LaChanze

Real Name:
Rhonda LaChanze Sapp
Profile:
Actor - Singer

Born December 16, 1961 in St. Augustine, Florida, to parents Walter and Rosalie Sapp, her stage name "LaChanze" (Creole: the charmed one), is taken from her grandmother. After moving to Connecticut, her childhood love of singing and dancing caused her mother to enroll her in the Bowen Peters Cultural Arts Center in New Haven.

Her first professional role was in the Broadway musical Uptown...It's Hot! directed by Maurice Hines. From there she was cast in the first international tour of Dreamgirls, which finished with a run on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include Once on this Island, for which she received a Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk nomination, and Theatre World Award; Ragtime, for which she received an Ovation Award nomination; the first Broadway revival of Company; Dessa Rose for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination, and won an Obie Award for the title role. Her most recent Broadway role was in Oprah Winfrey's The Color Purple, where she won the Tony Award for best leading actress in a musical. Off Broadway credits include Once on This Island; The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin for which she received another Drama Desk nomination and Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. Other theatre credits include: Spunk (Hartford Stage); Jesus Christ Superstar (Walnut Street); From the Mississippi Delta (Cincinnati Playhouse); Baby (Papermill Playhouse); Out Of This World (Encores! City Center Series); and the world premiere of The Color Purple (Alliance Theatre).

LaChanze’s television credits began with recurring roles on The Cosby Show and The Cosby Mysteries. In addition, she was a guest lead on Law And Order SVU; Sex and the City; New York Undercover and the Gregory Hines Show. She also performed on The View, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet and Oprah. Her film credits include the most recently Confessions of a Shopaholic and Breaking Upwards; additional film credits include My New Gun, For Love or Money, Leap of Faith, Heartbreak Hospital and Disney's animated feature Hercules.
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LaChanze Discography Tracks

Albums

LaChanze - Disney's Hercules (Disney Original Soundtrack) album art Alan Menken, David Zippel The Gospel Truth I/Main Titles and 5 more… Alan Menken, David Zippel - Disney's Hercules (Disney Original Soundtrack) (Album) Walt Disney Records Scandinavia 1997 Sell This Version
50999 3 06367 2 9 LaChanze - The Magic Of Disney album art Walt Disney Records Zero To Hero and 1 more… Walt Disney Records - The Magic Of Disney(CD, Album) Walt Disney Records 50999 3 06367 2 9 Europe 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

LaChanze - Classic Disney Volume V album art Various I Won't Say (I'm In Love) Various - Classic Disney Volume V (Comp) Walt Disney Records Canada 1998 Sell This Version
DIS606357 LaChanze - Disney's Princess Collection Vol. 2 album art Various I Won't Say (I'm In Love) Various - Disney's Princess Collection Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Walt Disney Records DIS606357 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
60635-7 LaChanze - Disney's Princess Collection Vol. 2 album art Various I Won't Say (I'm In Love) Various - Disney's Princess Collection Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Walt Disney Records 60635-7 US 1998 Sell This Version
VSD-5889 LaChanze - The Burt Bacharach Album album art Various Anyone Who Had A Heart Various - The Burt Bacharach Album(CD, Album, Comp) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5889 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
60693-7 LaChanze - Disney's Greatest Volume 1 album art Various I Won't Say (I'm In Love) Various - Disney's Greatest Volume 1(CD, Comp) Walt Disney Records 60693-7 US 2001 Sell This Version
LaChanze - Disney's Princess Favorites album art Various I Won't Say (I'm In Love) (For Disney's Hercules) Various - Disney's Princess Favorites (Comp) Walt Disney Records US 2001 Sell This Version
0946 3 51026 2 8 LaChanze - The Disney Collection Volume 1  album art Various Zero To Hero Various - The Disney Collection Volume 1 (CD, Comp, RE) Walt Disney Records 0946 3 51026 2 8 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
0946 3 85657 2 7 LaChanze - The Best Disney Album In The World ...Ever! album art Various I Won't Say (I'm In Love) (From Disney's Hercules) Various - The Best Disney Album In The World ...Ever!(3xCD, Comp) Walt Disney Records 0946 3 85657 2 7 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
LaChanze - Ultimate Disney album art Various I Won't Say (I'm In Love) Various - Ultimate Disney (Comp) Walt Disney Records Europe 2007 Sell This Version
5 099952 068805 LaChanze - Disney Greatest Love Songs album art Various I Won't Say I'm In Love Various - Disney Greatest Love Songs(CD, Comp, Enh) Walt Disney Records 5 099952 068805 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
50999 3 06367 2 9 LaChanze - The Magic Of Disney - Sparkling Music And Memories album art Various Zero To Hero and 1 more… Various - The Magic Of Disney - Sparkling Music And Memories(2xCD, Comp) Walt Disney Records 50999 3 06367 2 9 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
VTDCD 1036 LaChanze - Now That's What I Call Disney! album art Various Zero To Hero and 1 more… Various - Now That's What I Call Disney!(3xCD, Album, Comp) Walt Disney Records VTDCD 1036 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none LaChanze - Disney Classics album art Various I Won't Say (I'm In Love) (From and 2 more… Various - Disney Classics(95xFile, AAC, Comp, 256) Walt Disney Records none USA & Canada 2013
CDNNNOW20, 0888750191229 LaChanze - Now That's What I Call Disney! album art Various Zero To Hero and 1 more… Various - Now That's What I Call Disney!(4xCD, Album, Comp) Walt Disney Records, Walt Disney Records CDNNNOW20, 0888750191229 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
0050087327644, 050087327644 LaChanze - Disney's Beste album art Various Zero To Hero and 1 more… Various - Disney's Beste(2xCD, Comp) Walt Disney Records, Walt Disney Records 0050087327644, 050087327644 Norway 2015 Sell This Version
UMCLA040 LaChanze - Classic Disney album art Various Zero To Hero Chorus Various - Classic Disney(3xCD, Comp) UMC, Walt Disney Records, Rhino Records (2) UMCLA040 UK 2017 Sell This Version

Mixes

none LaChanze - History In The Making album art Various What About Love? (as Ms. Celie) Various - History In The Making(CD, Comp, Mixed) EMI Music Marketing none US Unknown Sell This Version