much press, so much buzz, and so
much jazz that it earned $154 million
nabbed two Academy Awards.
Broadway musical loosely based on the1960s
singing trio The Supremes, was a bona fide
Effie White, lead singer of The Dreamettes.
Her best friends and right-hand ladies are
played by Beyoncé Knowles--as Deena--
and Anika Noni Rose as Lorrell.
already quite established in the theatre
world, Dreamgirls introduced those
outside the Broadway community to the
talented actress, a Connecticut native who
also resides in Manhattan.
Featured Actress, Musical" in 2004 for her
role as Emmie in the musical Caroline, or
Change (a musical about a maid working for