Terri White Announces Farewell from Concert Stage at DC Concert

Terri White Announces Farewell from Concert Stage at DC Concert

Terri White, whose career has spanned over 40 years in show business tonight announced her farewell from live performing.

White performed tonight to open Barbara Cook's Spotlight series, in its ninth season at the Kennedy Center. After what we're told by audience members who emailed BroadwayWorld was an 'amazing performance' the star announced from the stage that because of 'health and other issues' the evening would be her last live performance.

Update: On Terri's official Facebook page, the following update was posted on Sunday "To all those who have read this and sent us good wishes, we want you to know that Terri is ok. Nothing life threatening. She has some vision problems and solo concerts are becoming more difficult to do when you are on the stage for more than an hour alone! Retirement is from concert work and has nothing to do with stage productions which are always group efforts! Thank you all for your love, support and well wishes! It is very heartwarming to see how much everyone cares! We love you all!"

Terri has been in several Broadway and Off-Broadway shows including the original "Joice Heth" in "Barnum", Nell Carter understudy in 1978 in "Ain't Misbehavin", later replacing her in the revival in 1988, "Welcome to the Club", "The Club" (Obie Award), Nunsense I & II, Nuncrackers, "Finian"s Rainbow"(Drama desk and Outer Critics Circle Nominations, 2010),"Stepping Out at Radio City" with Liza Minnelli. Other show include, "Showboat", "Damn Yankees," "Bubbling Brown Sugar," "Juba,"" The Jungle Book", "Two Gentlemen of Verona," "Chicago," And The World Goes 'Round," "Little Shop of Horrors"(as Audrey 2) and many more, and most recently in the Tony Award nominated productions of "Follies", Washington DC(Kennedy Center), Broadway, and LA. Nunsense, The Muny, St. Louis.

She can be seen on VHS and DVD in Nunsense I & II with Rue McClanahan, Liza Live at Radio City Music Hall, Boys on the Side, and Law and Order (Shibboleth), Criminal Intent. Recordings include, Forbidden Broadway 25th Anniversary, Barnum, Liza Live, Finian's Rainbow (Irish Rep, St. James Broadway), Incurably Romantic, Follies, and her own CD The Lady's Got To Sing and her new CD, "Upon Request".

Recent concerts include, Lyrics & Lyricist Johnny Burke at 92nd St. Y, Joe's Pub with Guy Davis, Jamie DeRoy and Friends at Birdland, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Broadway Concert Series at John W. Engeman Theatre, Life is Good at Feinstein's, Terri in Paradise at Waterfront Theatre in Key West, San Carlos Theatre in Key West, The Rrazz Room in San Francisco, Barre Vermont in LA, and most recently, this year at The Terrace Theatre(Barbara Cook Spotlight Series), Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, The Crest Theatre in Delray Beach,Fl. and 54 Below in NYC.

Terri's critically acclaimed July 2013 performance earned her the BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret award for "Best One-Show Special Event".

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