STAGE TUBE: Leslie Uggams Performs 'June is Bustin' Out All Over'; Talks Lyrics Flub
In honor of the 1st of June, watch Leslie Uggams perform "June is Bustin' Out All Over" from CAROUSEL, then check out an interview in which the singer reveals how she almost had to "invent a new language to cover the 'slipped' lyrics" in the now You-Tube famous performance of the Rodgers and Hammerstein tune. Click below!
Uggams starred in Hallelujah, Baby!, which premiered on Broadway in 1967, and won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical. She appeared on Broadway in the revue Blues in the Night in 1982 and in the musical revue of the works of Jerry Herman, Jerry's Girls in 1985. Later Broadway roles include Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2003 - 2004) and Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond at the Kennedy Center in 2004 and on Broadway at the Cort Theatre in 2005. In 2001 she appeared in the August Wilson play King Hedley II, receiving a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
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