Palmer Williams Jr. Stars in The Haves and The Have Nots
Tyler Perry's new stage show featured at The Beacon Theatre April 5-8th
native and Knoxville College graduate, singer, actor, writer and producer,
Palmer Williams Jr., will be appearing in New York on April 5th – 8th
at the Beacon Theatre, located 2124 Broadway @74th Street in
Manhattan, in Tyler Perry’s stage play “The
Haves and the Have Nots.”
“I am playing a
butler in “The Haves and the Have Nots.”
I am lending comedic relief as a nosey butler into everyone’s business. Although
I am revisiting the character of Floyd, the role I play in the House of Payne. The stage
production has been a wonderful experience for me. I am putting all of myself into the
production and having a lot of fun. The Haves and Have Nots is a show about
two different family situations and two different economic situations. It’s about a family with a deep love for one
another and the hope they have in overcoming their struggles. The other side is about a rich man, married
for the second time to a woman with a wandering eye. His wife is high maintenance and he begins to
wonder if his wife loves him or his bank account. The wife at one time was a Have Not, who
acquired her wealth through marriage,” explained Palmer of the show.
Outside of the
loveable barber, Floyd, on House of Payne, Palmer has appeared in other Tyler
Perry productions such as “Laugh to Keep From Crying,” “Madea’s Big Happy
Family,” “Madea Goes to Jail,” “The Marriage Counselor,” and another coming soon
on DVD entitled “I Don’t Want To Be Wrong.”
health administration, Williams was inspired to join the healthcare system when
watching his mother die slowly of cancer when he was 9 years old. “I knew I had
to do something since I came from a loving family with both a father and mother
in the house, and then cancer destroyed that.
Therefore, I acquired a degree in health care, since I did not want
others to suffer what I had when a parent dies.
My father later died of cancer as well,” recalled Palmer. “You know if you bring your body to an alkaline
state you can get rid of cancer, since cancer cannot survive in an alkaline
state. They actually have alkaline drops
you can get from a Holistic doctor to put in water or juice to kill the free
radicals and balance the PH in your body. Our bodies were engineered to heal
itself. This society worries itself sick
and I believe that cancer is associated with stress and poor eating habits which
builds up toxins in the body,” stated the singer and writer whose 11-old daughter
was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at 3 years old.
always had the acting and singing bug, learned not to take himself too
seriously. When others told him that he
was actually funny, he began to pursue a career in entertainment and through
hard work found he had good timing. Palmer
has been successful as a singer. His
vocal credits have included singing background for Keith Sweat, Grammy award
winner Monica and LCG. He also writes
songs. His CD is entitled “Neo-Save.”
Neo-Save is available on www.itunes.com and
Palmer is also
on Twitter and Facebook. His CD, Neo-Save,
will be on sale at the Beacon Theatre as well as the CD “What A Man Wants, What
A Women Needs” when “The Haves and Have Nots” play tour arrives at the Beacon
Theatre April 5th through April 8th.
"I am a 24 year old
overnight success with the birthing of my career, and I am not even half way
there yet,” claimed Palmer humbly. “I
know those who come out and see The Haves
and Have Nots will enjoy it. I look forward to doing the show at the Beacon. I have been to the Beacon a few times but it’s
always like the first time, each time,” said the actor who also has a landscape
business. Palmer also spends time
speaking before fellowship organizations and various high schools where he can
inspire youth about the entertainment business and talk about life in general.
“When I come to
New York, I will give 150% of myself in the show. I consider it an honor to star in a show and
work for Tyler Perry with his writing skills.
The way Tyler puts on a show is like no other and so I consider it to be
a blessing to be associated with him.
Tyler believes in me so I do not want to disappoint Tyler, my family or
my audience," remarked Williams.
For tickets to Tyler
Perry’s “The Haves and The Have Nots,” interested parties can call the Beacon
Theatre Box Office at 212-465-6500 or for groups of 15 or more, call
800-232-5227. Tickets can also be
obtained by calling 866-858-0008 or online at www.ticketmasters.com or www.beacontheatre.com