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mercials. For the past 20 years, he has been a vocal coach and has done nightclub acts or arrangements for numerous performers, including Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Chris Calloway, Jerry Butler, Alexis Smith, Jimmy Randolph, Gail Nelson, Telly Savalas, Vivian Reed and Dave Brown.

RUDY STEVENSON (Buck Wilson) has performed with Stephanie Mills, Thelma Houston, The Fifth Dimension and Nina Simone. Among the artists who have recorded his work are Wynton Kelly, George Benson, Dexter Gordon, Lee Morgan, Diana Ross and Vivian Reed. His compositions can be heard on more than 28 albums. Mr. Stevenson has been the musical contractor for Bubbling Brown Sugar, Eubie, Woopie and Sophisticated Ladies and was the independent contractor for Aretha Franklin and Mercer Ellington. His most recent credits include music director and arranger for the hit show Black & Blue in Paris and his own album for Zeus Records.

DAVID JACKSON JR. (Frankie Lee Jones) has performed with Roy Haynes, Frank Foster, Duke Jordan, Helen Humes, Sonny Rollins, Al Hibbler, Milt Jackson, Charles Rouse, Tom Browne, Randy Weston, Dakota Staton, Billy Ecksteine, Jackie Byard, Lou Donaldson, Illinois Jacquet, Ronnie Matthews, Benny Powell, Big "Nic" Nicholas, Walter Davis, Kenny Burrell, Eartha Kitt, Freda Payne, Bernard Wright, Margaret Whiting, Brook Benton, Harold Mabern, Bill Saxton and Lionel Hampton. Mr. Jackson's theatre performances include two of Weldon Irvine's plays—Young, Gifted and Broke and The Vampire and The Dentist—at the Billy Holiday Theater. He made his acting debut in Sasha Dalton's Sasha Sings Dinah.

LANIE ROBERTSON (Playwright) is the author of Back Country Crimes and of The Insanity of Mary Girard, both published by Samuel French and performed throughout the U.S. and Canada. His work has 

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been produced at the New Arts Theatre in Dallas, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, the Phoenix Ensemble, the Edinburgh Festival and at Playwrights Horizons. He has done commissioned work for National Public Radio, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Arena Stage, and the W.P.A Theatre. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill was originally produced in April 1986 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.

ANDRE ERNOTTE (Director) recently directed Goblin Market at the Vineyard Theatre and at Circle in the Square Downtown, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for outstanding direction. Recently, Mr. Ernotte directed Colleen Dewhurst in Real Estate by Louise Page at the Westport Country Playhouse. He has directed over 80 productions in Europe and the USA. Theatre credits include The Philanthropist, Crossing Niagara (Manhattan Theatre Club), Coming Attractions, Company, Vienna Notes, Christmas on Mars (Playwrights Horizons), Emigres, Brecht-Feydeau (BAM), Betrayal, A House Not Meant to Stand (Goodman Theatre), Attention, Fragile (Paris, Brussels), Die Walküre (TRM-Royal Opera), Music Keeper (South St. Theatre), Sunset (Village Gate), Phaedra (Yale), Richard III (Stratford-Kennedy Center). Film credits include award-winning High Street, Big Breaks and Low Tides. As a co-writer with Elliot Tiber, credits include film/TV/stage productions—High Street, Music Keeper, Attention, Fragile, "Banque à Malisse" (Selection Montreux TV Fest 85), Big Breaks (Cinevision-Finell Prod.), Dining Room (French adapt.), On Wings of Fire (with Zubin Mehta), Camel Has His Nose Under the Tent and their new comedy, Ingrid Bergman & Orson Welles in the Dunes. Mr. Ernotte is the director of the current New York magazine television commercial. He also just completed a book, Mise-en-zen. He will direct Colleen Dewhurst in My Gene by Barbara Gelb at the Public Theater this winter. Mr. Ernottes current pri-

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