(Actress) has been recognized on Broadway with the Tony® Award, Drama Desk Award, Peoples Choice® Award and The Outer Critics Award — Broadway’s Prestigious Quadruple Crown — for Best Actress in a Musical for her 1997 role as Sonja in The Life. In 1990 she won The Obie® Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Hennie in Romance in Hard Times. In addition, she won The Drama League Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in the National Tour of Dreamgirls. Other theater credits include the Broadway productions of Fela, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Once on This Island, Rock n’ Roll: The First 5,000 Years (Aretha Franklin), Barnum, Carrie, and Dreamgirls, as well as the off-Broadway productions of Crowns, The Vagina Monologues, Waiting for Godot, The Princess & The Black-Eyed Pea, and Dinah Was. She has also gone on the National and International Tours for Ain’t Misbehavin’, Tintypes, and The Wiz. TV and film credits include featured roles in the films Pieces of April, How The Grinch That Stole Christmas, Gloria, North, and Disney’s Hercules. In 1992, she won an Emmy® Award for her role as Lillian Edwards in Sesame Street.