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Leslie Uggams

 
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
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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)
VIDEO: Because it's June! Watch Leslie Uggams' Iconic Performance of 'June is Bustin' VideoVIDEO: Because it's June! Watch Leslie Uggams' Iconic Performance of 'June is Bustin' Out All Over'
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2022

It's that time of year again! We're celebrating June 1 with the iconic video of Leslie Uggams singing 'June is Bustin' Out All Over' from Carousel!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Ebony Reptertory Theatre VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek of BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Ebony Reptertory Theatre
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 20, 2021

Set in 1948 in a Chicago hotel that has seen better days, the interwoven stories of BLUES IN THE NIGHT evoke the misery and humor of life, love and the dogged determination to do more than just survive. The drama reveals itself through glorious songs by Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Alberta Hunter, Harold Arlen, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox and more.

MARK WILLIAM: COME CROON WITH ME to Play Feinstein's at Hotel Carmichael in Carmel VideoMARK WILLIAM: COME CROON WITH ME to Play Feinstein's at Hotel Carmichael in Carmel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 30, 2021

Mark William hits the stage like a lighting bolt! Putting his own unique, youthful spin on golden age crooner styling, Mark performs a collection of timeless tunes from Broadway and The Great American Songbook, including such iconic songs as Come Fly With Me, Moon River, and Over the Rainbow.

BWW Exclusive: Minnie Mouse Teaches Leslie Uggams' Nana Beaver to Tap Dance on MINNIE VideoBWW Exclusive: Minnie Mouse Teaches Leslie Uggams' Nana Beaver to Tap Dance on MINNIE'S BOW-TOONS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2021

In the new episode entitled ‚ÄúAll that Jazz,‚ÄĚ Minnie teaches Nana Beaver (voiced by Uggams) and her son Joey to tap dance in true Broadway fashion.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald & Will Swenson, Phillipa Soo & Steven Pasquale and More Talk Sp VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald & Will Swenson, Phillipa Soo & Steven Pasquale and More Talk Spectrum Originals Series THE BITE
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2021

BroadwayWorld sat down with the creators and stars of the new Spectrum Originals series, The Bite to discuss what viewers can expect and more! Check out interviews with Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, Phillipa Soo and Steven Pasquale, Leslie Uggams, and The Bite's creators, executive producers and Writers Robert and Michelle King.

VIDEO: Because it's June! Watch Leslie Uggams' Iconic Performance of 'June is Bustin' VideoVIDEO: Because it's June! Watch Leslie Uggams' Iconic Performance of 'June is Bustin' Out All Over'
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2020

It's that time of year again! We're celebrating June 1 with the iconic video of Leslie Uggams singing 'June is Bustin' Out All Over' from Carousel!

VIDEO: BLUE Celebrates Mothers' Day, Featuring Lynn Whitfield, Phylicia Rashad, and M VideoVIDEO: BLUE Celebrates Mothers' Day, Featuring Lynn Whitfield, Phylicia Rashad, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2020

Blue, the new play directed by Phylicia Rashad, is celebrating Mothers' Day with a new video!

Mark William, Two-Time BWW Cabaret Award Winner and MAC Award Nominee, Returns to The VideoMark William, Two-Time BWW Cabaret Award Winner and MAC Award Nominee, Returns to The Green Room 42
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 2, 2020

Fresh off his wins for BroadwayWorld's Best Debut Show and Best Independent Recording of 2019, Mark returns to The Green Room 42 on Friday March 6th at 7pm to continue his love affair with the Great American Songbook. Mark hypnotizes with a set of enduring classics filtered through his youthful perspective and talent set. The show is distinctly new-age romantic, while still evocative of golden-age cinematic glamour. Backed by a stellar six-piece band led by musical director Clint Edwards, the show is directed by Preston and Richard Ridge.

BWW TV: Watch Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley & More Tribute Jerry He VideoBWW TV: Watch Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley & More Tribute Jerry Herman!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2020

Michael Feinstein produced a memorial event at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, featuring performances by: Feinstein ('I Won't Send Roses'), Kristin Chenoweth ('If He Walked Into My Life'), Sutton Foster ('I Don't Want to Know'), Kelli O'Hara ('Before the Parade Passes By'), Leslie Uggams ('I Am What I Am'), Bernadette Peters ('Time Heals Everything'), Betty Buckley ('Hello, Dolly!'), Klea Blackhurst and Tyne Daly ('Bosom Buddies'), John Bolton ('It Takes a Woman'), Lorna Luft ('Gooch's Song'), Ron Raines ('Mame'), Jason Graae ('You I Like'), Marilyn Maye ('It's Today'), Jeremy Jordan ('It Only Takes a Moment'), Lee Roy Reams ('The Best of Times'), and Debbie Gravitte ('Wherever He Ain't'), with Alice Borden, Jane Dorian, and Harvey Fierstein, and special video tributes from Angela Lansbury and Paul McCartney. Marc Bruni directed the event with Larry Blank serving as music director, and Don Pippin (guest conductor).

BWW TV: Mark William Gets Ready for Album Debut and Return to Green Room 42 VideoBWW TV: Mark William Gets Ready for Album Debut and Return to Green Room 42
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 1, 2019

Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of Mark William: Come Croon With Me, the debut recording of Mark William. Featuring the songs in his critically acclaimed nightclub act, Come Croon With Me, it is now available for pre-order and will be released on CD, digital download, and all streaming platforms on November 22.

Photos/Video: First Look at Playhouse on the Square's ON GOLDEN POND VideoPhotos/Video: First Look at Playhouse on the Square's ON GOLDEN POND
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2019

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with An Anonymous Company and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, present the theatre classic originally produced in the New Apollo Theatre and the Century Theatre in 1979, running for 382 performances.

BWW TV: Mark William Will Kick Off Tony Awards Weekend at The Green Room 42 VideoBWW TV: Mark William Will Kick Off Tony Awards Weekend at The Green Room 42
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2019

Mark William will return, by popular demand, with yet another encore performance of his critically acclaimed, sold-out solo nightclub debut "Come Croon With Me" on  Friday June 7th at The Green Room 42 located in the Yotel at 570 10th Ave. at 42nd Street on the 4th floor. Putting his own unique, youthful spin on golden age crooner styling, Mark performs a collection of classic tunes from Broadway and The Great American Songbook.

VIDEO: Mark William Gets Ready for Return Engagement at the Green Room 42! VideoVIDEO: Mark William Gets Ready for Return Engagement at the Green Room 42!
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2019

Mark William recently made his solo nightclub debut at The Green Room 42 with the critically-acclaimed world premiere of Come Croon With Me, and will return for an encore performance on January 25th at 7pm. Tickets are available at www.thegreenroom42.com 

BWW TV: The New Boy in Town- Mark William Gets Ready for 'Come Croon With Me' Solo D VideoBWW TV: The New Boy in Town- Mark William Gets Ready for 'Come Croon With Me' Solo Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 18, 2018

On Wednesday, November 14 (7PM), Mark William will make his solo nightclub debut at The Green Room 42 with the world premiere of "Come Croon With Me." Putting his own unique, youthful spin on golden age crooner styling, Mark performs a collection of classic tunes from Broadway and The Great American Songbook. With his sophisticated approach, he glides from Jerry Herman to Peter Allen to Henry Mancini with charismatic ease and a spring in his step.

VIDEO: Cast Of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Pittsburgh CLO Talks Creating The Show For VideoVIDEO: Cast Of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Pittsburgh CLO Talks Creating The Show For New Audiences
by Alan Henry - Aug 9, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Pittsburgh CLO's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - now on stage through August 12th at the Benedum Center.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Leslie Uggams and More in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Pitt VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Leslie Uggams and More in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Pittsburgh CLO
by Alan Henry - Aug 8, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Pittsburgh CLO's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - now on stage through August 12th at the Benedum Center.

VIDEO: Leslie Uggams Stars As Lena Horne in STORMY WEATHER VideoVIDEO: Leslie Uggams Stars As Lena Horne in STORMY WEATHER
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2018

Tony & Emmy Award-winner Leslie Uggams stars as the legendary 'Lena Horne' in this fascinating new bio-musical featuring sensational hits such as 'The Lady Is A Tramp,' 'Come Rain or Come Shine,' 'Stardust' and 'How Deep is the Ocean.'

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of DEADPOOL 2 Talk the Secrets of the Upcoming Film on THE TODA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of DEADPOOL 2 Talk the Secrets of the Upcoming Film on THE TODAY SHOW
by Macon Prickett - May 14, 2018

Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Leslie Uggams and Zazie Beetz open up about what fans can expect from the new film.

VIDEO: Meet Cable in the Latest DEADPOOL Sequel Trailer VideoVIDEO: Meet Cable in the Latest DEADPOOL Sequel Trailer
by Macon Prickett - Feb 7, 2018

Below, check out the latest trailer for upcoming DEADPOOL 2 Starring Ryan Reynolds, Leslie Uggams, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapicic, and Josh Brolin. This teaser introduces Cable (Brolin) into the hilarious world of DEADPOOL. 

STAGE TUBE: Andrea McArdle Sings 'Maybe' with ANNIE Successor, Shelley Bruce
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2016

During her show this week at The Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake, NY, Andrea McArdle welcomed former ANNIE cast mate and original replacement for the titular role, Shelley Bruce, onstage for a duet of the first act ballad, 'Maybe'.

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