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Valisia LeKae

 
Bio:
Broadway: Ragtime, 110 in the Shade, Three Penny Opera. Other: Almost Heave (Off-Broadway), Camelot (Lincoln Center - NY Philharmonic). Tours: All Shook Up, Mamma Mia. TV: "One Life to Live." Regional: Ragtime (Jefferson Award, Drury Lane Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Kevin Kline Award Nom), ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Ragtime, 110 in the Shade, Three Penny Opera. Other: Almost Heave (Off-Broadway), Camelot (Lincoln Center - NY Philharmonic). Tours: All Shook Up, Mamma Mia. TV: "One Life to Live." Regional: Ragtime (Jefferson Award, Drury Lane Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Kevin Kline Award Nom), ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Diana Ross
Diana Ross [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2007
Vivian Lorraine Taylor
Snookie (Understudy)
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2006
Lorraine
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2006
Performer (Swing)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2005
Performer
Performer

Valisia LeKae Biography

Broadway: Ragtime, 110 in the Shade, Three Penny Opera. Other: Almost Heave (Off-Broadway), Camelot (Lincoln Center - NY Philharmonic). Tours: All Shook Up, Mamma Mia. TV: "One Life to Live." Regional: Ragtime (Jefferson Award, Drury Lane Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Kevin Kline Award Nom), Caroline or Change, Dreamgirls, Big River and others.

Valisia LeKae Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Valisia LeKae, Motown: The Musical
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Valisia LeKae, Motown: The Musical
 
Theatre World Awards - 2013 - Theatre World Award Gold Star
Valisia LeKae, Motown the Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Valisia LeKae, Motown: The Musical

Valisia LeKae News

VIDEO: Check Out All New Footage From SUPERHERO, On Stage Through May 1 at The Sheen  Photo VIDEO: Check Out All New Footage From SUPERHERO, On Stage Through May 1 at The Sheen Center
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

Houses on the Moon Theater Company presents the World Premiere of SuperHero, a new play written by Ian Eaton, developed with and directed by Warren Adams.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SUPERHERO Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SUPERHERO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

Houses on the Moon Theater Company is presenting the World Premiere of SuperHero, a new play written by Ian Eaton, developed with and directed by Warren Adams. The four-member cast SJ Hannah, Valisia LeKae, Jeorge Bennett Watson, and Bryce Michael Wood.

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of SUPERHERO Photo Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of SUPERHERO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

Houses on the Moon Theater Company is presenting the World Premiere of SuperHero, a new play written by Ian Eaton, developed with and directed by Warren Adams.  

Houses on the Moon Theater Company's World Premiere of SUPERHERO Opens Tomorrow Photo Houses on the Moon Theater Company's World Premiere of SUPERHERO Opens Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Houses on the Moon Theater Company will present the World Premiere of SuperHero, a new play written by Ian Eaton, developed with and directed by Warren Adams.

Photos: Meet the Cast of the World Premiere of SUPERHERO Photo Photos: Meet the Cast of the World Premiere of SUPERHERO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2022

Houses on the Moon Theater Company has announced, today, Yvette Ganier (Jitney, King Hedley II), has joined the cast for the World Premiere of SuperHero, a new play written by Ian Eaton, developed with and directed by Warren Adams.  Ms. Ganier replaces the previously announced Valisia LeKae.

Cast and Creative Team Announced for World Premiere of SUPERHERO Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced for World Premiere of SUPERHERO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022

Houses on the Moon Theater Company today announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of SuperHero, a new play written by Ian Eaton, developed with and directed by Warren Adams. 

Constantine Maroulis & George Wendt to Lead ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY I Photo Constantine Maroulis & George Wendt to Lead ROCK AND ROLL MAN: THE ALAN FREED STORY Industry Presentation
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022

Constantine Maroulis and George Wendt are set to star in an Industry Presentation of Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story on Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4. It features music and lyrics by Gary Kupper, a book by Gary Kupper, Larry Marshak and Rose Caiola, choreography by Warren Adams, and direction by Randal Myler and Warren Adams.

VIDEO: Watch a MOTOWN Reunion on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm! Photo VIDEO: Watch a MOTOWN Reunion on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!
by Nicole Rosky - May 15, 2021

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with a MOTOWN Reunion with guest host Charl Brown and guests Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia LeKae and more!

Casting Announced for Berkshire Theatre Group's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST & NIN Photo Casting Announced for Berkshire Theatre Group's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST & NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie) has joined the cast as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn will direct BTG's production.

What's On Stage This Summer? Check Out Our Guide To Theatre Across The Country! Photo What's On Stage This Summer? Check Out Our Guide To Theatre Across The Country!
by Alan Henry - Apr 24, 2021

We've rounded up some of the top productions on stage this summer! Find something near you to see using our comprehensive guide below!

Valisia LeKae Videos

VIDEO: Check Out All New Footage From SUPERHERO, On Stage Through May 1 at The Sheen  Videoplay
VIDEO: Check Out All New Footage From SUPERHERO, On Stage Through May 1 at The Sheen Center

by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

Houses on the Moon Theater Company presents the World Premiere of SuperHero, a new play written by Ian Eaton, developed with and directed by Warren Adams.

Celebrating Black History Month: MOTOWN Raises the Volume on Broadway Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: MOTOWN Raises the Volume on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 24, 2021

Watch below as the original company performs 'Stop! In the Name of Love,' 'I Want You Back,' 'Can I Close the Door,' 'Do You Love Me,' 'Get Ready' and 'Dancing In the Street' and click here for even more performances from Broadway in Bryant Park.

Broadway Rewind: MOTOWN Raises the Volume at Bryant Park in 2013 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: MOTOWN Raises the Volume at Bryant Park in 2013

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 6, 2020

Today we flashback to 2013, when Motown first performed on the Bryant Park stage. Motown opened on April 14, 2013 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it played for 738 performances, and returned to Broadway in 2016. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and choreographed by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams, it starred Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia Lekae, Bryan Terrell Clark, Charl Brown, and more.

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2014

The show opened last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld'S Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to celebrate. Below, check out interviews with Valisia LeKae, Sam Rockwell, Condola Rashad, Constantine Maroulis and more!

BWW TV: Tony Nominee Valisia LeKae Raises Ovarian Cancer Awareness in Mount Sinai PSA
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2014

A 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the Mount Sinai Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment program aired for the first time Thursday, May 1, on the iconic Toshiba Vision LED signboards in the heart of Times Square, New York City. The PSA will continue to broadcast every six minutes, 24-hours per day through May 15th. David Fishman, MD, Director and Founder of the Mount Sinai Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment Program, Valisia LeKae, Broadway actress and ovarian cancer survivor and Toshiba executives unveiled the PSA with a countdown. BroadwayWorld brings you the powerful PSA below.

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for OF MICE AND MEN's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2014

All of Broadway's biggest stars converged at the Longacre Theatre last night to celebrate the Broadway opening of Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro and starring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the evening's biggest guests before the curtain went up, and below, you can check out interviews with Valisia Lekae, Denis O'Hare, James Earl Jones, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul & more!

BWW TV: Valisia LeKae Discusses Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis on THE DOCTORS: 'I'm Doing Very, Very Well'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 28, 2014

Broadway star Valisia LeKae visited the Emmy-winning syndicated daytime talk show, THE DOCTORS, today, Friday, February 28 to discuss her recent ovarian cancer diagnosis. In the interview below, LeKae opens up about the incredible progress she's made on her road to recover, and most importantly, confirms she's doing 'very, very well.'

STAGE TUBE: MOTOWN Cast Dedicates Original Song to Valisia LeKae
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2014

As BoadwayWorld previously reported, Tony nominee Valisia LeKae recently announced that she would depart the cast of Broadway's MOTOWN because of an ovarian cancer diagnosis. To express their support of their castmate, the company united to perform a song written especially for her. 'I Am Here' was written by Julius Thomas III and arranged by Jason Michael Webb. Below, check out the song as performed by the cast of MOTOWN!

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL - Brandon Victor Dixon and More!
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2013

Motown'Fox & Friends' television host Anna Kooiman went backstage on Broadway at the smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL with Tony Award nominated stars Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia LeKae and Charl Brown and Bryan Terrell Clark, Raymond Luke Jr. and Darius Kaleb for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour that aired this morning on the nationally syndicated morning show. Watch the segment below!

STAGE TUBE: Backstage at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL with Valisia LeKae, Brandon Victor Dixon and More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2013

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL was recently featured on "Culture List," the nationally syndicated weekly entertainment magazine show airing on BET's Centric TV. Host Erik Parker spent some time backstage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with stars Valisia LeKae, Brandon Victor Dixon and Charl Brown to get the inside scoop on performing for the real Diana Ross, collaborating on a new musical, and portraying the musical legends of MOTOWN on Broadway. Watch the segment below!


Valisia LeKae Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Valisia LeKae been in?
Valisia LeKae has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Valisia LeKae been in?
Valisia LeKae has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Valisia LeKae been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Motown: The Musical , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Motown: The Musical Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Motown the Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Motown: The Musical .

What awards has Valisia LeKae won?
Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Motown the Musical.


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