Dedrick Weathersby


Dedrick Weathersby a Longview Texas native and now San Francisco resident. A 2020 Broadway World Awards Winner for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, and Best Solo performance. As a child, his dream was to become a professional actor/singer and impact the world and his community through story telling and music. Years and dreams later, he's living that dream and still has more to do.

Dedrick is a proud member of Actors Equity Union, a union for professional stage actors. Additionally, he's become a member of The Dramatist Guild, a union for playwrights and other theatre writers.

While not on stage or recording music, Dedrick is an accomplished author of 5 published books; his recent success would be "Fabrics" a 20 day affirmation book, available at Amazon and other digital store platforms.

Dedrick is the proud owner of Weathersby Productions LLC and Executive Director of Super Bad Theater Company. Dedrick is a firm believer, if you remember those humble beginnings, you can use each moment for future endeavors.

After a successful 6 month run at The Palace Theater in 2019; Dedricks critically acclaimed musical titled Remembering James- The Life and Music of James Brown, embarked on a 2019-2020 'Night Train' tour. Amid the COVID-19 shutdown, Remembering James will resume live shows on July 24, 2021 in Bossier City. Some cities include, Cincinnati, Portland and Sacramento.


"I can’t say enough good things about Dedrick Weathersby as James Early. Better than fantastic, phenomenal. Think the looks and presence of Denzel Washington, with the voice and moves of James Brown."

Greg Schaper - Professional Critic Reviewer in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area


“James “Thunder” Early, played with exceptional energy and presence by Dedrick Weathersby of San Francisco, whose star turn is initially backed by the Dreamettes but eventually spirals down to a manic — yet constantly watchable — washout performer.”

Rick Pender - City Beat

Praise from fans for Remembering James:

  • “We have seen James Brown perform and Dedrick Weathersby has him down.”

  • “Weathersby’s performance was spot on and fantastic.”

  • “The band was great and there wasn’t a song that I would want to have hear that they missed.”

  • “If you are a James Brown fan and even if you’re not you should see this show.”

  • “Highly recommend and the guy who plays James Brown (Dedrick Weathersby) is definitely a talent you dont want to miss, his band is awesome as well.”

  • “Weathersby’s Brown is so on-point and real, I used Shazam to see if James Brown would show up as the performer of the songs because Weathersby nailed it.” —Reelkev Arts

Honors and Awards

* Broadway World Awards 2020 Winner "Best Solo Performance" & Best Lead in a Musical in Remembering James as James Brown

* Broadway World 2013 and 2014 nomination for "Person to Watch"/ "Best Actor in a Musical"

* Broadway World Awards 2017 and 2018 Winner for "Best lead actor in a musical", "Best Lead actor in a play","Best solo performance". 

* 2014, 2015 and 2016 Theater Bay Area nomination for Best Male Principal/supporting Actor in a Musical     

* Martin Luther King Jr. 1st place Monologue  
* Young Director of the Year Award
* Political and Inspirational Ursula Award for short film

* Spiritual Ursula Award Winner for Feature Play Film

* 02/26/15 Marked Dedrick "Hollywood" Weathersby Day in Hallsville TX