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WHO'S WHO [CONTINUED] RON FERRRELL* (Minstrel, Back-Up Singer) is a native New Yorker. He is an actor/singer who has worked in commercial films, theatre (drama and musicals) and television. Some of his film work includes: The Cradle Will Rock, The Tic Code, The Siege, Godzilla, Malcolm X, and The Warriors. He has appeared on television in Law & Order, New York Undercover and The Guiding Light. On stage Ron has worked with the Crossroads Theatre in the roles of Jerry Harper in the First Breeze of Summer. He also played Nimrod Barton in Eden at the Negro Ensemble Company. Ron's musical credits include: A Broadway Musical, A funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Bubbling Brown Sugar, and Oliver and Helen. He appears regularly, as a vocalist, at Aruto's, The Zine Bar, St Nicks Pub, Lafayette Grill & Bar, Showman's Lounge, Small's and the Up Over Jazz Café. BRVON NEAL (Luther Understudy) an accomplished singer, musician, and teacher is the musical director for the Harlem Messenger Ensemble of New York. He also serves as music director for Walker Memorial Baptist Church of Bronx, NY. He is currently a member of the National Association of Negro Musicians, and an assistant vocal coach for the College of Santa Fe Music Department. A native of Dallas, Texas, he expressed a passion for music at a very early age, starting in his home church. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School of Performing Arts in Dallas, he went on to pursue and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Mr. Neal's gifts continue to place him in popular demand. He has performed on numerous television programs with many outstanding choirs and singer such as: Kirk Franklin, God's Property, Kurt Carr, Shirley Caesar, Tramaine Hawkins, Dr. Bobby Jones, Harry Connick, Jr., Kirk Whalum, and many others. He is humble and thankful to God, his parents, family, and Clarice Taylor for love and encouragement. LINWOOD H. FITTS, JR. (Drummer) has been playing drums for 12 years starting at Gospel Mission Pentecostal Church. Throughout his drumming tenure, he has played for several recording artists including: The Richard Curtis Singers, Eternal Light Community Singers, Maurice Coldridge & Psalms, Daniel Perkins & The Outreach Ministries Ensemble and All Saints Roman Catholic Church. Linwood was cast in Aaliyah's Hot Live Fire video, as well as videos fro Blues Travels, and various European music videos filmed in N.Y.C. WHO'S WHO IN THE PRODUCTION STAFF WALTER DALLAS (Director) is Artistic Director of Philadelphia's award-winning Freedom Theatre. [[end page]] [[start page]] WHO'S WHO [CONTINUED] ANDREA SMITH (Choreographer) is a multimedia artist (actor/writer/choreographer). He has studied theater at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. He rejuvenated the Salon in Harlem, ushering in the new renaissance and founded the Hype-Dreams Community Site Specific Project with Harlem elementary school children. He has danced extensively with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, with which he toured the US and Europe and filmed a PBS Great Performance documentary for the BBC. Works with Mr. Jones include the Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land, in which he played the title role, Mother of Three Sons, Lost In The Stars, Dream on Monkey Mountain, and Continuous Replay. He Also Dance with Choreographers David Gordon in the Firebugs at the Guthrie Theatre in MN, David Rouseve in Whispers of Angels at Brooklyn Academy of Music, with movement sage Gabrielle Roth in Savage Love at Red Lab (MYC) and In Dances of Ecstasy a BBC feature film on ritual and trance dance through-out the world and Thierry Smits of the Company Thor in Brussels Belgium. Mr. Smith has toured excerpts of his choreographies with GLB Presents for the Estate Romana in Rome Italy, annually since 1997. His theatrical credits include; The Square of Massacred Prayers, You Have The Right to Remain Silent, Into The Labyrinth, A Midsummer Nigh Dream, and many other national and international performances. He is a faculty member of the Ifetaya Cultural Arts Facility where he teachers modern Dance and Acting. Currently he is writing a play based on the life of choreographer Alive Ailey. CHRISTOPHE PIERRE (Set and Light Designer) Latest theatrical coo, The Black Spectrum Theatre: Never Too Late Baby, Dick Gregory, Homegirl, Fences, Friendship Train, Prescription For Love, Henry the III, Indigo Blues. Spectrum Summer Traveling Theatre Lighting Design: Opus Dance Company. Hudson Theatre: Spermegga. National Black Theatre: Judgement Day: The Life and Times of Tupac Shakur. Negro Ensemble Company: Trouble In Mind. Riverside Church: Zora Speaks. He won the 1998-1999 AUDELCO Award for Lighting Design at The National Black Theatre for Nzinga's Children. JESSE JAMES HARRIS (Costume Designer) has been a member of the United Scenic artists for years as a costume designer. He has designed costumes for plays ranging from contemporary to Shakespeare, which has earned him the honor of being an AUDELCO Award recipient. He has worked on Broadway to Dance Theatre of Harlem and Film and Television. He has also designed and styled clothing for many recording artists including Erykah Badu, NSYNC, The New Kids On The Block, The Commodores, and the list goes on. He is currently designing costumes for A Soldier's Story, at the Black Spectrum Theatre and Monique of The Parkers. He designs wardrobe for NBA individuals. His clothing line will hit major stores soon and will be feature in an upcoming Black Elegance Magazine issue. His motto is "all opportunities and talents are blessings from God.
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