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John Legend

 
Bio:
John Legend is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, film producer, theatre director, and philanthropist. Prior to the release of Legend's debut album, Get Lifted (2004), he had collaborated with already established artists and signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music. Legend has sung on ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
John Legend is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, film producer, theatre director, and philanthropist. Prior to the release of Legend's debut album, Get Lifted (2004), he had collaborated with already established artists and signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music. Legend has sung on ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2018
Jesus

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2017]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Producer

Writing

Original Music

Photos

John Legend (C) and  the cast of "Ain't Too Proud"  Photo

John Legend (C) and the cast of "Ain't Too Proud"

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Date:
09/26/2021
John Legend (C) and  the cast of "Ain't Too Proud"  Photo

John Legend (C) and the cast of "Ain't Too Proud"

From: 
Date:
09/26/2021
John Legend and the cast of Ain't Too Proud Photo

John Legend and the cast of Ain't Too Proud

From: 
Date:
09/26/2021
John Legend and the cast of Ain't Too Proud Photo

John Legend and the cast of Ain't Too Proud

From: 
Date:
09/26/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2018
Jesus

Productions

[Broadway, 2017]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Producer

Writing
Original Music

John Legend Biography

John Legend is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, film producer, theatre director, and philanthropist. Prior to the release of Legend's debut album, Get Lifted (2004), he had collaborated with already established artists and signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music. Legend has sung on Jay-Z's "Encore", Alicia Keys's "You Don't Know My Name", Dilated Peoples' "This Way", Slum Village's "Selfish", Fort Minor's "High Road", and played piano on Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything". Legend's single "All of Me" from his fourth studio album Love in the Future (2013) was a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit.

In 2007, Legend received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Legend won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Golden Globe Award in 2015 for co-writing the song "Glory" from the film Selma. He has also won eleven Grammy Awards. In 2017, Legend received a Tony Award for co-producing Jitney for the Broadway stage. In 2018, Legend portrayed Jesus Christ in NBC's adaptation of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. He received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his acting role, and won for his role as a producer of the show, making him one of 16 people and the first black man to have won all four of the following awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT). Legend is also the second youngest person to have achieved this milestone. Since 2019, Legend has been featured as a coach on The Voice.

John Legend Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2018 - Best Score Gold Star
John Legend, SpongeBob SquarePants
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding New Score Gold Star
John LegendSpongeBob SquarePants
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
John LegendSpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

John Legend News

See Grammy Award-Winning Rapper And Songwriter Common, Double G's Stardust Symphony & Photo See Grammy Award-Winning Rapper And Songwriter Common, Double G's Stardust Symphony & More at The Starlight Bowl
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022

JABM X KCRW will present Grammy Award-winning rapper and songwriter Common and Double G's Stardust Symphony plus special guests Lettuce at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank, CA on July 9, 2022.

Review: Nashville Children's Theatre's THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is Summer Escapism at it Photo Review: Nashville Children's Theatre's THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is Summer Escapism at its Best
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2022

Leave it to Ernie Nolan and his creative gang at Nashville Children’s Theatre to take audiences on a much-appreciated holiday under the sea with their riotous, rollicking and altogether joyful production of The Spongebob Musical – featuring some of Nashville’s most beloved stage performers – now onstage through July 17.

Tayla Parx Unveils New Song 'Flowers' Photo Tayla Parx Unveils New Song 'Flowers'
by Michael Major - Jun 29, 2022

Parx was the first female songwriter to have three simultaneous Top 10 songs—Ariana Grande’s “7 rings” and “thank u, next” and Panic! At The Disco’s “High Hopes”—in the Hot 100 since 2014. Last year, Parx released her album Coping Mechanisms via TaylaMade / Atlantic Records, the follow-up to her acclaimed 2019 debut album We Need To Talk. 

HADESTOWN's T. Oliver Reid to Debut Brand New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo HADESTOWN's T. Oliver Reid to Debut Brand New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will welcome T. Oliver Reid back to the basement. The Broadway and cabaret artist is currently appearing as Hermes in Hadestown, following the departure of original cast member André de Shields, T. returns to Feinstein’s 54 Below with That Sunday, That Summer, accompanied by musical director, Lawrence Yurman.

Review: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Toby's Dinner Theater Photo Review: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Toby's Dinner Theater
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jun 28, 2022

What did our critic think?If you don't have cable, watch SpongeBob Squarepants nor any clue why SpongeBob should be a Broadway musical, no worries. Everything is made clear for those entering Bikini Bottom for the first time. It's packed with family theater elements: bright colors, important themes, messages of friendship, catchy tunes and slapstick comedy. Best day ever!

Songwriters Hall Of Fame Debuts New Traveling Exhibit Celebrating Some of the World's Photo Songwriters Hall Of Fame Debuts New Traveling Exhibit Celebrating Some of the World's Most Prolific Songwriters
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2022

The Songwriters Hall of Fame has launched a new traveling exhibit that celebrates the work and legacy of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as explores the mysteries behind the making of great music.

World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Cent Photo World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Center Theatre Group 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Programming has been announced for the 2022/2023 season at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Find out all of the shows in the season, how to get tickets & more. 

The Philly POPS Returns To Independence Mall On July 3 With POPS ON INDEPENDENCE Photo The Philly POPS Returns To Independence Mall On July 3 With POPS ON INDEPENDENCE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2022

The Philly POPS continues its 44-year Independence Week tradition with POPS on Independence at Independence Mall on July 3, 2022, at 7 p.m.

The Sphinx Organization Announces 2022-23 Season Events Photo The Sphinx Organization Announces 2022-23 Season Events
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

The Sphinx Organization's 25th anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the 2022-23 concert season with tours and appearances by three of its professional performing ensembles comprised of Black and Latinx artists: Sphinx Virtuosi, the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, and EXIGENCE, Sphinx's vocal ensemble.

Listen: Randy Rainbow Releases New Single 'Gay!' Photo Listen: Randy Rainbow Releases New Single 'Gay!'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

Just in time for Pride weekend, Broadway Records announced the release of Randy Rainbow's newest single, 'Gay!' Listen here!

John Legend Videos

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sings 'GAY!' to Ron DeSantis in New Parody of ONCE UPON A MATTRE VideoVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sings 'GAY!' to Ron DeSantis in New Parody of ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2022

The song is Produced, Orchestrated, Mixed, Mastered By Michael J Moritz Jr, with Vocal Arrangement by Jesse Kissel. Piano is by Michael J Moritz Jr, with Guitar from Jakob Reinhardt, Adam DeAscentis on Bass, Tom Jorgensen on Drums, and Ryan Saranich on Sax. Jacob Reinhardt serves as Engineer.

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Parodies LITTLE SHOP With New Song 'Gurl, You're A Karen' VideoVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Parodies LITTLE SHOP With New Song 'Gurl, You're A Karen'
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2022

Randy Rainbow is back with an all new song parody, this time taking on 'Dentist!' from Little Shop of Horrors, and putting his own spin on it for 'GURL, YOU'RE A KAREN'.

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Parodies RENT With 'The Tango: Vaccine' VideoVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Parodies RENT With 'The Tango: Vaccine'
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2022

'The Tango: Vaccine' is Produced, Orchestrated, Mixed, Mastered By Michael J Moritz Jr, with Vocal Arrangement by Jesse Kissel. Piano is by Michael J Moritz Jr, with Guitar from Jakob Reinhardt, Adam DeAscentis on Bass, and Ryan Saranich on Sax. Jacob Reinhardt serves as Engineer.

VIDEO: Watch THE VOICE Contestant Joshua Vacanti Perform 'You Will Be Found' VideoVIDEO: Watch THE VOICE Contestant Joshua Vacanti Perform 'You Will Be Found'
by Michael Major - Nov 16, 2021

The Voice contestant Joshua Vacanti took to the stage on Monday night to perform 'You Will Be Found' from Dear Evan Hansen. The popular NBC singing competition series is hosted by Carson Daly, with Ariana Grande, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton as coaches.

VIDEO: John Legend Visits the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD VideoVIDEO: John Legend Visits the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 29, 2021

Grammy Award-winning superstar John Legend and producing partner Mike Jackson paid a visit to the cast and creative team of the Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations!

VIDEO: Watch Ariana Grande Do Her Kristin Chenoweth Impression on THE VOICE VideoVIDEO: Watch Ariana Grande Do Her Kristin Chenoweth Impression on THE VOICE
by Michael Major - Oct 20, 2021

Ariana Grande has chosen Kristin Chenoweth as her advisor for the battle rounds of The Voice. Grande, who just recently started as a coach this season, hilariously did her Kristin Chenoweth impression on last night's episode. Watch the clip now!

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth and Ariana Grande Share Their Mutual Love on THE VOICE VideoVIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth and Ariana Grande Share Their Mutual Love on THE VOICE
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2021

Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth will serve as 'Battle Advisor' for coach Ariana Grande on this season of The Voice. In a new video uploaded to the singing competition's official YouTube page, the pair shared their mutual love and admiration for each other.

VIDEO: Ariana Grande Leads THE VOICE Judges in a Performance of 'Hopelessly Devoted t VideoVIDEO: Ariana Grande Leads THE VOICE Judges in a Performance of 'Hopelessly Devoted to You!'
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2021

She appeared in the original Broadway cast of Jason Robert Brown's 13: The Musical and played Penny Pingleton in the 2016 NBC live telecast of Hairspray. 

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sings an Ode to His 'Lord and Savior', Barbra Streisand VideoVIDEO: Randy Rainbow Sings an Ode to His 'Lord and Savior', Barbra Streisand
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2021

Randy Rainbow is back with a tribute to a musical superstar. 'This Pride Month's video is a welcomed vacation from politics... Because when your Lord and Savior Barbra Joan Streisand sends you a care package with an advance copy of her new album, it's something to sing about,' he writes. Watch his tribute to Barbra- his  take on 'I'm the Greatest Star' from Funny Girl.

BWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY's J. Breckenridge Previews Track from New Album- MONOTO VideoBWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY's J. Breckenridge Previews Track from New Album- MONOTONY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 27, 2021

Tomorrow, May 28, RED CARD RECORDS releases a new album, Monotony, from J. BRECKENRIDGE, the singer/songwriter and recording artist persona of noted stage and screen performer Josh Breckenridge.


John Legend Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has John Legend written?
John Legend has written 1 shows including The Spongebob Musical (Original Music).

What awards has John Legend been nominated for?
Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical .

What awards has John Legend won?
Best Score (BroadwayWorld Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePantsand Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants.