Friday, April 24

Nicole Racquel Dennis to play Effie in new DREAMGIRLS UK Tour

Dreamgirls has just announced that Nicole Racquel Dennis will lead the cast as Effie White when it begins its  UK tour at Bristol in September before visiting  venues throughout 2021

In 2015, when Friedman and casting director Pippa Ailion held open auditions for the London production, Dennis was there. She didn't get the part. But Ailion put her up for other jobs — a stint at Disneyland, Paris, and parts in West End shows such as The Book Of Mormon.  Her real  break came when she was as a semi-finalist on BBC's The Voice.  A video of a duet she did with Jennifer Hudson of the Dreamgirls' show-stopper And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going has been viewed nearly five million times.

Dennis understudied the role as the Savoy and played the part a number of times when the lead was off during the latter part of the run. She most recently appeared in the  West End as tech-savvy student Alana Beck in Dear Evan Hansen. Her additional West End credits include Waitress, Dreamgirls, and The Book of Mormon.

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