Meet Broadway Stars LaChanze and Alysha Umphress


LaChanze won a Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical for the original The Color Purple. She has two additional Tony nominations for Once on this Island and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Also appeared on Broadway in If/Then, Company (revival), Ragtime and A Christmas Carol.

Alysha Umphress

Alysha Umphress received rave reviews for playing Hildy the taxi driver in the Broadway revival of On the Town. Other Broadway appearances include Bring It On, American Idiot, Priscilla Queen of the Dessert and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. She also starred at Signature Theatre (DC) in Beaches.

LaChanze – “I’m Here”

Alysha Umphress – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

Who: LaChanze and Alysha Umphress

When: Thursday, January 23rd at 7:00 PM

Where: Watkins Mill High School, Gaithersburg, MD

Cost: FREE! No tickets or reservations required.

The artists will talk about their careers and perform!

You can play “ArtSpeak! Trivia” and “Three Questions” to win autographed memorabilia.

Click here for directions to Watkins Mill HS, 10301 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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