Nicole Raquel Dennis will play the role of Effie White in the first UK tour of Dreamgirl.
Dennis was a finalist on ITV’s The Voice in 2019 and her theatre credits include Dear Evan Hansen, The Book of Mormon and the West End production of Dreamgirls, in which she was first cover for the role of Effie.
The UK tour will begin this autumn and visit Bristol, Milton Keynes, Blackpool, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Sunderland, Hull, Nottingham, Liverpool, Norwich, Canterbury and Leeds, with further venues and dates to be announced.
Dennis said: "Effie has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl and now I will get to share her with audiences around the UK. To say I’m excited is an understatement."
Producer Sonia Friedman added: "We are delighted to be able to announce that having wowed viewers on ITV’s The Voice, as well as audiences in the West End, the incredibly gifted Nicole Dennis will be re-joining the Dreamgirls family to play Effie White on tour throughout the UK."
Dreamgirls has book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger, with with additional material by Willie Reale.
The production is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw.