The American Veterans Ball (AVB) is PROUD to introduce Dr. SYLVIA TRAYMORE MORRISON for your enjoyment of laughter and fun from this seasoned IMPRESSIONIST entertainer (Sponsored by Mr. Davin Ortiz – CEO of DNA Telecom). When was the last time you saw Whoopi Goldberg, Wendy Williams, Mo’Nique, Michelle Obama, Cher, Fantasia, and Melania Trump together in one evening’s performance? Well, you must catch the Sylvia Traymore Morrison Show the next time she’s in town. Originally from Washington, D.C., Dr. Sylvia Traymore Morrison is the first renowned Black Female Impressionist in the history of this great nation.
Redd Foxx was her first manager. Since impressively hosting “Roast of the Champ” for Muhammad Ali (she replaced Richard Pryor) at the legendary Apollo Theater, she was offered a job as an associate writer for Saturday Night Live, making her the first woman of color offered that position. She has performed with countless entertainers, including Jay Leno, David Letterman, Gladys Knight, Robin Williams, Jeffery Osbourne, Jerry Seinfeld, Chaka Khan, Rosie O’Donnell, Dick Gregory, George Wallace, and Mo’Nique, to name a few.
At the exclusive request of Whitney Houston, Morrison became the opening act for Houston’s “The Greatest Love World Tour” in over 23 cities. Sylvia joined Comedian Mo’Nique’s Las Vegas residency for six shows, where George Wallace spotted her in action and invited her to do his show. Cathy Hughes, the mogul behind TVOne and Radio One, personally asked Morrison to perform for her 75th birthday celebration in Nassau, Bahamas. The standing ovation was well deserved.
The Sherri Shepherd Show recently showcased Sylvia for Black History Month. The show was so exciting that for five days, the public graced social media about her history. Morrison released her first book, based on her life, entitled Almost There, Almost: The Many Faces of Sylvia Traymore Morrison, which chronicles the first 30+ years of her life’s journey in the entertainment industry. Dr. Morrison authored two other books, Jellybeans From Heaven and her latest, “Me, Satan, God & Covid-19. Because of her rich history, she received her first honorary doctorate degree. Sylvia’s honors include the 2013 Living on Laughter Gospel Comedy Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the Indie Author Legacy Awards, where she received the 2017 Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Living Icon Award at the 2021 Comic Rocks Convention. After 50+ years in the entertainment business, Sylvia continues to perform and grace stages around the country. She is a lot of fun to watch!