(n.) / brɪ•tæ•ni /
awesome blossom 🌸
Brittaney (yes, brɪ•tæ•ni) Delsarte Chatman is a South Carolinian-born actress, singer and writer based in Brooklyn. She has recently received her MFA from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School. She has worked under the acting supervision of the Susan Aston, and the late Elizabeth Kemp. She has also been mentored by Dr. Bill Coco, vocal teachers, Craig Bacon, Corina May and musical vocal coach Jonathan Estabrooks. She has studied with Classics instructor Chris Clavelli and has taken movement classes with Michael Billingsley and David Frank. Chatman is trained in Method Acting, the Stanislavaski System, the Alexander technique, Shakespeare Scansion, and the Linklater Method.
Brittaney comes from a musical and artistic clan with world-renowned artist, Larry Lebby being her grandfather and Grammy-award winning artist, Toni Braxton, as her cousin. Starting at age four, she has trained as a classical, gospel, and jazz vocalist. She danced ballet, and jazz with the Columbia Conservatory of Dance, professional ballroom with Capital Ballroom and West African dance at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
A few of her acting credits include: Gina Willis from In Mysterious Ways (Off-Broadway), activist Ericka Huggins in Black Panther Women (Off Broadway), Squeak in The Color Purple, the Musical (regional), Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (regional), and Deena in Dreamgirls (regional). One of her greatest accomplishments in the theater was the premiere of her play, A Woman’s Suffrage (2014), which marked the first African-American written musical at the University of South Carolina, and highlighted the various issues of abuse through a female and male’s perspective.
Brittaney (Awesome Blossom) is a true Millennial Renaissance Woman. In addition to her artistic abilities, she is also a journalist. She has been an Associate Producer at CNN, HLN, and a television/radio producer for OnPoint! with Cynthia Hardy. In 2014, she produced, directed, edited her first full-length documentary for the National Urban League titled, Master League: The Columbia Urban League.