The Survivor singer, who has found success in stage shows Aida, The Color Purple and Chicago since the hit trio split, will take her bow in Fela! when the production hits Washington, D.C. at the end of the month (Jan13).
The show chronicles the life of Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti. Williams, who will play Kuti's lover Sandra Isadore, will follow the tour for a 16-city sweep through the U.S.
Ironically, former bandmate Beyonce's husband Jay Z is among the producers of the Tony Award-winning musical.