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RAYMOND JARAMILLO MCLEOD
(Director) Singer - Actor - Vocal Coach - Instructor
Raymond Jaramillo McCleod has performed in every theatrical venue ranging from The Metropolitan Opera to Broadway, television and film. McLeod, who holds an MFA from the University of Texas, made his New York debut in Zefirelli’s “La Boheme” at The Metropolitan Opera. His booming bass baritone has been critically acclaimed in hundreds of stage productions, including the original Broadway cast of “Jekyll & Hyde”; “Dance of the Vampires” starring Michael Crawford; Juan Peron in the 20th Anniversary National Tour of “Evita”; Wreck in “Wonderful Town”, starring Donna Murphy and Brooke Shields; Eddie in MTC’s “The Wild Party”, starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs; and, Jigger in The Hollywood Music Bowl’s all-star cast of “Carousel” with Alice Ripley, Judy Kaye, Faith Prince and Tom Bosley. Extensive recording credits include his solo CD “Jaramillo...Until Then”. TV appearances include the “infamous” role of Psycho Bob in “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” with Will Smith and numerous episodes of Law & Order. An unforgettable voice, McLeod is heard in the Disney’s films, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Pocahontas, Nightmare Before Christmas and hundreds of movie soundtracks and numerous commercials. His Concert work includes both solo work and as part of New York Baritone trio, OH! THOSE VOICES!, appearing at venues throughout the United States. At Universities across the country, Mr. McLeod, founder of DrM Studios in New York City, has taught the techniques described in his book, “The Art of Singing (without all the art…)” . McLeod, a much-in-demand vocal coach, also teaches voice at NYU and Columbia University. As part of his duties as Education Director of Angel Fountain Educational Endowment, Inc. Mr. McLeod works with students from local schools served by the AFEE Programs.
Jennifer Hope Wills made her stage debut at the age of 1 in a production of Rumplestiltskin along side her father. For nearly four years Ms. Wills won audience’s hearts as Christine in Broadway’s longest running musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Other Broadway credits include her critically acclaimed portrayal of Eileen in Wonderful Town opposite Brooke Shields (cast recording), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and The Woman in White. Regionally she has starred in over 35 classic musicals including The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Grease, Camelot, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Showboat, Carousel and Aspects of Love with Paper Mill Playhouse, Walnut Street Theatre, PCLO and Sacramento Music Circus to name just a few. She has performed in concert with City Center's Encores!, and with the Houston, Portland, Omaha and Asheville Symphonies. Frequent concert soloist and mom to 7 year old Vincent (best job ever!)
"Both Shields and Wills are smashing. These two are not replacements, they are renewals". – New York Post
T. Oliver Reid has been touring the country with his one-man show, Drop Me Off in Harlem, which won a Bistro Award for Outstanding Theme Show; its New York engagements have included Lincoln Center’s Dizzy Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, Feinstein’s/54 Below and the Metropolitan Room. He has also performed at the Town Hall, Lyrics & Lyricists at 92Y and Lincoln Center’s Appel Room and Rose Hall. Among his other honors, Tim received MAC Awards for Debut Artist-Male and Male Vocalist, and the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Julie Wilson Award.
Tim made his Broadway debut in the revival of Kiss Me Kate, and has since appeared in nine more musicals, including After Midnight, Sister Act and Mary Poppins. He appeared at the New York City Center in Cotton Club Parade and Damn Yankees, and he was in the national tours of Guys and Dolls and Once on This Island. Tim was seen in NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!,” and his other film and television credits include Jack and Diane, “Girls,” “Mercy,” “Sex and the City, and Tony Awards and Kennedy Center Honors broadcasts.
His website is toliverreid.com.
Carter Calvert is thrilled to be back in the Lone Star state! Often reviewed for her six-star smoldering voice, Carter is best known for originating her role in the Tony®-nominated Broadway musical It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues alongside Grammy® winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter. She is featured on the cast recording and starred in the show’s national tour. Other tours include the featured role of ‘Grizabella’ in the national touring company of Cats. the European tour of Smokey Joe’s Café, and an international tour of Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway. She’s received accolades for her off Broadway work in Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging and The Thing About Men. She has originated World Premiere roles in the musicals Forbidden Vegas, Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers and the Great American Trailer Park Musical. Her regional credits include IANBTB at Denver Center Theatre Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Crossroads Theatre Company, New Victory Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theater; Annie Get Your Gun [Title Role], Evita [Title Role] at Algonquin Arts, Sunday in the Park with George at Arena Stage, Unsung Cole (And Classics Too) and A Grand Night for Singing at Cleveland Playhouse; Honky Tonk Angels at Cincinnati Playhouse at the Park; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at Theatre By The Sea; Kiss Me Kate at Theatre Under The Stars; and Pump Boys and Dinettes in Branson, Missouri. Carter has opened for iconic performers including Liza Minnelli, Marilyn McCoo, Chubby Checker and The Temptations. Her television credits include “The David Letterman Show,” “The Rosie O'Donnell Show,” and “The Today Show.” She is an accomplished actress, as well as a popular voice-over artist. She’s been featured in numerous national television and radio commercials. While still in high school, Downbeat Magazine named Carter “Best Female Jazz Vocalist” and Starsong Records has hailed her as “Best Female Vocalist of the Year.” Ms. Calvert has performed as a headliner in South Africa, Greece, Bermuda, Croatia and Italy as well as headlining in clubs and theaters across the country. As a recording artist, Carter Calvert and the Roger Cohen Trio debuted at number 13 on the CMJ jazz charts (beating out Paul McCartney!). Her latest CD It's A Man's World is climbing the charts, receiving rave reviews and extensive radio play. It is available for purchase in the lobby and on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon and at www.cartercalvert.com. Carter is proud mother of her beautiful ten-year-old daughter, Ella, and proud wife to her handsomely talented drummer-husband, Roger Cohen.
Roger Cohen’s (Music Director) credits include Martin Short, Rita Moreno, Sally Struthers, Sir Cliff Richard, Kathy Lee Gifford and Dom DeLouise. Roger has also worked with progressive rock superstars James Labrie and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater). He is also the drummer for Rob Evan (Lead singer for Trans-Siberian Orchestra). Roger is married to performer Carter Calvert. Their CD “Carter Calvert & the Roger Cohen Trio” debuted at #13 on the CMJ National Jazz charts. It garnered rave reviews & received National radioplay. The cd is available on Cdbaby & ITunes. Another role that is very important to him is his role as mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program (BBBS.org). Modern Drummer Magazine: “Roger’s playing reveals an admirable combination of power, musical creativity and restraint.”