Syesha Mercado featuring Special Guest Chester Gregory - 3/18 (7pm)
at City Winery Chicago
- 5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
About Syesha Mercado:
Syesha's currently starring as Nabulungi in the Book of Mormon at The Bank of America Theatre and recording for her debut album. She placed second-runner up in Season 7 of American Idol and performed in the AI LIVE Tour in 2008 selling out 53 concerts in 49 cities both in the U.S. and Canada.Following her Idol success she was awarded the “keys to the city” of former hometowns Bradenton, FL and Bridgeport, CT. In 2009 Syesha starred as Deena Jones in the international tour of Dreamgirls. She was nominated as best supporting actress by the Black Theatre Alliance of Chicago and made special appearances on The Wendy Williams Show and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She received stellar reviews for her role as Deena Jones and as the lead role Ti’Moune in Paper Mill Playhouse's production of Once on this Island in 2011. You can find Syesha on the big screen around the U.S. in select cities starring in the Independent Film Dreams, which filmed and premiered to a sold out audience in the Chicago area.
About Chester Gregory:
Chester Gregory has been seen on Broadway in Sister Act, Tarzan, Cry-baby and Hairspray, and is always a Chicago favorite for his performances as Jackie Wilson at Black Ensemble Theater.