[Broadway World] - The surprise of the evening was Michael A. Shepperd as Pearlie Mae Bailey, who came in to talk about and sing Hello Dolly! His chic outer coat, sleek black pants suit and red pumps made Katie's eyes about jump from their sockets in disbelief.
(March 29, – August 17, 1990) was an American actress and singer. After appearing in vaudeville, she made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman in She won a Tony Award for the title role in the all-black production of Hello, Dolly! in In 1986, she won a Daytime Emmy award for her performance as a fairy godmother in the ABC Afterschool Special, Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale.