Pasadena Playhouse, California

“Whether dialing down her voice so that it sounds like a muted trumpet or opening up, full on, as a one-woman brass section, she emits such exuberance that listeners can't help but foot-tap or head-bop along.” – Los Angeles Times

“If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Leslie Uggams has still got it with a vocal dynamism that would shame those less than half her age.” – LA Weekly

“This performer's bravura song styling and delectable warmth and wit, along with intriguing anecdotes about her life and career, yield a spectacularly entertaining evening. Uggams demonstrates her versatility and sublime affinity for torch songs. Music direction and orchestrations are sensational.” – BackstageWest

“Leslie Uggams can act and sing up a storm. She has a divine vocal instrument. She can sing a soft quiet ballad in almost a whisper and then belt out the next song to the rear balcony. She's also a singer who really lives her material; she digs deeply into what each song says and then shares that with her audience. She's pure bliss!” –

“Ms. Uggams regales a captivated audience with perfect mastery tone and technique.” – Edge Los Angeles

“Uggams has rhythm and grace, class and intelligence.” – Los Angeles Examiner

“A fabulous evening of song! Backed by a sensational eight-piece band, the divine Miss U takes us on a journey, her voice still that unique blend of soul, power, and vibrato.” – StageSceneLA

“Fifty-three years in show business have given Leslie Uggams the right to claim her place in that special category reserved for only the greatest – like Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington and Lena Horne. She can belt powerful vocals and then deliver the sweetest, most poignant renditions that can almost reduce one to tears.” –

Uptown/Downtown is an alluring musical evening with the celebrated Leslie Uggams.” – Pasadena Independent

“100 percent sweet!” – Bitter Lemons