BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the New York solo concert debut of Brittney Johnson – who made history as the first Black actress to play “Glinda” in Broadway’s Wicked – on Monday, May 1 at 7:00 PM. Her show “Ripple Effect” is a musical homage to her past, present, and a sneak peek of what’s to come. This intimate evening takes you on a personal journey through her life and career with the songs that inspire her and tell her story. “Ripple Effect” is arranged by music director James Sampliner and features music ranging from Mariah Carey to Legally Blonde: The Musical, and everything in between. There is a $30 music charge, with $80 VIP Seating available. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York.

Brittney Johnson is an accomplished Broadway actress who uses her platform to promote representation and equity. ​She is the first Black actress to play the “Glinda,” the “Good Witch” role originated by Kristin Chenoweth, in Broadway’s beloved musical, Wicked. Previously the standby for ‘Glinda’, Johnson took over the role full time in February 2022 and starred in the show for a year. ​A prominent figure in the Broadway community, Johnson has additionally starred in productions including Les MisérablesMotown: The MusicalBeautiful: The Carole King MusicalSunset Boulevard, and Kristin Chenoweth’s For the Girls. ​Off-stage, Johnson is a sought-after life coach and performance coach. She translates her experience in the industry into workshops, masterclasses, and speaking engagements to better prepare students and industry professionals for all the facets of life as a performing artist.

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will presentBrittney Johnson on Monday, May 1 at 7:00 PM. There is a $30 music charge, with $80 VIP Seating available (which include a Meet & Greet with the artist). All shows have an additional $20 food and beverage minimum. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) in Manhattan.For reservations, please call (212) 581-3080 or visit