Valisia Lekae

Valisia is an award winning actress who has graced the Broadway stage in
numerous Tony Nominated productions such as The Three Penny Opera, 110
in the Shade , Ragtime and The Book of Mormon. Her starring role as Diana
Ross in Motown the Musical garnered her a Grammy Nomination, Tony
Nomination, Theatre World Award, Drama League Nomination and an Outer
Critics Circle nomination. Valisia won a Joseph Jefferson Award and was
nominated for a Black Theatre Alliance Award for her portrayal of Sarah in
Ragtime at the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago. Off Broadway Valisia starred
as Lorraine Hansberry in Sweet Lorraine (Lorraine Hansberry) and Almost
Heaven, The John Denver Musical. In 2020, Valisia Executive Produced &
starred as Lorraine Hansberry in the virtual production of Scenes From Sweet
Lorraine which was a benefit for Stand Up To Cancer and the Equity in the
Arts & Culture Committee of the Brooklyn NAACP. Some of her regional
credits include Rock and Roll Man (Lavern Baker), Mark Twain’s River of
Song, Oklahoma (Laurey), Caroline or Change (Emmie), Dreamgirls (Deena
Jones), Godspell (Joanne), Big River (Alice’s Daughter) and Little Shop of
Horrors (Chiffon), to which she was nominated for a Kevin Kline Award. She
has toured with the USO and the National touring companies of All Shook Up
(Lorraine) and Mamma Mia (Lisa). She has been a part of countless
workshops and readings in the New York City area. Some of her television
credits include FBI: Wanted, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Live at the Lincoln
Center (Camelot) and the 60th and 67th Annual Tony Awards. Valisia is an
ovarian cancer survivor and has been honored by the NOCC, OCRA and
Look Good Feel Better. She also served as the spokesperson for the NOCC
and has been the keynote speaker for cancer organizations across the country.
Her journey has been featured in,, Vanity Fair
Magazine, Essence Magazine, Parade Magazine, USA Today, NY Times and
many other publications. She has been honored three times by her alma
mater, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. twitter/ instagram @valisialekae