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Jennifer Holliday

Category: Performing Arts

01/19/2019
Free to Facility Members

The iconic talent brings down the house at UCPAC to kick off Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend! JENNIFER HOLLIDAY catapulted to stardom in the smash Broadway musical Dreamgirls with her show-stopping performance as Effie "Melody" White. The role garnered her a Tony Award for Best Actress in A Musical. She was discovered at age 17 while singing in her church choir in Houston, Texas by dancer Jamie Patterson. Jamie persuaded her to move to New York City, where she made her Broadway debut in Vinnette Carroll's Your Arms Too Short To Box With God as a featured soloist. Beyond Broadway, Ms. Holliday appeared as Lisa Knowles on the Fox TV dramedy Ally McBeal. She has also enjoyed a successful recording career, winning Grammy® Awards for her mesmerizing performances of "And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going”(1982) and Duke Ellington's “Come Sunday” (1985). Ms. Holliday has also received rave reviews for her first album in two decades, The Song Is You (2014).

Location:

Street address:
1601 Irving Street
City:
Rahway
State:
NJ
Zip code:
07065
Latitude:
40.6105639
Longitude:
-74.2765925
Nearby Neighborhoods:
Capecod (Cape Cod), Downtown Rahway (Downtown), Perth Amboy Junction (Perth Amboy), Rahway Transit Village (Transit Village)
Social Neighborhood:

Rahway Transit Village (Transit Village)