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Patti LaBelle

 
Bio:
LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group's name change to Labelle in the early 1970s, they released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade" which later was inducted into the Grammy Hall of ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group's name change to Labelle in the early 1970s, they released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade" which later was inducted into the Grammy Hall of ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Special Guest Star [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Funmilayo [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1998
Performer
  [Broadway]
1986
Performer
  [Broadway]
1984
Performer
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 1982
Performer

Patti LaBelle Biography

LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group's name change to Labelle in the early 1970s, they released the iconic disco song "Lady Marmalade" which later was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. As a result, the group later became the first African-American vocal group to land the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and they became the first pop group to play at the Metropolitan Opera House. LaBelle is commonly identified as the "Godmother of Soul".
After the group split in 1976, LaBelle began a successful solo career, starting with her critically acclaimed debut album, which included the career-defining song, "You Are My Friend". LaBelle became a mainstream solo star in 1984 following the success of the singles, "If Only You Knew", "New Attitude" and "Stir It Up", with the latter two crossing over to pop audiences and becoming radio staples.
In a career that has spanned over seven different decades, she has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. LaBelle has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame. LaBelle was included in Rolling Stone on their list of 100 Greatest Singers.




Patti LaBelle News

Andrea Macasaet to Make Solo Concert Debut at Chelsea Table + Stage in January Photo Andrea Macasaet to Make Solo Concert Debut at Chelsea Table + Stage in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2022

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE – New York’s newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music – will present the solo concert debut of Andrea Macasaet, one of the original Broadway stars of SIX the Musical, on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 7:00 PM.

The Skivvies to Celebrate New Holiday Album SLEIGH MY NAME at Chelsea Table + Stage Photo The Skivvies to Celebrate New Holiday Album SLEIGH MY NAME at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present The Skivvies to ring in the holidays with their album release shows “Sleigh My Name,” for two performances, Saturday December 17 and Sunday, December 18, both at 7:00 PM.

Scoop: Coming Up on the Finale of THE MASKED SINGER on FOX - Wednesday, November 30,  Photo Scoop: Coming Up on the Finale of THE MASKED SINGER on FOX - Wednesday, November 30, 2022
by TV Scoop - Nov 23, 2022

Get all the scoop on THE MASKED SINGER, airing on FOX on Wednesday, November 30, 2022! In a special two-hour episode, get ready to relive the best moments of season Eight - FROM unforgettable performances to heartwarming moments and everything in between. Watch a performance video from a recent episode now!

VIDEO: Tabitha Brown Appears on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Photo VIDEO: Tabitha Brown Appears on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW
by Michael Major - Nov 22, 2022

The “Cooking from the Spirit” cookbook author shares how she cried an entire flight after meeting the legendary Patti LaBelle at the airport as she was flying home to her ill mother, believing it was a sign that everything was going to be all right. Watch a video of Tabitha Brown on The Jennifer Hudson Show now!

Leslie Odom, Jr. to Star in LET FREEDOM RING CELEBRATION at the Kennedy Center Photo Leslie Odom, Jr. to Star in LET FREEDOM RING CELEBRATION at the Kennedy Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Georgetown University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a free, ticketed musical tribute, the Let Freedom Ring Celebration. The annual program, part of the Center’s Millennium Stage free daily performance series, features Leslie Odom, Jr.

Wilson Jermaine Heredia to Perform Two Shows at Chelsea Table + Stage Photo Wilson Jermaine Heredia to Perform Two Shows at Chelsea Table + Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present a special concert from Wilson Jermaine Heredia, the Tony Award-winning star of Broadway’s Rent – for two shows only, Tuesday, November 29 and Tuesday, December 6, both at 7:00 PM.

Review: REVIEW: MILWAUKEE REP'S 'BEEHIVE: THE 60S MUSICAL' at Milwaukee Rep Photo Review: REVIEW: MILWAUKEE REP'S 'BEEHIVE: THE 60S MUSICAL' at Milwaukee Rep
by Cathy Jakicic - Nov 15, 2022

What did our critic think of REVIEW: MILWAUKEE REP'S 'BEEHIVE: THE 60S MUSICAL' at Milwaukee Rep? The talented cast shines from girl groups to diva power

Plano Symphony Orchestra Brings the Great White Way to the Eisemann Center Photo Plano Symphony Orchestra Brings the Great White Way to the Eisemann Center
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 14, 2022

The Plano Symphony Orchestra continues their 40th Anniversary Season, Celebrating Connections, with Bravo Broadway! on Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. at the Eisemann Center.

Patti LaBelle Comes To State Theatre New Jersey in December Photo Patti LaBelle Comes To State Theatre New Jersey in December
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

State Theatre New Jersey and Metropolitan Entertainment present Celebrate the Season with Patti LaBelle on Thursday, December 1 at 8pm. The Grammy Award-winning songstress will be performing holiday classics and her hit songs. Tickets are $49-$209.

State Theatre New Jersey And Metropolitan Entertainment Present Patti LaBelle This De Photo State Theatre New Jersey And Metropolitan Entertainment Present Patti LaBelle This December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2022

State Theatre New Jersey and Metropolitan Entertainment present Celebrate the Season with Patti LaBelle on Thursday, December 1 at 8pm. The Grammy Award-winning songstress will be performing holiday classics and her hit songs.

Patti LaBelle Videos

Celebrating Black History Month: AFTER MIDNIGHT Brings Jazz Back to Broadway Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: AFTER MIDNIGHT Brings Jazz Back to Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 11, 2021

Today we celebrate Black History Month by taking a closer look at After Midnight. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, it played for 273 performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The revue is based on Cotton Club Parade, which ran in concert at Encores! in 2011 and 2012. The revue takes place 'after midnight' in New York's Harlem.

VIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald, Josh Groban & More in UNITED IN SONG PBS Special Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Audra McDonald, Josh Groban & More in UNITED IN SONG PBS Special

by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2021

On New Year's Eve, JoAnn Falletta conducted the National Symphony Orchestra in the PBS Special, United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America. The star-studded performance-filmed at George Washington's Mount Vernon and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts-encourages our nation to come together and celebrate our irrepressible strength as we welcome the New Year.

BWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' fro Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell Perform 'Wheels of a Dream' from 'Ragtime' for UNITED IN SONG: CELEBRATING THE RESILIENCE OF AMERICA

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2020

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming PBS special “United in Song: Celebrating the Resilience of America,” Tony winners Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell perform “Wheels of a Dream” from “Ragtime.”

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs 'Rain' on ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BRO Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs 'Rain' on ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY

by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

NBC's special One Night Only: The Best of Broadway premiered last night, December 10 at 8pm ET. Cast members from Mean Girls, Jagged Little Pill, Chicago, Ain't Too Proud, Jersey Boys, Rent, and more performed at the event. The cast of Ain't Too Proud performed 'Rain' which can be watched here!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY, Featuring MEAN GIR Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY, Featuring MEAN GIRLS, AIN'T TOO PROUD, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, and More!

by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2020

Tony Award-nominated Tina Fey ('Mean Girls') is set to host 'One Night Only: The Best of Broadway,' an unforgettable night of music celebrating the incredible and resilient Broadway community and featuring songs from the Great Bright Way's top productions.

VIDEO: Frank Wildhorn Launches Home Concerts with JEKYLL & HYDE Videoplay
VIDEO: Frank Wildhorn Launches Home Concerts with JEKYLL & HYDE

by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2020

Composer Frank Wildhorn posted the first in series of home concerts he will be sharing while theatre fans are social distancing at home.

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Releases Video of 'The Room Where It Happens' fr Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Releases Video of 'The Room Where It Happens' from HAMILTON

by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2020

In a video introduced by composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, BIV continues Season 3 of BOW with an elegant and liquid rendition of a?oeThe Room Where It Happensa?? from Hamilton. This sophisticated and authoritative interpretation of the iconic song helps it become catchier than ever wrapped inside of BIV's incredible musicianship. Once again Grammy award-nominated and Tony Honoree Michael McElroy has completed his inspired arrangement with orchestrations in collaboration with Isaac Harlan, and videography by Nate Wind. Founder McElroy and BIV have enjoyed 25 years of creating spaces where love, diversity, and inspiration happen. See the latest version we've made, and join us in the room!

Video: Broadway Inspirational Voices Covers “Wondering” From THE BRIDGES OF MADIS Videoplay
Video: Broadway Inspirational Voices Covers “Wondering” From THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2019

Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) introduces his song, “Wondering”, covered by Tony Awards honorees, Broadway Inspirational Voices

VIDEO: Patti LaBelle Honored By Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Videoplay
VIDEO: Patti LaBelle Honored By Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2019

The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus hosted the Kimmel Center Great American Party on the Plaza, a FREE concert featuring festival-style activities and live performances, including casts direct from Broadway - representing Dear Evan Hansen and Mean Girls - jazz performers, and the U.S. Navy Band Cruisers. The ShowStoppers education program led Hamiltunes, a sing-along inspired by and covering selections from the highly-anticipated Hamilton musical.

VIDEO: Christopher Jackson, Amber Riley, Patti LaBelle and More Perform in PBS' Natio Videoplay
VIDEO: Christopher Jackson, Amber Riley, Patti LaBelle and More Perform in PBS' National Memorial Day Concert

by Stage Tube - May 28, 2019

PBS's multi award-winning PBS' National Memorial Day Concert returned live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol yesterday, May 27, for a special 30th anniversary broadcast.


Patti LaBelle Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Patti LaBelle been in?
Patti LaBelle has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Patti LaBelle been in?
Patti LaBelle has not appeared in the West End


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