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Date Of Birth:
October 19, 1960 (60)
Birth Place:
Houston, TX, USA
Bio:
Holliday’s show-stopping, heart-wrenching performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” in the hit musical “Dreamgirls” made her a household name and introduced her big, soulful voice to the world. Her portrayal of Effie Melody White, a role she co-created, earned her a Tony Award ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 19, 1960 (60)

Birth Place: Houston, TX, USA

Bio:
Holliday’s show-stopping, heart-wrenching performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” in the hit musical “Dreamgirls” made her a household name and introduced her big, soulful voice to the world. Her portrayal of Effie Melody White, a role she co-created, earned her a Tony Award ... (read complete bio)
LaChanze, Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, Ken Roberson and Others Celebrate Timothy G Photo LaChanze, Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, Ken Roberson and Others Celebrate Timothy Graphenreed in Virtual Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021

LaChanze and Avenue Q Choreographer, Ken Roberson will join Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, George Faison and Emmy/Golden Globe Winner, S. Epatha Merkerson and others to celebrate Broadway’s Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz) in a virtual Memorial on Sunday, February 28th at 5:30pm, EST.

Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad and More to Salute Timothy Graphenreed in Virtual Memo Photo Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad and More to Salute Timothy Graphenreed in Virtual Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021

Tony Award-winners Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, George Faison and Emmy/Golden Globe Winner, S. Epatha Merkerson and others will celebrate Broadway's Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz) in a virtual memorial on Sunday, February 28th at 5:30pm, EST.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 8 - 'B is For Broadway', SIX BY SO Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 8 - 'B is For Broadway', SIX BY SONDHEIM, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2021

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the children's book 'B is For Broadway', the sequel to  'A is For Audra', plus the documentary Six By Sondheim, monologue books, the Desert Song cast recording, and more!

BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR. 42 No at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE VIRTUAL OPERA TOUR. 42 No at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jan 23, 2021

Los Angeles Opera was the first to launch original programming in response to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Because of the success of its online  programming, LAO decided to make that feature a permanent part of its offering and to give it a name that reflects fresh and innovative interpretations of the art form. Welcome to LA Opera On Now.

Nicolas King to Release New Album Featuring Liza Minnelli, Tom Selleck, Norm Lewis an Photo Nicolas King to Release New Album Featuring Liza Minnelli, Tom Selleck, Norm Lewis and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021

CLUB44 RECORDS is launching their relationship with acclaimed vocalist Nicolas King with the release of his new collection Act One: Celebrating 25 Years of Recordings, which will be available in streaming and digital formats on Friday, January 22.

BWW Feature: Five 2021 London Performances We Can't Wait To See Photo BWW Feature: Five 2021 London Performances We Can't Wait To See
by Matt Wolf - Jan 19, 2021

It's not clear as of this writing quite when live theatre will return in force, so in the interest of casting as wide a net as possible, what follows are five performances to whet the appetite, culled from offerings both online and, in due course, inside an actual playhouse.

VIDEO: Effies Unite on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm! Photo VIDEO: Effies Unite on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2021

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with everything Effie with DREAMGIRLS Lillias White, Roz Ryan and Kecia-Lewis Evans.

BWW Feature: The Singing Actor Versus The Acting Singer Photo BWW Feature: The Singing Actor Versus The Acting Singer
by Drew Maidment - Dec 21, 2020

Hollywood has always had a love affair with musicals. Whether it be Golden Age classics, ambitious Broadway adaptations, or animated adventures, American audiences flock to theaters to see a film that features some toe-tappin’ tunes. 

VIDEO: On This Day, December 20- DREAMGIRLS Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, December 20- DREAMGIRLS Opens On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2020

On this day in 1981, the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls opened on Broadway starring Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta DeVine, and more. 

VIDEO: Norm Lewis Performs 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' as Part of LOVE FROM LINCOLN C Photo VIDEO: Norm Lewis Performs 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' as Part of LOVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2020

Norm Lewis performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson as part of Lincoln Center's Love From Lincoln Center.

Theater Stories: AIN'T TOO PROUD, The Premiere of PIPPIN, The Debut of Mary Martin &  Photo Theater Stories: AIN'T TOO PROUD, The Premiere of PIPPIN, The Debut of Mary Martin & More About The Imperial Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2020

This week's Theater Stories features the Imperial Theatre. Learn about the stars and shows to have graced the theatre's stage, including Ethel Merman in Annie Get Your Gun and Gypsy; the Broadway premiere of Mary Martin; the theatre's current show, Ain't Too Proud, and much more!

Norm Lewis to Appear on Upcoming Episode of American Repertory Theater's THE LUNCH RO Photo Norm Lewis to Appear on Upcoming Episode of American Repertory Theater's THE LUNCH ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020

American Repertory Theater announced today that Broadway star Norm Lewis (ExtraOrdinary special guest, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) will be the guest on the December 29 episode of The Lunch Room, the theater’s virtual talk show with artists, activists, and civic leaders. The live hour of curated conversation and interactive Q&A begins at 12PM.

VIDEO: THE CHAOS TWINS Are Joined by Norm Lewis- Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: THE CHAOS TWINS Are Joined by Norm Lewis- Watch Now!
by The Chaos Twins - Dec 8, 2020

Tune in today, December 8 (4pm ET) to watch the next episode right here at BroadwayWorld. This week's special guest is Norm Lewis, whose new concert, Christmastime is Here, will be available to stream starting December 17.

Jessica Vosk, Diana DeGarmo, Rachel Potter and More Featured on Marty Thomas and Mari Photo Jessica Vosk, Diana DeGarmo, Rachel Potter and More Featured on Marty Thomas and Marissa Rosen's Holiday Album
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2020

Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu, The Secret Garden) and Marissa Rosen (Kristin Chenoweth: For The Girls), announced today the track list of their upcoming debut duet album “The Award Winning Holiday Album”. The album will be released on December 5th, 2020 and available anywhere music is digitally streamed. 

VIDEO: Watch This Hilarious Mashup of Trump Clips Set to 'And I Am Telling You I'm No Photo VIDEO: Watch This Hilarious Mashup of Trump Clips Set to 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' From DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020

Jimmy Kimmel Live did a segment on last night's episode about Trump's apprehension about leaving the White House, and set it to a tune that Broadway fans will recognize! A video was made using clips of Trump to create a rendition of 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' from Dreamgirls.

Marty Thomas and Marissa Rosen to Release New Holiday Album THE AWARD WINNING HOLIDAY Photo Marty Thomas and Marissa Rosen to Release New Holiday Album THE AWARD WINNING HOLIDAY ALBUM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020

Broadway luminaries Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu, The Secret Garden) and Marissa Rosen (Kristin Chenoweth: For The Girls), have just announced the release of their upcoming debut duet album 'The Award Winning Holiday Album'. The album is set to release on December 5th, 2020.

Stage Veteran Terrence Clowe Steps Into Feminist Icon Biopic THE GLORIAS Photo Stage Veteran Terrence Clowe Steps Into Feminist Icon Biopic THE GLORIAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020

Terrence Clowe is a stage veteran having performed in some of the most familiar shows around the world. Currently, as theaters sit dark, the always-working-performer now emerging on-screen in the original Gloria Steinhem biopic, THE GLORIAS, helmed by visionary director Julie Taymor.

Broadway Stars Weigh In on the Importance of Voting and What's At Stake This Election Photo Broadway Stars Weigh In on the Importance of Voting and What's At Stake This Election
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2020

For the past few months, BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge has been asking his guests on Backstage Live about the importance of voting. He has asked each of his guests to say a few words about what's at stake in the election, and why every vote counts.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, October 19- with Keala Settle, Jennifer Holliday, and  Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, October 19- with Keala Settle, Jennifer Holliday, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020

Today (October 19) in live streaming: Jennifer Holliday celebrates her 60th birthday in concert, Keala Settle sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!

Wake Up With BWW 10/19: HAMILTON Cast Reunites For Biden, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/19: HAMILTON Cast Reunites For Biden, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2020

Today's top stories: original Hamilton cast members reunite for Joe Biden, behind the scenes of One Royal Holiday with Aaron Tveit and Laura Osnes, and more!

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