LaCHANZE (August) currently stars as Diva Donna in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. She landed nominations for the 2018 Tony Award nomination for Leading Actress in a Musical, 2018 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Musical and 2018 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance Award. In film, she stars in writer/director Marishka Phillips’ upcoming suspense filled film Melinda. She appeared in the award-winning film The Help landing a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Other films Side Effects, Heartbreak Hotel, For Love Or Money, Leap Of Faith and My New Guns. She will be seen in a recurring role in the CBS All Access hit show The Good Fight and appeared in the award-winning HBO special The Night Of, Person Of Interest, “Law & Order: SVU,” “One Life To Live,” “Lucy,” “Sex And The City,” “Hercules,” “The Cosby Show,” “The Cosby Mysteries,” and “New York Undercover”. Theatre credits include The Color Purple (2006 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Lady in Musical), Once On This Island (nominations, Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle), If/Then, Ragtime, Company, and Uptown It’s Hot. Some of her Off-Broadway credits include The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Drama Desk nomination), Dessa Rose (Obie Award), Inked Baby, Spunk and From The Mississippi Delta.