On the Suncoast, you've seen her as Queenie in Showboat and as Fannie Lou Hamer in Fannie (both at the Asolo Repertory Theatre), but you may have also seen her as the Narrator in the PBS production of A Christmas Carol, the Concert and, if you are from Chicago or Washington D.C., you have seen her in hundreds of other productions.
Though while training to be an actress at a conservatory, she was told she would only get small "maid" type roles, she has found her own voice, made her mark, and shattered the color barriers in the theatre world.
Hailing from Chicago, actress, singer, and entertainer E. Faye Butler has been inducted into the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., was named the 2020 "Chicagoan of the Year" by the Chicago Tribune, and has been showered with award after award for her incredible talent and craft.
Want to know how she tackled the pandemic head on? How about her perspective on typecasting? And, the answer to the all important question, "Porgy and Bess or Hamilton?"
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