Tony nominee Valisia LeKae, who revealed in 2013 that she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, has shared with Broadway.com that she is now cancer free. LeKae, who originated the role of Diana Ross in Motown The Musical, wrote, “This time last year I was celebrating with the Broadway community and the celebration continues with the news that I am cancer free!”
LeKae also told us: “I am so grateful to my doctor, Dr. David Fishman of Mount Sinai as well as my family and friends! To my Motown family as well as the rest of the Broadway community, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so grateful for your love and support! Today I know more than ever that there ‘Ain't No Mountain High Enough’ that will keep me away from you!”
LeKae spoke out about her condition last year in the hopes of educating others. At the time, she said, “I feel scared and want people to realize that it can happen to you,” adding, “it’s better to fight than to fear.”
In addition to Motown The Musical, LeKae has appeared on Broadway in The Book of Mormon, Ragtime, 110 in the Shade and The Threepenny Opera.