2016 Drama Desk Awards Nominees Reception
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Danielle Brooks is a radiant performer who emanates confidence and strength in everything she does, whether she is shining in a new Lane Bryant campaign, making us laugh and cry as Taystee on Orange is the New Black, or running Broadway in The Color Purple.

Since the flawless actor earned a Tony nomination for her superb performance in the Broadway show, one might assume that she has the utmost confidence in her singing abilities. But earlier today, Danielle took to Instagram to express that she still deals with insecurities like everybody else:

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It’s incredibly motivating to hear such a powerful talent admit that even she has rough days, but it is even more inspiring to know that Danielle had posted on Instagram to say:

She includes a clip of herself singing the standard made famous by Nina Simone, “Feeling Good.” And Brooks’ soulful rendition is captivating.

In her caption, Danielle adds:

We absolutely adore Danielle’s gorgeous and unique sound, too — we only wish we could hear her sing the full song!