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Dee Dee Bridgewater

 
Birth Place:
Memphis, TN, USA
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Birth Place: Memphis, TN, USA

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Little Shubert Theatre Revival, 2013
Billie Holiday
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1982
Featured Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Geneva Lee Browne
Geneva Lee Browne
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Glinda
Glinda
Aunt Em (Understudy) [Replacement]
Aunt Em (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1935
Lady of the Ensemble

Photos

Dee Dee Bridgewater, ASCAP Foundation Champion Award recipient, performs at the 2017  Photo

Dee Dee Bridgewater, ASCAP Foundation Champion Award recipient, performs at the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Honors.

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Date:
12/15/2017
ASCAP Foundation Executive Director Colleen McDonough, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and ASCAP Photo

ASCAP Foundation Executive Director Colleen McDonough, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams

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Date:
12/15/2017
Ebony Jo-Ann, André De Shields, Dee Dee Bridgewater and George Faison Photo

Ebony Jo-Ann, André De Shields, Dee Dee Bridgewater and George Faison

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Date:
08/13/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Little Shubert Theatre Revival, 2013
Billie Holiday

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 1982
Featured Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1979
Geneva Lee Browne

Geneva Lee Browne

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1975
Glinda

Glinda

Aunt Em (Understudy) [Replacement]

Aunt Em (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1935
Lady of the Ensemble


Dee Dee Bridgewater Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actress in a Musical
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lady Day
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Gold Star
Dee Dee Bridgewater , The Wiz

Dee Dee Bridgewater News

BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through May 22nd Photo BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through May 22nd
by Marissa Tomeo - May 7, 2022

Below, you'll find details on all jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running May 9 - May 22. Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Bill Charlap Trio and Solo, NYC All-City Latin Ensemble and the Fat Cats, Eliane Elias, and George Gee Orchestra. 

Jazz, World Music, Early Music, Theatre, Family Fun & More Announced for Penn Live Ar Photo Jazz, World Music, Early Music, Theatre, Family Fun & More Announced for Penn Live Arts 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

Penn Live Arts has announced its 2022-23 season, curated by Executive and Artistic Director Christopher A. Gruits, and celebrating 50 years of exceptional, multi-disciplinary performing arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

Nardis Stars and Roberta Gambarini Will Perform as Part of the Nardis Jazz Club 20th  Photo Nardis Stars and Roberta Gambarini Will Perform as Part of the Nardis Jazz Club 20th Anniversary Celebration Next Month
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022

At the event to be held as part of the 29th Istanbul Jazz Festival, many of the most prominent names of the local jazz scene such as Ferit Odman Group, Cem Tuncer Quartet, Dilek Sert Erdońüan Group, ńįpek Din√ß Band, AydńĪn Kahya Band, Uraz KńĪvaner, ‚ÄėChet Baker Project‚Äô, √Ėnder Focan Group, Meltem Ege Group, Sibel K√∂se Group and Hayati Kafe will be taking the stage.

BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through May 15th Photo BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through May 15th
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

Below, you'll find details on all¬†jazz¬†programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running¬†May 2 - May 15.¬†Artists appearing at¬†Birdland Jazz Club¬†include¬†Bill Charlap Trio and Solo,¬†Andy Farber and his Orchestra,¬†and¬†NYC All-City Latin Ensemble and the Fat Cats.¬†Downstairs at¬†Birdland Theater,¬†you'll find¬†Ana√Įs Reno Quartet, Lauren Henderson Quartet,¬†Steve Slagle Band, Mafalda Minnozzi, Kristen Lee Sergeant¬†and¬†The Royal Bopsters with special guest Sheila Jordan.¬†Regular events include¬†David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Frank Vignola's Guitar Night, Birdland Big Band¬†and¬†Arturo O'Farrill & The Latin Jazz Ensemble.

Jane Monheit, Daniel Glass Trio & More Upcoming at Birdland Photo Jane Monheit, Daniel Glass Trio & More Upcoming at Birdland
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2022

Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Jane Monheit, Meg Okura Pan Asian Jazz Ensemble, Bill Charlap Trio and Solo and Andy Farber Big Band. 

Flamenco Artist Nélida Tirado to Return to Chelsea Table + Stage Photo Flamenco Artist Nélida Tirado to Return to Chelsea Table + Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2022

Returning to the venue after a successful show earlier this year,¬†Tirado¬†will again present a passionate and dynamic evening of traditional¬†Flamenco¬†music and dance through a contemporary lens, melding improvisation, emotion,¬†‚Äúduende,‚ÄĚ singing, and guitar playing.¬†

Vocalist Joan Watson-Jones Returns to the Lilypad This Week Photo Vocalist Joan Watson-Jones Returns to the Lilypad This Week
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

Vocalist Joan Watson-Jones, a mainstay on the New England Jazz scene, returns to The Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge Street in Cambridge, MA, on Saturday, April 23, at 4:30 pm. Joining Watson-Jones to perform songs from her latest CD, Choices, and other favorite tunes are Pianist Frank Wilkins, Bassist Dave Zox and Drummer Alvin Terry.

Dizzy's Club Announces May and June Lineup Photo Dizzy's Club Announces May and June Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Jazz at Lincoln Center announced its May and June 2022 programming at Dizzy’s Club, featuring a diverse lineup of club favorites and rising stars alongside the launch of a new concert series, special events, and celebrations of giants of jazz history from Slide Hampton and Ralph Peterson to Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Thelonious Monk.

Chelsea Table + Stage to Present Charu Suri in RAGA JAZZ AND SUFI MUSIC Photo Chelsea Table + Stage to Present Charu Suri in RAGA JAZZ AND SUFI MUSIC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE¬†‚Äď New York‚Äôs newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music ‚Äď will present award-winning pianist and composer¬†Charu Suri¬†in¬†‚ÄúRaga Jazz: An Evening of Raga Jazz and Sufi Music‚Ä̬†on¬†Wednesday, May 18¬†at¬†7:00 PM.

Dee Dee Bridgewater Videos

Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009 VideoCelebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2021

Today we're celebrating Black History Month by taking a closer look at the 2009 Encores! production of The Wiz, which starred James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!

VIDEO: On This Day, May 27- Happy Birthday, Dee Dee Bridgewater! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, May 27- Happy Birthday, Dee Dee Bridgewater!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 27, 2020

On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to Tony winner Dee Dee Bridgewater!

BWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Dee Dee Bridgewater Sings a Classic from THE WIZ VideoBWW Exclusive: Songs from the Vault- Dee Dee Bridgewater Sings a Classic from THE WIZ!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 1, 2020

In 2014, BroadwayWorld gathered a slew of stars to celebrate our 10th Anniversary in BroadwayWorld Visits Oz, a special concert event at Joe's Pub benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Below, watch as original star of The Wiz Dee Dee Bridgewater sings 'Believe In Yourself.'

BWW TV Exclusive: Happy Birthday Michael Urie! BWW Visits Oz Performance!
by Robert Diamond - Aug 9, 2015

On Monday night, January 20, 2014 BroadwayWorld.com kicked off our 10th anniversary celebration with a benefit for BC/EFA entitled BroadwayWorld.com Visits Oz. In celebration of Michael Urie's birthday, we bring you a special clip of his performance. A longtime friend to BroadwayWorld.com, during his sold-out run of BUYER & CELLAR, he made time to come to JOE'S PUB to be part of our 10th Anniversary. At the event, he performed a special piece, written by BUYER & CELLAR Playwright's Jonathan Tolins, entitled MY PASSION FOR OZ.

VIDEO: Dee Dee Bridgewater Records 'House of the Rising Sun' for New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

DEE DEE'S FEATHERS, a journey through the history of New Orleans as told through song and the collaboration of Tony winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), is set for release August 11th, 2015, via OKeh/Sony Music/DDB Records. Click below to watch THE WIZ original cast member record the folk song 'House of the Rising Sun' for the new album!

TV Exclusive: BroadwayWorld Celebrates THE WIZ with Dee Dee Bridgewater, André De Shields, Ken Page & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 31, 2015

Broadway is abuzz with news about NBC's upcoming presentation of The Wiz, with Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and original Dorothy Stephanie Mills all having just signed on to star. They aren't the only ones with love for The Wiz though. On Monday night, January 20, 2014 BroadwayWorld.com kicked off our 10th anniversary celebration with a benefit for BC/EFA entitled BroadwayWorld.com Visits Oz. In celebration of this week's big news, we bring you our own concert highlights of The Wiz, including performances of 'So You Wanted to See the Wizard?,' 'Be A Lion,' 'Home,' 'If You Believe,' and of course, 'Ease on Down the Road.'

BWW TV: Audra McDonald is Billie Holliday! Meet the Company of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 18, 2014

Five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to the stage as legendary songstress Billie Hollidayin a revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. The show will open at the Circle in the Square Theatre on April 13 for a limited 10-week run. Performances will begin on March 25. The company just met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard RIdge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: Dee Dee Bridgewater Speaks Out for Reproductive Rights!
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2014

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights released a new PSA featuring Tony and multiple Grammy Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater as part of a new video series following the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the historic US Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman's constitutional right to abortion.

BWW TV: Dee Dee Bridgewater Talks LADY DAY on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 10, 2013

The new Billie Holiday musical Lady Day starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, opened last week at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the musical makes its New York debut having been produced at the Theatre de Boulogne-Billancourt and Theatre du GymnaseMarie Bell in Paris as well as The Donmar Warehouse and The Piccadilly Theatre in London, where it received critical praise and garnered an Olivier 'Best Actress in a Musical' Award nomination for Ms. Bridgewater. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there on opening night to chat with Bridgewater about the show, and you can check out what she had to say below!

BWW TV: Dee Dee Bridgewater & LADY DAY Team Meet the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 27, 2013

The new musical Lady Day about Billie Holiday, starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater will soon open at the Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) . The cast and creative team just met the press and you can check out performance highlights and interviews below!


Dee Dee Bridgewater Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Dee Dee Bridgewater been in?
Dee Dee Bridgewater has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Dee Dee Bridgewater been in?
Dee Dee Bridgewater has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Dee Dee Bridgewater been nominated for?
Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Lady Day and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Wiz .

What awards has Dee Dee Bridgewater won?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Wiz.