American Idol Fantasia wows Broadway

Fantasia BarrinoAmerican Idol winner Fantasia Barrino has been getting rave reviews for her portrayal of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple.

The musical is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Alice Walker, which was made into an Oscar-nominated/Golden Globe winning 1985 film, in which Whoopi Goldberg played Celie.

Fantasia was the 3rd Season American Idol winner in 2004.

She was considered for the role of Effie in the motion picture Dreamgirls, but lost out to fellow 2004 American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson.

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