Anika Noni Rose
Actress & Singer
A motivated young woman with big dreams, Anika Noni Rose provided the voice of “Princess Tiana” in Disney’s animated hit movie The Princess and the Frog, leading the film to three Oscar nominations, including Best Animated Feature and Best Song (“Almost There”). A Tony Award winner, Rose trained at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater. A…
A motivated young woman with big dreams, Anika Noni Rose provided the voice of “Princess Tiana” in Disney’s animated hit movie The Princess and the Frog, leading the film to three Oscar nominations, including Best Animated Feature and Best Song (“Almost There”).
A Tony Award winner, Rose trained at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater. A couple of months after moving to New York, she transitioned to the Broadway stage with a featured role in “Footloose.” She later garnered an Obie Award with Off-Broadway’s Laura Nyro retrospective “Eli’s Comin'” and earned a Lucille Lortel Award for her portrayal of “Emmie Thibodeaux” in Tony Kushner’s “Caroline or Change,” which landed on Broadway in the spring of 2004. For this same role, she also received a Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Musical, Theater World Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Drama Desk nomination.
Rose took the play to the West coast where she picked up the Los Angeles Critics’ Circle Award and an Ovation Award.
She has also starred as “Maggie” in Deborah Allen’s acclaimed production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”
On the big screen, she played “Lorrell Robinson” in Bill Condon’s Dreamgirls alongside Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson. The movie received an AFI Ensemble Award and was nominated for a SAG award. Rose herself received a nomination for an NAACP Award and both the soundtrack and the song “Patience” were nominated for Oscars.
On the small screen, she has had recurring roles on The Good Wife and Private Practice.
A powerful voice, Anika Noni Rose has sung all over the world, including at the 79th Annual Academy Awards and at the Vatican, where she performed in Leonard Bernstein’s mass. In her keynotes, she shares her journey to stardom and encourages her audiences to dream big – after all, hers came true.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
A Conversation With Anika Noni Rose
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