Marva Hicks Taha, an award-winning actor and singer who originally hailed from Petersburg, Virginia, passed away in New York City on September 17, 2022. A Howard University graduate, Hicks’ performing credits span 4 decades.
Her powerful, distinct and sultry voice was heard on her first album.
- “Marva Hicks” released in 1991 with a Top 10 charting hit single
- “Never Been in Love Before.”
She later duetted with Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder as she toured world-wide.
Marva, a three-time Helen Hayes Award winner, was a fixture in the theatrical community. Her Broadway credits include:
- “The Lion King,”
- “Caroline or Change,” and
- “Lena Horne, The Lady at Her Music.”
She starred in many Off-Broadway productions, canvassing the country with her most recent performance in April 2022 of “Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous” at the Alliance Theatre.
Film & TV Career
Hicks’ vast film and television credits include:
- “Mad about You“
- “Star Trek” She played T’Pel, wife of Tuvok in the Voyager 2nd Season.
- “One Life to Live,”
- “LA Law,”
She lent her voice and talents to many nonprofit organizations including the Ronald McDonald House. She was a very proud member of Broadway Inspirational Voices for many years.
Marva Hicks Taha is survived by her husband, Akwasi Taha and many family and life-long friends.
Source: Marquis Who’s Who & THX News.