Born in Donora, Pennsylvania, and raised in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
FOR SOULPEPPER: Concerts over a 10-year span.
SOULPEPPER 2017: Spoon River and Soulpepper Concerts.
OTHER THEATRE: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Dora); Cookin’ At the Cookery (Dora); Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story (Jessie Award, Capitol, Belfry); Crowns; St. Carmen of the Main; Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God.
FILM & TELEVISION: Turning To Stone (Gemini), The Gospel According to the Blues (Gemini), Sins of The Father (NAACP nomination); Doodlebops (children’s series); Hallelujah Gospel Series as host, performer (24 episodes); Dear Viola (TV movie).
OTHER: Singer of gospel, jazz and blues in concert and studio. Juno and AMPAC nominations. Lifetime Achievement Awards from Toronto Blues Society, and Canadian Equity Association. African Canadian Achievement Award winner.