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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

Get ready to be transported to a bygone era of glamour, sophistication, and pure musical magic with Sophisticated Lady, a concert starring the incredibly talented Nita Whitaker as she pays tribute to the legendary Natalie Cole.

Through her mesmerizing vocals and unparalleled stage presence, Nita sings Natalie’s most beloved hits, including “Unforgettable,” “This Will Be,” “Our Love,” and many more. With her soulful renditions and heartfelt interpretations, Nita celebrates the essence of Natalie Cole’s music and reminds us all why she remains an icon in the world of jazz and pop.

Listen to an exclusive interview with Nita on an episode of The 54 Below Podcast here.

Nita recently made her Broadway debut as Wiletta Mayers in Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind in 2021. She received the 2019 NAACP Best Supporting Actress Award for her role as Mom Winans in the Broadway bound musical Born For This. Nita is a favorite singer of legendary producer David Foster and has sung with some of the most famous voices of our time, including duets with Andre Bocelli, Michael Bolton, and Josh Groban. She also sang the original demos for Whitney Houston’s standards, “I Will Always Love You,” “I Have Nothing,” and “I Look to You,” and worked with the greats, including Carole Bayer Sager, Walter A. and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Burt Bacharach, James Ingram, Steve Tyrell, Patti LaBelle, Lionel Richie, Yolanda Adams, Nathan East, and Barbra Streisand. She has entertained thousands as well hundreds in her own intimate one woman shows, charity galas and corporate events; her expansive talent and humor continues to find new avenues to be expressed. Nita has recorded 4 independent records, appeared in movies, television shows and multiple studio recordings.

Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.

Past Performances

  • Sun, Mar 17 :7:00 pm
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