Heather Headley

Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Heather Headley began singing in public when she was just two years old and hasn't stopped since. The West Indian beauty, who nabbed the coveted leads in two of Broadway's most eagerly anticipated musicals--"The Lion ... Read more »
Born: 10/05/1974 in Trinidad And Tobago

Filmography

Actor (11)

9th Annual Celebration of Gospel 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Breakin' All the Rules 2004 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 2004 (Movie)

Rosa Negra Singer (Actor)

The 2003 Essence Music Festival 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 9th Annual Lady of Soul Train Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Host

Elmo's Magic Cookbook 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The First Ten Awards: Tony 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer
Music (4)

Christmas in Washington 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Performer

Diary of a Mad Black Woman 2005 (Movie)

("Ain't It Funny") (Song Performer)

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 2004 (Movie)

("Represent-Havana Nights") (Song Performer)

Biography

Heather Headley began singing in public when she was just two years old and hasn't stopped since. The West Indian beauty, who nabbed the coveted leads in two of Broadway's most eagerly anticipated musicals--"The Lion King" and "Aida"--before she was 24 years old actually had no formal voice training until college.

Relationships

Iric Headley

Father
pastor of the Barataria Church of God in Trinidad

Hannah Headley

Mother
pastor of the Barataria Church of God in Trinidad

Brian Musso

Husband
married on September 6, 2003 in Chicago

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois
appeared in student productions; dropped out when cast in "Ragtime"

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois
appeared in student productions; dropped out when cast in "Ragtime"

Northrup High School

Fort Wayne , Indiana

Milestones

2000

Received rave reviews and a Tony Award when "Aida" opened on Broadway

1999

Starred in Encores! production of "Do Re Mi" with Nathan Lane, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Randy Graff

1998

Cast in the title role of Disney's Broadway musical "Aida", then called "Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida"; score by Elton John and Tim Rice; played Nubian princess in love with Egyptian captor; remained with show through troubled pre-Broadway tour

1997

Played the role of lioness Nala, Simba's sweetheart, in Disney's Broadway musical "The Lion King"; score by Elton John and Tim Rice

1996

Joined the workshop cast of "Ragtime" in Toronto; understudied Audra McDonald in the role of Sarah, a noble washerwoman who is killed seeking justice for her lover

1990

Family moved from Trinidad to Fort Wayne, Indiana

1976

Made radio debut singing in children's talent show in Trinidad; won second place (date approximate)

While in college, made appearances in local Chicago productions

Bonus Trivia

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Headley's official web site is located at www.heatherheadley.com

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Headley was scheduled to release her debut solo recording of pop and R&B music in the fall of 2000.

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