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The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Dreamgirls
Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., New York, NY

Imperial Theatre (12/20/1981 - 8/11/1985)
Management Associate: Allan Williams, Jeff Capitola.

Bass: Luico Hopper.

Cast

Richie Abanes Ensemble  
 One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"  
 One of "The Five Tuxedoes"  
 One of "The James Early Band"  
Cheryl Alexander Lorrell Robinson  
Hinton Battle James Thunder Early  
Ethel Beatty Charlene  
 Joanne  
Susan Beaubian Deena Jones  
 One of "Les Style"  
 One of "The Stepp Sisters"  
Mary Denise Bentley Ensemble  
 One of "Les Style"  
Brenda Braxton Charlene  
 One of "Les Style"  
Linda Leilani Brown Deena Jones  
Barry Bruce Ensemble  
 One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"  
 One of "The Five Tuxedoes"  
 One of "The James Early Band"  
Deborah Burrell Deena Jones  
Teresa Burrell Lorrell Robinson  
Terry Burrell Michelle Morris  
 One of "The Stepp Sisters"  
Abe Clark One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"  
 One of "The James Early Band"  
 The M.C.  
Lawrence Clayton C.C. White  
Bobby Daye Ensemble  
 One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"  
 One of "The Five Tuxedoes"  
 One of "The James Early Band"  
Tony Franklin C.C. White  
Lisa Grant Ensemble  
 One of "The Sweethearts"  
David Alan Grier James Thunder Early  
Nina Hennessey Ensemble  
 One of "The Sweethearts"  
Rhetta Hughes One of "The Stepp Sisters"  
Adriane Lenox Charlene  
 Ensemble  
 One of "Les Style"  
 Lorrell Robinson  
Julia McGirt Effie Melody White  
 Edna Burke  
Hal Miller Ensemble  
 Film Executive  
Tim Millett Ensemble  
 One of "The James Early Band"  
Gordon Owens One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"  
 One of "The Five Tuxedoes"  
 One of "The James Early Band"  
Wellington Perkins Wayne  
 C.C. White  
Richard Poole Dave (1983 - ?) 
 Film Executive (1983 - ?) 
Brenda Pressley Michelle Morris  
Eric Riley Ensemble  
 Film Executive  
 One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"  
 One of "The Five Tuxedoes"  
 One of "The James Early Band"  
 Wayne  
Roz Ryan Edna Burke  
 Effie Melody White  
Graciela Simpson Ensemble  
 One of "The Stepp Sisters"  
Ronald "Smokey" Stevens Ensemble  
 Mr. Morgan  
 One of "The Five Tuxedoes"  
 The M.C.  
Leon Summers, Jr. Mr. Morgan  
 The M.C.  
Gina Taylor Ensemble  
 One of "The Stepp Sisters"  
Johnnie Teamer Joanne  
Weyman Thompson Curtis Taylor, Jr.  
Vanessa Townsell Effie Melody White  
Bud Vest Frank
a press agent 
 
Buddy Vest Ensemble  
Sean Walker Ensemble  
 One of "Little Albert and the Tru-Tones"  
 One of "The James Early Band"  
David Warren-Gibson Ensemble  
 Film Executive  
Allison Williams Ensemble  
 Joanne  
 One of "Les Style"  
 Edna Burke  

Swings: Charles Bernard, Allison Williams.

Understudies: Richie Abanes (Dave), Ethel Beatty (Deena Jones, Michelle Morris), Susan Beaubian (Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, Michelle Morris), Charles Bernard (Tiny Joe Dixon), Terry Burrell (Lorrell Robinson), Frank di Filia (Frank), Tony Franklin (Curtis Taylor, Jr., James Thunder Early), Adriane Lenox (Lorrell Robinson), Julia McGirt (Effie Melody White), Hal Miller (Dave, Frank, Jerry), Milton Craig Nealy (Mr. Morgan, The M.C.), Wellington Perkins (C.C. White, Mr. Morgan, The M.C.), Brenda Pressley (Deena Jones, Effie Melody White, Michelle Morris), Eric Riley (Wayne), Roz Ryan (Effie Melody White), Ronald "Smokey" Stevens (Marty), Leon Summers, Jr. (Marty), David Warren-Gibson (Frank), Lillias White (Effie Melody White).

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