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Lillias White

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Lillias White is internationally-recognized for her work on both the stage and screen. Her performance in Cy Coleman’s Broadway musical, The Life, won her the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She was nominated for a second Tony Award for her work in Fela! Additional Broadway credits include Barnum, Dreamgirls, Cats, Carrie, Once on This Island, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Chicago.

White received the Daytime Emmy Award for her role as Lillian Edwards on Sesame Street, and is known by audiences around the world for voicing the lead muse Calliope in Disney’s animated feature, Hercules. She received acclaim for her work in the Carnegie Hall Concert version of South Pacific, starring Reba McEntire, which was broadcast on PBS’ Great Performances.

Recent TV credits include the Baz Luhrmann-directed Netflix series The Get Down, as well as Russian Doll and Search Party.

White has appeared in cabarets and concert halls around the world, including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and Lincoln Center, and her debut solo studio album, Get Yourself Some Happy!, was released in July 2021.

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