Feb 25, 2018
Ella at 100
Celebrating the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, a native of Newport News, Award winning Jazz artist and Virginia Native, Desirée Roots brings to life Ella’s most noted songs. Accompanied by some of Virginia’s most acclaimed Jazz musicians, this evening of celebration and joy comes to The American Theatre stage for just two performances. Joining Roots on stage will be Scott Wichmann as Frank Sinatra, Billy Dye as Louis Armstrong, and Anthony Cosby as Nat “King” Cole. Born April 25, 1917, Ella Fitzgerald was one of the greatest Jazz singers of all time. “The First Lady of Song” delighted audiences around the world for over 60 years, sold over 40 million albums, and received numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Join us as we commemorate Ella at 100!