a score by Elton John and Tim Rice; a book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang; sets and costumes by Bob Crowley; lighting by Natasha Katz; choreography by Wayne Cilento; and direction by Robert Falls. The Palace Theatre is located at Broadway and 47th Street, and tickets are available by calling the Disney hotline, (212) 307-4747.