Her career has taken her to regional theatre, off-Broadway, nightclubs…national and international. She appeared at the 92nd Street Y under the direction of extremely dedicated Maurice Levine then with the fabulous composers Burton Lane, Livingston, and Evans (creators of the Bonanza theme) and many other luminaries. She has learned from the Masters.
She worked with Larry Kert, Jack Gilford and Orson Bean in ESIPA’S “Knickerbocker’s Follies”. Credits include New York and London West End productions of Snow Queen in which Ms. Godfrey performed the title role. Lola in Damn Yankees at Hartford Stage with the Tony Award-winning actors Michael Rupert as Joe, and the late, wonderful David Rounds as the Devil. She was in the original American Place Theater production of A, My Name Is Alice. There were companies of Ain’t Misbehavin, Dessert Song as Azuri, Absurdities in Europe as Josephine Baker and in Los Angeles the production of No Place to Be Somebody directed by Pulitzer Prize Winner Charles Gordone and famed director Bill Duke. For her work in this production as she reprised the role originally created by the formidable Mary Alice…Cora Mae Beasley… Ms. Godfrey received both the NAACP IMAGE AWARD and a DRAMALOGUE THEATRE AWARD.