Stars in the House Celebrates Tony Winner Leslie Uggams June 1


Benefits and Galas   Stars in the House Celebrates Tony Winner Leslie Uggams June 1

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley’s daily series benefits The Actors Fund.

Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, celebrates Tony winner Leslie Uggams June 1.

Leslie Uggams Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The evening features a newly edited encore presentation of past interviews with the Broadway favorite. Watch the stream above beginning at 8 PM ET.

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Uggams won her Tony Award for her Broadway debut in Hallelujah, Baby! and was also Tony-nominated for her work opposite Brian Stokes Mitchell in August Wilson’s King Hedley II. She was most recently seen on Broadway opposite James Earl Jones in the Broadway revival of On Golden Pond, and her Main Stem credits also include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes, Jerry’s Girls, Blues in the Night, and Her First Roman. Uggams earned an Emmy Award for her work on television’s Fantasy and appeared as Kizzy Reynolds in the groundbreaking and award-winning miniseries Roots. Among her other numerous screen credits are recent appearances in Empire, New Amsterdam, Deadpool 2, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Deadpool, Nurse Jackie, and The Good Wife.

Stars in the House launched March 16 last year to promote support for The Actors Fund and its services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It has also raised funds for the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund in support of the Black Lives Matter movement as well as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

New shows—streaming Tuesday–Saturday at 8 PM ET—feature performances by stars of stage and screen, in conversation and song with Rudetsky and Wesley. Peter Flynn serves as streaming director.

Click here to watch previous episodes.

To make a tax-deductible donation to The Actors Fund visit

See Tommy Tune and Leslie Uggams Honored at 2018 TADA! Gala

See Tommy Tune and Leslie Uggams Honored at 2018 TADA! Gala

TADA! Youth Theatre saluted the stars of My One and Only and Hallelujah Baby! March 5.


Jason Robert Brown and Georgia Stitt Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Michael James Leslie Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Janine Nina Trevens and Rod Christensen Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Tada! staff and alumni Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Cady Huffman Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Leslie Uggams Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Rod Christensen, Leslie Uggams, and Janine Nina Trevens Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Michael James Leslie and Leslie Uggams Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Dee Hoty Joseph Marzullo/WENN

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