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Ella Fitzgerald

 
Ella Fitzgerald Headshot
Date Of Birth:
April 25, 1918
Date Of Death:
June 15, 1996 (78)
Birth Place:
Newport News, VA, USA
Bio:
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After a ... (read complete bio)
 
Ella Fitzgerald Headshot
Date of Birth: April 25, 1918
Date of Death: June 15, 1996 (78)

Birth Place: Newport News, VA, USA

Bio:
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. After a ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1975
Performer

Photos

I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues: A Salute to Ella, Judy, and Patsy. Karen Marie Richa Photo

I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues: A Salute to Ella, Judy, and Patsy. Karen Marie Richardson sings Ella Fitzgerald.

From: 
Date:
01/16/2016
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues: A Salute to Ella, Judy, and Patsy. Karen Marie Richa Photo

I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues: A Salute to Ella, Judy, and Patsy. Karen Marie Richardson sings Ella Fitzgerald.

From: 
Date:
01/16/2016
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues: A Salute to Ella, Judy, and Patsy. Karen Marie Richa Photo

I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues: A Salute to Ella, Judy, and Patsy. Karen Marie Richardson sings Ella Fitzgerald.

From: 
Date:
01/16/2016

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1975
Performer

Ella Fitzgerald Biography

Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

After a tumultuous adolescence, Fitzgerald found stability in musical success with the Chick Webb Orchestra, performing across the country but most often associated with the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. Her rendition of the nursery rhyme "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" helped boost both her and Webb to national fame. After taking over the band when Webb died, Fitzgerald left it behind in 1942 to start her solo career.

Her manager was Moe Gale, co-founder of the Savoy, until she turned the rest of her career over to Norman Granz, who founded Verve Records to produce new records by Fitzgerald. With Verve she recorded some of her more widely noted works, particularly her interpretations of the Great American Songbook.

While Fitzgerald appeared in movies and as a guest on popular television shows in the second half of the twentieth century, her musical collaborations with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and The Ink Spots were some of her most notable acts outside of her solo career. These partnerships produced some of her best-known songs such as "Dream a Little Dream of Me", "Cheek to Cheek", "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall", and "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)".

In 1993, after a career of nearly 60 years, she gave her last public performance. Three years later, she died at the age of 79 after years of declining health. Her accolades included fourteen Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.




Ella Fitzgerald News

Double Grammy Award Winner Gregory Porter to Tour SA Photo Double Grammy Award Winner Gregory Porter to Tour SA
by Michael Major - Aug 17, 2022

Leading local promoter Showtime Management is proud to share the news of ‚ÄėAn Intimate Evening with Gregory Porter‚Äô in association with Cape Talk at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town on 21 January at 7pm followed by three Johannesburg concerts in association with 702 at Montecasino‚Äôs Teatro on 26, 27 and 28 January at 8pm.

September Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Feature  American Symphony Orchestra, Ja Photo September Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Feature American Symphony Orchestra, Jazz at Lincoln Center & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2022

Bryant Park Picnic Performances are still warming up with three newly announced free concerts spotlighting new and established voices in the fields of jazz, classical and global pop. On September 9, Jazz at Lincoln Center will bring a rising star in the jazz world to Bryant Park: the 20 year old trumpeter Summer Camargo, playing with her Sextet.

Guitarist JIJI and Violinist Danbi Um Will Perform at Cooperstown Summer Music Festiv Photo Guitarist JIJI and Violinist Danbi Um Will Perform at Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022

Guitarist JIJI and violinist Danbi Um, both celebrated young virtuosos on their respective instruments, will present a duo performance at the Otesaga Resort Hotel on Monday, August 22 at 7:00pm, part of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival's 24th season.

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Shares Fall 2022 Schedule Of P Photo University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Shares Fall 2022 Schedule Of Performances And Public Events
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2022

Audiences are invited to return to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's (CCM) concert halls and theaters to experience world-class performances and presentations by the next generation of performing and media artists!

Paul Roberts Joins Miranda Wilford in S'WONDERFUL: The Great American Songbook at Lon Photo Paul Roberts Joins Miranda Wilford in S'WONDERFUL: The Great American Songbook at London's Crazy Coqs
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2022

Former lead singer of The Stranglers (1990 ‚Äď 2006), songwriter and actor Paul Roberts, and renowned West End singer, actor, choreographer and resident director Miranda Wilford, alongside a swinging trio of musicians, are bringing their nostalgic and toe-tapping sell-out show back to London for the first time in over 10 years, as they feature the world's greatest music and lyrics of legendary songwriters at the Crazy Coqs in London, from August 22nd.

American Repertory Ballet Presents Season Opener KALEIDOSCOPE At The New Brunswick Pe Photo American Repertory Ballet Presents Season Opener KALEIDOSCOPE At The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2022

American Repertory Ballet (ARB) launches its 2022-2023 season with Kaleidoscope for four performances at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, September 23-25.

Arts Garage in Delray Beach Launches Series of Youth and Adult Arts Education Classes Photo Arts Garage in Delray Beach Launches Series of Youth and Adult Arts Education Classes
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage, is promoting six upcoming arts education classes for young people and adults this fall. Information about each of these courses including how to register is available online.

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra Launches 2022-23 Season With QUIET CITY, September 11 Photo Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra Launches 2022-23 Season With QUIET CITY, September 11
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2022

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape's professional collaborative orchestra, launches its Season Five performances with the concert ‚ÄúQuiet City,‚ÄĚ on Sunday, September 11, from 3 to 5 pm at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Rt. 28, Harwich Port. The orchestra is conducted by Founding Music Director Matthew Scinto.

MRT Commissions Five Playwrights Photo MRT Commissions Five Playwrights
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

With an eye to the future, MRT announced today five new commissioned playwrights: Vichet Chum, Kevin Kling, Melinda Lopez, Dael Orlandersmith, and Kalean Ung.

Interview: Christine Andreas of BROADWAY JAZZ at Bell Works Photo Interview: Christine Andreas of BROADWAY JAZZ at Bell Works
by Lianna Albrizio - Jul 31, 2022

Tony Award Nominated Christine Andreas to Join Grammy Award-Winning Bandleader Vince Giordano, Pianist Art Topilow and Saxophonist Danny Bacher for a Night of Broadway Jazz at Bell Works tonight.

Ella Fitzgerald Videos

VIDEO: Because it's June! Watch Leslie Uggams' Iconic Performance of 'June is Bustin' VideoVIDEO: Because it's June! Watch Leslie Uggams' Iconic Performance of 'June is Bustin' Out All Over'
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2022

It's that time of year again! We're celebrating June 1 with the iconic video of Leslie Uggams singing 'June is Bustin' Out All Over' from Carousel!

Celine Dion Musical Comedy TITANIQUE To Play Off-Broadway This Summer VideoCeline Dion Musical Comedy TITANIQUE To Play Off-Broadway This Summer
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2022

In celebration of C√©line Dion‚Äôs birthday on March 30, Tony Award-winning producer¬†Eva Price¬†(Jagged Little Pill, Oklahoma!) has¬†announced that¬†Titanique¬†‚Ästthe irresistibly funny and irreverent new musical send-up of the blockbuster film¬†Titanic,¬†featuring the songs of pop icon¬†C√©line Dion¬†‚Ästwill open off-Broadway this summer at¬†The Asylum Theatre¬†(307 W 26th St.)

VIDEO: Barrington Stage To Stream AIN'T I AM WOMAN VideoVIDEO: Barrington Stage To Stream AIN'T I AM WOMAN
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2022

Celebration of Black Voices continues virtually with AIN'T I A WOMAN, streaming beginning January 20! Written by Shirley Edgerton and Felicia Robertson and directed by Shirley Edgerton and Ted Thomas, AIN'T I A WOMAN tells the stories of unsung African American heroines.

VIDEO: DORRANCE DANCE Comes To The Kennedy Center December 3rd VideoVIDEO: DORRANCE DANCE Comes To The Kennedy Center December 3rd
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2021

Join the decade’s most celebrated tap dance company Dorrance Dance this holiday season for an ELECTRIC offering of tap dance and live music!

BWW Exclusive: Minnie Mouse Teaches Leslie Uggams' Nana Beaver to Tap Dance on MINNIE VideoBWW Exclusive: Minnie Mouse Teaches Leslie Uggams' Nana Beaver to Tap Dance on MINNIE'S BOW-TOONS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2021

In the new episode entitled ‚ÄúAll that Jazz,‚ÄĚ Minnie teaches Nana Beaver (voiced by Uggams) and her son Joey to tap dance in true Broadway fashion.

VIDEO: John Holiday Sings Tyshawn Sorey's SAVE THE BOYS VideoVIDEO: John Holiday Sings Tyshawn Sorey's SAVE THE BOYS
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2021

Galvanized by 2020’s protests against racism and police brutality, Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence Tyshawn Sorey began writing new works for voice about race in America, to serve as an extension of, and in some ways a departure from, Cycles of My Being, his 2018 song cycle exploring the realities of life as a Black man in America today.

VIDEO: ICYMI- Watch Broadway Unite for the SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser! VideoVIDEO: ICYMI- Watch Broadway Unite for the SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser!
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2021

Notables from President Bill Clinton and Whoopi Goldberg to musicians Wynton Marsalis and Sting joined together on Sunday, Jan 24th to 'Save Birdland'.

Student Alexandria Reese Wants The World to Hear Her Voice VideoStudent Alexandria Reese Wants The World to Hear Her Voice
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 29, 2020

16 year-old student Alexandria Reese from Mokena, Illinois, is ready for the world to hear her voice. 

VIDEO: Because it's June! Watch Leslie Uggams' Iconic Performance of 'June is Bustin' VideoVIDEO: Because it's June! Watch Leslie Uggams' Iconic Performance of 'June is Bustin' Out All Over'
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2020

It's that time of year again! We're celebrating June 1 with the iconic video of Leslie Uggams singing 'June is Bustin' Out All Over' from Carousel!

VIDEO: Watch THE GREATEST DANCER's Final Four Dance to Elton John, Coldplay, and More VideoVIDEO: Watch THE GREATEST DANCER's Final Four Dance to Elton John, Coldplay, and More!
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2020

The Greatest Dancer is down to its final four performers!


Ella Fitzgerald Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ella Fitzgerald been in?
Ella Fitzgerald has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Ella Fitzgerald been in?
Ella Fitzgerald has not appeared in the West End