Chanel Haynes recently starred in the title role of Tina Turner in hit musical Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre in London.
Originally from New Orleans, and discovered by Quincy Jones while she was still a teenager, Chanel is a founding member of the gospel trio, Trinitee 5:7, selling over 2.5 million albums worldwide and earning two Grammy nominations. Her first album went Platinum and spent 50 weeks on Billboard’s top R&B albums chart, while both of her first two albums debuted at #1 on the Billboard Gospel chart.
Chanel’s theatre credits include Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Zach Theatre, Austin, Texas), for which she won Best Leading Actress in a Musical at the B. Iden Payne Awards. Also, the 50th Annual Grammy Awards for Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé and Tina Turner.