“Abbott Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph used her Emmy acceptance speech to remind the viewers – and viewers all over the place – that she’s acquired main pipes.

While on stage, Ralph, who received the Emmy for excellent supporting actress in a comedy for her position as seasoned trainer Barbara Howard, broke out into Dianne Reeves’ song “Endangered Species.”

“I’m an endangered species, however, I sing no sufferer’s song,” she sang at the ceremony, bringing your entire viewers to their ft. “I’m a lady, I’m an artist. And I do know the place my voice belongs.”

Ralph was shocked by her win. Upon listening to her name known as, she leaned on co-star Tyler James Williams, who led her to the stage. Then she composed herself, sang a capella and launched into a rousing victory speech.

“To anybody, who has ever, ever had a dream and thought your dream wasn’t, wouldn’t come true – I’m right here to inform you that that is what believing appears like,” she stated to applause. “This is what striving appears like. And don’t you ever surrender on you.”

The actress thanked her co-star and “Abbott Elementary” creator, Quinta Brunson, for her assistance, in addition to her husband, Pennsylvania State Sen. Vincent Hughes and their youngsters.

Ralph has laboured in leisure because the Nineteen Seventies, showing in bit elements on TV earlier than her debut on Broadway within the authentic 1981 manufacturing of “Dreamgirls,” for which she earned a Tony nomination. This is her first Emmy nomination and win.

“Abbott Elementary” was nominated for seven Emmys at this 12 months ceremony.

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