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Mills's career took a rise when she portrayed Dorothy in the Broadway musical The Wiz, an African-American adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Her song "Home" from the show would become her signature tune for years, and would be covered later by Diana Ross for the movie adaptation three years later.

is an American Grammy award–winning singer, songwriter and Broadway stage actress.

Mills rose to stardom as "Dorothy" in the original Broadway run of the musical The Wiz from 1975 to 1977. During the 1980s, Mills scored five Number 1 R&B hits, including "Home", "I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love", "I Feel Good All Over", "(You're Puttin') A Rush on Me" and "Something in the Way (You Make Me Feel)".

The resulting album, What Cha' Gonna Do with My Lovin', was Mills's first gold record and the first major hit for the James Mtume-Reggie Lucas production team.

She quickly followed the success with 1980's Sweet Sensation, which featured Mills's hit "Never Knew Love Like This Before".

The set was produced by Donald Lawrence and featured a spiritualized retooling of her hit "I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love".

Thereafter, Mills took a break from recording to care for her son.

In 1973, Mills was signed to Paramount records by Michael Barbiero, and her first single "I Knew It Was Love" was released. Her first two albums there failed to produce a hit, and Mills left the label in 1976.

In 2008, Mills began a comeback with singles recorded with Be Be Winans and rapper DMX to name a few.

She made a comeback in independently-releasing Born For This (released on Expansion Records in the UK) on 3 August 2004.

The single became a #12 R&B and #6 Pop hit in 1980, as well as reaching #4 in the UK Singles Chart.

1981's Stephanie featured a top hit for her and Teddy Pendergrass entitled "Two Hearts", while her 1983 album, Merciless, featured her hit cover of Prince's "How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore? On May 24, 1984, Mills returned to theater to star in a short-lived touring revival of The Wiz.In 1997, Mills played the lead in a major production of Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden in New Jersey, which Schwartz has called "the definitive production" of the show.Mills was heavily featured in the cast recording CD that resulted from this production.Mills made an appearance in the 2007 gospel TV series Sunday Best and was recently featured in a live interview on The Yolanda Adams Morning Show, where she mentioned that she now has her own record label (JM Records).