A Michigan native, Doris grew up working diligently in the church. Doris started singing her first solo at the age of five, and that’s when music became the language that spoke to her heart. She is an actor, singer, and producer. She started her own production company D’Sunflower Production in 2018. She has 2 EP’s on Itunes; He Will Take Care of You, and her recent release, God Bless the Child, paying tribute to Billie Holiday 2020.
Doris has participated in several Bay Area productions:
The Wiz(Dorothy Gale)
Dreamgirls (Effie White) both musicals she received a Pan Arts Award for “Best Lead Actress”
The Color Purple,(Shug Avery) Stanford Blackstage Co.
A Raisin in the Sun(Ruth Younger), J Redd Artistry Productions
Four Colored Girls, who have considered suicide/ When the Rainbow is enuf (Lady in Brown) Contra Costa College
Crowns(Velma), Ivory Arts
The Mountain Top, (Camae) Campbell Theatre Martinez
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (Billie Holiday) DSunflower Production Co., East Bay Center of Performing Arts
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas(Jewel), 42nd Moon St. SF
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar Grill(Billie Holiday), Boxcar Theatre, SF 2019 and Virtual show with 42nd Moon St. 2021
Doris is currently signed with NYLO Talent Agency, Walnut Creek, California.. She has participated in several films, commercial, and print projects.
Monologue done by Doris at the Campbell Theatre
A fictional depiction of Martin Luther King’s last night night on earth set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination.
Lady Day Behind the scene video of 2018 show
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill Behind the scene- See behind scene to the Lady Day show. See Doris as she transformed into the iconic Billie Holiday.