Dec. 2 - 18, 2010
featuring cameo performance by
December 9, 2010
7:00 pm - Performance
9:30 PM - VIP Post-Performance Reception
In the ‘Dream Lounge’
Jennifer Holliday landed her first big
role on Broadway at age 19, after she
auditioned for the Broadway
production of Your Arm’s Are Too
Short to Box with God. Her
performance in that musical earned
her a 1981 Drama Desk nomination.
Her next role was the role for which
she is best known: the role of Effie
Melody White in the Broadway
musical Dreamgirls. Holliday
originated the role of Effie and
remained with the show for nearly
four years after its December 20,
1981 opening. Her performance in
the role was widely acclaimed,
particularly in her iconic performance
of the musical number that ends Act I,
“And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”.
Among the acclaim was Holliday’s
sweep of awards in 1982, including
the Tony Award for Best Leading
Actress in a Musical, a Grammy
award for her recorded version of the
song, and Drama Desk and Theater
World awards for the performance.
Holliday also performed in the
touring company of Sing, Mahalia,
Sing in 1986. In 1998 Holliday was
featured on the album “My Favorite
Broadway Ladies” as one of “The
Queens of Broadway”.
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