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Sylvia Traymore

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When’s the last time you saw Wendy Williams, Diana Ross, Mo’Nique, Whoopi Goldberg and First Lady Michelle Obama in one evening’s performance? Well, all you need to do is catch the Sylvia Traymore Morrison Show the next time she’s in town. Originally from Washington, DC, Sylvia is the only renowned African American Female Impressionist in the country. She was one of the first solo artists to tour and open for Whitney Houston when Ms. Houston was one of the biggest names in the entertainment business. The arenas they performed in sometimes housed well over 30,000 people. When heavyweight boxing was at its zenith and Muhammad Ali was in his prime, Sylvia was asked to host a Roast of the Champ at the legendary Apollo Theater. The hosting job was so prolific and the imitation of the World Heavyweight Champion was so spot-on that he looked at her in amazement and said, “You'’re doin’ me? A woman doin’ me? That’s awesome!” As a result of that roast, Sylvia was offered a position as an associate-writer for one of America’s longest-running TV shows, Saturday Night Live. She is one of few African American Women offered that position. Since that time Sylvia has opened for some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, The Temptations, and Cher. Most recently, she has worked with Yolanda Adams and Marcus D. Wiley. As the result of her profound career, Sylvia has released her first book, based on her true story, entitled "Almost There, Almost...The Many Faces of Sylvia Traymore Morrison." The proud mother of two daughters, Jasmin and Michelle, she is presently engaged in the DC Urban Arts Project, where she is being honored for her many contributions to the industry, while working the national comedy circuit and also starring in the 5th Commandment Tour. She's a lot of fun to watch! Make sure to catch her live soon.

 

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