Roz White is an award-winning Actress, Vocalist, and Teaching Artist. Her 30 + year career in the arts has yielded a body of work which includes performances in venues throughout the United States- as well as abroad, and has garnered her a resume that displays versatility, and longevity as a leading lady, supporting actress, and specialty performer. She is currently receiving stellar reveiws for her reprisal of Alberta 'Pearl' Johnson in the Alliance for New Music Theatre's production of Black Pearl Sings! Recently, Roz starred as Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Mosaic Theater Company's "Marie and Rosetta". Roz is a graduate of The Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where she currently serves as a faculty member, and Howard University, where she has lectured and taught master classes since 2006. While studying at Howard University, Roz was crowned Miss Howard ’92 and Miss Collegiate African American ‘93- representing 52 Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the US. Roz's theatre credits include Dreamgirls (National Tour), Bessie's Blues (Helen Hayes Award Winner) Once On This Island, Crowns, Don’t Stop The Carnival, Cool Papa’s Party, Ella Fitzgerald- First Lady of Song, Josephine Tonight, Bricktop, Uprising, Billie’s Song, Blues in the Night, The Good Times Are Killing Me, Gee's Bend (Helen Hayes Award Nomination), Her self-penned cabarets-‘Pearl Bailey by Request’ and ‘Resist: A Revolutionary Cabaret’, Black Nativity, Mahalia A Gospel Musical, Black Pearl Sings, Ladies Swing the Blues, Violet, Guys and Dolls, Spunk, Legends, Three Sistahs, Uprising, Blackberry Daze, Fool In Love… The Frankie Lymon Story, Anne and Emmett, and The Gin Game. Roz has worked as a featured vocalist with Yolanda Adams, Stevie Wonder, James Ingram, Patti Austin, The Late Gerald Levert, Ray Charles, and Michael Jackson…Other featured vocals credits include Florence and The Machine, Grayson Capps, Chante Moore, and Eric Roberson. Roz recorded two dance singles ‘A Little More Love” and “Bad for Me” which received praise in Billboard’s New and Note-worthy column. She is also featured on the gospel single “I’m a Soldier”, with NY based praise team Exousia. Her Film credits include How the Day Begins, Black and Blue, and Boomerang. Roz is the proud Mom of two brilliant sons, Anthony and King.
“As a former Miss Howard and Miss Collegiate African American, I was so proud and grateful to be a part of the 150th Homecoming of my alma mater,” Roz White told the AFRO. “I was crowned Miss Howard shortly after the 125th celebration. So, homecoming to me represents dreams coming to fruition.” As a native Washingtonian, Howard is a special place for White and her family..."
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright D. L. Coburn was intrigued by DC area reviews of his play, The Gin Game, at MetroStage, enough to make a special trip to see it.
Pulitzer Prize winning play The Gin Game, by D. L. Coburn, and directed by Thomas W. Jones II, Starring Roz White and Doug Brown