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 Theatre supporting Mariah Carey; Town Hall supporting Graham Nash; Madison Square Garden supporting Kesha at the 60th annual Grammy Awards; The Greek Theatre in Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts of the Forest; and the Apollo Theater with Melissa Etheridge. She has starred in the revival of Godspell at Circle in the Square Theatre; sung in Bridget Everett’s Rock Bottomat Joe’s Pub at The Public; and appeared on television in 30 Rock, The Electric Company, Rescue Me, The Big C, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as a special guest of Jon Batiste and Stay Human; and most recently playing lead guitar with Lizzo on Saturday Night Live. But it’s her prodigious talents as a singer-songwriter and musician that have defined Celisse the most as an artist. Her original music, powered by her soulful voice, is hard-rocking and blues-tinged with infectious hooks that stay with you.
As part of the University of Illinois, Krannert Center follows U of I guidelines regarding face coverings and other COVID-19 safety protocols. These guidelines change as conditions change, so we will continue to adjust our practices and keep you informed throughout the season. At this time, face coverings are required in indoor university spaces such as Krannert Center. In addition, people who are NOT fully vaccinated are required to wear a face covering outdoors when they cannot practice social distancing.