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2010
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010
Live at Radio City Music Hall

Lillias White — Nominee for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Lillias White

Show:
Fela!

Role:
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, who inspires the music and political activism of her son, Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Bio Brief:
This queen of the belters has appeared on Broadway in everything from Dreamgirls and Cats to The Life and Chicago and appears regularly in concerts and recordings.

Tony History:
1997: Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, The Life

Fun Fact:
In addition to her Tony, White won an Emmy Award in 1992 for playing day-care provider Lillian Edwards on Sesame Street.

Quotable Quote:
“I’m looking forward to hearing Fela! called for Best Musical, and to hearing my name. ‘And the Tony goes to….!’ I already made room next to the other Tony Award [for The Life] for its twin! Just being nominated means my work is still up to par with the level I want it to be, and that means a lot to me.” —White in an interview with Broadway.com, 5/10

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