Ahead of her London debut in This Joint is Jumpin, watch Broadway star Lillias White performing  And I’m Telling You from Dreamgirls and Don’t Rain on my Parade from Funny Girl. 

Lillias White has had a long and extensive career including winning Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performances in the likes of Dreamgirls and The Life.

She made her Broadway debut in 1981, starring in Barnum before going on to understudy the role of Effie for Jennifer Holliday in Dreamgirls in the original 1981 production of Dreamgirls before returning to  the part  for the 1987 revival, for which she won the Drama League Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

Her other Broadway roles included appearances in Cats, Carrie, Once on This Island, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Chicago, and Fela! But it was for her performance in Cy Coleman’s The Life that she was particularly acclaimed for, winning the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her portrayal of a world-weary, no-nonsense, streetwise hooker named Sonja.

Now she will make her London stage debut in This Joint is Jumpin’ , appearing at The Other Palace studio for a limited run from the 4th to the 15th April.

Celebrating jazz icon Fats Waller’s life and music, New York’s finest are in town and they want you to join them. Michael Mwenso and The Shakes are joined by hoofers Michela Lerman and Joseph Wiggan for an evening of exceptional live jazz, tap dancing and inventive storytelling. Singin’ for their supper and breathing new life into classics like Ain’t Misbehavin’, Black and Blue, Honeysuckle Rose, these hip contemporary artists celebrate American jazz via their critically acclaimed style.

She will be performing alongside Michela Marino Lerman, Joseph Wiggan, Michael Mwenso and The Shakes and Samuel Anderson.

This Joint is Jumpin’ will play at The Other Palace from the 4th to the 15th April. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.theotherpalace.co.uk/studio/this-joint-is-jumpin/

 

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