Jennifer Holliday, who just finished her stint in The Color Purple on Broadway, is set to sing at an inaugural welcome celebration for President-elect Donald Trump.
The Tony and Grammy-winning Dreamgirls star is among the performers announced by the Presidential Inaugural Committee for the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration, which will take place on January 19 (one day before the swearing-in ceremony) at the Lincoln Memorial. The lineup also includes Toby Keith, Jon Voight and 3 Doors Down.
Holliday, known for her performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls, was the third and final actress to play Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple. She had last appeared on Broadway in Chicago. She received a Grammy for her pop cover of the Dreamgirls anthem “And I Am Telling You (I’m Not Going) and has released a number of gospel and R&B albums.
From a Dreamgirl to a nightmare, girl.
Update: Jennifer’s publicist says she hasn’t committed to the ceremony just yet.