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Lillias White

Lillias White is a Broadway legend, and if my word isn’t enough, just take a look at her mantle. Her performance as Sonja in the Broadway musical, The Life, earned Lillias the quadruple-crown – a Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Friends of New York, and Tony Award. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance as Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti in Fela! and embodied the powerhouse Effie Melody White in the 20th Anniversary concert recording of Dreamgirls. This season, Ms. White will play Osceola in the York Theater Company’s production of Texas In Paris. Her schedule is getting busier and busier, so we are honored to have Lillias White On the Couch this week!  

What do you consider to be your best asset? 

My smile!

What was your proudest moment? 

Performing the role of Funmilayo Anikulapo Kuti in the LAGOS production of FELA!

What is your favorite drink?


What is your favorite food? 


What is your favorite condiment?

Cayenne & ginger.

If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?

Watching television!

What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most? 

There are too many to list! 1) Academy Award. 2) Grammy. 3) Professional Show Biz School.

What is the one thing you waste too much money on?


What is the one activity you waste too much time doing? 

Watching television.

What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health? 

Being sedentary.

What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?  

A sense of humor and love of people from all walks of life.

What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?


What in the world most thrills you? 

My grandchildren!

What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?

Reality TV.

What is your favorite place in the world? 

There are many. 1) Aruba. 2) San Diego. 3) St. Maarten. 4) Tahiti. 5) New York. 6) My apartment.

What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner? 

Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats? 


What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life? 

Winning a zillion dollars on lotto!

What is your personal motto?

Keep it movin!