ECC Arts Center to host 'Higher and Higher: A Rock 'N Soul Shindig' April 24

  • Join Chester Gregory in "Higher and Higher: A Rock 'N Soul Shindig," a live stream concert on Saturday, April 24.

    Join Chester Gregory in "Higher and Higher: A Rock 'N Soul Shindig," a live stream concert on Saturday, April 24. Courtesy of Chester Gregory

 
 
Posted4/17/2021 12:48 AM

Michael Ingersoll's Artist Lounge Live presents "Higher and Higher: A Rock 'N Soul Shindig" starring Chester Gregory from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 24.

The Broadway star and recording artist expertly honors the legends of Rock and Soul. The star of "Motown: The Musical," "Hairspray," and "Dreamgirls" won acclaim for his outstanding portrayal of Jackie Wilson in "The Jackie Wilson Story."

 

In concert, Gregory offers his considerable talents to the music of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, James Brown, and more. Featuring a sensational band, hit songs include "I Got You (I Feel Good)," "(On) The Dock of the Bay," and "My Girl."

For free tickets to the livestream, visit www.showtix4u.com/event-details/50763.

For questions, contact the ECC Arts Center box office at (847) 622-0300 or artscenter@elgin.edu.

Gregory's Broadway credits include starring as Berry Gordy in "Motown: The Musical," Seaweed in "Hairspray," Eddie in "Sister Act," Terk in the orginal cast for "Tarzan," and Dupree in the original cast for "Cry-Baby."

His breakthrough role came with his outstanding portrayal of Jackie Wilson in "The Jackie Wilson Story," launched at Chicago's Black Ensemble Theatre and culminated at New York's renown Apollo Theatre. Regional theatre credits include "Shrek" (Donkey), "Fences" (Lyons), and "Two Trains Running" (Sterling).

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Television appearances include performances on "The Daily Show," "The View," and The Tony Awards.

As a recording artist, Gregory, also known as CHESS, 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.

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