Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Lillias White

Tony Awards   Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Lillias White
 
At 9:45 PM ET, Rip Torn presented the Best Featured Actress in a Musical Award to Lillias White for her work in The Life.
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At 9:45 PM ET, Rip Torn presented the Best Featured Actress in a Musical Award to Lillias White for her work in The Life.

Here is Ms. White's bio:

LILLIAS WHITE (Sonja) received unqualified acclaim for her triumphant portrayal of Jonesy in the recent revival of How to Succeed in Business... Her previous Broadway appearances include Cats (Grizzabella), Once On This Island (Asaka), Dreamgirls (Effie), Rock 'n' Roll: The First 5000 Years (Aretha Franklin) and Barnum (Joice Heth). Off-Broadway she starred in Waiting for Godot, The Princess &;The Black-eyed Pea, Antigone Africanus and Romance in Hard Times for which she won an Obie Award. Her national and international tours include Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz , Tintypes and Dreamgirls (Drama-Logue Award). She won an Emmy Award for her work on "Sesame Street" after which she made several guest appearances on "Law &;Order" and "NYPD Blue." She has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as well as a guest soloist at The White House (PBS-TV). She is featured in the upcoming Disney animated film Hercules in which she plays Calliope.


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