Sara Bareilles

Hal David Starlight Award

Sara Bareilles first achieved mainstream critical praise in 2007 with her widely successful hit “Love Song,” which reached No. 1 in 22 countries around the world from her debut album “Little Voice.” Since then, Sara has gone on to receive six Grammy® nominations throughout her career, which include Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Love Song” and one Album of the Year for her highly acclaimed third studio album, “The Blessed Unrest.” Her book, “Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song,” was released in the fall of 2015 by Simon & Schuster and is a NY Times best seller.

Making her Broadway debut, Sara composed the music and lyrics for “Waitress,” for which she received her first Tony® Award nomination for Best Score and a 2017 Grammy® Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album. She also made her Broadway acting debut by stepping into the lead role in “Waitress.” “What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress,” her most recent solo studio album, is out on Epic Records. Bareilles was also seen playing the iconic role of Mary Magdalene alongside John Legend in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” which aired LIVE on April 1, 2018.