Lillias White Visits Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Radio Show
The world has loved the show-stopping Lillias White since she made her Broadway debut in Barnum in 1981. A Brooklyn native, White understudied the role of Effie in the original 1981 production of Dreamgirls and performed in the role in the 1987 revival. Since, Lillias White has taken television, film, and the stage by storm!
White has conquered numerous roles on Broadway in legendary shows such as Cats, Carrie, Once on This Island, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Chicago, and Fela! She has also appeared on television and in film roles both as an actor and through voice-over work. Her abundant list of individual awards includes a Tony, a Drama Desk Award, a Drama League Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Emmy, and an Obie, in addition to her shared ensemble AUDELCO Award.
Soon, Lillias White will be seen in the Broadway-bound, new musical Half Time, (Formerly entitled Gotta Dance) directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, alongside Andre DeShields, Stefanie Powers and Georgia Engel.
In addition, lucky New Yorkers have the opportunity to see Lillias White live in "The Birthday Show" with performances; Friday, July 22nd at 9PM, Saturday, July 23rd at 11PM and Sunday, July 24th at 7PM at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street). Tickets are $25 (plus a two-drink min.) & can be purchased online at www.triadnyc.com.
Broadway Download is a live, weekly digital radio broadcast, Wednesdays 5:00-5:55 PM, City World Radio Network. Kendall serves as host /producer with Richard E. Waits as co-host /associate producer. The content is Music, Industry, Talk and Hot Topics. For more, visit www.cityworldradio.com.
Upcoming guests include: Carly Huges, Daniel J. Watts and Frederick Owens. Past guests: Nathan Lee Graham, Emily Skinner Alice Ripley, Henry Krieger, Chad Kimball, Timothy Ware, James Monroe Iglehart, Clint Ramos, Kathy Brier, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Capathia Jenkins.
Waits (Buffalo State College Theatre Major /Dance Minor) is an active, civic minded New Yorker whose acting and showmanship have led him to stages the world over. He is the writer and star of his edgy one man show, Mama Rose. Kendall is a mid-westerner (B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia) who studies Radio, TV, and Theater. He graduated and emerged as a Broadway actor, writer/producer and recording artist who has also toured nationally and starred on London's West End. In College, Kendall briefly enjoyed hosting his own weekly jazz radio show. City World Radio Network, "broadcasting from the city to the world,' is a return to an early love.
"Showtune-in" to Trent Armand Kendall Broadway Download Wednesdays, 5:00-5:55 PM, City World Radio Network. Call in and chat live 212-631-7553. Weekly broadcasts are archived for four weeks and available for streaming.
Photo Credit: James Alexander
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