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Yvette Cason is an American television, theatre, and film actress, singer, and a former Miss Black America from Washington, D.C. She starred in DREAMGIRLS on Broadway… and in 2006 played May, the mother of Deena Jones, portrayed by Beyoncé Knowles in the feature film version of Dreamgirls.
Cason returned to Broadway in PLAY ON, for which she won an Ovation Award for Supporting Actress. Most recently she performed to rave reviews in the musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT, The Rosetta Tharpe Story, at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Her early musical training was at The Sewell Music Conservatory in Washington, followed by her studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Yvette has toured and sang with some of the industries most elite artists… such as Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, David Foster, Najee, and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.
This past year Yvette had the pleasure of recording her Christmas EP “The Spirit of Christmas”, produced by Sylvia MacCalla.
She is currently working on bringing the music and life story of the iconic Ella Fitzgerald back to the stage in 2018.
Yvette just learned that she is a nominee for a 2017 LOS ANGELES OVATION AWARD as Featured Actress in a Musical in “SHOUT SISTER SHOUT”. She is also a nominee for the 2017 NAACP Theatre Award for the play BARBECUE, presented at the Geffen Theatre.