In 2001 LaChanze lost husband Calvin J Gooding in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Twelve years later, the Tony Award winner for The Color Purple - newly single following a split from second husband Derek Fordjour — began a new Broadway journey in If/Then, a musical about chance, choice and starting over. LaChanze recently honored her late husband by singing "Amazing Grace" at the May 15 dedication of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. More.
"My If/Then Moment": LaChanze Recounts the Divine Intervention Leading Her to the 9/11 Memorial