24 Facts About Heather Headley


Heather Headley was born on October 5,1974 and is a Trinidadian-born American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress.


Heather Headley won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the titular role of Aida.


Heather Headley attended Northrop High School, and was a member of their resident show choir, Charisma, and starred as Fanny Brice in the school's production of Funny Girl.


In 2003, Heather Headley married Brian Musso, an investment advisor who briefly played for the New York Jets.


Heather Headley had her second son Jordan Chase August 18,2014.


Heather Headley is featured in their song "How Great Is The Love" and "All Glory".


Heather Headley's stage career began in 1996 when she was cast as a member of the ensemble in the original Toronto production of the musical Ragtime where she was an understudy for Audra McDonald in the role of Sarah.


Heather Headley's breakthrough came the following year when she originated the role of Nala in the Broadway musical The Lion King.


Heather Headley's performance was well received, and she then originated the title role in the Broadway adaptation of Aida, earning the Tony Award for Best Actress in 2000.


Heather Headley starred in an Actors' Fund of America benefit concert version of the musical Dreamgirls alongside McDonald and Lillias White in 2001.


On July 5,2007, Heather Headley made a guest appearance for Andrea Bocelli's Vivere Live in Tuscany concert in Lajatico, Italy.


Heather Headley sang "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" with Josh Groban on January 18,2009, during the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.


On March 12,2009, Heather Headley sang "I Wish" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.


From November 2012 until August 2013, Heather Headley played the role of Rachel Marron, in the musical adaptation of Whitney Houston's 1992 movie, The Bodyguard at London's Adelphi Theatre.


Heather Headley was nominated for an Olivier Award and a What's On Stage Award for this performance.


Heather Headley joined the Andrea Bocelli UK Tour playing Glasgow Hydro on November 23 and at the Leeds First Direct Arena on November 24,2013.


On May 10,2016, Headley assumed the role of Shug Avery from Jennifer Hudson in the recent Broadway revival of The Color Purple, which closed on January 8,2017, at the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre.


From 2017, Heather Headley is co-starring in Spike Lee's Netflix reboot of She's Gotta Have It as Dr Jamison.


Heather Headley starred alongside Sara Bareilles, Neil Patrick Harris, Gavin Creel, and Denee Benton.


Heather Headley released her debut album, This Is Who I Am, in October 2002 with RCA Records.


Heather Headley released her album Only One in the World on September 25,2012, with the lead single "A Little While".


Heather Headley appeared with Il Divo on Broadway for a limited concert run in 2013.


In 2017, Heather Headley appeared in a recurring role on the TV series She's Gotta Have It.


In 2019, Heather Headley was cast as one of the three leads in the Netflix series Sweet Magnolias.