Denise Lee is an award-winning actress, singer and down-to-earth diva! Her powerful voice, warm and friendly demeanor, and her sassy and sensual performance style has charmed theater, nightclub and television audiences for more than two decades.
Lee is based in Dallas but the world is her home. She has an impressively diverse local following at R&B and jazz venues and at area theaters, such as the Dallas Theater Center, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Bass Hall, WaterTower Theatre, Casa Manana and the Sammons Center for the Arts. Her musical magic has delighted international crowds at clubs in Shanghai, Beijing, Switzerland and France.
When left to her own devices, Lee performs cabaret style, combining all of her favorite things—singing, acting and bantering with her fans. For the last six years she has focused on bringing cabaret style performances to the forefront of Dallas entertainment. Her company, Denise Lee Onstage, produces a one of a kind Cabaret Series at Fair Park in Dallas that features the premiere talent in the area. Her talents are also on full display in her one-woman shows, “Denise Lee Sings the Divas of American Music,” and “Too Old, Too Fat, Too Black – Songs I’ll Never Sing On Broadway” for which she won a Broadway World Award for ‘Best Cabaret Performer’. She is the recipient of the Sammons Center for the Arts Cabaret Artist of the Year, multiple DFW Theater Critics and Dallas Voice Awards.
Lee’s other musical and theater performances include ‘The Sunshine Boys’ – with Dick & Jerry Van Dyke; ‘Crowns’ – Directed by playwrite Regina Taylor, ‘The Wiz’, ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’, ‘Doubt’, ‘Avenue Q’ and ‘Intimate Apparel’.
Her television and film acting credits include roles in ‘Mad Money’, with Diane Keaton, ‘Cowgirls & Angels’, with James Cromwell, ‘Dallas’, ‘Memphis Beat’ , ‘Good Guys’ and ‘The Lying Game’ as well as numerous commercials and corporate industrials.