Chester Gregory to Bring THE EVE OF JACKIE to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 2/14-15
The Cabaret celebrates Black History Month with Broadway star Chester Gregory in his award-winning show The Eve of Jackie. Gregory reveals the sometimes tragic side of the man who recorded over 50 hit singles from 1957-1975 from "Lonely Teardrops" to "(Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me) Higher and Higher" and inspired generations of entertainers from Elvis Presley to Al Green to Michael Jackson.
Gregory will perform at The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN, on February 14 & 15, 2014 at 8:00pm.
Tickets: $25 - $55 (*$12 food or beverage minimum). For tickets, call 317.275.1169, or order online at www.TheCabaret.org. $10 valet parking is available for cabaret patrons.
NAACP Theater Award Winner Chester Gregory was born and raised in Gary, Indiana where at young age he fell in love with performing. Influenced by the entertainers of his childhood, he found his own unique voice and style. Chester studied and refined his skills in singing and acting at Emerson Visual and Performing Arts School, and Columbia College, graduating with his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Through dedication and hard work he built his passion for the arts into a career, making a name for himself when he burst onto the theater scene as Jackie Wilson in the original production of The Jackie Wilson Story for which he received major acclaim such as, The Jeff, AUDELCO, BTAA and Black Excellence Awards. The award-winning role gave him the opportunity to sing for the legendary Michael Jackson in 2003. That night Michael gave Chester a standing ovation for his performance, and later that week Chester would book his debut Broadway role as Seaweed in the Tony Award Winning Musical Hairspray.
Chester went on to star in the original Broadway casts of Tarzan (as Terk) and Cry-Baby (as Dupree). In 2009 he went on tour with Dreamgirls, and was awarded Best Supporting Actor by the NAACP Theater Awards. Chester is currently starring in the smash-hit Broadway musical Sister Act as Officer Eddie Souther, and earned an Outer Critic Circle Award Nomination for this role. Chester has produced three solo recording projects: his debut album In Search of High Love and his mix-tapes, Breakbeat Karaoke, and If U Only. Find his latest performances and music at ChesterGregory.com.
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