Shonda Rhimes Has A Broadway Eye For Talent

Shonda Rhimes’ Eye For Talent Is That Of A Broadway Producer

Uptown Magazine

What do you think of when you think Broadway? Years ago Broadway was the main source of high class entertainment. But as time progressed, things changed -seemingly. There are more people in the world now, and talent springs up in the most unimaginable places.

Producer Shonda Rhimes has had much success in her career- How To Get Away With Murder,’ ‘Scandal’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ are all of her productions. What is it that makes her so successful? Well aside from her obvious talent, did you know that many of her Stars have roots on Broadway?

Loretta Devine, the Primetime Emmy Award winner, starred as Lorrell Robinson in the original 1981 production of the legendary Broadway musical Dreamgirls, while James Pickens, Jr., who portrays her husband Richard Webber on the series, also started in theatre.

Other cast members and guest stars of the popular medical drama series have also appeared on the Broadway stage: Chandra Wilson (Caroline, or Change), Sandra Oh (Satellites), T.R. Knight (Noises Off), Kate Burton (Spring Awakening), Bernadette Peters (Annie Get Your Gun) and the great Diahann Carroll (No Strings).

Source: UptownMagazine