Lillias White

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

 

Al Hirschfeld’s HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

 

The Lif

 

 

The Life

 


For her role in Cy Coleman’s The Life, she won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her portrayal of a world-weary, no-nonsense, streetwise hooker named Sonja.                                                      Chuck Cooper and Lillias White

Fela! 

 

Lillias White and Kevin Mambo in “FELA!

For her role in Cy Coleman’s The Life, she won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her portrayal of a world-weary, no-nonsense, streetwise hooker named Sonja. Off-Broadway White has performed in the Public Theater production of the William Finn musical Romance in Hard Times (1989), for which she won the Obie Award,

Gem of The Ocean

 

Anthony J. Haney, Lillias White, Clinton Derricks-Carroll, Keith Arthur Bolden and Pamela Shaddock in “Gem of the Ocean

Romance in Hard Times 

 

 

Dinah

 

Dinah Was (1998) at the Gramercy Theatre as singer Dinah Washington

 

Gotta Dance

HALF TIME: A NEW MUSICAL

(Formerly “GOTTA DANCE“)

Here is the story:
ONE REMARKABLE DANCE TEAM. ONE BIG CHANCE. ONE SMALL TWIST… YOU’VE GOT TO BE OVER 60.
From the director/choreographer of Kinky Boots comes the incredible true story of ten ordinary seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at half time for a major basketball team. Only after making the cut do they learn they won’t be dancing tap, salsa or swing—instead, they will bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip hop.
Take the uplifting journey with these dreamers—and the young coaches who inspire them along the way—as they battle self-doubt, stereotypes and even each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20,000 screaming fans. Together they remind us that in life when the odds are stacked against you and the challenges seem too great to overcome, it’s not the end of the game—it’s HALF TIME.

Highlights From High Energy Gotta Dance

Georgia Engel and Lillias White

(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom 

 

Center Theatre Group’s production of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in September 2016.

BY August Wilson

DIRECTED BY Phylicia Rashad

 Greg Bryan, Keith David, Jason Dirden, Damon Gupton, Matthew Henerson, Nija Okoro, Lamar Richardson Ed Swidey, Glynn Turman, Lillias White, Thomas Silcott

Photos by Craig Swartz

Jason Dirden, Glynn Turman, Damon Gupton, Keith David, and Lillias White

Second Stage Theatre’s Crowns (2002), for which she won the AUDELCO Award. In 2014, White will appear in the Primary Stages production of While I Yet Live.

White’s concert performances include Funny Girl, Hair, Dreamgirls, and South Pacific, which was broadcast by PBS Great Performances. She performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic in a concert of works by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and George and Ira Gershwin celebrating the orchestra’s 50th anniversary. She also has appeared in concert at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center and has toured internationally with her one-woman show From Brooklyn to Broadway. She is heard on the 1990 Madonna recording “Rescue Me”.[citation needed]

White’s television appearances include a regular role on Sesame Street (for which she won an Emmy Award), Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and NYPD Blue.

 

Her screen credits include voiceover work in Disney’s Hercules and Anastasia and appearances in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Game 6, Pieces of April and Then She Found Me

The Get Down
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, June 2016

The Get Down, One by One, Into the Dark
People: Lillias White, Shameik Moore
Photo by Courtesy of Netflix/Courtesy of Netflix

Lillias White performs during the amfAR world AIDS day event at Washington Square Park on December 1, 2009, in New York City; Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images North America

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