Tony and Grammy Award Winner Heather Headley
Heather continued her musical success on the pop charts with her 2002 debut album on RCA Records, This Is Who I Am which featured productions by several top-flight producers. Two songs, "He Is" and the album track "I Wish I Wasn’t," both emerged as Top 5 R&B and Dance chart hits. Heather earned numerous accolades for This Is Who I Am, including Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Heather returned in January 2006 with In My Mind, her long-awaited second solo album. The opening title tune single became Heather’s first #1 hit, topping the Dance and R&B charts. In 2009 Heather released Audience of One for which she won the Grammy Award for the Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album.
In 2016 Heather made a triumphant return to Broadway playing Shug Avery in The Color Purple and she can currently be seen as a series regular on the Netflix series Sweet Magnolias. Heather was the spokesperson for the March of Dimes and led their “I Want My 9 Months” campaign, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Catalyst Charter Schools in Chicago.