Night of a Thousand Gowns is known for fabulous entertainment - and this year is no exception. The Imperial Court of New York is pleased to announce the headliners for our Ball!

Announcing Jeanna de Waal

Jeanna de Waal originated the title role of Diana, Princess of Wales on Broadway. She has also appeared on Broadway as Lauren in Kinky Boots and as Heather in American Idiot. For A.R.T. de Waal originated the role of Dawn in Waitress by Sara Bareilles and the role of Mary Barrie in Finding Neverland. Off Broadway, de Waal played Chris Hargensen in MCC Theatre’s reimagined production of Broadway’s Carrie, and is featured on the Carrie cast album released by Sh-K-Boom and Ghostlight Records. de Waal made her West End debut in the Queen musical We Will Rock You. Other notable credits include Glinda in the National Tour of Wicked and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show at The Old Globe. de Waal can be seen in the recurring role of Sophia in the Netflix/Marvel series Iron Fist. She was also a guest star on The Jim Gaffigan Show for TV Land. De Waal is the founder of Broadway Weekends, the first theater camp for adults led by Broadway performers. de Waal trained at the Arts Educational School, Tring Park and has a B.A. (Hons) degree from the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts.

Announcing Denise Weeks

Denise hails from the legendary city of Philadelphia, PA. A naturally talented soul singer, Denise began singing in a church choir with a voice that would touch your emotions no matter what she sang. There’s absolutely nothing shy about this R&B crooner, Denise has won various competitions and accolades for having such a huge yet soulful voice such as Showtime at the Apollo, The Budweiser Star showcase, and has also appeared at “ Hot 97 FM, Summer Jam 2007 VIP Lounge” And was a Finalist on Season 3 of X-Factor USA Denise is not your average girl next door; she is down to earth with a welcoming energy. Being a flawless singer and dedicated songwriter, she is destined for greatness and plans to take the music industry by storm.