Jenifer Lewis

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Encores! Concert, 1997
Peggy Olson

Original Broadway Production, 1982

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1981
Officer Walker (People of El Barrio)

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1979

Original Broadway Production, 1979

Salvation Army Trio Member

Original Broadway Production, 1978
Performer [Replacement]

Performer (Understudy)

Jenifer Lewis Movies

[1988]Beaches Diva Jenifer Jeanette Lewis

[1992]Sister Act Michelle

[1992]Frozen Assets Jomisha

[1993]Poetic Justice Annie

[1993]What's Love Got to Do with It Zelma Bullock

[1993]Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Veg Backup Singer #1

[1993]The Meteor Man Mrs. Williams - LewisMother

[1993]Undercover Blues Cab Driver

[1994]Renaissance Man Mrs. Coleman

[1994]Corrina, Corrina Jevina

[1995]Panther Rita

[1995]Dead Presidents Mrs. Curtis

[1996]The Preacher's Wife Margueritte Coleman

[1996]Girl 6 Boss #1 - Lil

[1998]The Mighty Mrs. Addison

[1999]Blast from the Past Dr. Aron

[1999]Mystery Men Lucille

[2000]Cast Away Becca Twig

[2000]Dancing in September Judge Warner

[2001]The Brothers Louise Smith

[2002]Juwanna Mann Aunt Ruby

[2004]Shark Tale Motown Turtle

[2004]The Cookout Lady Em

[2004]Nora's Hair Salon Nora Harper

[2006]The Heart Specialist Nurse Jackson

[2006]Cars Flo

[2006]Dirty Laundry Aunt Lettuce

[2006]Madea's Family Reunion Milay Jenay Lori

[2007]Redrum Therapist

[2007]Who's Your Caddy? C-Note's Mom

[2008]Meet the Browns Vera

[2009]The Princess and the Frog Mama Odie

[2009]Not Easily Broken MaryMamaClark

[2010]Hereafter Candace

[2011]Cars 2 Flo

[2012]Think Like a Man Loretta

[2012]Adventures in Zambezia Gogo

[2013]Baggage Claim Catherine

[2013]Playin' for Love Alize Gates

[2014]Secrets of the Magic City Aunt Valerie

[2014]Think Like a Man Too Loretta

[2015]The Wedding Ringer Doris Jenkins

[2017]Cars 3 Flo

[2019]The Addams Family Great Auntie Sloom

[2020]Christmas on the Square Margeline

[2023]Spellbound Minister Nazara Prone

Jenifer Lewis TV Shows

A Different World Dean Dorothy Dandridge Davenport, Susan Clayton

Big Hero 6: The Series Professor Granville, Sara, Blogger Girl

Black-ish Ruby, Rosy

Boston Legal Judge Isabel Fisher

For Your Love Sylvia, Mel and Reggie's Mother, Sylvia Ellis

Girlfriends Veretta Childs

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Georgia Rodman

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Hazel, Black Widow Spider

Meet the Browns Vera Brown

Murphy Brown Sales Person

Strong Medicine Lana Hawkins

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Aunt Helen

The PJs Bebe Ho

Tuca & Bertie Tallulah

Jenifer Lewis Videos

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Broadway Streaming Guide: Holidays 2023 - Where to Watch WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL & More

From Hannah Waddingham's new Christmas special to classics like The Muppet Christmas Carol, see which holiday streaming titles are sure to bring any Broadway fan some extra merriment this year. Check out our complete guide to what Broadway fans should be streaming this holiday season on Netflix, Peacock, Disney+, and more now!

Sheryl Lee Ralph Sets Partial Lineup for �¿DIVAS Simply Singing! With Wayne Brady, Cynthia Erivo & More

Emmy® award-winning and Tony award-nominated actor, singer, producer, philanthropist, and community activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, along with her non-profit charitable organization, The DIVA Foundation, set a star-studded partial lineup of performers and presenters to take the stage at this year’s DIVAS Simply Singing! Raising Health Awareness.

Whoopi Goldberg Teases SISTER ACT 3 After Meeting With the Pope

Whoopi Goldberg is teasing that her absence from The View this week might have something to do with Sister Act 3. The EGOT-winner took to Instagram to share videos from her trip to Rome, revealing that she had met with the Pope while seemingly doing some location-scouting for the film. Watch the video of Goldberg's visit to Rome!

Jenifer Lewis & Marsha Warfield Join THE UPSHAWS Part 4

Jenifer Lewis and Marsha Warfield have joined the new season of The Upshaws Part 4. Jenifer Lewis (Black-ish, What’s Love Got to Do With It) guest stars in three episodes of The Upshaws Part 4 as Dr. Pearl Edmunds. Marsha Warfield (Night Court) guest stars in one episode of The Upshaws Part 4. Watch a video trailer now!

Tituss Burgess Joins SPELLBOUND Animated Movie Musical Starring Rachel Zegler

Tituss Burgess has joined the voice cast of Apple's upcoming animated movie musical, Spellbound. The film, which features a score from Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater. It's directed by Vicky Jenson (“Shrek”) and also features Rachel Zegler, Nathan Lane, Nicole Kidman, Jenifer Lewis, John Lithgow, and Javier Bardem.

Lady Bunny's DON'T BRING THE KIDS Extended at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 has announced that the Lady Bunny show “Don’t Bring the Kids,” an hour of jokes and demented song parodies from the New York drag legend, has extended its run due to popular demand.

Interview: Rosie O'Donnell on Moving 'Onward' With New Podcast

Rosie O'Donnell moved from standup to television, film and the Broadway stage before finding widespread success as a talk-show host. Now, she's moving 'Onward' into the podcast world! BroadwayWorld sat down with O'Donnell to discuss the new podcast, also taking a look back on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, her love of Broadway, and more.

Rosie O'Donnell Launches New Podcast 'Onward'

O'Donnell moved from standup to television, film and the Broadway stage before finding widespread success as a talk-show host. Upcoming guests to the podcast include Sharon Gless, Jenifer Lewis, Fran Drescher, Ricki Lake, Camryn Manheim, Kathy Griffin, The TikTok Bubbie, Kristin Chenoweth, Dylan Mulvaney and Natasha Lyonne.

Drag Legend Lady Bunny to Present DON'T BRING THE KIDS at The Green Room 42 for Four Shows

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present drag royalty Lady Bunny in a new show “Don’t Bring the Kids,” an hour of jokes and demented song parodies, for four nights: Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 PM; Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00 PM; Wednesday, April 19 at 9:30 PM; and Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 PM. 

aGLIFF to Present BEEN HERE: QUEER, BLACK & PROUD - An Evening Celebrating Queer Black Voices In Film

Austin’s oldest film festival, aGLIFF will present a Black History Month community collaboration with aGLIFF’s Queer Black Voices, _OFCOLOR, Beyond Brotha, JAT Creative, and the George Washington Carver Museum with four special screenings and events on February 16, 2023, at The George Washington Carver Museum.

What to Watch on New Year's Eve 2023 - Billy Porter, Ben Platt & More!

As 2022 comes to a close, Broadway fans will be able to ring in the New Year with some of their favorite faces! Countdown to midnight with names like Billy Porter, Ben Platt, Dolly Parton, Renée Fleming, Chris Jackson, Matt Doyle, Joaquina Kalukango, Mandy Gonzales, Jenifer Lewis, Jean Smart, Halle Bailey, and more!

Whoopi Goldberg Says HOCUS POCUS 2 Success Led to SISTER ACT 3 Happening

On The View, Goldberg revealed to her Sister Act co-star Kathy Najimy that Sister Act 3 'is happening' and that she will be getting a script at the end of the month. Goldberg attributed Disney's interest in the project to the success of Hocus Pocus 2. Goldberg has also teased the film with Tyler Perry and Jenifer Lewis.

Jenifer Lewis, RuPaul, Lily Tomlin & More to Celebrate the Legacy of Allee Willis at NIGHT OF WONDERS

Allee Willis will be celebrated on September 21, 2022 at the inaugural one-of-a-kind Willis Wonderland Foundation “Night of Wonders.” The event will launch the newly formed 501(3)c, which supports the education and advancement of songwriters and multimedia artists, notably those in underserved communities.

CNBC'S AMERICAN GREED Biggest Season Ever Continues September 27

Featuring unprecedented access and eye-opening first interviews with victims and whistleblowers, the documentary series goes beyond the sensational headlines to tell diverse tales of excess, outrage and gross abuses of power.  Some people will do anything for money. Plus, listen to the new season of “American Greed” wherever you get your podcasts.

School Spotlight: Webster University-Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts

The Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University offers a unique and intensive program for training young artists for theatre. All students are accepted into the program by interview or audition and are enrolled in a particular sequence. It is our mission to train our future colleagues to become visionaries, creators and leaders in the next generation of American professional theatre.

Wake Up With BWW 6/22: Masks to Become Optional on Broadway, COMPANY Sets Closing, and More

Today's top stories include an updated mask mandate for Broadway. As of July 1, masks will be optional for those attending Broadway shows, as per the Broadway League. Company has set a closing date of July 31. The show will embark on tour in 2023-24. Plus, Weezer will have a residency on Broadway in September!

Nathan Lane, André De Shields & More Join Rachel Zegler-Led SPELLBOUND Animated Musical

Nathan Lane, André De Shields, Jordan Fisher, Jenifer Lewis, John Lithgow, Nicole Kidman, and Javier Bardem have joined the voice cast of the Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation's new animated musical feature, “Spellbound.” Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story,” “Snow White”) will provide the voice for the leading role of “Princess Ellian.'

Showtime and QVC Announce Collaboration in Support of Comedy Series I LOVE THAT FOR YOU

Emmy nominee Vanessa Bayer, who portrays a home-shopping host and avid fan within the fictional series – will co-host a live one-hour multiplatform shopping show today on QVC with QVC host Jane Treacy. The show, titled Vanessa Bayer and Jane Treacy’s Must-Haves, will be broadcast live from QVC studios in West Chester, PA

Photos: Marc Shaiman Is Debbie Gravitte's PLUS 1 At Birdland

On Monday, May 9, Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte stormed the Birdland stage with another episode of her series “Plus 1,” with very special guest, songwriter Marc Shaiman. 

Scoop: Coming Up on the Series Finale of BLACK-ISH on ABC - Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Tuesday, April 19, 2022! Plus, watch a clip from a recent episode now!


Jenifer Lewis has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Jenifer Lewis has not appeared in the West End

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