Remembering Howard University’s Own Chadwick Boseman

“Chad came to Howard University knowing exactly who he was and how he wanted to present himself personally and publicly.” -Vera Katz

Tonight we honored Howard University alumnus, Chadwick Boseman. The night took on a celebratory tone as we spoke with the people who helped shape his career. His acting coach was legendary Professor Vera Katz, Professor Emerita Howard University Department of Theater Arts. Professor Katz has been teaching acting and directing for 32 years.  Professor Denise Saunders Thompson served Howard University for 17 years as professor of the Theater Arts Administrative Program and Producing Artistic Director/Manager of Cramton Auditorium. Singer, actress, broadway performer and finalist on The Voice, Frenchie Davisshared stories about her close friendship with Chad, and how he was so supportive of her talents.

Coka-Lani joined in on the fun as she introduced comedian Tony Woods to HUR@Home. He was one of Dave Chapelle’s early inspirations in comedy.