In The Color Purple on Broadway, Erivo’s ballad I’m Here regularly prompted spontaneous standing ovations midway through the show. She was a human being with the full scope of emotions: sadness, love, happiness, all of that. “While we were on set, if anything got difficult there was a saying: ‘HTH’, which was ‘Harriet Tubman hard’. Theatre audiences already knew about her voice from her leading roles in the musicals of Sister Act, in the West End, and The Color Purple, in the West End and on Broadway. At one point, God appeared to intervene more directly. Acting and singing came early and simultaneously: five-year-old Erivo was put forward to sing Silent Night in the school nativity play. On top of which, I am first-generation African. We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly. I have seen people insult my mother for being from where she is from, and I’ve been insulted for that.
The skies were dark and gloomy. “It’s just one of my favourite things to keep going back to,” Erivo says with some pride. I would have said impossible, impossible, impossible for me That’s how I have lived my whole life. It feels as if she’s a still person, but she had movement and action. She prayed before going on to set every day – for guidance, to lose her own vanity, for energy on days she was tired and “to make the space safe and open for her because I feel as if Harriet is complicit in this storytelling. So I think I’ll be OK.” Hard, but not Harriet Tubman hard.
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So if it wasn’t Harriet Tubman hard, it was fine, we were going to get through it.
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