Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Lisa Celeste Stroud (1962), known by her stage name, Simone, is an American singer and actress, known for her work in the Broadway theatre field. She is the daughter of the late American vocalist and civil rights activist Nina Simone.
Before her acting career, Simone served in the United States Air Force as an engineering assistant. Afterwards, she sang background for various European artists and was part of the Spanish artist Raphael's touring chorus.
Simone's stage debut was in a national tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, as Soul Sister and understudy for Mary.
She tours frequently, singing jazz standards and her own material, most recently on tour in Europe with her 2014 album All Is Well. Pictured here (by Pierre-Emanuel Michel) with her musicians while touring the south of France and wearing Laulhère berets.