Etta Cox has been voted “Best Jazz Vocalist” in Pittsburgh for 8 consecutive years and has received the Harry Schwalb Award for Excellence in the Arts. In addition to her involvement in theater, television & film, Ms. Cox performs nationally while also teaching locally at CAPA.
Etta Cox, originally from St. Joseph, Missouri, has performed in the tri-state area for many years. She has appeared on Broadway in I LOVE MY WIFE, with Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, the 1940’s RADIO HOUR with Dee Dee Bridgewater, as well as the starring role in Showtime’s production of THE ME NOBODY KNOWS. Locally she has appeared in the Pittsburgh Public Theaters’ MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, City Theaters’ productions of FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA, SPUNK, AVENUE X and CROWNS.
She is well remembered for her starring roles in Ken Gargaro’s production of BEEHIVE and the Shakespeare Festivals TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. Her film career started in 1985 with SILENT WITNESS, starring Valerie Bertinelli and John Savage, LADY BEWARE, with Diane Lane and Michael Woods, CRIMINAL JUSTICE with Jennifer Grey an Forrest Whitaker, BUMP IN THE NIGHT with Meredith Baxter and Christopher Reeves and THE CEMETERY CLUB with Ellen Burstyn and Danny Aiello, WARRIOR starring Nick Nolte and THE NEXT THREE DAYS with Russell Crowe.