Nita Whitaker made her Broadway debut as Wiletta Mayers in Alice Childress’s Tony-nominated play Trouble in Mind and was the 2019 NAACP Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mom Winans in the Broadway bound musical Born for This. Nita has worked with and is a favorite singer of legendary producer David Foster, and has sung with some of the most famous voices of our time; from duets with Andre Bocelli, Michael Bolton, and Josh Groan, Nita also sang the original demos for Whitney Houston’s standards, “I Will Always Love You, “Have Nothing” and has worked with greats: Carol Bayer Sager, Walter A., Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Burt Bacharach, James Ingram, Steve Tyrell, Patti LaBelle, and Barbara Streisand, just to name a few.

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, this former ICU registered nurse, former Miss Louisiana, and Star Search Hall of Fame Grand Champion, continues to champion literacy through her 501 (c)(3) non-profit, In A World With Books ( which has put 20,000 new books in the hands of underserved children.

Nita continues to expand as an artist having performed in four world premiere musicals, charity gala events, television and concert venues, and has recorded and co-produced four records.