Steve Washington’s dynamic 30-year performing career includes forays into dramatic theater, fronting some of DC’s top bands and orchestras, and sharing stages with the Marvelettes, the Drifters, the Supremes, the Village People, Peter Noon, and Gary Pucket. After singing with Princeton University’s vocal groups, Steve went on to appearances in the Arena Stage production of Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along”, and the role of Demetrius in a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Shakespeare’s Theater at the Folger on Capitol Hill. Currently Steve is the lead vocalist for Raggs & the AllStars (aka the SRO Orchestra) and performs in the DC area’s top jazz & blues clubs and performance spaces, including the Carlyle Club, the Atlas Theater, the Katzen Arts Center and numerous sold-out appearances at the world-famous Blues Alley Jazz Supper Club.
In the late 90s, Steve was cast in Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s review “Hey Mr. Producer”, appearing as the Engineer of “Miss Saigon”, Valjean of “Les Miserables”, and the Phantom in “Phantom of the Opera”. In Steve’s own words, ”Tackling those characters under the guidance of Sir Mackintosh himself remains one of the most rewarding experiences of my career.”
He has traveled the world as headliner on many of the world’s finest luxury ships. His big-band cabaret acts, “Nat & Sammy Remembered” (a loving tribute to Nat “King” Cole and Sammy Davis, Jr.) and “Rhythm, Blues & Broadway” (plain old good fun) continue to be well received on land and sea.
In conjunction with the release of his new CD “Right to Love”, Steve recently enjoyed a triumphant debut at New York City’s renowned jazz cabaret, the Metropolitan Room. As a result, Steve returns in 2016 for several additional dates. “Right to Love” is receiving radio play across the USA, into Canada, and as far away as Australia.