Broadway Dreams Gala Will Pay Tribute to Aida Star Heather Headley

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Jessie Mueller and Denée Benton are among celebs who will celebrate her work December 12 in NYC.
Heather Headley
Heather Headley

Heather Headley, who won the 2000 Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Aida, will be honored at the 10th annual Broadway Dreams Supper fundraiser December 12 at The Plaza in New York City.

She will be treated to performances from fellow Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Waitress), Tony nominee Denée Benton (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Quentin Earl Darrington (Once on This Island), Noah J. Ricketts (Frozen), and the Grammy Award-winning duo A Great Big World.

Headley’s other theatre credits include playing Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard—The Musical in London’s West End and her return to Broadway as nightclub singer Shug Avery in the Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple. She won the 2010 Grammy Award for “Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album” for her third studio album, Audience of One.

Also speaking at the Broadway Dreams Supper will be some of Headley’s collaborators, including The Color Purple director John Doyle, Wicked choreographer Wayne Cilento, Oscar winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Bodyguard—The Musical), and author Susan Fales-Hill.

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The mission of Broadway Dreams is “to make world-class performing arts education accessible to all, regardless of socioeconomic status.”

“At Broadway Dreams, we believe that musical theatre is the great equalizer, bringing together those from disparate cultures and communities and reminding us all of our shared humanity,” says Broadway Dreams founder and president Annette Tanner. “This year, we are honored to pay tribute to Heather Headley—a living legend who embodies our ethos and whose talent, commitment, and dignity has provided our students worldwide with endless inspiration.”

The Plaza (formerly the Plaza Hotel) is located on 58th Street at Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Click here to order tickets.

Among previous Broadway Dreams Supper honorees were the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Anastasia, Once on This Island) in 2016.


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