Trazana Beverley

Trazana Beverley is an American stage and film actress as well as a lecturer in acting. 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), having previously won a Theatre World Award for the Off-Broadway production. She shared a cast Obie Award for the latter. She also won the 1977 Theatre World and Drama Desk Awards for the Broadway version.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
PlaywrightGit on Board 1980-81 Season
PlaywrightThe Spirit Moves 1993-94 Season
Director Git on Board 1980-81 Season
Actor for colored girls who have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf 1975-76 Season
Actor God’s Trombones 1989-90 Season
Actor The Spirit Moves 1993-94 Season