When’s the last time you saw Wendy
Williams, Diana Ross, Mo’Nique, Whoopi Goldberg, Fantasia, Melania Trump, Eryka Badu 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 first African American Female Impressionist in
the country. One of the first solo artists to tour and open for Whitney Houston in over 20 major U.S. cities, Morrison's career
in Hollywood is legendary, even if not well known. The iconic Redd Fox recognized her talent early on and signed her
to her first management deal.
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, replacing
Richard Pryor. 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.
The list of people she has worked with is amazing. It includes Jay Leno, David Letterman,
Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Garrett Morris, Dick Gregory, Rosie O'Donnell, Gladys Knight, Chaka Kahn, Tommy Davidson,
The Temptations, Jeffrey Osborne, The Four Tops, Jennifer Holiday, Stephanie Mills, Kevin Anthony, Chris Thomas, Tony Woods,
Andy Evans, Robyn Montague, Kevin Lee, Elaine Boosler, David Copperfield, Lawanda Page, Shuckey Duckey, Cocoa Brown, actually
too many to name here.
released her first book, based on her true story, entitled "Almost There, Almost, The Many Faces of Sylvia Traymore Morrison." 90%
of readers say they read it in less than 2 days and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. It reads like a roller coaster ride filled with
thrills and chills. The book was selected by the American University's Public Relations Department as a project for
the senior class. It is rare that a book is selected in that capacity.
The Livin' On Laughter
Gospel Comedy Association presented Sylvia with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to entertainment
industry. The proud mother of two daughters, Jasmin and Michelle, she is presently performing throughout the country,
where she is being honored for her many contributions to the industry, while also advocating domestic violence, HIV/AIDS and
23, 2016 Sylvia was conferred with her first Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Breakthrough Bible College and Theological
Seminary. She's a lot of fun to watch! Make sure to catch her live soon.