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Heather Headley

 
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Heather Headley is a Trinidadian-born American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the titular role of Aida. She also won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album for her album Audience of One. In 2018, ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Heather Headley is a Trinidadian-born American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the titular role of Aida. She also won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album for her album Audience of One. In 2018, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Shug Avery [Replacement]
  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Production, 2015
Witch
  [West End]
West End Original Production, 2012
Rachel Marron
  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Lorrell Robinson
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Aida
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Tilda Mullen
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Nala
Nala [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Shug Avery [Replacement]

  [St. Louis, MO (Regional)]
The Muny Production, 2015
Witch

  [West End]
West End Original Production, 2012
Rachel Marron

  [Broadway]
New York Concert, 2001
Lorrell Robinson

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Aida

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Tilda Mullen

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Nala

Nala [Replacement]

Heather Headley Biography

Heather Headley is a Trinidadian-born American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the titular role of Aida. She also won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album for her album Audience of One. In 2018, she recurred as Gwen Garrett on the NBC medical drama television series Chicago Med.

Heather Headley Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2013 - Best Actress in a Musical
Heather HeadleyThe Bodyguard
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress - Musical Gold Star
Heather Headley, Aida
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Heather Headley, Aida
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Gold Star
Heather Headley, Aida

Heather Headley News

Review: Elizabeth Stanley Owns NEW YORK POPS UNDERGROUND Benefit at 54 Below Photo Review: Elizabeth Stanley Owns NEW YORK POPS UNDERGROUND Benefit at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 21, 2022

When Betsy Wolfe had to, unexpectedly, step out of the NEW YORK POPS UNDERGROUND gala benefit for the New York Pops PopsEd program, fellow Broadway alum Elizabeth Stanley stepped in and made a great night happen for everyone involved, from the organization planners to the patrons holding tickets.

Elizabeth Stanley Will Now Headline The New York Pops Underground Cabaret at 54 Below Photo Elizabeth Stanley Will Now Headline The New York Pops Underground Cabaret at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

Elizabeth Stanley will now headline The New York Pops Underground cabaret on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 54 Below. Stanley will be singing selections from Songs for a New World, Bridges of Madison County, Jagged Little Pill, Company, A Little Night Music, and more.

Robert Bannon Will Return With REWIND At The Green Room 42 October 22nd Photo Robert Bannon Will Return With REWIND At The Green Room 42 October 22nd
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 15, 2022

Robert Bannon prepares an encore of his show REWIND for a live recording on October 22nd at Manhattan nightclub The Green Room 42.

Review: THE COLOR PURPLE: THE MUSICAL is an Exquisite Masterpiece at Stageworks Theat Photo Review: THE COLOR PURPLE: THE MUSICAL is an Exquisite Masterpiece at Stageworks Theatre
by Drew Eberhard - Sep 10, 2022

From the moment the lights descended on the stage at 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Unit 151 otherwise known as Stageworks Theatre, the opening night audience sat with bated breath as we awaited the opening notes of The Color Purple: The Musical Adaptation with book by Marsha Norman and music/lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray.

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Announces Early Bidding and First Table Particip Photo Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Announces Early Bidding and First Table Participants
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2022

The excitement continues to grow for this month's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction as early online bidding begins today on dozens of unique auction collectibles and the first table participants are revealed.

THE MUSIC OF STAR WARS to Open New York Pops 40th Anniversary Season at Carnegie Hall Photo THE MUSIC OF STAR WARS to Open New York Pops 40th Anniversary Season at Carnegie Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022

 The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, will open their 40th anniversary season at Carnegie Hall with The Music of Star Wars on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.

The New York Pops to Make Debut at Radio City Music Hall in September, Joining Father Photo The New York Pops to Make Debut at Radio City Music Hall in September, Joining Father John Misty on His International Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022

The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, is making its debut at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 8:00pm, joining Father John Misty on his international tour in support of his recently released album, Chlo√ę and the Next 20th Century, out now worldwide on Sub Pop and in Europe on Bella Union.¬†

Therese Lee to Present Encore Performance of RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET at Don' Photo Therese Lee to Present Encore Performance of RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET at Don't Tell Mama in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2022

THERESE LEE will return to New York on September 17 for an encore performance of her new show, RIDING THE BUS TO THE RED CARPET.  In it, she recalls her days in Los Angeles as an entertainment reporter too broke to own a car, and shares what her interactions with some of Hollywood's biggest stars during that time did to change her life forever. 

Heather Headley, Jordan Donica & More Join New York Pops 40th Anniversary Season at C Photo Heather Headley, Jordan Donica & More Join New York Pops 40th Anniversary Season at Carnegie Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

The New York Pops has announced artist and programming updates for its 40th anniversary season with concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Heather Headley replacing Adrienne Warren, will now be featured in a solo concert with The New York Pops on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.

Broadway Streaming Guide: August 2022 - Where to Watch 13: THE MUSICAL & More New Rel Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: August 2022 - Where to Watch 13: THE MUSICAL & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Aug 7, 2022

This August, Broadway fans will be kept busy with new movies, television shows, albums, and concerts to binge. From Netflix's new film adaptation of 13: the Musical to a new album from Funny Girl star Julie Benko, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Heather Headley Videos

VIDEO: Watch New Highlights from Encores! INTO THE WOODS VideoVIDEO: Watch New Highlights from Encores! INTO THE WOODS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2022

Watch video highlights from the New York City Center Encores! production of Into the Woods, which opened May 4.

VIDEO: Watch Neil Patrick Harris, Sara Bareilles & More in Rehearsals for INTO THE WO VideoVIDEO: Watch Neil Patrick Harris, Sara Bareilles & More in Rehearsals for INTO THE WOODS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

Rehearsals are underway for New York City Center Encores! production of Into the Woods and we've got footage of the cast in rehearsals. Watch the full cast perform, Heather Headley sing 'Stay with Me' and watch interviews as well.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says She Auditioned for the Role of Aretha Franklin for Over a VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says She Auditioned for the Role of Aretha Franklin for Over a Decade
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2021

Jennifer Hudson talks about when she first met Aretha Franklin, the role the artist's music played in her life and returning to the stage.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson, Hailey Kilgore & Saycon Sengbloh Write 'Respect' in a Clip Fr VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson, Hailey Kilgore & Saycon Sengbloh Write 'Respect' in a Clip From the New Aretha Franklin Biopic!
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2021

The Franklin sisters collaborate on writing the title song in this new clip from the biopic.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Think' in a New Clip From RESPECT! VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs 'Think' in a New Clip From RESPECT!
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2021

Hear Hudson sing one of Aretha Franklin's most iconic songs.

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs the Title Song in This New Clip From RESPECT! VideoVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Performs the Title Song in This New Clip From RESPECT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2021

Jennifer Hudson belts out Aretha Franklin's most iconic song, 'Respect,' in this new clip from the film of the same name.

VIDEO: See Audra McDonald, Jennifer Hudson, Tituss Burgess & More in a New RESPECT Fe VideoVIDEO: See Audra McDonald, Jennifer Hudson, Tituss Burgess & More in a New RESPECT Featurette!
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2021

McDonald is the recipient of a record-breaking six Tony Awards; Hudson won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Effie White in Dreamgirls; and Burgess is known for Broadway roles in The Little Mermaid and Jersey Boys.

VIDEO: See Jennifer Hudson, Audra McDonald & More in the Trailer for Aretha Franklin  VideoVIDEO: See Jennifer Hudson, Audra McDonald & More in the Trailer for Aretha Franklin Biopic RESPECT!
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2021

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

VIDEO: Renée Fleming, Heather Headley, and More Perform as Part of Lyric Opera of Ch VideoVIDEO: Renée Fleming, Heather Headley, and More Perform as Part of Lyric Opera of Chicago's FOR THE LOVE OF LYRIC
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2020

Lyric Opera of Chicago opened the company's reimagined fall season with For the Love of Lyric, a virtual concert from the stage of the Lyric Opera House, on Sunday, September 13.

VIDEO: Watch André De Shields on CLASSIC CONVERSATIONS VideoVIDEO: Watch André De Shields on CLASSIC CONVERSATIONS
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2020

CSC's 'Classic Conversations' series continued last night with André De Shields. He and John Doyle had a brave, honest conversation, which concludes with a beautiful, brief performance.


Heather Headley Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Heather Headley been in?
Heather Headley has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Heather Headley been in?
Heather Headley has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Heather Headley's first West End show?
Heather Headley's first West End show was The Bodyguard which opened in 2012

What awards has Heather Headley been nominated for?
Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for The Bodyguard , Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Aida Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Aida and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Aida .

What awards has Heather Headley won?
Outstanding Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Aidaand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Aida.