Nov. 10, 1919 (Philadelphia, PA) – Apr 26, 2004 (New York, NY)
LeRoy Myers was a founding member and the first president of the Copasetics. In the late 1970s and 80s, the Copasetics was a major force in the revival of tap dancing, and LeRoy Myers played a significant role in the process as the business manager of the group.
LeRoy Myers’s personal career highlights included being a singer on black children’s radio program in Philadelphia in the 1930s, one half of tap/comedy teams of “Sinclair and LeRoy” and “Myers and Walker,” a manager for the Supremes, B.B. King, Brook Benton and others. He was honored posthumously at Tap Extravaganza in May of 2004.
During his long career in the entertainment business, LeRoy Myers enjoyed a vast range of personal and professional associations, especially in the fields of jazz, blues, tap dance, and boxing, and he was a dedicated friend to those who knew him. He lived in New York City and he remained active as a mentor to younger artists and as the producer of the tap jam at Showmans in Harlem.
Visit the LeRoy Myers Tribute Site for more information.