Hot Clip of the Day: Let's Talk About Jennifer Holliday's Iconic Dreamgirls Tony Performance
November 15th, 2016
by BroadwayBox Staff
Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.
"And I Am Telling You " (Jennifer Holliday & Company, Dreamgirls at the 1982 Tony Awards)
Ulterior Motives: You could see the legendary Jennifer Holliday right now as Shug Avery in The Color Purple and the legendary Sheryl Lee Ralph as Madame Morrible in Wicked. Loretta come home and let's get all three Dreams back on B'way at the same time.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: So many (which also explains why there are so many GIFs below). If you think about this like a roller coaster ride, the top right before you soar is 3:00 ("Effie, we all got pain/for seven years I sung with you"), when you go upside down it's when she's alone on stage beginning at 6:11. Also has a deep breathe ever been more iconic?