It was all a dream. While we are unsure if he grew up reading “Word Up” magazine, Chester Gregory found a way to turn his dream into reality and now joins the national tour of Motown the Musical. Gregory began his career humbly and with determination. As a child growing up in the hometown of his childhood icon Michael Jackson, Gregory knew he wanted to be an artist. With a combination of persistence and talent, Gregory soon found himself doing exactly what he had always dreamed of doing…being a star!
Gregory’s vocal range and acting prowess afforded him the lead role in Chicago’s Black Ensemble Theatre’s production of The Jackie Wilson Story, for which he received major acclaim. The Jackie Wilson Story culminated at New York’s famed Apollo Theater and received rave reviews from the New York Times: “There is essentially one reason – and it’s a very good one – to see The Jackie Wilson Story, and that is the star: Chester Gregory.”
Fast forward to today and Chester Gregory comfortably fits several high profile roles under his belt. Gregory had the opportunity to finally sing for his hometown idol, the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, in 2003. He made his Broadway debut as ‘Seaweed’ in Hairspray and later joined the national tour of Dreamgirls with a jaw-dropping performance as ‘Jimmy Early’.
Audiences can’t seem to get enough of the man from Gary, Indiana with a dream. This year, Gregory adds his star power to Motown The Musical as none other than Berry Gordy. Unsurprisingly, Gregory is already a hit!
— Sophia Patrillo (@LadySykes10) January 6, 2016
Motown the Musical is currently on tour across the USA but will make its return to Broadway July 12, 2016. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the amazing Chester Gregory on tour now. For more information on how you can purchase tickets and where you can see the show, click here.