Leslie Uggams Gets the Center Square!
Leslie Uggams, the American Shirley Bassey, is getting some kind of Lifetime achievement award – not from the Game Show Network or TVLand – but from an org I’ve never heard of:
Performers and presenters have been announced for the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Awards, to take place at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, on May 4, beginning at 7:30pm. Sharon McNight will host the evening, which will be directed by Lennie Watts and feature musical direction by Tracy Stark. Leslie Uggams will receive the Lifetime Achievement, and will perform at the show. Peter Leavy and Playbill.com will receive the Board of Directors Award; Angela Shultz will receive the Hanson Award; and Brandon Cuttrell will receive the Time Out New York Award.
Ms. Uggams is best known for her work in the television miniseries Roots and her own variety show The Leslie Uggams Show, which replaced The Smothers Brothers when CBS canned them. She also was on numerous episodes of Hollywood Squares, thus the post name.
I adore me some Ms. Uggams! Congrats!