CHESTER GREGORY is no stranger to the stage; an award-winning Broadway performer and acclaimed as one of the most dynamic musical theatre presences in the entertainment business – a young black man in possession of a powerful five octave voice that has elicited high praise from the late Isaac Hayes, a standing ovation from Michael Jackson and inspired Phil Collins to compose a Broadway song custom made for what his God-given instrument can do.
After several years of blowing audiences away on the “Great White Way”, playing the lead in the biographical musical “The Jackie Wilson Story”, key roles in “Hairspray”, “Tarzan”, “Cry Baby”, and most recently the originator of the “Donkey” role for Dreamworks “SHREK”, Chester Gregory has become a veteran of the stage. That veteran is ready to reveal to the R&B/Soul world that the regular guy behind all of those dazzling characters…is the man he faces in the mirror every day.
Gary, Indiana-native Chester Gregory grew up admiring all around entertainers ranging from King of Pop Michael Jackson to triple threat icons Sammy Davis, Jr. and Gregory Hines. Years of dedicated vocal training (surprisingly not in the church) led to a bachelors degree in Musical Theatre at Columbia College in Chicago.
With his sincerely soulful and introspective debut CD “In Search of High Love”, to be released on March 31st, 2009, Chester Gregory introduces himself as a thoughtful and sensitive songwriter blessed with a voice that captivates and demands attention. Each song is either a true to life-tale spun from a life spent in heavy pursuit of love (and the lessons that it brings) or an old school soul classic that will warm hearts within a whole new generation. “While I’ve thoroughly enjoyed performing on Broadway – eight shows a week and telling other people’s amazing stories – now it’s time for me to share my own,”explains Chester.
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Broadway Star/R&B Soul Recording Artist CHESTER GREGORY prepares for the release of his debut album “In Search of High Love”, in stores on March 31, 2009. The lead singe is the classic remake of “I Only Have Eyes 4 U”, by Harry Warren and Al Dubin.
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“…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
He really has the ability to take risks with the melody and bring something fresh to it every time he sings it. When I grow up, I want to sing like Chester Gregory!!!” -Phil Collins