Mia Renard is a young actress & singer from Stow, Ohio whose theatrical resume continues to grow. At only 13-years-old, Mia has already performed on numerous prestigious stages, including at Playhouse Square in the recent production of A Christmas Carol (Belinda Cratchit). Some of Mia's other favorite productions include The Sound of Music (Louisa), Matilda The Musical (Matilda), and The Music Man (Amaryllis). Mia is so excited to be working with such a talented cast, directors, and crew and cannot wait to bring the character of Annie Mann to life!
Conner Stout: Graduate of University of Illinois with a master’s in Opera Performance. Trained in Classical Theatrical Performance and Rock, with a serious devotion to dance and expressive arts. He is a multi-instrumentalist and has performed everything from Shakespear's "Macbeth" to "Singing in the Rain." Conner brings a deep diversity of talent and experience to the stage in the role of Avery Mann
Halle is thrilled to be debuting the role of Christina in Annie Mann The Musical. Having attended university on a vocal performance scholarship, Halle has been on stages both locally and internationally. She has been a soloist at venues as close as Cleveland’s EJ Thomas Hall, and as far as Italian cathedrals in Tuscany. Halle holds national accolades in both singing and acting, has recorded at Gaither Studios, and has been a regular performer at The Ellen’s Stardust Diner in Time Square, NYC. Favorite previous productions include Pilgrim: Her Story (Christian), Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Matilda The Musical (Miss Honey), and Through the Looking Glass (Alice). Philippians 2:13.
Truth Taylor of Lorain County Community College and Spark Theatre 4 Youth is a legend in the community and has been singing since childhood. She has performed throughout Ohio in choirs, ensembles and stage productions having recently won the "Big Voice" competition of Loraine. Truth's ranging voice and rich persona bring a raw element of truth to the role of The Janitor
Dreadlock Dave studied Jazz at The University of Akron and Cuyahoga Community College. He is a self-employed musician from Cleveland, Ohio, as a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter who has performed internationally and locally for over 30 years! His last role was as Jesus in "Compassion," the musical which he played for a decade! Bringing Annie Mann to life was a natural extension of David's life mission of spreading positivity and bringing up the bottom line for humans everywhere.
"Dreadlock Dave" McDougald as Filius the Angel.
Brett DiCello Graduate of Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Theater and trained at the Royal Academy of the Arts, DiCello has already established a distinguished career in film and stage performance . As multi instrumentalist and vocalist and stage actor, Brett has performed at the National Level with a range of character types that have audiences heralding him as "one who can perform anything." From Shakespeare's "Mid Summer Night's Dream" to Urinetown, DiCello hits you where you live as The Evil Dr. Sigmund.
Mario Perkins has a long and distinguished career as a film and stage actor/singer as well as a variety of productions as a choir and ensemble performer. Performing internationally as well as in the US, Mario brings a passion for performance and accuracy to this production in the multi-faceted role of Voice of God.
Margaret Cooper is a veteran of the theater in Northeast Ohio since the early 1970's. Appearing in such classics as Guys and Dolls, Ten Nights in a Bar Room, Brigadoon and Fiddler on the Roof, Margaret has established a history of solid performance, singing and dancing her way through the years. Handing down this tradition, Margaret is the Mother of My Friend Bill, Co-Writer and Director of Annie Mann the Musical and is the 'perfect choice for this season's "Alfred." A servant of the highest order! Break a leg Margaret!
My Friend Bill is a life long vocalist having been associated with choral groups and performances from schools and churches to the US Navy choir.
As a self taught pianist and writer, Bill considers it a once in a lifetime privilege to work with David on this project.