Whoopi Goldberg is one of those people who is most widely recognized for her extraordinary film & Television career, but WHO’S heart is so deeply embedded in the theatre. Not that it’s a competition! But I’m always comforted when I remember that.

It’s hard to remember when Whoopi first came on my radar – I don’t remember a time when she was unknown to me. I’d wager it was The Lion King given my age and my dad’s uncharacteristic adoration of the film. Maybe even Ghost because I was a badass.

Anyway, Whoopi Goldberg is a national treasure and it shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that I was moved to draw her.

Also. This photograph is iconic. It takes my breath away.

Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway (1984).