Chanel Haynes developed her unique vocal gifts in the rich musical culture of New Orleans in the deep South. Discovered by Quincy Jones while she was still a teenager, Chanel became a founding member of the gospel trio, Trinitee 5:7. As lead singer of the group, Chanel sold over 2.5 million albums worldwide and earned two Grammy nominations. The trio spent nearly two decades entertaining audiences around the world in arenas ranging from Madison Square Garden to Wembley Stadium. 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.
Theatre credits include: Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Zach Theatre, Austin, Texas; Best Leading Actress in a Musical – B. Iden Payne Awards)
Other work includes: 50th Annual Grammy Awards for Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé and Tina Turner
Chanel lives in San Francisco, California, with her husband, Dr. Gregory Schwartz and their two sons. She is thrilled to be making her West End debut playing the life of Tina Turner, a huge inspiration for her and would like to thank her agent Terence at YOU Management for his support.