THE SCREENING ROOM: Jennifer Holliday, Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston and More Sing "And I Am Telling You" (Video)

By Playbill Staff
20 Dec 2012

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, 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: