Lovely Hoffman* returns to the Lyric Stage after having appeared in Ain’t Misbehavin’. Lovely is an award-winning performer and educator. In 2017, Lovely released her single “My Black Is Beautiful”, a song about self-love, which went viral and reached #45 on the Adult Contemporary Radio Charts. Lovely has been featured on CNN, BET, and TeenVogue. She was also featured in Lysol’s national “Thank You Teachers” commercial campaign. In 2015, Lovely won the IRNE Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Celie in The Color Purple (SpeakEasy Stage). Favorite theatre credits include Hairspray, Kiss Me, Kate, Doubt: A Parable, Avenue Q, and Ragtime. She is a graduate of Boston College and proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.