Alexandra Billings

Alexandra Billings


Alexandra Billings is an actress/singer who specializes in musical theater/pop/cabaret songs by the greatest song writers of our time.


Alexandra is an award winning actress/singer who has been seen on TV and film. Most recently on the hit shows - "Grey's Anatomy," "ER" and "Karen Sisko."
Alexandra’s nightclub act has traveled from Chicago to New York; Santa Fe New Mexico to Palm Springs. Sometimes all in one evening. In her hometown she has sung at the Park West, The Cultural Center, Pops For Champagne, The Gentry (on Rush, State, and Halsted Streets), Piano Man, The Royal George Cabaret, Toulouse on the Park, Davenports, Mercury Theater and Apollo Theaters, Andy’s and the Empire Room. She’s shared the stage with Amanda McBroom, David Friedman, Stephen Schwartz, Hollis Resnik, Sue Conway, Nan Mason, the vivacious Honey West, John Herrera, Julie Wilson, Audrey Morris, and the groovy, hip, and swingin’ Karen Mason. In 2000, she won the After Dark Award for Outstanding Cabaret Artist of the Year. In New York she could be seen at Eighty Eights, Don’t Tell Mama’s, and at Arci’s Place for Cabaret on the Record. In 2002, she received the New York MAC Hanson Award, for New Cabaret Artist. She was thrilled to be over 40, and be called “new”. Her first CD; Being Alive, was produced by Lampkin Music, and recorded at Southport Records in Chicago. It was on the top ten on for a record 9 months and was up for Grammy consideration for that year.

In 2003, she recorded her second CD live at The Theatre Building Chicago. This was prompted by her producer, and friend of 120 years, the unstoppable Ralph Lampkin. The CD is titled “The Story Goes On” and is again produced by Lampkin Music, with musical direction by Russ Long. The CD is now available at

Alexandra is a Viewpoints Associate at the Steppenwolf Theater, as well as an Artistic Associate at the Bailiwick Theatre. Most summers, since 1999, she has been fortunate enough to teach Viewpoints alongside Tina Landau and Kim Rubenstien at the Steppenwolf School. She has taught Viewpoints at Louis University, The University of Chicago, Illinois University, for the Illinois Theatre Convention, as well as at Act One, and various Master classes and workshops around the Chicago area. Living with AIDS for many years, she sits on the Board of Directors of Season of Concern, and works extensively with Healthworks Theatre (and AIDS educational Theatre geared towards Teens) and the over worked, multi gifted Stephen Rader. She lives on the North side of Chicago with her wife Chrisanne and their three cats.


Being Alive, The Story Goes On - Live at the Theater Building"

Set List

Let The River Run, The Music That Makes Me Dance, Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, Being Alive, Fifty Percent, Come Rain or Shine, By Myself, I Got Rhythm, It Goes Like It Goes; anything by the genius of Stephen Sondheim.