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Sound Off Special Interview: Leslie Uggams Talks Uptown / Downtown, Pipe Dream, Millie & More

Today we are talking to an iconic Tony Award-winning star who made her name as a teenager singing on TV variety shows - The Lawrence Welk Show and Sing Along With Mitch included - and then went on to a multimedia career in film and theatre, conquering Broadway with her Tony-winning turn in the Jule StyneArthur Laurents musical Hallelujah, Baby in 1967 and returning to the stage in the subsequent decades in a host of Broadway productions, such as Blues In The Night, Jerrys Girls, Anything Goes, August Wilsons King Hedley II and her celebrated Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie - a role she reprises in the new Muny production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical beginning this week - the one and only Leslie Uggams. Taking a thorough look back at her career thus far, Uggams opens up about her many successes and how she has endured for fifty years

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