Dee Dee Bridgewater
Bridgewater first won fans outside jazz circles in 1974, when she created the role of Glinda the Good in the original Broadway production of The Wiz, winning a Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Her signature song in the show, If You Believe, became an anthem for fans.
Bridgewater has continued to pursue both stage work and her packed recording and concert careers. She appeared in the Los Angeles and touring productions of Sophisticated Ladies, with Gregory Hines, Hinton Battle, and was nominated for a Laurence Oliver Award for her London performance as Billie Holiday in the musical Lady Day.
Since relocating to Europe in the early 1990s, Bridgewater has won two Grammy awards for her acclaimed tribute album Dear Ella (Polygram, 1997), which also won the French Victoire de la Musique award as Best Jazz Vocal Album. Her most recent release was Live At Yoshi's (Universal/Verve, 2000), recorded during a tour of Japan.
Dee Dee Bridgewater lives in Paris with her husband and three children.
Dee Dee Bridgewater Facts
|Birth Name||Denise Garrett|
|Birthday||May 27, 1950 (71)|
|Birthplace||Memphis, Tennessee, USA|
|Height||5' 5½" (1m66) How tall is Dee Dee Bridgewater compared to you?|
|The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh|
|Spirits of Mozart|
|Play Your Own Thing|
|It's Not About Love|
|Dee Dee Bridgewater Sings Kurt Weill|
|Summer Night Of Music|
|21 Grams/Traffic Value Pack|