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1984 Throwback! Lillias White in Dreamgirls

It’s always fun to participate in the throwback pictures on social media. You have to know where you came from to make sure you know where you’re going. Until someone climbs into the wayback machine and digs up your eighth grade dance pictures, that is! Now, some of us have been awesome since forever and Lillias White is definitely one of those someones. In case you didn’t know, long before Lillias White lent her powerful vocals to Disney’s animated classic ‘Hercules’, she had already made her mark on Broadway many times over. The Tony award winning actress understudied the role of ‘Effie’ in the original 1981 production of Dreamgirls. In the 1987 revival she landed the part of ‘Effie’. Now you know we love you so without further adieu, check out this footage of the fabulous Lillias White from opening night in Chicago, Illinois in 1984!

Talent from way back! It’s always a pleasure to take a look at our Broadway Black stars BEFORE we knew they were going to be legends. But, before we say goodbye here is just one more throw back of White singing in  The Life as ‘Sonja’, a role which landed her Broadway’s coveted Prestigious Quadruple Crown; a People’s Choice Award, the Outer Critics Award for Best Actress in a Musical, a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical!


We hope you enjoyed our throwback of Lillias White. She is surely Broadway Black Royalty!


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