Natalie Douglas is a 21st-century vocalist with a strong foundation in the traditional pop vocals of the American Songbook and an equally fierce devotion to the modern jazz, blues, rock & country influences of her childhood. Like her idol, Nina Simone, Natalie is drawn to lyrics that tell a compelling story no matter what genre.
Douglas is a two-time Bistro, Nightlife, and thirteen-time MAC Award Winner, whose international performances have taken her from concert halls to theaters to intimate clubs and everything in between. She has produced over 75 concerts at her musical home, Birdland Jazz Club in New York City - most notably her TRIBUTES series, celebrating artists she loves including, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Nat King Cole, Dame Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald, Roberta Flack, Joni Mitchell, Sammy Davis, Jr., Lena Horne, Barbra Streisand, and Cher. Natalie’s portrait also hangs on the legendary Birdland Jazz Club Wall of Fame. In 2023, she will add to her three CD catalog, including the MAC Award Winning “Human Heart,” with a brand new album on Club 44 Records. Her CDs are currently available on iTunes, Amazon.com, Spotify, and her website: nataliedouglas.com. Natalie is a great favorite of broadcasters and her music is often featured on NPR and Sirius XM Radio & BBCLondon Radio.
As an actor, she has appeared in 18 editions of "The Atrainplays," (a 24-hour birth to performance event) at the Neighborhood Playhouse, The Peter Sharp Theatre and New World Stages and off-Broadway in "The People vs. Mona," by the writers of Pumpboys & Dinettes. She appeared in the horror film, "The Camera’s Eye," ABC’s "Cupid" and can be seen with her gorgeous husband showing off the good education her parents paid for on The Discovery Channel’s "Cash Cab."
In addition, Douglas has made her mark as a much sought-after educator and actor – a Master Teacher for the Jim & Elizabeth Sullivan Foundation, the Eugene O’Neill Cabaret & Performance Conference, and the Mabel Mercer Foundation, for which she has been named Education Director. Natalie specializes in diversity workshops & masterclasses for public and private schools, as well as devoting attention to individual study. Natalie is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of USC with a Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, Theatre, and Women’s Studies and holds a Master’s Degree from UCLA in Psychology and Theatre.
The Mabel Mercer Foundation Donald F. Smith Award
The Mabel Mercer Foundation Margaret Whiting Award
Thirteen MAC Awards for Outstanding Vocalist, Major Artist (4x), Jazz Vocalist, Show of the Year, Celebrity Artist (2x) & Major Recording - "Human Heart", eighteen nominations
Nightlife Award Winner: Outstanding Piano Bar Entertainer
BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award: Best Vocalist
Back Stage Bistro Award Winner: Outstanding Female Vocalist
Back Stage Bistro Award Winner: Outstanding Recording "Human Heart"
Recording of the Year, "Not That Different” MAC Nomination