Celisse is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, performer and spoken-word artist.
Her deep and varied career has seen her in concert, at venues ranging from the Beacon Theater, supporting Mariah Carey; Town Hall, supporting Graham Nash; Madison Square Garden, supporting Kesha at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards; the Greek Theater in Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts of the Forest, and the Apollo Theater with Melissa Etheridge.
She also starred in the recent revival of “Godspell” at Circle in the Square Theater and sang in Bridget Everett’s “Rock Bottom” at Joe’s Pub at the Public. She appeared on television in “30 Rock,” “The Electric Company,” “Rescue Me,” “The Big C” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” as a special guest of Jon Batiste and Stay Human. Most recently, she played lead guitar with Lizzo on “Saturday Night Live.”
But it’s her prodigious talents as a singer-songwriter and musician that have defined Celisse as an artist. Her original music, powered by her soulful voice, is hard-rocking and blues-tinged with infectious hooks that stay with the listener.
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