According to Playbill, Heather will take on the lead role of Rachel Marron in the stage production of “The Bodyguard,” the film that made late singer Whitney Houston a movie star.
Now for those of you who may think this is all an attempt to capitalize off the death of Houston, think again. This stage page has actually been in production for a while now, and the casting of Headley was originally announced last year.
The play is expected to open in London’s West End this fall, with an eventual run on Broadway to come sometime in 2013.
Heather Headley made her American chart debut back in 2002 with her hits “He Is,” “In My Mind” and “I Wish I Wasn’t.” However, after releasing three solo albums, two of which were certified Gold, Heather took time off to raise the son she and husband Brian Musso had in 2009.