LaChanze: Resilience | TEDxBroadway


American actress, singer, and dancer LaChanze; drops The 411 on how to keep going. How to push through adversity, when the tunnel has no light and negative energy is all around you. She has the tips and we suggest you sit back, pour some wine or coffee (or both) and learn from this beautiful woman. 

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American actress, singer, and dancer LaChanze discussed her own experiences with finding resilience. As a 9/11 widow, a divorcee, and an actor who has had to adapt to constant rejection, she’s skilled at seeking her resilience. In her talk, she passes on the lessons she’s learned about finding resilience and advises that it’s “in the being, not in the doing.” LaChanze is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Her Broadway credits include: A Christmas Carol, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (2018 Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, 2018 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and 2018 Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance), The Color Purple (2006 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical), Once on This Island (nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), If/Then, Ragtime, Company, Uptown It’s Hot. She’s performed Off-Broadway in: The Secret Life of Bees (Atlantic Theatre), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds her Chameleon Skin (Drama Desk nomination), Dessa Rose (OBIE Award), Inked Baby, Spunk, From The Mississippi Delta. In films she’s appeared in: Marishka Phillips’ upcoming film Melinda, The Help, Side Effects, Heartbreak Hotel, For Love or Money, Leap of Faith, My New Guns. And her TV work includes: “The Good Fight,” “The Night Of,” “Person of Interest,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “One Life to Live,” “Lucy,” “Sex and the City,” “Hercules,” “The Cosby Show,” “The Cosby Mysteries,” and “New York Undercover.” @mslachanze This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


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