LILLIAS WHITE recently returned to Broadway to star in Dreamgirls in Concert, the one-night-only benefit for the Actor's Fund of America. A CD was recently released on Nonesuch Records. Lillias is the quadruple-crown winner of the 1997 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Award, and the People's Choice Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as "Sonja" in The Life. Ms. White received unqualified acclaim for her triumphant portrayal of "Jonesy" in the recent revival of How to Succeed In Business... Her previous Broadway appearances include Cats (Grizzabella), Once On This Island (Asaka), Dreamgirls (Effie), Rock 'n' Roll The First 5000 Years (Aretha Franklin) and Barnum (Joice Heth).
Off-Broadway she starred in Dinah Was (Dinah Washington), Waiting For Godot, The Princess & The Black-eyed Pea, Antigone Africanus and Romance In Hard Times for which she won an Obie Award. Her national and international tours include Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz, Tintypes and Dreamgirls (Drama Logue Award). She won an Emmy Award for her work on "Sesame Street" after which she made several guest appearances on "Law & Order" and "NYPD Blue." She has appeared in concert at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as well as a guest soloist on the PBS Special "In Performance at The White House". She was featured in the Disney animated film Hercules, in which she plays "Calliope," and Ron Howard's movie How The Grinch Stole Christmas.