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Steppenwolf Theatre Company to Honor Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashād 2017 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce stage director, singer, and Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashād as the 2017 honoree at the annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12 noon at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago.


Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashād. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

Ms. Rashād was the first African American actor to win the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, which she received for her performance of Lena Younger in a revival of A Raisin in the Sun in 2004. She’s best known to television audiences for her groundbreaking role of attorney Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, for which she received two N.A.A.C.P. Image Awards and two Emmy nominations, Phylicia Rashād returned to television this season with a featured guest-starring role in Lee Daniels’ Empire. Her recent film credits include Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls and the 2015 Rocky sequel Creed.

The eighth annual Women in the Arts luncheon brings together leaders from Chicago’s business and civic communities to honor Ms. Rashād for her indelible contribution to the field. The event raises funds for Steppenwolf’s professional development programs providing apprenticeships and fellowships for the next generation of arts managers and producers.


Phylicia Rashād and Angela Lansbury. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.


Phylicia Rashād, Audra McDonald, and Angela Lansbury. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.


Geoffrey Holder and Phylicia Rashād 2014 Tweet. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

Photography by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY. All Rights Reserved.

Please visit our article: Phylicia Rashād, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino:


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