Femi Sarah Heggie Bio

Femi Sarah Heggie was resident stage manager at The Negro Ensemble Company for several years. She cherishes the lessons taught her by Douglas Turner Warner, Robert Hooks, and Carolyn Jones and is grateful to have worked with such a great company of actors. Femi has stage managed at such theatres as the Arena Stage, Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre, the Long Wharf Theatre, the Manhattan Theatre Club, The New Federal Theatre, the Public Theatre, The Lincoln Center Institute. Broadway credits include: Once On This Island, Jelly’s Last Jam, The Song of Jacob Zulu, and Rollin on the T.O.B.A. First National Tours include: Bubbling Brown Sugar,

Chess, Home, Once on This Island, and Bring in Da Noise / Bring in Da Funk. International Tours include: Houston Grand Opera’s Production of Porgy and Bess, Home, Bubbling Brown Sugar and The Wiz. ‘Femi received the first AUDELCO Award ever given to a stage manager. She is on the cover of the 8th edition of the book Stage Management by Lawrence Stern and is also featured in Mr. Stern’s 9th & 11 Editions of Stage Management. She is a member of the Stage Manager’s Association.

Femi was Production Manager for Aaron Davis Hall in New York City. She was Associate Technical Director for The Tribeca Performing Arts Center. As an Adjunct Professor she taught stage management at Pace University. In the entertainment industry, she was personal assistant to Ms. Aretha Franklin, Ms. Lena Horne , Ms. Nina Simone and to mezzo- soprano Ms. Hilda Harris. She is on the boards of Opera Ebony and The Duke Ellington Center for The Arts. Film credits include The Preacher’s Wife, Malcolm X, and Crooklyn. Ms. Heggie is an alumna of Sarah Lawrence College.