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Chanel Haynes developed her unique vocal gifts in the rich musical culture of New Orleans in the deep South. Discovered by Quincy Jones while she was still a teenager, Chanel became a founding member of the gospel trio, Trinitee 5:7. As lead singer of the group, Chanel sold over 2.5 million albums worldwide and earned two Grammy nominations. The trio spent nearly two decades entertaining audiences around the world in arenas ranging from Madison Square Garden to Wembley Stadium. Her first album went Platinum and spent 50 weeks on Billboard’s top R&B albums chart, while both of her first two albums debuted at #1 on the Billboard Gospel chart. Chanel has shared the stage with Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, and Tina Turner at the 50th-Anniversary Grammy Awards show. Chanel’s musical theatre debut was in 2014 at the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas, where, in 2018, she won Best Leading Actress in a musical for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. Chanel’s home base is in San Francisco, California, where she lives with her husband, Dr. Gregory Schwartz, and their two sons.
She made West End Debut playing the life of Tina Turner who has been a huge inspiration for her.

Chanel Haynes STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Tina Turner (Alternate) [Replacement]


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Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at ZACH THEATRE is A Joyful Yuletide Extravaganza!


Zach’s festive production of A Christmas Carol, weaves together an outstanding cast, catchy choreography, lively musical numbers, and Charles Dickens’ enchanting tale of redemption that never fails to warm the hearts of audiences during the Holiday Season.

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at ZACH Theatre


This classic story as told by ZACH never disappoints!

Marc A. Pouhé & Chanel Haynes to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at ZACH Theatre


ZACH Theatre’s rockin’ holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol will return for the eighth year to The Topfer at ZACH playing November 16 – December 31 with MARC POUHÉ returning to the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Also returning this season is CHANEL HAYNES who will rejoin the show as Ghost of Christmas Present.

TINA �" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Extends West End Booking to 18 December 2022


The West End hit production of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL today announces over 200,000 new tickets for sale which will be released later this week taking booking at the Aldwych Theatre to 18 December 2022.

Full Casting Announced for the West End Return of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL


The hit production of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will re-open at the Aldwych Theatre on 28 July 2021 following over a year of shutdown across the West End.

TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Will Return to the West End on 28 July


Tina - The Tina Turner Musical will re-open at the Aldwych Theatre on 28 July 2021 following over a year of shutdown - get the new show schedule here including new Sunday performances!

You Management - Theatrical Talent Agency Continues Global Expansion With Launch Of New Office In The United States


YOU Management – a talent agency representing performers working in theatre, TV and film in the UK and worldwide– is continuing its global expansion: after merging with OMA - Germany's biggest Musical Theatre agency - in 2019 and navigating the pandemic and its devastating effect on the entertainment industry

YOU Management Continues Expansion With New Nashville Office


YOU Management is continuing its global expansion: after merging with OMA - Germany’s biggest Musical Theatre agency - in 2019 and navigating the pandemic and its devastating effect on the entertainment industry. YOU Management will open a third office in Nashville in the United States on 6 April 2021, headed up by senior agent Stacy Gaudioso.

Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo Will Lead TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL in London


Aisha Jawando and Jammy Kasongo will lead the cast as Tina and Ike in TINA a?" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL as the hit production enters its third year in the West End. Joining them and making her West End debut is Chanel Haynes as the alternate Tina.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Lights Up The Holiday


A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted and directed by Dave Steakley, currently playing at ZACH Theatre, has become an Austin tradition and is by far the best way to kick off the holiday season. Retooled to include new contemporary songs every year, the musical is performed by a Broadway caliber cast. The Dickens' classic has never been more entertaining, and with the addition of GREATER TUNA star Jaston Williams as Scrooge, this year is an extra special treat with a cherry on top.

BWW Review: PRISCILLA is a Campy Disco Delight With Heart


PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL is a jukebox musical adapted from Australian film director-writer Stephan Elliott's 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Adapted by Elliott and Allan Scott, the musical uses well-known pop and disco songs as the score. It tells the story of two drag queens and a transgender woman who make a trip from Sydney across the desert in a bus they name Priscilla to do a drag show in the resort town of Alice Springs in the Australian desert. Along the way, they encounter a slew of odd characters, homophobia and love in the most unexpected of places. The original production debuted in Australia at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney in October 2006. The Australian success of the show lead to a two-year West End production and finally the Bette Midler produced Broadway debut in 2011. The production now on stage at Zach Theatre is one of the first regional productions of the show.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Zach Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES Starring Jennifer Holliday!


BroadwayWorld presents a first look at highlights of ZACH Theatre's Sophisticated Ladies, the Duke Ellington musical review starring Broadway's original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday. ZACH Theatre Associate Artistic Director ABE REYBOLD will direct the musical in the Topfer Theatre on the Karen Kuykendall stage July 15, 2015 - August 23, 2015. A full onstage orchestra backs superb jazz vocalists, extraordinary tap dancers, dazzling deco costumes, and unforgettable torch singers who bring classics like 'Mood Indigo,' Take the A Train,' 'It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' to vivid life in this grand Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Holliday and More in Zach Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES


Just in!  BroadwayWorld presents a first look at ZACH Theatre's Sophisticated Ladies, the Duke Ellington musical review starring Broadway's original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday.

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Holliday Talks the Music of Duke Ellington in SOPHISTICATED LADIES


ZACH Theatre presents Sophisticated Ladies, the Duke Ellington musical review starring Broadway's original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday. ZACH Theatre Associate Artistic Director ABE REYBOLD will direct the musical in the Topfer Theatre on the Karen Kuykendall stage July 15, 2015 - August 23, 2015. A full onstage orchestra backs superb jazz vocalists, extraordinary tap dancers, dazzling deco costumes, and unforgettable torch singers who bring classics like 'Mood Indigo,' Take the A Train,' 'It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' to vivid life in this grand Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Check out the video below of Jennifer Holliday discussing Duke Ellington's music!

Photo Flash: Promo Pics of Jennifer Holliday in Zach Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES


ZACH Theatre presents Sophisticated Ladies, the Duke Ellington musical review starring Broadway's original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday. ZACH Theatre Associate Artistic Director ABE REYBOLD will direct the musical in the Topfer Theatre on the Karen Kuykendall stage July 15, 2015 - August 23, 2015. A full onstage orchestra backs superb jazz vocalists, extraordinary tap dancers, dazzling deco costumes, and unforgettable torch singers who bring classics like 'Mood Indigo,' Take the A Train,' 'It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' to vivid life in this grand Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Check out a sneak peek at the promotional images below!

Original 'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Holliday Chats ZACH's SOPHISTICATED LADIES


The Duke Ellington musical revue SOPHISTICATED LADIES kicks off tonight at ZACH Theatre in Austin, starring Broadway's original Dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday. The legendary leading lady recently spoke with American Theatre magazine about her connection to the show, singing jazz, keeping iconic tunes fresh and more.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals for SOPHISTICATED LADIES Starring Jennifer Holliday


ZACH Theatre presents Sophisticated Ladies, the Duke Ellington musical review starring Broadway's original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday. ZACH Theatre Associate Artistic Director ABE REYBOLD will direct the musical in the Topfer Theatre on the Karen Kuykendall stage tonight, July 15, 2015 - August 23, 2015. A full onstage orchestra backs superb jazz vocalists, extraordinary tap dancers, dazzling deco costumes, and unforgettable torch singers who bring classics like 'Mood Indigo,' Take the A Train,' 'It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' to vivid life in this grand Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.  Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below!

Jennifer Holliday Stars in ZACH Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES, Beginning Tonight


ZACH Theatre presents Sophisticated Ladies, the Duke Ellington musical review starring Broadway's original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday. ZACH Theatre Associate Artistic Director ABE REYBOLD will direct the musical in the Topfer Theatre on the Karen Kuykendall stage tonight, July 15, 2015 - August 23, 2015.

Kenny Williams & More to Join Jennifer Holliday in ZACH Theatre's SOPHISTICATED LADIES; Full Cast Announced!


ZACH Theatre announces the full cast of Sophisticated Ladies the Duke Ellington musical review starring Broadway's original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday. ZACH Theatre Associate Artistic Director ABE REYBOLD will direct the musical in the Topfer Theatre on the Karen Kuykendall stage July 15, 2015 - August 23, 2015. A full onstage orchestra backs superb jazz vocalists, extraordinary tap dancers, dazzling deco costumes, and unforgettable torch singers who bring classics like 'Mood Indigo,' Take the A Train,' 'It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' to vivid life in this grand Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

Chanel Haynes FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Chanel Haynes been in?

Chanel Haynes has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Chanel Haynes been in?

Chanel Haynes has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Chanel Haynes's first West End show?

Chanel Haynes's first West End show was Tina - The Tina Turner Musical which opened in 2021

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