About Ethel Waters
Ethel Waters (1896–1977) was an American singer and actress. She began her career in the 1920s singing blues. Waters’s notable recordings include “Dinah,” “Stormy Weather,” “Taking a Chance on Love,” “Heat Wave,” and her version of “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.” Waters was the second African American to be nominated for an Academy Award, and the first African American woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.
About Robin Miles
Robin Miles, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, an Audie Award for directing, and many Earphones Awards. Her film and television acting credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in theater studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.