Upcoming Appearances

EMPIRE. Leslie Uggams returns for Season 3 of the smash hit Fox TV series EMPIRE starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Leslie guest stars as Leah Walker, the bi-polar mother to music mogul Lucious Lyon (Howard). Season 3 continues with all new episodes Wednesdays at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. Central). For more information visit the show's website.

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS. Airs Saturday, April 22 at 8 pm on HBO. Leslie is featured in HBO's original movie starring Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne and Renee Elise Goldsberry. Based on the best-selling book by Rebecca Skloot, the story chronicles daughter Deborah Lacks' journey to discover how her mother Henrietta came to be the first cancer patient whose cell line was able to live outside the human body and thus enable researchers to find treatments for polio, AIDS, cancer, and so many other diseases. Leslie plays Henrietta's cousin and best friend Sadie. For more information and to view online, visit HenriettaLacksHBO.

THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD. Friday, May 12 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 13 at 2 and 8 p.m. Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY. An 80th anniversary reading of the acclaimed novel by Zora Neal Hurston directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson with original music by Bill Sims, Jr. Adapted for the stage by Arthur Yorinks. Starring Leslie Uggams, Roslyn Ruff, Brandon Dirden, Harvy Blanks, Ray Anthony Thomas, Ebony Jo-Ann, Elain R. Graham, and Mandi Masden. Tickets are $40 available online.