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Jeff

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Broadway Ladies: Ms. April 2014: If/Then's LaChanze

Ms. April
LaChanze

WHY SHE'S MS. BROADWAY: I've been a fan of hers since I first heard the cast recording of Once on This Island, and I finally got to see her in the 1995 revival of Company, where she sang a killer "Another Hundred People."  She also has had a few nice roles on TV and the movies, including One Life to Live, Disney's Hercules, and The Help.  But she's a real stage kinda gal both on and off Broadway.  She made her debut in Uptown...It's Hot!, followed by a revival of Dreamgirls, and took on roles in such shows as Dessa Rose, Ragtime, and of course, her Tony-winning turn in The Color Purple.  So, why now?  Why Ms. April? Well, she's making quite an impression in If/Then!  Welcome back, LaChanze!



IN PHOTOS
Head Shots and Candids






Film and TV (Hercules, The Cosby Show)




On Stage (Once on this Island, Dessa Rose, Ragtime, The Color Purple, The Wiz)









IF/THEN





ON VIDEO - "Waiting for Life to Begin" from Once on This Island (The Rosie O'Donnell Show)




Jeff
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