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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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2019
Papa Longstreet
  [US Tour]
Second US National Tour, 2017
Berry Gordy
  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Engagement, 2016
Berry Gordy
  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2014
Berry Gordy [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
US National Tour, 2012
Eddie Souther [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Eddie
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 2009
James "Thunder" Early
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Dupree
  [New York]
Workshop, 2007
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Terk
  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Seaweed J. Stubbs [Replacement]
Seaweed J. Stubbs [Replacement]
  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer

Photos

Marissa Jaret Winokur, Matthew Morrison, Darlene Love, Chester Gregory, and Kerry But Photo

Marissa Jaret Winokur, Matthew Morrison, Darlene Love, Chester Gregory, and Kerry Butler

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09/26/2021
Darlene Love, Matthew Morrison, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Chester Gregory, and Kerry But Photo

Darlene Love, Matthew Morrison, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Chester Gregory, and Kerry Butler

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Date:
09/26/2021
Chester Gregory and Kerry Butler  Photo

Chester Gregory and Kerry Butler

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09/26/2021
Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin and Chester Gregory Photo

Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin and Chester Gregory

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08/05/2019
Celebrity co-chairs Margaret Avery and Chester Gregory Photo

Celebrity co-chairs Margaret Avery and Chester Gregory

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08/05/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2019
Papa Longstreet

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

  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Engagement, 2016
Berry Gordy

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

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

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Eddie

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

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Dupree

  [New York]
Workshop, 2007
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Terk

  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Ensemble

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

Seaweed J. Stubbs [Replacement]

  [New York]
Reading, 2005
Performer

Chester Gregory Biography

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.

Chester Gregory Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Visiting Production
Chester GregorySister Act The Kennedy Center
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Chester Gregory, Sister Act

Chester Gregory News

Metropolis Announces Fall 2022 Presented Series Lineup Photo Metropolis Announces Fall 2022 Presented Series Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022

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 Photo SUMMER OF LOVE, THE HITS FROM 1967 & MORE Announced At Metropolis
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

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.

Metropolis Welcomes BIG SUIT: A TRIBUTE TO TALKING HEADS Photo Metropolis Welcomes BIG SUIT: A TRIBUTE TO TALKING HEADS
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 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 Photo LIZ CALLAWAY: BROADWAY AND BEYOND is Coming to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

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 Photo Metropolis Presents Lionel Richie Tribute, ALL NIGHT LONG
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Recreating all the hit songs of a living music legend, Lionel Richie, is Gregory James and the ‚ÄúAll Night Long Show Band.‚ÄĚ 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 Photo HIGHER AND HIGHER: A Rock 'n Soul Party With Chester Gregory Comes to Metropolis
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

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 Art Photo AYODELE DRUM AND DANCE to Celebrate West African Culture at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
by Marissa Tomeo - May 3, 2022

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 W Photo Long Beach's International City Theatre Honored With 23 Robby Award Nominations And Wins
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2022

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 ‚ÄúRobby Awards for Excellence in Southern California Theatre.‚ÄĚ

The Philly POPS Is Ready With A Brand-New Beat‚Ä"DANCIN' IN THE STREETS: THE MUSIC OF Photo The Philly POPS Is Ready With A Brand-New Beat‚Ä"DANCIN' IN THE STREETS: THE MUSIC OF MOTOWN
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2021

The Philly POPS gets grooving with the sounds of Hitsville, USA in Dancin' in the Streets: The Music of Motown February 18‚Äď20, 2022 at the Kimmel Cultural Campus.

Celebrate Black History Month On The Kimmel Cultural Campus Photo Celebrate Black History Month On The Kimmel Cultural Campus
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2021

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 Videos

Broadway Rewind: Patina Miller Raises Her Voice in SISTER ACT in 2011 VideoBroadway Rewind: Patina Miller Raises Her Voice in SISTER ACT in 2011
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2020

Today we rewind to 2011, when Sister Act was preparing for Broadway. The musical, which first premiered in California in 2006 and then London in 2009, featured music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Michael Urie & Company in Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Michael Urie & Company in Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 8, 2019

This week, New York City Center presents the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season, High Button Shoes. The production will feature Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

BWW TV: Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES VideoBWW TV: Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES
by TV - Press Previews - May 4, 2019

Next week, New York City Center will present the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season, High Button Shoes. The production will feature Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

BWW TV: Watch Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOE VideoBWW TV: Watch Michael Urie, Kevin Chamberlin & More Preview Encores! HIGH BUTTON SHOES
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 29, 2019

New York City Center will soon present the final Encores! production of the City Center 75th Anniversary Season, High Button Shoes. The production will feature Aidan Alberto (Stevie), Jennifer Allen (Shirley Simpkins), Kevin Chamberlin (Mr. Pontdue), Carla Duren (Fran), Chester Gregory (Papa Longstreet), Mylinda Hull (Nancy), Marc Koeck (Oggle), Matt Loehr (Uncle Willy), Wayne Pretlow (Elmer Simpkins), Michael Urie (Harrison Floy), and Betsy Wolfe (Sara Longstreet).

VIDEO: In Conversation With The Cast Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: In Conversation With The Cast Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by Alan Henry - May 4, 2018

The Wallis production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, conceived and directed by Sheldon Epps, starts performances next week in the intimate Lovelace Theater! Artistic Director Paul Crewes snuck into rehearsal to chat with cast members Yvette Cason, Bryce Charles, Chester Gregory, and Paulette Ivory about this exciting new production.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/26/16- SISTER ACT
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2016

Today in 2012, Sister Act closed at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 561 performances. Sister Act is a musical written by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and music by Alan Menken. It is based on the hit 1992 film comedy of the same name. Patina Miller, who originated the role of Deloris in the West End production, reprised the role on Broadway, making her Broadway debut. The original cast featured Victoria Clark (Mother Superior),Fred Applegate (Monsignor), Sarah Bolt (Sister Mary Patrick), Chester Gregory (Eddie), Kingsley Leggs (Curtis), Marla Mindelle (Sister Mary Robert) and Audrie Neenan (Sister Mary Lazarus).

BWW TV: Bryant Park Gets Its Groove On with the Cast of MOTOWN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of Motown (Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes, J.J. Batteast, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Rashad Naylor, Marq Moss, Rod Harrelson, Galen J. Williams, Jarvis B. Manning, Jr., Trisha Jeffrey,Krisha Marcano, Chante Carmel, Nik Alexander, Chadae, Julius Thomas III, Loren Lott,Ramone Owens, Olivia Puckett, Jamison Scott, Joey Stone, Martina Sykes, Anissa Felix, Talya Groves, Nicholas Ryan) who performed the songs 'I Want You Back,' 'Stop! In the Name of Love,' 'Do You Love Me,' 'Get Ready,' 'Dancing in the Street' and more. Check out highlights below!

BWW TV: Get Ready and Preview MOTOWN's Broadway Return!
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 11, 2016

?Motown the Musical returns to Broadway this summer, beginning performances Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. The company just previewed the show, and BroadwayWorld is giving you a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/10/16- TARZAN
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2016

Today in 2006, Tarzan opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it ran for 486 performances. Tarzan: The Musical is based on the Disney film of the same name and the story by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The songs are written by Phil Collins and David Zippel, with a book by David Henry Hwang. The production was nominated for a Tony award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Natasha Katz). The cast Featured Josh Strickland, Jennifer Gambatese, Shuler Hensley, Merle Dandridge and Chester Gregory.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/10/15- TARZAN
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2015

Today in 2006, Tarzan opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it ran for 486 performances. Tarzan: The Musical is based on the Disney film of the same name and the story by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The songs are written by Phil Collins and David Zippel, with a book by David Henry Hwang. The production was nominated for a Tony award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Natasha Katz). The cast Featured Josh Strickland, Jennifer Gambatese, Shuler Hensley, Merle Dandridge and Chester Gregory.


Chester Gregory Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Chester Gregory been in?
Chester Gregory has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Chester Gregory been in?
Chester Gregory has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Chester Gregory been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Visiting Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Sister Act The Kennedy Center and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sister Act .