LaChanze has appeared on Broadway in If/Then, The Color Purple (Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical), Once on This Island (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Ragtime, Company, and Uptown It's Hot. Her Off-Broadway credits include DessaRose (Obie Award and Drama Desk Award nomination) and Inked Baby. Other theater credits include The Wiz, Baby, From the Mississippi Delta, and Spunk. Film credits include: The Help, Side Effects, Breaking Upwards, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Disney's Hercules, For Love or Money, and Leap of Faith. Television credits include Handel's Messiah Rocks, Lucy, Law & Order: SVU, Sex and the City, New York Undercover, and The Cosby Show.