Synthia L. Hardy*

Billie! Backstage with Lady Day

Cast Member
Role: Billie Holiday

Synthia L. Hardy*

Billie Holiday

Synthia L. Hardy (Billie Holiday) is an Award winning actress, singer, dancer who has appeared in film, on T.V., commercials (radio and T.V.) and on stages nationally and internationally. She was recently featured in the film, Sylvie’s Love. She won the 2011 NAACP Theatre Award for Billie! Backstage With Lady Day for Best One Person Show. She also won two Artistic Director Achievement Awards (A.D.A.) for the same show (Billie!...) for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy and Best One Person Show. Synthia won an Emmy Award for the documentary, Precious Memories: A Stroll Down 47th Street and has received other awards and nominations for her work, including another NAACP Theatre Award, Dramalogue Critics Award (twice), LA Weekly Award (just to name a few). Some of Synthia’s work includes: HomeMerry Wives of WindsorFlyin’ WestRap Master RonnieThe Little Dreamer: A Night in the Life of Bessie Smith and A Corner of Gold. She has written and starred in her own cabaret show, Dinner Musicale with Synthia & Friends. Synthia has toured with various singing groups doing tributes to Oldies and Doo Wop girl groups. Synthia has sang backup for Della Reese in a gospel choir and other shows, Bruce Willis’ blues Band and others. She has toured extensively in and out of the United States singing tributes to Motown, the Oldies and various girls’ groups. Synthia is originally from the Windy City, Chicago. She decided to trade in the cold and snow for the Los Angeles sunshine and warmth. Stay tuned for more!!!