Jeannette Bayardelle

From the Bronx to Broadway and beyond, Jeannette has traveled to over fifty countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean, sharing her gift. She is excited to be Co- Creator and part of the cast of “I Take Thee Zoe”. Other Credits, Broadway:  Hair (Dionne), The Color Purple (Celie). Off Broadway: Shida (All Characters), Best of Both Worlds (Serena). Tours (National/International): The Color Purple (Celie), Deaf West’s Big River (Alice), Rent (Season Soloist). Regional: The 12 (Mother Mary), Shida (All) Best of Both Worlds (Serena)

Film: Disney’s Little Mermaid III. Awards: NAACP Theater Award (best lead Actress in a Musical) for the role of Celie in The Color Purple, AUDELCO Award (Best Performance) for SHIDA.

www.Jeannettebayardelle.com

 

Lawrence Stallings

Lawrence has been fortunate enough to tell some stories on the stage, most recently as an original cast member of The Book of Mormon, and on the big and small screens. He is also a member of FLT. Presently, he is most excited to be a part of the wonderful ensemble of talented actors that make up the cast of "I Take Thee Zoe", and to be one of the Co-Creators of this new comedy series about life and relationships. Enjoy!

Natasha Williams
Joli Tribuzio
 

Joli Tribuzio is an actress and Native New Yorker.  She is getting ready to start her 11th season with Family Life Theatre (Wilfredo Medina and Axel Reyes, Directors) where she works as an actress and teaching artist. She is so excited to be a part of this series and thankful to have been able to work with all of the talented people involved!

Broadway: Chicago (Matron "Mama" Morton),  A Night with Janis Joplin (Aretha, Joplinaire), The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (Mariah), The Color Purple (Sofia). Featured Vocalist/Concerts: Showboat (Queenie) NY Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall (Irving Berlin), Avery Fisher Hall (Ragtime), Indianapolis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Ottawa Symphony, just to name a few. NaTasha is also a recording artist. Love to Gregory and the little Lees! www.natashayvettewilliams.com

Nick Spangler
Anastacia McCleskey
 

Nick Spangler has been seen on Broadway in the original casts of The Book of Mormon, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and It Shoulda Been You.  His performance as Matt in the Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks! garnered him the Eileen and Jerry Orbach Musical Theater Fellowship from the Theater Hall of Fame.  Nick was the winner of the 13th season of The Amazing Race on CBS with his sister, Starr.  His two books, The Adventures of Felix and Isabella Volumes 1 and 2, are available on Amazon.com 

 

Anastacia McCleskey is a true renaissance woman from Nashville, Tennessee, who has been sharing her gifts with the world since the age of ten. She's a writer, painter, actor, singer and dancer.  She has been featured On broadway in Violet (Mabel), The Book of Mormon, Hair (Abraham Lincoln), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (DIVA), Tarzan, Off-West End in What's It All About, Bacharach Re-Imagined at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 1st National of Hairspray, traveled across Asia with The New York Harlem Singers, and tons of regional theater. She debut her One Woman Show “I Got Love” at The Laurie Beechman theater in 2007. She’s played Radio City Music Hall, The Kennedy Center, Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium, MET Stadium, The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, City Center, The York Theater, The Highline Ballroom, Le Possion Rouge, and performed with Carnegie Hall Community Sings. Anastacia is the Choreographer and plays the role of Izora Rhodes in the upcoming broadway show, Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, which was nominated for An Off-Broadway Alliance Award in the category of Best New Musical 2014/15. Her voice can be heard several cast albums including Lyons and Pakchar #LOVE Live, and the 2002 theme song for the Special Olympics "Heart of a Lion”. She has sung back-up for Phil Collins, Martha Wash, Bette Midler (BBC Documentory), Patti LaBelle, Mariah Carey and seen on The Today Show, The View, Good Morning America, The View, The David Letterman Show, and the 2011 and 2013 TONY Awards. UPCOMING: “Public Morals” TNT Summer 2015 and the West End production of Close to You, Bacharach ReImagined. She has traveled around the world acting and singing, etc... She has sung along side some of the greats and looks forward to the future for more! www.anastaciamccleskey.com 

 

Lee Summers
Nikiya Mathis
 

Lee Summers is an awarding winning, multitalented artist best known for creating and producing Off-Broadway'sFrom My Hometown; he is librettist for Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song conceived by Maurice Hines; co-librettist/lyricist/composer for The Funkentine Rapture and librettist/co-lyricist/co-composer for Yo’ Alice: A Hip Hop adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s "Alice in Wonderland" and many others. Most recently, Mr. Summers directed the world premiere of Acappella: The Musical for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, garnering three NYMF awards, including “Best Ensemble.” Presently, he directs Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin the Sun for Harlem Repertory Theatre. As a performer, Summers made his Broadway debut in the original Dreamgirls - in a role he reprised in the 2001 Dreamgirls 20th Anniversary with Audra McDonald and Billy Porter; he has also performed Off-Broadway and at Carnegie Hall. His TV and film credits include Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire,Law & Order, Malcolm X and more. Summers is a proud alumni of HBCU Tennessee State University; he holds a BA from SUNY Empire State University and is presently an MFA Candidate at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

 

OFF-BROADWAY
Nikiya originated the roles of Margie in the New York premiere of Kirsten Greenidge’s “Milk Like Sugar” (dir. Rebecca Taichman)  at Playwrghts Horizons, which won the prestigious Edgerton Foundation's New American Plays Award; Raylan and Jeanie in "Fidelis" at the Public Theater (dir. Leah Gardiner)

 REGIONAL
Her recent credits include Katori Hall's award winning world-premiere "The Blood Quilt at Arena Stage, where which she originated the role of Cassan (dir. Kamillah Forbes); A Christmas Carol at the McCarter Theater Center; Lynn Nottage's "By The Way, Meet Vera Stark" (dir. Leah Gardiner) at the Alliance Theatre; Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop" (dir. May Adrales), at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

TELEVISION
Nikiya has co-starred as a Nurse on ELEMENTARY, MADAM SECRETARY and PERSON OF INTEREST, all on CBS and CRIME on HBO.
FILM
Nikiya’s film credits include the roles of Teeny Miles in “Knucklehead” (dir. Ben Bowman) with Alfre Woodard; Connie in “Compliance” (dir. Craig Zobel) with Dreama Walker and Bill Camp; Jimmy Bug in “The Exodus” (dir. Rosalyn Coleman)
Q. Smith
Danny Bruckert
 

Q.Smith- was last seen on Broadway in Mary Poppins as Ms. Andrew and Les Miserables.  Television includes ABC'S The Black Box, A Royal Birthday mini-series on BET-J directed by Kim Fields, The Conan O'Brien Show, andDancing With The Stars (special performance of "Step In Time"). Concerts: Guest Soloist in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Requiem and Favorite Broadway Songs with the Omaha Symphony, Showboat  (Carnegie Hall), Guest Soloist for Hillary Clinton's Vital Voices Award Ceremony (Kennedy Center), Guest Soloist during Barak Obama's Inaugural ceremonies, Abyssinia: A Gospel Celebration with Winton Marsalis (Lincoln Center), and Smokey Joe's Cafe' starring Gladys Knight.  She is the author of "Queens of the Theatre" and is a proud graduate of Ithaca College.

 

Danny Bruckert, graduate of the William Esper Studio and star of the long running off Broadway show Tony and Tinas Wedding. He feels privileged to have the opportunity to work on both sides of the camera with this unbelievably talented cast. It was truly an honor and looks forward to many more creations. Can't wait for season two!

Maia Wilson
Nikki Tillman
 

Broadway: The Book of Mormon, Shrek, 9 to 5, The Color Purple, and Rent. Regional favorites: Smokey Joe’s, Ain’t Misbehavin’,Menopause The Musical. Film: FROZEN (Bulda). Singer/Songwriter: MaiaSouluvlai. Love to my Daisy & Revelation! Namaste!

Nikki Tillman is an actress who has worked Off-Broadway as cast member in the musical 'Sister Songs' at the LaMama Theater in New York. In addition, she was cast as Noelle Harper in The original TLC production 'Diagnosis X' as well as several independent films.  Nikki really enjoyed working on "I Take Thee Zoe"

and congratulates the cast crew and show creators. 

David St. Louis
Rose Jerome
 

Film: Shrader House, At Your Convenience, Trigger Effect, Temptation. T.V.: Royal Pains, NCIS, Third Watch, Law and Order, Law and Order S.V.U., A Royal Birthday, The Jury, One Life To Live, Homicide Life on the Streets, The Secret Path. Broadway: 

Side Show, Harlem Song, Rent, Jesus Christ Super Star, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Regional: Sideshow ( La Jolla Playhouse / Kennedy Center), The Royale (The Kirk Douglas Theater), Intimate Apparel (Pasadena Playhouse), Thunder Knocking At The Door (Cincinnati Playhouse), Ruined (Geffen Playhouse / Intiman Theatre), Parade ( 

Mark Taper Forum), Cousin Bette (Antaeus Theater Co.), The Life ( Jaxx Theatricals), Ragtime (PCPA Theatre), Porgy And Bess (Zach Scott Theatre), Golden Boy (Long Wharf Theatre),  From my Hometown (American Heartland Theater), Spunk (Delaware 

Theater Company), Henry V (Shakespeare Theatre), Candide (Arena Stage), and Bessie’s Blues (Studio Theatre).  Awards: Ovation award for outstanding supporting actor(Parade), Helen Hayes award for outstanding supporting actor (Bessie’s Blues). 

2012 Lunt Fontanne Fellow.

Rose Jerome is native born of Les Cayes, Haiti. She immigrated to United States nearly

thirty­ three years ago and lived in Bronx, NY, then moved to Thiells, NY, Rockland County. Rose

has recently celeberated her milestone silver anniversery with her dear husband, Neptune Jerome.

Neptune and Rose Jerome have three wonderful children together. Rose is now pursuing a dual

interdisciplinary bachelor degree in Social Work and theology at Nyack College . Rose aspires to

commit her life to missionary work around the globe, facililating the destitutes of the world.

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