THE SCREENING ROOM: Jennifer Holliday, Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston and More Sing "And I Am Telling You" (Video)
By Playbill Staff
The Tony-nominated Best Musical Dreamgirls opened on Broadway Dec. 20, 1981, and starred Tony winner Jennifer Holliday as Effie White. In celebration of the musical, Playbill.com takes a look at various renditions of the show's famous Act One finale, "And I am Telling You."
Here are performances from Holliday, who took home the 1982 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, Hudson, who took home the Oscar for her performance in 2006 film adaptation, and more.
Jennifer Holliday's performance at the 1982 Tony Awards:
Holliday in concert:
Holliday on "The Wendy Williams Show":
Jennifer Hudson in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls:
Hudson in concert:
The late Whitney Houston:
Amber Riley's performance on "Glee":
Will Smith's lip-sync performance on "The Fresh Prince":
Jim Carey on "The Larry Sanders Show":
Tamyra Gray on "American Idol":
David Archuleta at 11 years old, prior to "American Idol":
Jessica Sanchez on "American Idol":
Charice Pempengco in a television appearance:
Bianca Ryan on "America's Got Talent":
Danyl Johnson on "The X Factor":
Trevin Hunte on "The Voice":
Jack Vidgen on "Australia's Got Talent":
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