|Vivian Jett – Armelia
- Vivian made her splash debut onto the Broadway stage
in 1980 when she replaced Armelia McQueen in Ain't
Misbehavin'. It was the thrill of a lifetime for the young
diva and she learned from the likes of Nell Carter and
Debbie Allen what Broadway was all about.
She went on to star in many regional productions of Ain't
Misbehavin', as well as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Sing
Mahalia Sing' and 'The Hattie Mc Daniel Story', in which
When not performing, Vivian gives back to her native
Brooklyn, NY by teaching theater to underprivileged
|Connie Reid – Charlaine
- Connie is also a director, pianist and composer . Her
theatrical credits include Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope
which was performed at New York's Lincoln Center, the
national tour of On Sunday, I Am Somebody as well as
regional productions of 'Leader Of The Pack', 'Pippin',
'Grease' and 'Godspell', her favorite musical.
Her television credits include The Guiding Light,
Everyday With Joan Lunden and New York At Night With
Clint Holmes. She currently travels the country with the
pop/jazz/Motown vocal group All Four Fun who have
opened for Gregory Hines, The Four Tops and Donna
Connie splits her theatrical career with her long term
commitment to young people in the arts. She is proud of
her six years as the theatre chairman at the famed
Harlem School of the Arts.
|Ron Lucas - Associate Producer - Andre -
In addition to supervising all aspects of the day to day
operations of Irving Street Rep., Ron was instrumental in
organizing the 2000 through 2005 productions of the
McDonald’s Gospelfest. As an actor Ron performed the
role of John in Miss Saigon in Stuttgart, Germany and just
returned from performing in Madame Butterfly and has
been seen across the country in countless productions of
Jesus Christ Superstar as Judas. He also starred in the
world premiere production of Bingo Long, a musical
version of the movie about the Negro baseball leagues.
Ron has been seen in films, videos and soap operas.
His other credits include regional productions of Ain’t
Misbehavin’, Five Guys Named Moe, The Elegance Of
Ellington, Hair, Godspell, Sophisticated Ladies and as
Billy Eckstein in Mr. B. Changed The Key.
Ron also tours his one-man show, The Nat King Cole
Songbook.. Mr. Lucas has written songs and jingles for
Dupont, Entennman’s, Visaline and others.
|Sondra M. Bonitto – Nell
Broadway: Ragtime (original cast/album) performed the
role of Sarah's friend;
Off broadway: Long Road Home Regional: starring role in
Harold Arlen's, St. Louis Woman (2000 Barrymore Award
Nomination, Philadelphia ); 'Blackbirds of Broadway';
'Sophisticated Ladies'; 'Little Shop of Horrors'; 1940's
'Radio Hour'; 'Ragtime' (world premiere, Toronto).
A soloist in concert with the New York Festival of Song
(Carnegie Hall). Workshops/readings: The Boys from
Syracuse (Roundabout Theatre); Tupelo (Conjure woman);
Marie in Marie Laveau (New York Theatre Workshop).
Sondra holds a B.F.A. in musical theatre from The Boston
Conservatory of Music.
|Derrick L. Baker – Ken
A native of Rahway, New Jersey, and a graduate of
Westminster Choir College, Derrick has been seen across
the country in productions of 'Ain't Misbehavin’, 'Five
Guys Named Moe', 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'The Cotton
Club', 'Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat',
'A Chorus Line' AND 'The Wiz'.
His talents have taken him all over Europe touring in A
MUSICAL REVUE. A gifted dancer, Derrick is also co-
founder of New Jersey’s Mystic Vision Players which
brings dance to local schools.