FELICIA FIELDS is best known for her Tony Award nomination and many other awards for originating the role of Sofia in the original Broadway production of The Color Purple, produced by Ms. Oprah Winfrey. She has been working in the Midwest and around the country for about 30 years in productions such as Dreamgirls, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Wiz, Hello Dolly!, Carousel, Hairspray, Seven Guitars, A Christmas Carol, Measure for Measure, Once on This Island, Big River, Nunsense and Ain’t Misbehavin’, among many more. Ms. Fields received several Joseph Jefferson Awards, including one for Sophisticated Ladies. She works with The Smiley Tillmon Band and Shake Anderson’s band when not doing theatre, and she performed for The Chicago Blues Festival in 2014 and 2015. Film and television credits include Save the Last Dance, Doubt, The Knights of Prosperity and Early Edition, as well as the recent Chicago Fire, Sense8 and Who Gets the Dog?, which opens next year. Ms. Fields also does commercials and voiceovers.