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Leslie Uggams is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer whose career has brought her from Harlem to Broadway, the big screen to television. Perhaps best known for her stirring portrayal of Kizzy in the landmark TV mini-series Alex Haley's Roots, Ms. Uggams has performed to critical and ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Leslie Uggams is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer whose career has brought her from Harlem to Broadway, the big screen to television. Perhaps best known for her stirring portrayal of Kizzy in the landmark TV mini-series Alex Haley's Roots, Ms. Uggams has performed to critical and ... (read complete bio)
Broadway Producer Sharleen Cooper Cohen To Share Stories From Her Showbiz Life At The Photo Broadway Producer Sharleen Cooper Cohen To Share Stories From Her Showbiz Life At The Braid
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2021

First an author, then the producer of such musical hits as Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne, An American in Paris, and soon the international smash An Officer and a Gentleman, which she co-wrote and produced, Sharleen Cooper Cohen has been called a true Jewish Renaissance Woman.  Now she's going to tell virtual audiences how she does it all when she visits Sunday Morning with The Braid (formerly Jewish Women's Theatre) on March 14.

15 Videos of Broadway Stars on THE MUPPET SHOW Photo 15 Videos of Broadway Stars on THE MUPPET SHOW
by Taylor Brethauer - Feb 19, 2021

The Muppet Show (which ran from 1976-1981) is now available to stream on Disney Plus. We're looking back at all of the Broadway stars that appeared on the show and their wonderful duets, medleys, and dances with the Muppet crew.

Gavin MacLeod, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange and More From the Cast of THE LOVE BOAT to Reun Photo Gavin MacLeod, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange and More From the Cast of THE LOVE BOAT to Reunite on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2021

Today, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced that the cast of the beloved series “The Love Boat” will join them for a very special reunion on “Stars In The House” on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm ET in support of The Actors Fund. 

YI LOVE YIDDISHFEST ��" PURIM EDITION Announced Photo YI LOVE YIDDISHFEST ��" PURIM EDITION Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021

The holiday of Purim has often been called “the Jewish Carnavale,” with the joys of song, laughter and drama folded into one, like tangy, fruit-filled hamantashen. That’s just the recipe for a Yiddishe Taam that the Yiddishkayt Initiative will be serving up at its first annual International VIRTUAL YI Love Yiddishfest – Purim Edition, Feb 25-28.

Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young & More From the Cast of SCANDAL To Reunite For A Second A Photo Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young & More From the Cast of SCANDAL To Reunite For A Second Appearance on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021

Dust off your suits, gladiators!  Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that the cast of “Scandal” will come together again for another for a very special episode of “Stars In The House” which will livestream on PEOPLE’s social platforms Saturday, February 6 at 8pm ET.  

Social Roundup: The Theatre Community Mourns the Loss of Cicely Tyson Photo Social Roundup: The Theatre Community Mourns the Loss of Cicely Tyson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2021

Read what theatre stars from across social media are saying about the passing of Cicely Tyson.

Brian Moreland Named Broadway Global Producer Of The Year Photo Brian Moreland Named Broadway Global Producer Of The Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2021

Today, it was announced that Brian Moreland is the recipient of the Ninth Annual Broadway Global Producer of the Year Award from Broadway Global.

Wake Up With BWW 1/21: Inauguration Festivities Featured Lin-Manuel Miranda, Betty Bu Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/21: Inauguration Festivities Featured Lin-Manuel Miranda, Betty Buckley, Laura Benanti, and Many More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2021

Today's top stories: videos from last night's inauguration festivities, which included Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lady Gaga, Laura Benanti, Keala Settle, Betty Buckley, Ruthie Ann Miles, Jessie Mueller, Ali Stroker, James Monroe Iglehart, and many more!

VIDEO: Broadway Celebrates Biden with A Moving Mashup of RENT and HAIR! Photo VIDEO: Broadway Celebrates Biden with A Moving Mashup of RENT and HAIR!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2021

Tonight, many of Broadway's brightest stars united to celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris with a medley of the classic showtunes 'Seasons of Love' from Rent and 'Let the Sunshine In' from Hair. 

Javier Munoz, Leslie Uggams and More Stars Set to Perform 'Seasons of Love' as Part o Photo Javier Munoz, Leslie Uggams and More Stars Set to Perform 'Seasons of Love' as Part of Tonight's Inauguration Festivities
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2021

Javier Munoz and Leslie Uggams have shared via social media that they will be joining a group of Broadway talent to perform 'Seasons of Love' as part of the celebration of the inauguration of President Joe Biden. The musical performance will take place tonight between 8:30pm and 9:30pm EST.

VIDEO: Watch 30 Broadway Stars Make Music with Muppets! Photo VIDEO: Watch 30 Broadway Stars Make Music with Muppets!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021

Since Jim Henson first burst onto the scene over six decades ago, Muppets have taken center stage in pop culture, appearing on film, television, and beyond. From the kid-centric Sesame Street to the universally loved The Muppets Show, the furry (and felty) creatures have often used music to entertain the masses, and many times, called upon the stars of Broadway to help!

VIDEO: Watch 30 Broadway Stars Make Music with Muppets! Photo VIDEO: Watch 30 Broadway Stars Make Music with Muppets!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2021

Since Jim Henson first burst onto the scene over six decades ago, Muppets have taken center stage in pop culture, appearing on film, television, and beyond. From the kid-centric Sesame Street to the universally loved The Muppets Show, the furry (and felty) creatures have often used music to entertain the masses, and many times, called upon the stars of Broadway to help!

Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Kelly McCreary, Kim Raver and More From GREY'S ANATOMY Photo Chandra Wilson, James Pickens, Kelly McCreary, Kim Raver and More From GREY'S ANATOMY to Unite on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2021

Paging the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital!  Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that some of our favorite Seattle-based surgeons will join them on “Stars In The House” on Thursday, January 14 at 8pm ET. 

The Cast of THE WALTONS to Reunite on STARS IN THE HOUSE Photo The Cast of THE WALTONS to Reunite on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2021

New Year, New Reunion!  Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that the new year will bring with it new “Stars In The House” reunions of some of the most beloved casts from stage and screen, beginning with “The Waltons” on Thursday, January 7 at 8PM ET. 

VIDEO: BD Wong on His Involvement in the 'Georgia On My Mind' Rendition in Honor of t Photo VIDEO: BD Wong on His Involvement in the 'Georgia On My Mind' Rendition in Honor of the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2021

Broadway's BD Wong recently appeared on MSNBC Live: Weekends, to talk about his appearance in the recently-released rendition of 'Georgia On My Mind' to mark the first day of voting for the January 5th Georgia Senate runoff elections.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Billy Porter, Ben Platt, Audra McDonald and More Release ' Photo VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Billy Porter, Ben Platt, Audra McDonald and More Release 'Georgia On My Mind' Single
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2020

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, alongside Audra McDonald, director Schele Williams, and Broadway Inspirational Voices’ Joseph Joubert and Michael McElroy, announced today that they have released a very special recording and music video of “Georgia On My Mind” to mark the first day of voting for the January 5th Georgia Senate runoff elections.  

VIDEO: CBS Sunday Morning Profiles Stage and Screen Star Leslie Uggams Photo VIDEO: CBS Sunday Morning Profiles Stage and Screen Star Leslie Uggams
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020

Learn more about the legendary Leslie Uggams as CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, Mo Rocca, sits down with the star.

Tickets Now Available for A SEASON OF HOPE & INSPIRATION Featuring Patti LuPone, Bill Photo Tickets Now Available for A SEASON OF HOPE & INSPIRATION Featuring Patti LuPone, Billy Porter and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2020

Tickets are now available for Broadway Inspirational Voices' 2020 holiday concert, “A Season of Hope & Inspiration,” streaming to a global audience on Sunday, Dec. 13 starting at 7pm (ET).  The choir announced an exclusive VIP performance package that includes a ticket to the concert and a specially curated pre-show.

Patti LuPone, Billy Porter & More Will Join Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirat Photo Patti LuPone, Billy Porter & More Will Join Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices for Holiday Concert Stream
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020

Broadway Inspirational Voices (BIV), the Tony Award-winning choir founded and directed by Michael McElroy, is thrilled to announce its 2020 holiday concert, “A Season of Hope & Inspiration,” will stream for free to a global audience on Sunday, Dec. 13 starting at 7pm (ET). The concert will feature an incredible lineup of special guests, including the Broadway luminaries Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Leslie Odom Jr., Crystal Monee Hall, Daniel J. Watts, and Shoshana Bean. The event will stream online, and tickets (FREE and donate-what-you-can) can be reserved at BIVvoices.org starting Nov. 30.

Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Leslie Odom Jr. and More to Join BIV's A SEASON OF HOPE & Photo Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Leslie Odom Jr. and More to Join BIV's A SEASON OF HOPE & INSPIRATION Holiday Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020

BIV has announced its 2020 holiday concert, 'A Season of Hope & Inspiration,' will stream for free to a global audience on Sunday, Dec. 13 starting at 7pm (ET). The concert will feature an incredible lineup of special guests, including Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Leslie Odom Jr., Crystal Monee Hall, Daniel J. Watts, and Shoshana Bean.

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