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Shaiman won Tony Awards for Hairspray, and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and Catch Me If You Can. He is well known for his work on NBC’s Smash.
Jenifer in 1992, was cast as one of the back-up singers to Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act. TV audiences will remember her as Dean Davenport in the sixth and final season of A Different World and as Will Smith’s Aunt Helen on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Although she auditioned for role of Tina Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It she landed the role of Turner’s mother. In 1994, as well as Whitney Houston’s mother in The Preacher’s Wife.
Lewis replaced Darlene Love as Motormouth Maybelle in Broadway’s Hairspray, a role that was originally written for her. Lewis’ most recent singing role came with her role in the Disney movie musical The Princess and the Frog.
Now you can catch her at 54 Below July 24th-28th.