Laiona Michelle: Broadway: Nanna in Amazing Grace, the First National Tour of The Book of Mormon. Laiona has performed both regionally and internationally, most recently playing Mrs. Shears in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Her TV/film credits include: Crashing, Sneaky Pete, The Blacklist, Law & Order: CI and SVU, All My Children and Lift. Awards include: recipient, NAACP for Constant Star; nominated, Helen Hayes 2005 Best Lead Actress in Yellowman at Arena Stage. M.F.A., Brandeis University. Love and respect to all those who served our country with dignity.