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Roz White
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Roz has starred in the company’s production of Black Pearl Sings! in Spring of 2019 which was Helen Hayes Recommended by Theatre Washington. As part of this project Roz led the company in a reading of the play at the Library of Congress and was also a guiding force in our workshops and conversation with Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where she was on the faculty of the Theatre and Music Departments.

In May 2022, Roz took on the pivotal role of Mary Burrell in the Alliance premiere of Voices of Zion: The Black Georgetown Cemeteries Project.

Roz is currently winding down a two-year national tour of the Broadway musical Tina, in the role of Tina's mother.

Roz White has starred in and received stellar reviews for her self-penned cabaret Pearl Bailey... by Request, which made its World Premiere at Metrostage, in Alexandria VA in 2008 and made its debut Off-Broadway in 2011.


This phenomenal singer-actress has performed at area theatres across the DMV, including Studio Theatre, Mosaic, and (most regularly featured) in MetroStage shows, including a former production of Black Pearl Sings!  Many times over the years, she has collaborated successfully with writer-director Thomas W. Jones II, including his “Lady” in Ladies Swing The Blues, Three Sistahs, and perhaps most especially in Bessie’s Blues, which garnered her the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical.


Other theatrical credits include international, national and regional companies of Dreamgirls, Blues In The Night, Eubie, Rejoice, Don’t Stop The Carnival, Guys and Dolls, and Mahalia.


Roz has recorded and toured with many artists including gospel music legend Yolanda Adams and has also worked as a featured vocalist with Stevie Wonder and the late Michael Jackson. Her newest music venture is called "Griot Soul" which merges her storytelling gift with the warmth and earthiness of her vocal styling. Her film credits include Black and Blue, and How The Day Begins.

Roz White is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association and D.I.V.A. Incorporated, The Society for Women in the Arts.

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