David Jennings Biography

 
Birth Place:
United States
Bio:
David Jennings - Broadway credits include AFTER MIDNIGHT with Fantasia and Patti LaBelle, HANDS ON A HARDBODY with Keith Carradine, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS with Sarah Jessica Parker, and the pre-Broadway production of BROOKLYN THE MUSICAL (original StreetSinger). He starred in THE GENIUS OF RAY CHARLES ... (read more)
 

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
David Jennings - Broadway credits include AFTER MIDNIGHT with Fantasia and Patti LaBelle, HANDS ON A HARDBODY with Keith Carradine, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS with Sarah Jessica Parker, and the pre-Broadway production of BROOKLYN THE MUSICAL (original StreetSinger). He starred in THE GENIUS OF RAY CHARLES ... (read more)

David Jennings - Broadway credits include AFTER MIDNIGHT with Fantasia and Patti LaBelle, HANDS ON A HARDBODY with Keith Carradine, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS with Sarah Jessica Parker, and the pre-Broadway production of BROOKLYN THE MUSICAL (original StreetSinger). He starred in THE GENIUS OF RAY CHARLES on London's West End and as Curtis Taylor Jr. opposite Jennifer Holliday in DREAMGIRLS at Atlanta's Fox Theatre. Mr. Jennings received a Los Angeles Ovation Award nomination (Best Featured Actor in a Musical) for his portrayal of Jake in the West Coast premiere of SIDE SHOW, as well as a NAACP Award for co-starring in the Los Angeles production of SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL with Dawnn Lewis. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for the 30th Anniversary Recording of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' with Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis. Other notable roles include Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in RAGTIME, Simon Sr. in KINKY BOOTS, John in MISS SAIGON, Porgy in PORGY & BESS at the Austin Music Hall, Clopin in the Las Vegas premiere of NOTRE-DAME de PARIS, and as a replacement for BeBe Winans in the concert tour of FOR THE GLORY-THE CIVIL WAR. Mr. Jennings has performed with legendary Motown icons Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson and has shared the stage with such show business luminaries as Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Babyface, Vanessa Williams, and Sidney Poitier. As a concert artist, he delivered a special New Year's Eve performance before King Hassan II of Morocco at the Royal Palace in Casablanca, as well as Fourth of July festivities at the White House for the President and First Lady. On screen, Mr. Jennings guest starred on the CBS police drama BLUE BLOODS, the FX television drama THE SHIELD, and in comedy sketches on HBO's LAST WEEK TONIGHT and NBC's THE TONIGHT SHOW. He was featured in the films THE SLEEPLESS and BURNING SANDS.

David Jennings Awards and Nominations

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Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical, HELEN Production Gold Star
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