Ron Colvard, conductor
Location: Robinson Center
October 5, 2019
Saturday at 7:30 PM
This concert will feature Ms. Headley performing selections from Tony-winning musicals The Lion King and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, and other songs from Broadway's most popular musicals, under the baton of conductor Ron Colvard.
Heather Headley was born and spent most of her childhood on the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad. In the 90's, her family moved to the United States where her love for the arts flourished and grew into an incredible and multi-faceted career.
Headley is known for her GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album, winning the prestigious Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her title role in Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, and originating the role of Nala in Time Rice's hit Tony-winning musical, The Lion King. Her stage and music career also includes GRAMMY Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, starring as Shug Avery in the Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, and for winning the coveted Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical.