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Sing it! Cynthia Erivo played a powerful cover of Aretha Franklin & # 39; s hit from 1967 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman during the Krug Encounter event in Miami on Wednesday

Cynthia Erivo shows Aretha Franklin coverage at Krug event in Miami … for the lead role in soul queen's biopic

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Harriet star Cynthia Erivo released a powerful cover of Aretha Franklin & # 39; s hit from 1967 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman during the Krug Encounter event in Miami on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old British-Nigerian – who is an Oscar removed from EGOT status – will start portraying the deceased Queen of Soul in Genius of National Geographic: Aretha next month.

The fully authorized biopic series with eight episodes – which will premiere in the spring – also includes Emmy winner Courtney B. Vance as Father Father C.L. Franklin.

Sing it! Cynthia Erivo played a powerful cover of Aretha Franklin & # 39; s hit from 1967 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman during the Krug Encounter event in Miami on Wednesday

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Sing it! Cynthia Erivo played a powerful cover of Aretha Franklin & # 39; s hit from 1967 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman during the Krug Encounter event in Miami on Wednesday

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The deceased Queen of Soul depicted in 1975

The deceased Queen of Soul depicted in 1975

Rehearsal: The 32-year-old British-Nigerian – who is an Oscar removed from EGOT status – will start work next month to portray the deceased Queen of Soul (R) in NatGeo's Genius: Aretha

The 18-year-old Grammy winner died, 76 years old, in her home in Detroit on August 16, 2018, of a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.

Cynthia also performed covers of Let Me Go, Stormy Weather and Summertime for the champagne-sipping crowd in Florida.

Erivo wore a dog-like purse with her gray sleeveless high-low dress, which was most likely designed by her co-host-clad host in the soirée, Thom Browne.

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Hair stylist Coree Moreno formed the buzzcut of the Color Purple thespian and make-up artist Terrell Mullin applied her smoky eyes and glossy mouth.

Next spring premiere! The fully authorized biopic series with eight episodes also includes Emmy winner Courtney B. Vance as Father Father C.L. Franklin

Next spring premiere! The fully authorized biopic series with eight episodes also includes Emmy winner Courtney B. Vance as Father Father C.L. Franklin

Next spring premiere! The fully authorized biopic series with eight episodes also includes Emmy winner Courtney B. Vance as Father Father C.L. Franklin

Heating her pipes: Cynthia also performed covers of Let Me Go, Stormy Weather and Summertime for the champagne-sipping Florida audience

Heating her pipes: Cynthia also performed covers of Let Me Go, Stormy Weather and Summertime for the champagne-sipping Florida audience

Heating her pipes: Cynthia also performed covers of Let Me Go, Stormy Weather and Summertime for the champagne-sipping Florida audience

Woman and man of the hour! Erivo wore a dog-like purse with her gray sleeveless long-sleeved dress - probably designed by her co-host with short sleeves at the soirée, Thom Browne (R)
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Woman and man of the hour! Erivo wore a dog-like purse with her gray sleeveless long-sleeved dress - probably designed by her co-host with short sleeves at the soirée, Thom Browne (R)

Woman and man of the hour! Erivo wore a dog-like purse with her gray sleeveless long-sleeved dress – probably designed by her co-host with short sleeves at the soirée, Thom Browne (R)

Ready for her close-up: hair stylist Coree Moreno formed the buzzcut of the Color Purple thespian and make-up artist Terrell Mullin applied her smoky eyes and shiny pout

Ready for her close-up: hair stylist Coree Moreno formed the buzzcut of the Color Purple thespian and make-up artist Terrell Mullin applied her smoky eyes and shiny pout

Ready for her close-up: hair stylist Coree Moreno formed the buzzcut of the Color Purple thespian and make-up artist Terrell Mullin applied her smoky eyes and shiny pout

On December 16, the 5ft belter works with waitress Thespian Shoshana Bean for a Christmas and Hanukkah & # 39; Night Divine & # 39; concert at the Apollo Theater in Manhattan.

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Cynthia has built her entire career on playing African-Americans and in Harriet, she is taking on slave-altered Harriet Tubman, who finally enters British theaters on November 22.

The biopic of Kasi Lemmons on the legendary scout, spy, nurse and suffragette has so far earned $ 15.3 million at the checkout and scored a score of 72% on Rotten tomatoes.

Press: on December 16, the 5ft belter works with waitress Thespian Shoshana Bean for a Christmas and Hanukkah & # 39; Night Divine & # 39; concert at Apollo Theater in Manhattan

Press: on December 16, the 5ft belter works with waitress Thespian Shoshana Bean for a Christmas and Hanukkah & # 39; Night Divine & # 39; concert at Apollo Theater in Manhattan

Press: on December 16, the 5ft belter works with waitress Thespian Shoshana Bean for a Christmas and Hanukkah & # 39; Night Divine & # 39; concert at Apollo Theater in Manhattan

British-Nigerian: Cynthia has built up her entire career playing African-Americans

British-Nigerian: Cynthia has built up her entire career playing African-Americans

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British-Nigerian: Cynthia has built up her entire career playing African-Americans

Finally 22 British theaters! Erivo then takes over slave-converted abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the biopic Harriet of Kasi Lemmons, who scores 72% on Rotten Tomatoes

Finally 22 British theaters! Erivo then takes over slave-converted abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the biopic Harriet of Kasi Lemmons, who scores 72% on Rotten Tomatoes

Finally 22 British theaters! Erivo then takes over slave-converted abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the biopic Harriet of Kasi Lemmons, who scores 72% on Rotten Tomatoes

With her boyfriend Mario Martinez nowhere to be found, Erivo enjoyed a warm embrace of the legendary male model, Tyson Beckford.

The 48-year-old, born from Bronx, sporty seersucker pants – again probably Thom Browne – alongside the sockless Riverdale heartthrob Charles Melton.

Meanwhile, Wilhelmina Model Karolína Kurková and Spy Kids: Mission Critical actress Nesta Cooper posed for the installation of the pastel-colored palm-shaped art of Thom Browne.

Big smile: with her friend Mario Martinez nowhere to be found, the RADA grad enjoyed a warm embrace of the legendary male model, Tyson Beckford (L)

Big smile: with her friend Mario Martinez nowhere to be found, the RADA grad enjoyed a warm embrace of the legendary male model, Tyson Beckford (L)

Big smile: with her friend Mario Martinez nowhere to be found, the RADA grad enjoyed a warm embrace of the legendary male model, Tyson Beckford (L)

Brave dudes: the 48-year-old Bronx-born, sporty seersucker pants - again probably Thom Browne - alongside the sockless Riverdale heartthrob Charles Melton

Brave dudes: the 48-year-old Bronx-born, sporty seersucker pants - again probably Thom Browne - alongside the sockless Riverdale heartthrob Charles Melton

Brave dudes: the 48-year-old Bronx-born, sporty seersucker pants – again probably Thom Browne – alongside the sockless Riverdale heartthrob Charles Melton

Pretty ladies! Wilhelmina Model Karolína Kurková (L) and Spy Kids: Mission Critical actress Nesta Cooper (R) posed for Thom Browne & # 39; s pastel palm-shaped art installation
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Pretty ladies! Wilhelmina Model Karolína Kurková (L) and Spy Kids: Mission Critical actress Nesta Cooper (R) posed for Thom Browne & # 39; s pastel palm-shaped art installation

Pretty ladies! Wilhelmina Model Karolína Kurková (L) and Spy Kids: Mission Critical actress Nesta Cooper (R) posed for Thom Browne & # 39; s pastel palm-shaped art installation

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