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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.

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. 

DAVID ELDER is very pleased to be working with the Angel Fountain Educational Endowment. Credits include - Broadway: Curtains (Bobby Pepper, Al Hirschfeld Theater), 42nd Street Revival (Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award Nominations, Billy Lawlor, The Ford Center), Kiss Me Kate (Bill Calhoun/ Lucentio, Al Hirschfeld Theater), Titanic, the Musical (Frederick Fleet, the Lookout, Lunt Fontaine Theater),  Once Upon A Mattress starring Sarah Jessica Parker (Sir Harry us,  Broadhurst Theater), Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis (Bomber on Broadway, Joe Hardy on the National Tour, Marriott Marquis Theater),  Beauty and the Beast (Salt, Beast u/s, The Palace Theater), Guys and Dolls starring Nathan Lane and Faith Prince (Guy, Crapshoot specialty, Martin Beck Theater). Film/TV: Across the Universe (Julie Taymor dir.), Cradle Will Rock (Tim Robbins dir.), Jeffrey (Christopher Ashley dir.), and Guiding Light. He also starred alongside Kristen Chenoweth for her concerts in NY at The Met and Carnegie Hall. David is proud to direct and star in Broadway Comes to Greeneville (TN) each spring to benefit the Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City, TN. 

Catherine Brunell recently starred as Portia in the Broadway hit, Something Rotten. She has performed the title roles in Broadway’s Mary Poppins and Thoroughly Modern Millie and played the role of Eponine in the Broadway production of Les Miserables at the Imperial Theatre. Other Broadway credits include: Big River (revival with Deaf West Theater), A Tale of Two Cities, and ELF. Her professional career began while attending college at Northwestern University. Catherine was plucked from an open-call audition and cast in the national touring production of Les Miserables, where she covered the roles of both Eponine and Cosette. Nat’l Tour/Regional credits include: Big River (Ford’s Theatre), Anything Goes (Williamstown Theatre Festival), A Wonderful Life (Paper Mill Playhouse), A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters (Skyline Theatre Co.), Paramour (Old Globe Theater), Call Me Madam (Goodspeed), Little Women (Shaeffer Theater at Duke U.), Guys and Dolls (St. Louis MUNY), Roman Holiday (MUNY), and Sleeping Beauty (Barter Theater). Catherine was twice nominated for a Kevin Kline Award for Best Actress for her portrayals of Laurey in Oklahoma and Eliza in My Fair Lady at the St. Louis MUNY. Television: Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and NBC’s The Sound of Music LIVE! (starring Carrie Underwood). Catherine is a finisher in two New York City Marathons. She has performed in Broadway concert series all across the nation. Catherine resides in New Jersey with her husband, Chris, and their three children.

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