LaChanze

Performer, Other
( b. Dec 16, 1961 St. Augustine, Florida, USA ) Female
Also known as:     R. Lachanze Sapp
Rhonda Sapp
Relations:Wife of Calvin Gooding (1998 - 2001) his death

Broadway Production Credits

Summer
Musical, Original
Apr 23, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018
Starring: LaChanze [Diva Donna/Mary Gaines]

If/Then
Musical, Original
Mar 30, 2014 - Mar 22, 2015
Also Starring: LaChanze [Kate]

The Color Purple
Musical, Drama, Original
Dec 01, 2005 - Feb 24, 2008
Starring: LaChanze
Celie - (Nov 01, 2005 - Nov 05, 2006)

Ragtime
Musical, Drama, Original
Jan 18, 1998 - Jan 16, 2000
Performer: LaChanze
Sarah - Replacement (Dec 29, 1998 - ?)

Company
Musical, Drama, Revival
Oct 05, 1995 - Dec 03, 1995
Starring: LaChanze [Marta]

Once on This Island
Musical, Original
Oct 18, 1990 - Dec 01, 1991
Performer: LaChanze [Ti Moune]

Dreamgirls
Musical, Revival
Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987
Performer: R. Lachanze Sapp [One of "The Stepp Sisters", One of "Les Style", Ensemble]
Understudy: R. Lachanze Sapp [Deena Jones, Michelle Morris]

Uptown...It's Hot!
Musical, Revue, Original
Jan 29, 1986 - Feb 16, 1986
Performer: R. Lachanze Sapp [Ensemble]

Benefits and Special Events

Funny Girl
Sep 23, 2002 - Sep 23, 2002
Special, Benefit, Concert, Revival
Starring: LaChanze [Fanny Brice]

Once on This Island
May 12, 2002 - May 12, 2002
Special, Benefit, Revival
Starring: LaChanze [Ti Moune]
In honor of LaChanze

Awards and Nominations

2018 Tony Award® Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Summer [nominee]
Starring: LaChanze

2018 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Summer [nominee]
Starring: LaChanze

2006 Tony Award® Best Actress in a Musical

nomineeThe Color Purple [winner]
Starring: LaChanze

2005 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical

LaChanze  (for "Dessa Rose")  [nominee]

2001 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical

LaChanze  (for "Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin")  [nominee]

1991 Tony Award® Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Once on This Island [nominee]
Performer: LaChanze

1991 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Once on This Island [nominee]
Performer: LaChanze

1991 Theatre World Award

nomineeOnce on This Island [recipient]
Performer: LaChanze

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