Synthia L. Hardy is an Emmy Award winning actress, singer, dancer who has appeared on film, TV, and stages nationally and internationally. Synthia received the 2011 NAACP Theatre Award for Best One Person Show, "Billie! Backstage with Lady Day". Synthia shared a photo with John Malveaux immediately following the June 19, 2015 performance of "Billie! Backstage with Lady Day" directed by Bryan Rasmussen at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, California. The play is enjoying a current hot run to celebrate the 100th birthday of Billie Holiday. The performance included a delicate and steaming live jazz quartet.