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March 23, 2009

Tony Award Winner Lillias White Offers Intimate Concert

Performs From Brooklyn to Broadway

Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White offered up an intimate concert for St. Francis College students, faculty, staff and community members Monday, March 23 in Founders Hall. The performance was alternately passionate, humorous and educational.

White, in her most personable moments ventured into the audience numerous times breaking the plane between singer and spectator, even engaging the audience in a sing-a-long for her rendition of the Harry Belafonte tune, "Mama Look A Boo Boo." White also sang a medley of some of her Broadway performances including from Dreamgirls, How to Succeed In Business and The Life.

It was for her depiction of Sonja in The Life, a role written specifically for her by composer Cy Coleman that she won the Broadway quadruple crown of Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Peoples Choice Award and The Outer Critics Award. White was accompanied on piano by Miles Dalto.

"Lillias White gave the audience an hour of sheer joy and reminded us of the wonders of the Broadway musical," said Fine Arts Professor Suzanne Forsberg.

This Celebration of Women's History Month was sponsored by the St. Francis College Department of Fine Arts and The Women's Studies Minor.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City's five boroughs and beyond.
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

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