Brooklyn native Stephanie Mills has one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music, an ultra soulful songstress whose onstage energy and power inspires standing ovations wherever she performs. She is a legendary Grammy and American Music Award-winning recording artist with five best-selling albums and ten Billboard #1 singles.

At the age of 11, it was Stephanie’s big voice that landed her in first place at Amateur Night at the Apollo for a record six times!   At the age of fifteen, Mills took on the role of Dorothy in the Broadway musical The Wiz, which later led to an illustrious recording career.   

Throughout the years, Stephanie has distinguished herself as an actress and performer who is at home on Broadway as well as the recording studio.   Hit records such as I Never Knew Love Like This Before, Home, Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin, Comfort of a Man, Sweet Sensation -- all are essential classics.   

Mills latest album is entitled Breathless.   The lead single from the new album is a version of the Lennon and McCartney standard Yesterday, which Mills recorded in memory of her old friend Michael Jackson and for others like Gerald Levert, Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross and Robert Brookins. 

On Wednesday, January 26, Stephanie Mills rings in the new season of Amateur Night at the Apollo.

JASON MORAN

The Apollo Theater and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Harlem Nights/ U Street Lights an adventurous three-part program, exploring the deep musical connections between the Harlem and DC jazz scenes. Curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz, Jason Moran. MORE>>

BROADWAY NIGHT

A new batch of artists won't quit until they're a star on Broadway in this special edition of Amateur Night: Broadway Night. Superstar Billy Porter, a 2013 Tony Award-winner for Best Actor in a Musical for Kinky Boots, shows them how it's done with a very special performance sure to bring the roof down. MORE>>

 


The Apollo's 2014-2015 season is made possible by lead support from Citi, the Coca-Cola Company, Troy and Keisha Dixon, Folonari Wines and Cavicchioli 1928, the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs, the Hearst Foundations, Robert K. Kraft, The Parsons Family Foundation, the Ronald O. Perelman Family Foundation, JoAnn Price, Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Earl W. and Amanda Stafford, Time Warner Inc., the Reginald Van Lee New Works Fund, the Apollo Board of Directors and many other generous donors.
 
Lead annual support is also provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.