Lillian PERFORMER Lillias White DEBUT 1990 Lillian Edwards appeared on Sesame Street from 1990 to 1993, first appearing in Episode 2681. “Lillian ran home care from her apartment on Sesame Street and was introduced in 1990 when Maria was seeking a good daycare for Gabi. A kindly woman with a Jamaican accent, Lillian took care of human children and monsters alike for four seasons. In 1993, Angela became the street’s new home care provider.”
From 1989-93, Ms. White voiced the pink lead singer of the Squirrelles and received a Daytime Emmy Award for the role in 1992. The fuzzy girl group inspired by the Shirelles performed such numbers as “Don’t Be a Tough Nut to Crack,” a spoof of “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.”
Lillias White and Hoots Matt Lauer and Elmo Host Sesame Workshop’s 4th Annual Benefit Gala Cipriani New York City, New York United States May 31, 2006 Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com
Lillias White and Elmo Matt Lauer and Elmo Host Sesame Workshop’s 4th Annual Benefit Gala Cipriani New York City, New York United States May 31, 2006 Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com www.wireimage.com (web site)
Lillias was doing double duty in those days, on “Sesame Street” and on Broadway, in “Once on This Island.”
ARCHIVIST, HISTORIAN, and ARTiST
Dale Shields is a professor of theatre, director, and actor (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Regional).
The 2017 winner of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award®, 2017 and 2015 Tony® award nominee for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, and the winner of the 2017 AUDELCO/"VIV" Special Achievement Award. On the web, he is the archivist and historian of Iforcolor.org and Black Theatre/African American Voices [Facebook] (theatre, music, and art). He has taught classes and workshops at SUNY Potsdam, Susquehanna University, Denison University, Randolph-Macon College, Macalester College, The College of Wooster, Ohio University, Wayne State University, and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival).
B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from Ohio University.