She went on to Broadway roles including Effie in “Dreamgirls,” She unstudied the role of Effie in the original 1981 production of Dreamgirls and played the part in the 1987 revival, for which she won the Drama League Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
DREAMGIRLS – The 20th Anniversary Concert
A performance of “Move” from Dreamgirls from the 2001 Actor’s Fund Benefit production. If you’re a musical theatre fan, you know that Lillias, Audra, and Heather means the power-diva trio of Broadway stars Lillias White, Audra McDonald, and Heather Headley. On the Rosie O’Donnell Show, September 21, 2001.