|Vivian Jett – Armelia
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
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 -
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
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’
|More on Martine
|Derrick L. Baker – Ken
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
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.