Road Trip!! JUST ANNOUNCED. Jody Watley Returns To Napa Valley.

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be returning to Blue Note Napa for a special socially distance outdoor evening at the beautiful Charles Krug Winery for Wine & Pride June 26.

Presale –  Wed. 5.12.21 @10AM – Thurs 5.13.21 @ 10PM / Code: DREAM

Visit: https://bluenotenapa.com

Looking forward to seeing all of my Watley Wattage Warriors!! This will be my first concert in over a year due to the pandemic. I don’t plan on doing a lot of traveling yet – but this one is perfect – Wine & Music!!

Jody Watley Featured on Electronic Billboard at National Museum Of African American Music.

Wattage!! Jody Watley on Electronic Billboard at The National Museum of African American Music in Nashville on 5th and Broadway!!

Make sure to purchase your membership today – use discount code JODY for an additional 3 months added and take advantage of all of the virtual and in person benefits. You can also gift memberships as well – perfect for Music Lovers of ALL ages! Support this very necessary and important museum.

Visit: https://nmaam.org/membership/

Singer Jody Watley Becomes National Museum of African American Music’s First Ambassador

“Iconic Singer Jody Watley Becomes National Museum of African American Music First-Ever Ambassador

Jody Watley, the Grammy award winner trendsetting icon in music, video, fashion and style has been appointed to be National Museum of African American Music’s first ever membership ambassador for the museum.” Read the full feature: https://atlantadailyworld.com/2021/03/03/singer-jody-watley-becomes-national-museum-of-african-american-musics-first-ambassador/

Grammy Winner Jody Watley Inaugural Membership Ambassador to National Museum of African American Music In Nashville.

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NMAAM welcomes GRAMMY Award winner Jody Watley as our inaugural Membership Ambassador!

Become a NMAAM member in March and get 3 months added to your first year, plus access to exclusive members-only content. To join, visit http://bit.ly/3eeo6Te and enter the code JODY.

Jody Watley in Nish Magazine- Belgium

Jody Watley.
January was full of love for my birthday- here’s another feature.

Read full interview February Issue : https://www.nish.press/nish-february-publication/

Travel Within Four Walls. Jody Watley – Sanctuary Luxury Soy Candles Take You Away In Style.

“We all need an escape during the course of the day – or to simply end it on a relaxing peaceful note. There’s really something special about lighting a candle, with a delicate yet intoxicating fragrance. – Jody Watley

Exclusively Available. https://www.jodywatleyshop.com

Jody Watley Birthday and Black History Month Cover on Belgium Magazine Nishpress.

Stay tuned for the interview!

Traveling In Comfort of Home.

Jody Watley. Sanctuary Luxury Soy Candle Tins. Intoxicating Spa Aromas to take you away without leaving home.

When traveling isn’t an option but self care and escape is. Jody Watley – Sanctuary Luxury Soy Candles.

Exclusively Available at : https://www.jodywatleyshop.com

Style Your Home With Fragrance. Jody Watley – Sanctuary.

Jody Watley. ‘Sanctuary’ Interior Fragrance.
Jody Watley – ‘Sanctuary’ Interior Fragrance & Luxury Soy Candle.

Exclusively at : Jody Watley Shop

Jody Watley Throwback Thursday in 1996 On Broadway In The Hit Musical GREASE!

Jody Watley as Rizzo Grease Musical on Broadway Dressing Room1

Jody Watley as Betty Rizzo Eugene O'Neil Theatre Broadway NYC

I brought leopard fabric for my dressing room couch.

 

Jody Watley as Rizzo Candid Backstage Eugene Oneil Theatre

Wig and microphone placement time!

 

Jody Watley as Rizzo and Danny Zuko Joseph Barbara 1996

Joseph Barbara as Danny Zuko – quick photo before heading to stage for Prom Sequence.

Grease The Musical Playbill Jody Watley Rizzo 1996

 

Jody Watley Euegne O'Neil Theatre Grease Musical Marquee 1996

Jody Watley Live in Grease The Musical Ad 1996 NYC Broadway

Jody Watley as Rizzo Broadway - with Ty Taylor

With the incredible Ty Taylor who went on the become badass soulful rocker and lead singer for internationally renowned band Vintage Trouble.

 

Jody Watley as Rizzo - Backstage 1 with Sandy and Pink Ladies

Jody Watley as Rizzo and Pink Ladies Broadway 1996

Jody Watley Dramalogue

Jody Watley “Making the cover of Drama-Logue was really cool!”

One of the most challenging, rewarding, fun and exhilarating experiences thus far in a variety of memorable experiences I’ve been blessed to be a part of. This show, cast and crew made it so much fun and got me through any anxiety and insecurities I had taking on the iconic role of Betty ‘Rizzo’ – and the first black woman or woman of color to play her. The toughest part was being away from my daughter and son at the time who were both school age causing me to exit the play after 3 months, both Arie and Lauren were brought out to see me and spend break time and once they returned home, it was just too hard for me to be without them. I’ve always felt bad as if I let everyone who believed in me down especially ..but my children have always come first. Since that time I did audition for a few other shows including Aida and The Color Purple (Shug Avery).

Trying to learn the hand jive and prom dance sequence almost caused me to drop out of Grease! ..I’ve never been good at learning choreography. Rewinding back I can still recall weeping in a dance rehearsal at the thought of not being able to do the role after working with acting coach and working so hard to nail the dialogue and nuance of Betty Rizzo. The choreographer and director never gave up on me. On opening night once I made it through that scene – I was good to go. Ask me to do hand jive or any of the choreography now..it’s a blank but when it was time, totally living in that moment. Life.

The role of ‘Teen Angel” while I was in the show initially was Chubby Checker (I first met him as a teen Soul Train dancer  on the Jerry Lewis Tele-thon when they wanted to place dancers behind him for the show  -funny story I’ll save for my memoir but one of those – you never know how your paths can cross with people down the line, so be kind. I never mentioned to him that we’d crossed paths way back when..) and then jazz great Al Jarreau who was the first person to tell me about zinc lozenges when I thought I might be coming down with a bit of a cold and hoarseness. Blessings.

Al Jarreau Lacey Jody Watley Cubby Checker Grease The Musical On Broadway 1996

Al Jarreau, Lacy Hornkul (Sandy), Jody Watley, Chubby Checker

Wattage!