Saturday, May 18, 2024

Emmys: Watch the Great Sheryl Lee Ralph Sing Acceptance Speech for “Abbott Elementary”


Sheryl Lee Ralph just won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress for her role on the ABC hit comedy “Abbott Elementary” and she deserves another Emmy for her acceptance song/speech that brought the crowd to its feet. Sheryl belted the Dianne Reeves song, “Endangered Species,” which then prompted host Kenan Thompson to call her rendition,  ‘unreal and unbelievable’ and left Lizzo stunned. 

Mega-talented Sheryl was an original Broadway “Dreamgirl” in 1981, was nominated in 1982 for a Tony Award, and has been toiling in Hollywood for decades. She is truly one of the most genuine, gracious ladies in the business. Sheryl has long been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness, she founded the D.I.V.A. Foundation. 

Sheryl is a trustee at Project Angel Food and continues her work worldwide.  She’s being honored this Thursday night by the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation aka ETAF at their The Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS fundraising gala. She is receiving the Elizabeth Taylor Commitment to End AIDS Award along Colin Farrell and Charlize Theron.  Brava to Sheryl!   DIVA Sheryl has a heart as big as her talent.  

Leah Sydney
Leah Sydney
Leah Sydney writes from Los Angeles for A seasoned journalist with a long history during the halcyon days of the NY Daily News, Leah is a member of the Critics Choice and Rotten Tomatoes.

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