Tony Award winner LaChanze celebrates her birthday December 16.
LaChanze made her Broadway debut in the ensemble of Uptown… It’s Hot! in 1986, launching an award-winning career on the Main Stem. In the following years, she originated seminal roles in musical theatre, including Ti Moune in Once On This Island (earning a Tony nomination), Celie in The Color Purple (winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical), and more. She was last seen on Broadway in Matthew Warchus’ production of A Christmas Carol.
In honor of LaChanze, take a look at highlights from her stage career.
Celebrate Tony Award Winner LaChanze With a Look at Her Stage Highlights