Grammy Award-Winning Singer/Actress
Dawnn Lewis a multitalented and multifaceted individual. Perhaps best known for her roles on the hit TV shows A DIFFERENT WORLD (composer of shows theme song) and HANGIN’ WITH MR. COOPER, she is also a Grammy Award-winning singer, a multiple ASCAP & BMI Award-winning songwriter, a film actor I’M GONNA GIT U SUCKA, DREAMGIRLS. A…
Dawnn Lewis a multitalented and multifaceted individual. Perhaps best known for her roles on the hit TV shows A DIFFERENT WORLD (composer of shows theme song) and HANGIN’ WITH MR. COOPER, she is also a Grammy Award-winning singer, a multiple ASCAP & BMI Award-winning songwriter, a film actor I’M GONNA GIT U SUCKA, DREAMGIRLS. A TV creator/producer (BLACK JAQ) for ABC. She gives voice to the title character in the animated feature film DINO MOM!
She just finished principal photography on the new film “LET IT SHINE”” co-starring with Courtney B Vance & Tyler Williams, while filming guest spots on CBS CSI: MIAMI, FOX BREAKING IN & BET REED BETWEEN THE LINES. She also continues her recurring role on the ABC Family’s The Secret Life of An American Teenager and until recently the CW Network series One Tree Hill. She was featured in the Warner Bros. feature film THE PREACHERS KID, & the Fox animated film FUTURAMA: INTO THE WILD GREEN YONDER. Dawnn also starred in the 2009 NYC City Center “Encore’s” presentation of THE WIZ as Addapearle.
She is on the National Advisory Board of the NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS soon to be breaking ground in Atlanta, Ga, and in the midst of her third term on the SAG National Board of Directors, while continuing to serve as Chairman of the SAG Singers Committee. Dawnn was honored with the 2008 INTEGRITY AWARD from the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival. Dawnn is often called upon to create and establish characters in successful shows in a variety of genres. She starred as “The Voice Of God” in the World Premiere Musical NORMAN’S ARK at the Ford Theatre and also starred in the World Premiere of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David musical LOVE SWEET LOVE. Prior to that she received rave reviews and the BEST ACTRESS: FRED AWARD (Los Angeles) and nominated for the 2007 BEST ACTRESS: SUZI AWARD (Atlanta, ALLIANCE THEATRE), for her “knock your socks off!!!” performance in the World Premiere of the Broadway hit “SISTER ACT: THE MUSICAL” as the “outrageous, Nun-On-The-Run”, Deloris Van Cartier.
Last summer she re-created her spellbinding performance in Donald Welch’s star-studded cast of THE DIVORCE. Both THE DIVORCE & SISTER ACT were nominated for multiple NAACP Image Awards. In 2000 she won the Best Actress NAACP Image Award for her transforming performance in THE MARRIAGE. Dawnn’s record label, Morning Jewel Music, released her successful solo CD Worth Waiting For; the title song is featured in the Disney movie THE POOF POINT soundtrack, in which she starred. She gives voice to animated characters for various TV series including THE CLEVELAND SHOW, THE LIFE OF TIM, FUTURAMA, KING OF THE HILL,THE BOONDOCKS, The X-MEN & SPIDERMAN (to name a few). Musically, she’s recorded with or composed for Everett Harp, Patrice Rushen, Vanessa Williams, Nancy Wilson, Take 6, Weyman Tisdale, Grover Washington Jr,, Quincy Jones & Tom Scott to name a few. Dawnn also finds time to teach Master Classes, mentor youth across the country, give motivational lectures and lend her support to: The United Negro College Fund; American Cancer Society; The March of Dimes; Youth Entertainment Studios; the Inner City Games; Campfire Boys and Girls; The United States Conference on AIDS; The K.I.S. Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease; The NBA/WNBA and other important causes.
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!
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