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October 25, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Category: Workshop
Location: Schaver Music Recital Hall | Map
480 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Theatre alumna S. Epatha Merkerson is a Broadway, film and TV actor, best known for her role as Lt. Anita Van Buren in the Dick Wolf's series Law & Order and currently plays Sharon Goodwin on Wolf’s series Chicago. 

Merkerson began her acting career as a theatre major at Wayne State, where she earned a bachelor of fine arts. In 2001, she received an honorary doctor of humane letters in recognition of her profound contributions to the arts. Her work in Lackawanna Blues, a TV movie, won her Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards. She also has been nominated twice for a Tony Award. Other honors include the Drama Desk Award, Gracie Allen Award, Obie Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. 

 

For more information about this event, please contact Da'Stanza Murphy at 3135775448 or az2370@wayne.edu.