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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.
DIANA DEGARMO was first runner up in Season 3 of American Idol, released her debut album “Blue Skies” later that year and was on the national tour of American Idol finalists that summer. She made her Broadway debut in Hairspray as Penny Pingleton. She also performed the lead role of Brooklyn in the 2006 national tour of Brooklyn: The Musical alongside one of her idols, Melba Moore. DeGarmo returned to Hairspray for a second engagement from September 2006 to February 2007. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in at a tribute to Neil Sedaka and, in July 2009, she starred as the narrator in the Oklahoma Lyric's Theatre production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat alongside Idol alum Anthony Federov. Her next role saw her return to New York City when she debuted as Sarah in the off-Broadway musical The Toxic Avenger. She made her return to Broadway, starring as Sheila in the Broadway company of Hair where she met her future husband, Ace Young. She played the role of Doralee Rhodes in the national tour of 9 to 5 and reprised the role of Penny Pingleton in the Hollywood Bowl production of Hairspray. In January 2013, DeGarmo played "Sally" in the pre-Broadway run of the new musical "NERDS." She played The Narrator in the national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat from March 4, 2014 to April 2015. She has since starred across the nation and around the world in national tours and regional theater. Television: DeGarmo joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in October 2011. She made a cameo appearance as herself in the Lifetime Network holiday movie All About Christmas Eve, starring Haylie Duff. During 2013, DeGarmo and Ace Young hosted a weekly one-hour entertainment show called Planet 360 on the Hallmark Movie Channel. In film, DeGarmo played Dora Hand in the 2012 western film, Wyatt Earp's Revenge. In 2013, DeGarmo starred in an independent film comedy called Alto for which she was nominated for the Jack Nance Breakthrough Performance Award at VisionFest. DeGarmo was the first American Idol finalist to participate in a USO tour and has been on four USO tours with professional athletes and a host of celebrities. She also appeared as a guest voice on The Fairly OddParents Fairy Idol episode as Cosmo after Cosmo watches How to Sing Like Diana DeGarmo. DeGarmo was signed to RCA Records shortly after the Idol finale and released her single, "Dreams," on June 29, 2004. The single reached number 2 in Canada and number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She recorded a song for the soundtrack of the Disney movie Ice Princess. "Reaching for Heaven". It can be heard during the climactic ice skating scene in the movie. In February 2009 she self-released a four-song acoustic country EP, Unplugged in Nashville. DeGarmo wrote and produced a music video for "Good Goodbye" for use with her character on The Young and the Restless. It was released to iTunes and was included on her May 2012 EP Live to Love. Her newest full-length studio creation GEMINI will be released soon! DeGarmo is also a celebrity supporter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and also supports and performs in fundraisers for a number of charitable organizations both nationally and locally, including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids.
Ace Young is a Grammy-Nominated, hit songwriter with No. 1s in the US and Internationally. He has been seen on stages from Broadway to around the world and on your television screens in Bones, American Idol, and more. Ace’s musical talents span genres and generations. Young auditioned for American Idol in Denver, Colorado and was a season six finalist. After his elimination, Young was a guest and performed on MTV's Total Request Live. He was the first Idol contestant to be on MTV directly after elimination. Young also returned home to perform at the Pepsi Center in Denver. He was named one of People Magazine's "Hottest Bachelors" on June 16, 2006. He spent the summer of 2006 on the annual American Idol Top 10 tour, and afterwards released his first single, "Scattered,". Young performed at the 2006 Walt Disney Christmas Day Parade along with fellow idol finalists Paris Bennett, Kevin Covais, and Mandisa. He also formed a charity called "Highrollers With Heart" that raised $300,000 to help Children's Hospital in Denver build the Family Hospitality Suite. Young wrote the chorus for Daughtry's debut single, "It's Not Over." The song was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards nominations on December 6, 2007. Along with co-writers, Gregg Wattenberg, Mark Wilkerson, and Chris Daughtry, Young received a songwriting nomination. In January 2008, Young was named a Celebrity Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). He appeared on the show every year from 2007 until 2012. In 2011 he hosted the New York MDA telethon. In 2012 he participated in Labor Day weekend's pre-taped MDA "Show of Strength" telethon. He continues to work with MDA through the Nashville chapter. In April 2008 he released another single, "Addicted," and promoted the song and subsequent video on TNA wrestling. He worked with Bon Jovi producer Desmond Child on his self-titled and self-funded debut album, releasing it independently in July 2008. He wrote seven of the eleven songs on the cd and released it independently. On May 12, 2008 he appeared on the Fox series Bones alongside season-six American Idol contestant Brandon Rogers. On November 23, 2008, he made an appearance as a bachelor on the VH1 show Rock of Love: Charm School. Young made his Broadway debut as Kenickie in the revival of Grease on September 9, 2008. Young later joined the national tour of Grease in December 2009, this time playing Danny Zuko. After "Grease," Young took over the role of Berger in the Broadway revival of Hair. Young took over the role in March 2010 and remained with the production until the show closed. Young starred as Joseph in the U.S. national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat alongside DeGarmo as the Narrator.