Tony Franklin (C.C. White / Understudy (Mr. Babatunde) / Wayne) , a native of Detroit, is making his Broadway debut in Dream Girls. He previously sang the blues in the national company of Eubie! and appeared in Joseph Papp's Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival's productions of Elizabeth Swados' Dispatches, Holly Gewandter's GewandterSongs, and a special performance of From Hair to Dispatches to benefit the veterans of Vietnam. Regionally, Mr. Franklin appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Man of La Mancha, Salome, A Raisin in the Sun, and Purlie. He has been a guest soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. His film credits include Blue Collar and Heritage.