• Charge by Phone 314-534-1111 or 800-293-5949


Jennifer Holliday has been proclaimed a Broadway legend by critics and fans alike. Her show-stopping, heart-wrenching performance of the torch ballad “And I am Telling You, I’m Not Going” in the 1981 smash hit, Dreamgirls, is considered one of the all-time best performances in a Broadway musical. The iconic role made Jennifer Holliday a household name and introduced her big, soulful voice to the world.

Her portrayal of Effie “Melody” White in Dreamgirls, a role which she co-created, garnered her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and her first GRAMMY® Award for Best R&B Female Vocalist. Considering herself a “Broadway baby,” Holliday completed an acclaimed run as Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, following a stint on the national tour as Sophia.

From 1985 to 1992, she had five Top 10 singles on the R&B and Dance Charts. Her second album, Say You Love Me, won her a second GRAMMY® for her rendition of Duke Ellington’s classic, “Come Sunday.” Over the years, she has worked with and recorded with many major artists, including Barbra Streisand, Luther Vandross, David Foster, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, Maurice White and Foreigner, with whom she performed on a special version of “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

Jennifer Holliday’s acting career got a boost when she was cast as a recurring character on Ally McBeal, and she has appeared on a number of other television programs including Touched By An Angel, Hang Time, Happily Ever After, The Love Boat, The Steve Harvey Show, The Wendy Williams Show and Ellen, among many others.

Holliday wowed TV viewers with her surprise appearance on the 2007 BET Awards, and she has also has performed on American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance (USA and Canada), and many televised specials, including “The Leading Ladies” 3 (PBS), “The 4th of July Celebration with the Boston Pops Symphony” (CBS), “The Singer and the Song: Live from the White House” (PBS), “A Capitol 4th with The National Symphony” (PBS) and “Everybody Say, Yes!” with Paul Simon (Showtime).

Her current repertoire showcases new songs, jazz classics, pop standards, show tunes and much more. She has performed live with many of America’s most distinguished symphony and philharmonic orchestras, among them The Boston Pops with Keith Lockhart, The San Diego Symphony with Marvin Hamlisch, The Rochester Philharmonic with Jeffrey Tyzik, the Philadelphia Symphony with Peter Nero, and the Cincinnati Pops with Eric Kuntzel, just to name a few.

She considers herself a “bi-partisan songbird,” and has performed at the White House for President Ronald Reagan, President George Bush, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. In 2000, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from the Berklee College of Music.

Jennifer Holliday is celebrated as a “singer’s singer.” She is a truly electrifying performer who delivers her songs with deep passion and sincere emotion. She is a vocal powerhouse with a remarkable vocal range from contralto to soprano and a soulful and throaty style, which touches hearts and leaves her audiences moved and inspired.


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Date Information

November 12, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Pricing Info

$50.00 - Orchestra $6.75 $56.75
$45.00 - Balcony 1 $6.25 $51.25
$40.00 - Balcony 2 $5.50 $45.50

Patron tickets are $150/$140 for Sheldon Members and are on sale now. Tickets include preferred seating, a pre-concert reception, complimentary parking, and a tax deduction. Call The Sheldon at 314.533.9900.

Other Info

Phone/Internet: 4:00pm day of event
Fox Box Office: 6:00pm day of event


The Sheldon balcony is NOT wheelchair accessible.

Online purchases for wheelchair accessible seating at The Sheldon are limited to two tickets (wheelchair + companion). Patrons with more specific needs or who need more than two tickets in an accessible area should contact The Sheldon at 314-533-9900. Contact The Sheldon in advance to reserve an accessible parking spot on The Sheldon’s west parking lot.

Venue Information


3648 Washington Boulevard , Saint Louis, Missouri 63108

Concert Hall Seating Chart



A street level entrance is available, with an elevator to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of the building.

Contact The Sheldon in advance to reserve an accessible parking spot on The Sheldon’s west parking lot. 314.533.9900

CONCERT HALL: The Sheldon balcony is NOT wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating is located at the rear of the Orchestra level. 

  • For events with General Admission (open) seating, please see an usher or the box office when you arrive at The Sheldon to arrange for a seating location, or call The Sheldon at 314-533-9900 to reserve an accessible location in advance. 
  • Online purchases for wheelchair accessible seating in the Concert Hall are limited to two tickets (wheelchair + companion). Patrons with more specific needs or who need more than two tickets in an accessible area should contact The Sheldon at 314-533-9900. 

BALLROOM & LOUIS SPIERING ROOM: These spaces are accessible via elevator and do not generally require special ticketing, unless specifically noted.


Other Venue Info

Unless otherwise noted:

  • Senior pricing, if available, is for ages 62+
  • Doors to the building generally open 1 hour prior to performance time. Will Call is generally available at that time.