Jumping from the stage to the world of animation, Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose takes on her most enchanting and monumental role yet: Princess Tiana, Disney’s first animated black princess. Rose, who is known for performing on the stage is probably most remembered for her co-staring role in Dreamgirls. She is also a cast member on the HBO sitcom #1 Ladies Detective Agency co-staring Jill Scott.
In the meantime, Rose is excited about this new role. “I’m not like, skipping down the street with it, but when you take a moment and you think about the fact that this is what America has chosen to put out as Princess-hood, Princess-dom, it’s amazing,” she said.
In The Princess and the Frog, set in New Orleans, Tiana’s mother is voiced by Oprah Winfrey.