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 McDaniel Story, in which she

    When not performing, Vivian gives back to
    her native Brooklyn, NY  by teaching theater
    to underprivileged children.
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 Summer.

    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 has
    been instrumental in organizing the 2000
    through 2005 productions of the McDonald’s
    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
Martine Allard - Nell
    -Martine appeared on Broadway for the
    first time at age 13 in The Tap Dance Kid.  
    She received a 1984 Theatre World Award
    and 1984 Tony Award nomination for her
    role.  In 1986, the Helen Hayes Foundation
    and the NAACP Image Award nominated
    Martine for Best Supporting Actress in a
    touring musical theatre show.  

    Martine studied at the Boston Conservatory
    and The University Of Nevada Las Vegas
    where she majored in Classical Voice,
    Opera Theatre and Jazz Performance.  She
    is an accredited vocal instructor and a
    proud member of Sigma Alpha Iota Women’
    s Fraternity.
More on Martine
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.