Natalie Douglas, Vocalist
Internationally acclaimed vocalist Natalie Douglas has been honored with ten MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Awards, two Nightlife Awards, two Backstage Bistro Awards, and a Broadway World Cabaret Best Vocalist Award. The Times (UK) says Natalie Douglas is “a true force of nature” and “in a league of her own,” and she has been called “simply everything” by the New York Daily News.
This nightclub diva’s portrait has joined the illustrious collection of legendary musicians on Birdland’s Wall of Fame. Her ongoing residency there is the award-winning Tributes, an SRO monthly series celebrating a different artist each month. Recent tributes have included Nina Simone, Elvis Presley, Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Cher, with upcoming concerts celebrating Nat “King” Cole, Barbra Streisand, Roberta Flack, Nancy Wilson, Joni Mitchell, and more.
Ms. Douglas has played Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, both the Rose Theater and the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Cafe Carlyle, among other performing arts centers and clubs across the country. She is also a London favorite, playing at the Crazy Coqs and the Pheasantry cabarets, earning two five-star reviews from The Times (UK). She has appeared across Europe and South America with To Nina . . . , her Dr. Nina Simone tribute.
Natalie Douglas is much sought after in her role as a master teacher with the Mabel Mercer Foundation (MMF). As a performer she has been awarded both its Margaret Whiting and Donald F. Smith Awards, while also appearing in over thirty MMF Cabaret Conventions in New York, London, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, the Hamptons, and Palm Springs.
Ms. Douglas’s critically acclaimed third album, Human Heart, has won multiple awards. She also has two other CDs, To Nina . . . Live at Birdland and Not That Different. She is a great favorite of broadcasters, and her music is often featured on NPR, Sirius XM, and BBC Radio London.
With a bachelor’s degree from USC in psychology, theater, and women’s studies, Ms. Douglas also holds a master’s degree from UCLA in psychology and theater. For more information visit www.nataliedouglas.com.