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Fresh from Broadway debut of A Night with Janis Joplin! After touring with One Night With Janis Joplin, recognition includes 2013 Best Lead Role (LA Drama Critics Circle), Best Actress (Cleveland Critic's Circle), 2013 Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Musical, BroadwayWorld nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Other credits: It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), national tour of Love, Janis, member of Something Dada Improvisational Comedy Co. Davies has received numerous awards for her voice and band. Most recently her new album was nominated for a 2013 Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut. www.marybridgetdavies.com
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Janis Joplin Alternate
Alison Cusano is thrilled to continue on this journey after making her Broadway debut in A Night With Janis Joplin. Regional: One Night With Janis Joplin (Janis Alternate) at Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep and Cleveland Playhouse; Factory Girls at Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists. The Full Monty at Ogunquit Playhouse. Other theatre credits: Hair (Sheila), Tommy (Mrs. Walker). BFA music theatre from the Hartt School. Love to friends and family for their continuous support.
u/s Janis Joplin, Joplinaire Swing
B'way: Hairspray (Tracy standby) Off-B'way: RENT (swing); Bloodsong of Love; Jerry Springer the Opera (Shawntel); Regional/Tour: Hairspray (Tracy; Vegas OC); RENT (Mimi); Legally Blonde (Enid); Pregnancy Pact (Kaylee); Grease (Rizzo). Recordings: Things to Ruin OCR, Joe Iconis Rock & Roll Jamboree (sh-k-boom records). Thanks to Laura, Team @ CESD & J. FLY. KatrinaRoseMusic.com. AEA
Joplinaire, Chantel, Odetta, Nina Simone
Amber Iman is honored and thrilled to join this ferocious cast! Broadway: Soul Doctor (Nina Simone). Off-Broadway: A Civil War Christmas (NYTW), and RENT (New World Stages). Regional: Into the Woods (Alliance Theatre), Stick Fly (Arena Stage/Huntington Theatre), The Colored Museum (True Colors Theatre Company). BFA: Howard University. 2013 Clive Barnes Award Nominee. "We must lift as we climb." Love.Light.Laughter
Joplinaire, Chantel, Bessie Smith
Shinnerie Jackson is so happy to be back with A Night With Janis Joplin. She had the privilege of singing Joplinaire in the Cleveland Playhouse and first Arena Stage productions. Other roles include Esther (Intimate Apparel); Gary Coleman (Avenue Q); and performing in Ain't I a Woman!, a one woman show about heroes from African American history.
Joplinaire, Etta James
Nikki Kimbrough returns to the Janis Joplin Family after originating the role of Etta James on Broadway. Credits: A Night With Janis Joplin (Broadway), Super Fly the Musical workshop, Dreamgirls national tour. CEO of Get Fit w/Nik, Inc. Fitness expert appearances: “The Today Show,” “The Early Show,” Centric-TV.com, Better-TV, CNN. Thank you to God, “Ms. Pat,” my loving family and amazing friends, GFWN clients, my agent Erin Grush/CESD, Nikole Vallins and Jeremiah Abiah. Special thanks to “my Super Man,” Billy D! Let’s Get it!
Joplinaire, Blues Singer, Blues Woman, Aretha Franklin
Broadway: A Night With Janis Joplin, Porgy and Bess (Mariah), Color Purple (Sofia). West End: Gone With The Wind (Mammy). NYC: Dessa Rose, Ragtime in Concert (Lincoln Center); Irving Berlin (Carnegie Hall); Storyville (York Theatre). Nat’l Tour: Xanadu, Drowsy Chaperone, Cinderella, All Shook Up, Parade. Regional: Mahalia, Crowns, Ain’t Misbehavin’. CD available at www.NaTashaYvetteWilliams.com. Special thanks to Gregory, Nicole, Duke, the twins and BRS/Gage. To God Be The Glory!