Expert Chat: Dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday and Virologist Vincent Racaniello
Please join us for a very special Expert Chat with Broadway’s original “Dreamgirl,” Jennifer Holliday and “Earth’s Virology Professor,” Dr. Vincent Racaniello.
Our extraordinary guests will share insights from their unique perspectives. Jennifer will talk about how she used online events — including her birthday celebration show on Stellar — to supercharge her career, and Dr. Racaniello will bring the science and facts to update us on the race to a vaccine. Both will be happy to answer your questions!
Plus, Jim will also look at the latest Return Readiness Score from our ongoing subscriber survey of live entertainment enthusiasts around the country.
When: Wed. Nov. 18 at 3:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Pacific
JENNIFER HOLLIDAY catapulted to stardom 35 years ago in the smash Broadway musical, Dreamgirls, with her show-stopping performance as Effie “Melody” White, the iconic role that garnered her a Tony Award for Best Actress in A Musical. She was discovered at age 17 while singing in her church choir in Houston, Texas by dancer Jamie Patterson. He persuaded her to move to New York City, where she made her Broadway debut in Vinnette Carroll’s Your Arms Too Short To Box With God as a featured soloist. Beyond Broadway, Ms. Holliday appeared as Lisa Knowles on the Fox TV dramedy, Ally McBeal. She has also enjoyed a successful recording career, winning Grammy Awards for her mesmerizing performances of “And I Am Telling You, I’m Not Going” (1982) and Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday” (1985). Ms. Holliday has also received rave reviews for her first album in two decades, The Song Is You (2014).
Dr. Vincent Racaniello is a Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and has done laboratory research on viruses since 1975, specifically influenza viruses. He also writes a Virology Blog and hosts several podcasts about virology. He’s known as Earth’s Virologist.