Beverly is a graduate from New York University. She would later move on to become the the schools Associate Professor of voice for the Tisch School. In addition to her own acting and singing performances around New York City and beyond, Beverly also instructed artists like Cameron Mannheim and Isaiah Washington just to name a couple. In 2008, Beverly was a member of the first class inducted into the South Huntington School District Hall of Fame. As a graduate of Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station, NY she continues to exhibit Wildcat pride.
One of the memories that I hold dear when it comes to my Aunt Beverly is when she took me to dinner and to see Vanessa Williams in Kiss of the Spider-woman. I was home from college and although I had been to a broadway show before, that was when I was a young kid. This was the first show I truly remembered. Spending the day with my Aunt was quite enjoyable. That day led to other shows and other outings that I continue to hold dear.
Today Beverly is enjoying her retirement in New York City, where she has lived since graduating college. I honor her today for Black History Month not only because she’s my family but because I wholeheartedly respect the contributions she’s made to the arts and to our community.