Holliday is scheduled to play the Herbst Nov. 24 at 8 PM. Concertgoers can expect to hear songs from Dreamgirls and other Broadway musicals as well as jazz standards, gospel tunes and a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Holliday will be backed by an 11-piece band. A native of Houston, Jennifer Holliday made her professional New York theatre debut in 1980 in the revival of Your Arms Too Short to Box With God. That role led to her Tony-winning performance in Dreamgirls, and her rendition of that show's "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" earned the singer-actress her first Grammy Award. She has also appeared on Broadway in the revivals of Grease! and Chicago, and her television credits include "Ellen," "Touched By an Angel" and a recurring role on "Ally McBeal." Holliday earned another Grammy Award for her recording of Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday."
The Herbst Theatre is located at 401 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, CA. Tickets, priced $37.50-$77.50, are available by calling (415) 392-4400 or by visiting www.theempireplushroom.com.
This season the Herbst will also welcome Debbie Reynolds (Dec. 7) and Ronnie Spector (Dec. 8).