PURLiE ( City Center Encores! concert production of the musical Purlie – 2005 )
WITH: Blair Underwood (Purlie Victorious Judson), Carol Dennis (Church Soloist), Anika Noni Rose (Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins), Lillias White (Missy Judson), Doug E. Doug (Gitlow Judson), Christopher Duva (Charlie Cotchipee), Linda Gravátt (Idella Landy) and John Cullum (Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee).
You may recognize her voice as the lead muse, Calliope, in the animated movie “Hercules,” or from another show popular with kids.
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 was doing double duty in those days, on “Sesame Street” and on Broadway, in “Once on This Island.”
Once on This Island
Asaka in “Once on This Island”