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This was our 2017 spotlight featuring Tony and Grammy Award Winner Cynthia Erivo
Cynthia Erivo is a British actress, singer, and songwriter. She is probably best known for her performance as Celie in the 2015 Broadway revival of The Color Purple, for which she won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical as well as the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
Watch and enjoy Cynthia showcasing her powerful voice on two classic Broadway songs.