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Pauletta Washington

Pauletta Washington

(Bio as of June 2012)

Pauletta Washington previously appeared at the Goodman in Crowns during the 2011/2012 Season. Ms. Washington has appeared on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar, So­phisticated Ladies, Shakespeare’s Cabaret, The All Night Strut! and as an understudy to Lynne Thigpen in Tintypes. Her off-Broadway credits include Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore and Des­perate Writers at the Union Square Theater, among many others. She has appeared in Debbie Allen’s Soul Possessed at The Kennedy Center, co-starred with BeBe Winans in Otis Sallid’s Spiritual, was featured with Natalie Cole in the recent production of A Christmas Show at Lincoln Center Theater and was part of the original cast and touring company of Jerry’s Girls. Ms. Wash­ington has worked with some of theater’s biggest names, including Jule Styne, Jerry Herman, Phyllis Newman, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Carol Hall, Tommy Tune and Lesley Gore, and has shared the stage with Amy Grant, Michael McDonald and Sheila E., among many others. Other stage credits include A Night of Inspiration at Carnegie Hall and Divas Simply Singing with Chaka Khan and Teena Marie. Ms. Washington’s film credits include Wilma, starring Cicely Tyson and Denzel Washington, and Purlie starring Melba Moore, Sherman Hemsley and Robert Guil­laume. On television, she was a series regular on The Parkers, starring Mo’Nique, and appeared in Beloved with Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. She was a featured vocalist on the soundtrack for the film Philadelphia, starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, and a featured pianist in the soundtrack for the film Antwone Fisher. Ms. Washington has created and performed her own one-woman show for both domestic and international audiences.

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