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Chaka Khan

 
Birth Place:
Great Lakes, IL, USA
Bio:
Chaka Khan has received a steady stream of accolades for both her artistry and philanthropy. Her awards include the Soul Train Legend Award (2009), the BET Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), the GRAMMY Honors Award from the NARAS Chicago Chapter (2006) and the World Music Award Lifetime Achievement ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Great Lakes, IL, USA

Bio:
Chaka Khan has received a steady stream of accolades for both her artistry and philanthropy. Her awards include the Soul Train Legend Award (2009), the BET Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), the GRAMMY Honors Award from the NARAS Chicago Chapter (2006) and the World Music Award Lifetime Achievement ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Sofia [Replacement]

Photos

Allee Willis attending Opening Night performance reception for THE COLOR PURPLE starr Photo

Allee Willis attending Opening Night performance reception for THE COLOR PURPLE starring Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans, LaKisha Jones & Zonya Love at the Broadway Theatre in New York City. January 9, 2008

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Allee Willis & Brenda Russell attending Opening Night performance reception for THE COLOR PURPLE starring Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans, LaKisha Jones & Zonya Love at the Broadway Theatre in New York City. January 9, 2008

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Allee Willis attending Opening Night performance reception for THE COLOR PURPLE starr Photo

Allee Willis attending Opening Night performance reception for THE COLOR PURPLE starring Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans, LaKisha Jones & Zonya Love at the Broadway Theatre in New York City. January 9, 2008

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Chaka Khan

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Chaka Khan

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Sofia [Replacement]

Chaka Khan Biography

Chaka Khan has received a steady stream of accolades for both her artistry and philanthropy. Her awards include the Soul Train Legend Award (2009), the BET Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), the GRAMMY Honors Award from the NARAS Chicago Chapter (2006) and the World Music Award Lifetime Achievement Award (2003). Previously nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame four times - twice as a solo artist and twice with Rufus - she has been nominated again as a 2019 inductee candidate.


Chaka shared her life's recollections in the autobiography Through the Fire, was published by Rodale Books in 2003 and is currently being adapted into a screenplay. In 2004, Chaka received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music. She has also performed in musical theater, debuting on London's West End in "Mama I Want to Sing" in 1995; appearing in the Las Vegas production of "Signed, Sealed Delivered" in 2002; and taking over the role of Sofia in Broadway's adaptation of "The Color Purple" in 2008.

Despite her busy schedule, Chaka has always made time to support and uplift her community. In 1999, inspired by her autistic nephew, Chaka established the Chaka Khan Foundation to raise awareness, provide resources, and explore treatments for children with autism in underserved communities. She later expanded the mission of the foundation to focus on women and children at risk. In July 2012, Chaka received the McDonald's Corporation's 365Black Award for her leadership of the Chaka Khan Foundation. The organization raised $1.4 million for autism awareness and research and, on behalf of the autism community, Chaka lobbied on Capitol Hill meeting with the Black and Hispanic Caucuses' to reauthor the Combating Autism Act of 2006. As a result, the act was renewed and is slated to provide more than $3 billion for autism research and other services by 2019.


Chaka Khan is also an entrepreneur. In 2019 she will be gearing up to launch in collaboration with her long-term hair stylist and creative director, turned manager, George Robert Fuller, a full collection of Chaka Khan inspired wigs and hair pieces for the everyday, modern female consumer, powered by Indique Hair. Chaka's latest body of work, Hello Happiness, a 7-track album executive produced by English production powerhouse Switch, was released on February 15th, 2019 under Diary Records/Island Records. The 10-time GRAMMY Award-winner is looking forward to a celebration of a lifetime this year and beyond!




Chaka Khan News

CELTIC ILLUSION to Play New World Stages Beginning in June Photo CELTIC ILLUSION to Play New World Stages Beginning in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Celtic Illusion, the modern Irish dance and magic stage show, created, choreographed, and starring Anthony Street (Lord of the Dance), will open at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street) it was announced today by Jeff Parry, Executive Producer at Annerin Productions.

SOUL GROOVE Brings The Dynamic Music Of R&B and Soul to West Michigan Photo SOUL GROOVE Brings The Dynamic Music Of R&B and Soul to West Michigan
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2022

Circle Theatre, West Michigan's go-to destination for exceptional theatrical arts in an intimate setting, presents Soul Groove: The Hits of Soul and R&B, directed by Lisa Knight. Your hips will start swaying when you get the urge to dance ‚Äď it's time to groove.

BWW Interview: Sasha R. Cassadine (Henry Mason) of BROADWAY DRAG BRUNCH at Flip Phone Photo BWW Interview: Sasha R. Cassadine (Henry Mason) of BROADWAY DRAG BRUNCH at Flip Phone
by Jared Fessler - May 19, 2022

Syracuse Jazz Fest to Return in June Photo Syracuse Jazz Fest to Return in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

Syracuse Jazz Fest - the popular and long-running music festival which has been on hiatus the past 5 years - will be making it's return to Downtown Syracuse's Clinton Square and a variety of indoor city nightspots in June of 2022.

The Django to Welcome Today's Premier Swing Band, 15+ Vocalists, and Hot Latin Tuesda Photo The Django to Welcome Today's Premier Swing Band, 15+ Vocalists, and Hot Latin Tuesday Nights This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

THE DJANGO will bring another month of stellar jazz by some of the field’s heroes alongside young, emerging artists.

BWW Review: Lucius at The Beacon Theater Photo BWW Review: Lucius at The Beacon Theater
by Daniel Nolen - May 5, 2022

I arrive at the Beacon Theater early enough to peruse the merch line, and after attempting--and failing--to bribe the woman icily manning the VIP table into letting me purchase an exclusive gig poster, I take my seat and wait for the show to begin.

Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season Photo Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Irvine Barclay Theatre, known for its intimate setting providing unique experiences and personal interactions with top performers, has announced its 2022-23 season. One of the most popular performing arts venues in Orange County, Irvine Barclay Theatre will again feature renowned artists in its broadest range of genres ever.

Drag Icon Lady Bunny Extends UNMASKED & UNFILTERED At Laurie Beechman Theatre Photo Drag Icon Lady Bunny Extends UNMASKED & UNFILTERED At Laurie Beechman Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022

Just in time for Easter, legendary drag icon LADY BUNNY hops into Times Square with the New York Premiere of her internationally acclaimed touring show UNMASKED & UNFILTERED at The Laurie Beechman Theatre -- now extended through April 23. Bunny was trapped in her apartment during lockdown, allowing her filthy and demented thoughts to marinate.

HeIsTheArtist to Release THE FADED OUTRO on Good Friday Photo HeIsTheArtist to Release THE FADED OUTRO on Good Friday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

On Friday, April 15th, experimental Christian artist, HeIsTheArtist will release his 6-song EP, 'The Faded Outro.' The EP features gospel, lo-fi and jazz mixes.

People's Light to Present World Premiere of BAYARD RUSTIN INSIDE ASHLAND Photo People's Light to Present World Premiere of BAYARD RUSTIN INSIDE ASHLAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

People’s Light will present Bayard Rustin Inside Ashland, the world premiere of a play with music inspired by the true story of West Chester, PA native Bayard Rustin. Chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and openly gay Civil Rights activist, Bayard Rustin was nearly written out of the history books.

Chaka Khan Videos

VIDEO: Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel Sing 'I'm Every Woman' in Honor of International W VideoVIDEO: Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel Sing 'I'm Every Woman' in Honor of International Women's Day
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2021

Today is International Women's Day! In celebration of this important occasion, CARE has brought together Chaka Khan and Idina Menzel to recreate the anthem 'I'm Every Woman.'

Black Caviar Releases New Remix of CHARLIE'S ANGELS Theme Song VideoBlack Caviar Releases New Remix of CHARLIE'S ANGELS Theme Song
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 1, 2019

Today, Republic Records and Sony Pictures Entertainment release the year's biggest and most-anticipated album, Charlie's Angels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). Co-executive produced by Grande, Savan Kotecha, and Scooter Braun the soundtrack leads up to the film's November 15, 2019 release two weeks from today.

Tony Award Nominee Mary Bridget Davies Releases 'The Right of Way' VideoTony Award Nominee Mary Bridget Davies Releases 'The Right of Way'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 25, 2019

Today, Broadway Records /1650 Records /LOML Records released 'The Right of Way' from Tony-nominated singer Mary Bridget Davies. This is the first track from Stay With Me:  The Reimagined Songs of Jerry Ragovoy, to be released in January 2020. Written by the renowned songwriter, this is the first time the track has been recorded and released. 'The Right of Way' showcases Davies' powerful vocals, honed over many years as Janis Joplin in Love Janis and A Night With Janis Joplin.

VIDEO: Queens Of Soul Returns To Blow The Roof Off The Triad Mother's Day! VideoVIDEO: Queens Of Soul Returns To Blow The Roof Off The Triad Mother's Day!
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2018

ANTHONY KEN, LLC. (Anthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, Producers) are pleased to present an encore performance ofQUEENS OF SOUL: A TRIBUTE CONCERT TO OUR REGNING DIVAS which will be performed for one performance exclusively this MOTHER'S DAY (MAY 13th). Previous performers include TONY Winner Lillias White, The Color Purple's Jeannette Bayardelle and R&B Soul Singer Monifah. Additional powerhouse vocalists include Jacqueline B. Arnold (PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN), Enga Davis (AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN), Rashidra Scott (BEAUTIFUL), DeAnne Stewart (MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL), Lady Pepper (A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS), Trish Douglas and many more surprise guests as well. LIMITED TICKETS AND SEATING AVAILABLE: www.ANTHONYKEN.com.

VIDEO: Inside Look At Upcoming FOX Series SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO VideoVIDEO: Inside Look At Upcoming FOX Series SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO
by Macon Prickett - Feb 15, 2018

The all-new weekly series SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, hosted by Emmy¬ģ Award-winning personality¬†STEVE HARVEY and co-hosted by TV personality¬†ADRIENNE BAILON HOUGHTON, premieres¬†Thursday, March 1¬†@ 9/8c on FOX, following the spring return of GOTHAM.¬†Also to be featured in the premiere episode is a special performance with¬†PITBULL¬†and¬†FIFTH HARMONY.¬†

VIDEOS: Sneak Peeks FOX' s SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO and TARAJI'S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS VideoVIDEOS: Sneak Peeks FOX' s SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO and TARAJI'S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS
by Emily Bruno - Dec 13, 2017

FOX gets festive with a night of holiday programming tomorrow, today, Dec. 14, featuring a brand-new, holiday-themed SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO: CHRISTMAS (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the return of TARAJI'S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mike Epps Brings Down the House on Tonight's SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 1, 2017

Mike Epps brings down the house on the all-new SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, airing tonight at 8/7c on FOX. Watch a sneak peek below.

VIDEO: FIRST WIVES CLUB Cast Have Backstage Dance Party to Tara Macri's 'This Crush'
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 6, 2016

Below, get an exclusive look at the cast of FIRST WIVES CLUB backstage dance party to Tara Macri's summer single 'This Crush.' In addition, watch the official lyric video and a behind-the-scenes video of the new single

STAGE TUBE: Adam & Arielle Jacobs Surprise Parents with Big ALADDIN News!
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2016

It's a happy day for the Jacobs family! Brother and sister Adam and Arielle Jacobs just surprised their parents with the news that Arielle will be playing Princess Jasmine in the Australian production of Aladdin opening in Sydney this August. Adam, who stars as the title character on Broadway, helped out with an adorable video to reveal the news to their parents, and you can check it out below!

VIDEO: Kanye West to Receive Video Vanguard Award at 2015 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS; Watch Promo
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 25, 2015

MTV is set to award Kanye West with the VMA's highest honor, the "Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award," for his career-spanning groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances, and continued impact on music, art, fashion, and culture.


Chaka Khan Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Chaka Khan been in?
Chaka Khan has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Chaka Khan been in?
Chaka Khan has not appeared in the West End