Trazana Beverley

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Trazana Beverley
Beverley in 2010
Born (1945-08-09) August 9, 1945 (age 78)[1]
Years active1974–present

Trazana Beverley is an American stage and film actress[2] as well as a lecturer in acting.[3] She received a BFA in Acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

She was the first African-American actress to receive a Tony Award for "Best Featured Actress in a Play" (for the 1977 Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf),[4] having previously won a Theatre World Award for the Off-Broadway production.[5] She shared a cast Obie Award for the latter.[5] She also won the 1977 Theatre World and Drama Desk Awards for the Broadway version.[4] She later would star in the Arena Stage production of Before It Hits Home.



  1. ^ "Trazana Beverley – Broadway Cast & Staff | IBDB".
  2. ^ Brown, Joe (1989-01-31). "TRAZANA BEVERLEY, ON TO A NEW STAGE". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  3. ^ "Trazana Beverley". Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  4. ^ a b Trazana Beverley at the Internet Broadway Database
  5. ^ a b Trazana Beverley at the Internet Off-Broadway Database

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