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Chester Gregory BIO

Broadway credits include: Sister Act, Hairspray (Seaweed), Cry-Baby (Dupree) and Tarzan (Terk). Other credits include Dreamgirls (Jimmy Early - National Tour), The Jackie Wilson Story (Jeff, AUDELCO, BTAA and Black Excellence Awards), Shrek (Donkey), Scapin, Hairspray the Movie and performing for Michael Jackson. Chester has a BFA from Columbia Chicago.

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Chester Gregory STAGE CREDITS

Encores! Concert, 2019
Papa Longstreet

[US Tour]
Second US National Tour, 2017
Berry Gordy

Broadway Return Engagement, 2016
Berry Gordy

[US Tour]
US National Tour, 2014
Berry Gordy [Replacement]

[US Tour]
US National Tour, 2012
Eddie Souther [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2011

[US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2009
James "Thunder" Early

Original Broadway Production, 2008

[New York]
Workshop, 2007

Original Broadway Production, 2006

[New York]
Reading, 2005

Original Broadway Production, 2002
Seaweed J. Stubbs [Replacement]

Seaweed J. Stubbs [Replacement]

[New York]
Reading, 2005

Chester Gregory Movies

[2018]Revival Groom

Chester Gregory Awards and Nominations

Chester Gregory Videos

Chester Gregory News

Herb Smith Conducts The No Name Pops in Their Debut in Verizon Hallat the Kimmel Cultural Campus, October 28

The No Name Pops will have their debut performance at the Kimmel Cultural Campus at the end of this month when they present Let's Groove Tonight: Motown and The Philly Sound. The performances will take place on October 28 at 3 and 8pm in Verizon Hall.


Westport Country Playhouse will bring to its stage, “First Lady of Song: Cherise Coaches Sings Ella Fitzgerald,” for a one-week run, from Friday, October 27 through Sunday, November 5.

LET'S GROOVE TONIGHT Concert From No Name Pops to Be Held at The Kimmel Center in October

Let's Groove Tonight: Motown and The Philly Sound! is the first Kimmel Center concert performed by the No Name Pops, composed of the former musicians of the Philly POPS. It will take place on October 28 at 3 and 8 p.m. in Verizon Hall.

freeFall Theatre Celebrates Motown With Chester Gregory In A MOTOWN CELEBRATION

freeFall Theatre Company’s 2023/2024 season opens with an all-new musical revue that celebrates the hits of such legendary artists as The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Jackie Wilson and many others.

Interview: Josh Strickland on His Final Time in TARZAN

Josh Strickland originated the title role in Disney’s TARZAN on Broadway in 2006 and has since been the iconic voice of the character as the musical has lived on through the fan favorite cast album and licensing around the world. Now the star returns to TARZAN through October 21, 2023 at Tuacahn.  Josh Strickland happily sat down with BroadwayWorld near the Tuacahn Amphitheatre to discuss his long association with the show from audition to Broadway to Germany, and now in what he calls his “last hurrah” at Tuacahn.

No Name Pops Reveals Kimmel Center Performances

The No Name Pops, composed of the former musicians of the Philly POPS, announced today that they will be performing their first shows at the Kimmel Center.

Sarasota Orchestra Closes 22-23 Season with Sizzling Final Programs in May

Sarasota Orchestra concludes its season with pizzazz. The Orchestra returns to the Orioles' Ed Smith Stadium for the 10th anniversary of Outdoor Pops, this time with a Motown theme. Acclaimed guitar virtuoso Bokyung Byun makes her Sarasota Orchestra debut in the final Discoveries series concert of the year, performing the Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez.

The RPO Announces Final 2022-23 Season Concerts

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will close its 99th season with one of the greatest symphonies of all time – Mahler's  “Resurrection” – on Thursday, June 1 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, June 3 at 8 PM in Kodak Hall.

Elizabeth Stanley, Zachary Noah Piser & More to Star in NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS at Joe's Pub

The event of the year is back! Arts Ignite has announced the return of its annual benefit concert, New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit Arts Ignite, taking place on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City.

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Announces HIGHER AND HIGHER with Chester Gregory and More for Fall Lineup

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre has announced its new lineup of comedy, tribute concerts, Theatre for Young Audiences performances, holiday shows, and more, playing thru December 2022.

Metropolis Announces Fall 2022 Presented Series Lineup

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre has announced their new lineup of comedy, tribute concerts, cabaret performances, dance and more, playing September and October, 2022.

SUMMER OF LOVE, THE HITS FROM 1967 & MORE Announced At Metropolis

The music of the sixties and more come alive at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre with Summer of Love, The Hits from 1967 & More June 26, 2022.


Enjoy a night of American rock music at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre with BiG SUiT: A Tribute to Talking Heads June 24, 2022.

LIZ CALLAWAY: BROADWAY AND BEYOND is Coming to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Enjoy the music of theatre with Liz Callaway: Broadway and Beyond at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre June 23, 2022.

Metropolis Presents Lionel Richie Tribute, ALL NIGHT LONG

Recreating all the hit songs of a living music legend, Lionel Richie, is Gregory James and the “All Night Long Show Band.” Together they capture the look and sound of a true Lionel Richie concert. With painstaking attention to detail, this band has recreated the perfect soundtrack for an unforgettable Lionel Richie experience.

HIGHER AND HIGHER: A Rock 'n Soul Party With Chester Gregory Comes to Metropolis

Enjoy the music and legacy of Motown and more with Higher and Higher: A Rock 'n Soul Party with Chester Gregory, presented by Artists Lounge Live at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre June 17, 2022.

AYODELE DRUM AND DANCE to Celebrate West African Culture at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Enjoy an energizing West African cultural experience with Ayodele Drum and Dance, at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre June 16, 2022. Ayodele Drum and Dance presents an energizing West African cultural experience. Let the live drumming, song, and dance feed your soul and move your body! 

Long Beach's International City Theatre Honored With 23 Robby Award Nominations And Wins

International City Theatre has been honored with three wins and 20 additional nominations for four different productions by longtime theater reviewer Rob Stevens, who has announced his 35th annual “Robby Awards for Excellence in Southern California Theatre.”


The Philly POPS gets grooving with the sounds of Hitsville, USA in Dancin' in the Streets: The Music of Motown February 18–20, 2022 at the Kimmel Cultural Campus.

Celebrate Black History Month On The Kimmel Cultural Campus

The Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Philadelphia Orchestra, along with Resident Companies Philadelphia Ballet, The Philly POPS, and Opera Philadelphia, commemorate Black History Month in February 2022 with vibrant and educational programming honoring African American artistic expression and culture.


Chester Gregory has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Chester Gregory has not appeared in the West End

Chester Gregory has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Visiting Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for his role in "Sister Act" at The Kennedy Center. Additionally, he received a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in "Sister Act".

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