LILLIAS WHITE: Half Time at Paper Mill Playhouse 2018 & Sights Set For Broadway Run by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White is a Brooklyn born singer and actress of stage and screen. She is set to star in the East Coast premiere of Half Time at Millburn, New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse from May 31 to July 1, 2018. Joining her in the new musical Half Time, formerly Gotta Dance will be André De Shields, Georgia Engel, and Stefanie Powers; directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, co-choreographed by Nick Kenkel. Music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Nell Benjamin, and additional music by Marvin Hamlisch. The musical will set its sights on a future Broadway run.
Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White. Photography by Lisa Pacino.
Book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin. Half Time‘s creative team includes Tony Award-winner David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Tony Award-winner Gregg Barnes (Costume Design) and Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), four-time Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski (Sound Design), Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman (Orchestrations), Charlie Alterman (Musical Director), Kenny Seymour (Dance Music Arranger/Electronic Music Producer), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), and Jason Lee Courson (Projection Design).
Lillias White made her Broadway debut in Barnum in 1981. She understudied the role of “Effie” in the original 1981 production of Dreamgirls and played the part in the 1987 revival, for which she won the Drama League Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also appeared on Broadway in Cats, Carrie, Once on This Island, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Chicago, and Fela!, for which she was Tony Award nominated. For her role in Cy Coleman’s The Life, she won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Her Off-Broadway work includes the musical Romance in Hard Times in 1989 for which she won the Obie Award, Dinah Was in 1998 at the Gramercy Theatre as singer Dinah Washington, and the Second Stage Theatre production of Regina Taylor’s musical Crowns in 2002, for which she and the cast won the AUDELCO Award, Outstanding Ensemble Performance. In 2000, she toured with her one-woman cabaret show From Brooklyn to Broadway.In 2014, White appeared Off-Broadway in the Primary Stage production of the play While I Yet Live by Billy Porter. In 2015, she starred with Scott Wakefield Off-Broadway in the York Theatre Company’s World premiere of Alan Govenar’s musical Texas in Paris. She has performed in countless cabaret shows, benefit concerts, and in the concert version of South Pacificwhich was broadcast by PBS Great Performances 2006. Her work also includes performing with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center. Her television appearances include a regular role on Sesame Street, for which she won an Emmy Award, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and more. Her voice over work included Disney’s Hercules and Anastasia. —Source Wikipedia
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