Lillias White is an award-winning performing artist. For The Life– Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Tony awards. For Fela!– Tony nom. Other credits: How to Succeed…, Once On This Island, Cats, Dreamgirls. FILM/TV: Sesame Street– (Emmy) The Get Down, Disney’s Hercules. OFF BROADWAY: Dinah Was, Romance in Hard Times (Obie), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (NAACP Theatre Award). Honorary Ph.Ds- CUNY and UWV.