Nell Carter, Andre DeShields, and Armelia McQueen,
in the original 1978 production of
it was Armelia's Broadway debut.
Armelia, Nell and Irene Cara...
Nell and Armelia, making the original cast album.
Nell won a Tony for her Ain't Misbehavin' role,
went on to additional musicals, movies and sitcoms
(Hair, Miss Moffat, Gimme a Break,
Reba, and many more...)
She passed away in 2003, at the age of 54.
Armelia went on to movies and TV sitcoms
(Ghost, Adventures in Wonderland,
and she's still going strong.