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News Tony Winner Leslie Uggams Will Head to the Chatterbox May 24 Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams, who recently released her newest solo recording, "Uptown Downtown," will be the special guest at Seth's Broadway Chatterbox May 24.

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Leslie Uggams Photo by Krissie Fullerton

The singing actress, who will be seen in the St. Louis Muny production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, will chat with host Seth Rudetsky.

The weekly live talk show, which includes interviews and performances from Broadway stars, is held at 6 PM at the New York cabaret Don't Tell Mama. There is a $10 donation and a two-drink minimum. The donation goes directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization.

Uggams was most recently seen on Broadway opposite James Earl Jones in the Broadway revival of On Golden Pond. She won her Tony Award for her Broadway debut in Hallelujah, Baby!, and has also appeared on Broadway in Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedley II, Anything Goes, Jerry's Girls, Blues in the Night and Her First Roman. Uggams earned an Emmy for her work on television's "Fantasy" and appeared as Kizzy Reynolds in the award-winning miniseries "Roots." 

Read more about Uggams' theatrical history at the Playbill Vault.

Don't Tell Mama is located in New York City on West 46th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Call (212) 757-0788 for reservations. DVDs of the talk show are available by visiting *

(Seth Rudetsky has played piano in the pits of many Broadway shows including Ragtime, Grease and The Phantom of the Opera. He was the artistic producer/conductor for the first five Actors Fund concerts including Dreamgirls and Hair, which were both recorded. As a performer, he appeared on Broadway in The Ritz and on TV in "All My Children," "Law and Order C.I." and on MTV's "Made" and "Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods." He has written the books "The Q Guide to Broadway" and "Broadway Nights," which was recorded as an audio book on He is currently the afternoon Broadway host on Sirius/XM radio and tours the country doing his comedy show, "Deconstructing Broadway." He can be contacted at his website, where he has posted many video deconstructions.)

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