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Jevetta Steele


Jevetta Steele is a member of the internationally acclaimed musical family The Steeles. She is most noted for her Academy Award-nominated performance of Calling You from the motion picture Bagdad Café, which was certified Gold in several European countries. Steele is an original cast member of the Broadway, national and international touring hit The Gospel at Colonus, a recipient of four Gold records and an author of two plays, the autobiographical musical Two Queens, One Castle and Point of Review; she served as a contributor for the latter play with Don Cheadle. Steele has recorded four albums, while lending her voice to collaborations with Prince, The Sounds of Blackness, Kirk Whalum, Natalie Merchant, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and many more. She has added directing to her resume on the music video The Responz—Don’t Stop and the staged anthology The Sound of Gospel while continuing to perform in theatrical productions around the country. Her voice can also be heard on local and regional radio and television commercials. Steele currently serves as the interim Choral Director at Park Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis.