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Lillias White

Lillias White won the 1997 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Sonja in the Broadway musical The Life. In 1990 she won the Obie Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Hennie in Romance in Hard Times in addition to her Drama Logue Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in the national tour of Dreamgirls. White's other theater credits include the Broadway productions of How to Succeed…, Cats, Once on This Island, Dreamgirls, Barnum, and Carrie, as well as the off-Broadway productions of Crowns, The Vagina Monologues, Dinah Was, Waiting for Godot, The Princess & The Black-Eyed Pea, and Antigone Aficanus. White has also gone on the national and international tours of Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz, and Tintypes.

White is a recording artist as well as an actress and was featured on the original cast recordings of How to Succeed…, The Life, and Disney's Hercules, as well as her debut solo album, From Brooklyn to Broadway. She held supporting roles in the films Gloria, Hercules, and North. In 1992, White won an Emmy Award for her role as Lillian Edwards in Sesame Street, after being a guest soloist for PBS' In Performance at the White House. Her other television credits consist of the pilot episode of Outreach and guest spots on Law & Order and NYPD Blue.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Lillias White Facts

BirthdayJuly 21, 1951 (70)
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

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