CHESTER GREGORY

BROADWAY MUSICAL STAR SINGS SONGS BY OTIS READING, JAMES BROWN, ETC.

Saturday, May 12, 2023     7:30 PM     WELSEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Chester Gregory is an award-winning Broadway veteran and recording artist. The New York Times calls him, "jaw-dropping...overflowingly charismatic," stating "Gregory has the audience eating out of the palm of his hand." His Broadway credits include starring in Motown: The Musical, Hairspray, Sister Act, Tarzan, and Cry-Baby.

Mr. Gregory's breakthrough role came with his outstanding portrayal of Jackie Wilson in The Jackie Wilson Story. Television appearances include performances on The Daily Show, The View, and The Tony Awards.

As a recording artist, Gregory, also known as CHΞSS, has collaborated with industry greats including Phil Collins, Marc Shaiman, Ledisi, and Chance The Rapper. Studio recordings include multiple singles, Original Broadway Cast recordings, and his album In Search of High Love. He is the recipient of Chicago's Jeff Award, the NAACP Theatre Award, the key to the city of his hometown of Gary, Indiana, as well as an honorary Doctorate Degree from Columbia College Chicago.


Genre - Tribute Band


Press Quotes -

"Mr. Gregory puts on a show of such physical and vocal dexterity that it's almost impossible to imagine that anyone else could do it."
-The New York Times

"…Gregory captured the essence of (Jackie) Wilson. Possessing a vocal tone and range similar to Wilson's Gregory channeled his idol through a performance in which he replicated the singer's falsetto, signature choreography, passion and inexhaustible energy"
-The Examiner

"Gregory is "jaw-dropping" and "over-flowingly charismatic."
-The New York Times

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