CHERINE E. ANDERSON has been involved with the media and entertainment industry for more than 20 years with a background in consumer and event marketing, as well as production management having held key positions with such companies as Push Creative, Apel Inc./Spero Media, MTV Net- works/Nickelodeon, and DC Comics, Ms. Anderson has extensive experience in building brand awareness and creating and implementing consumer promotions. Ms. Anderson has also worked on the marketing team for such Broadway shows as: Raisin in the Sun, Trip to Bountiful, Streetcar Named Desire, Ann on Broadway, Porgy and Bess, Stick Fly, Baby It’s You, Driving Miss Daisy, Time Stands Still, Ragtime; and Off Broadway productions: Sawbones/Diamond Eater, Shida The Musical, Sista’s the Musical, Through the Night, and Tripartite Time. Ms. Anderson is the co-founder of Impact Broadway (impactbroadway.com), which engages multicultural high school students in the theater world.
TRACY NICOLE CHAPMAN- NOLAN CEO of Biz Chica Media a Digital Marketing and Social Media Agency. www.bizchica.comTracy is a digital marketing and social media strategist with over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry. Her background as a professional actress, musician and producer, gave her a unique perspective on marketing and creative branding techniques that has allowed her to become a "go to" branding and social media strategist for celebrities, entertainment professionals, and businesses. Tracy has successfully achieved double-digit growth in engagement and audience by building digital experiences that maximize virtual outreach and emotional brand connection. She has consulted for a range of artists and businesses including The RLJ Companies, Truvée Wines, Heather Headley, Leon Thomas, Survivor Band, Uptown Magazine, Chandra Wilson and Loop21.
JERMAINE COLES is the producer, director, and cast member of the Fun Arts Afterschool Television Mini-Series, an educational show that uses comedy to bring social, historical, and cultural context to life. Mr. Coles has worked in the media arts and education field for over 10 years and has assisted with various programs at Junior Achievement, creating a sponsorship honorarium video for donations received from Snyder's Lance. Mr. Coles has been a media teaching artist at the Harvey Gantt Center (African American Cultural Center), Arts and Science Council (Studio 345), Thompson Child & Family Focus, and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. He was also an assistant director and cast member of the Avenue C Television Mini-Series. Combining all of his experiences in the arts, Mr. Coles founded Fun Arts AfterschooI, an organization that provides after-school acting and film workshops for children and teens. He now serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer.
JEFFREY ANDERSON-GUNTER is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Caribbean American Repertory Theatre. His award winning directorial credits range from Broadway, to Off Broadway and regional works. Curator of Target Sundays at the California African American Museum. Teacher of Voice and Articulation and American Sign Language. Jeffrey was also nominated at the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Awards for directing. Jeffrey's screen credits include, Just Tell Me What You Want, Predator II, Naked Gun 331/3, Only The Strong, Marked For Death, Don't Be A Menace, and many others. For television, his series Hudson Street for ABC with Tony Danza and Union Square for NBC. Jeffrey co-starred and had recurring roles on numerous daytime soap operas and he was the voice of "Cinnamon" for Kellogg's Cinnamon Apple Jacks.
CASEY MCCLELLAN was Production Stage Manager and Production Designer for the New York Pops Orchestra for 27 years at Carnegie Hall and for multiple US and Asian Tours. Other credits include Production Stage Managing US and European tours of Porgy and Bess, the New York City Opera US tour of Tosca, the US tour of the Ballet Monte Carlo, the US Tour of Rigoletto with the Opera Nationale Italiana, and the US tour of Zhongmei Li Chinese Dance Theatre. Italian tours of The Fantastics and Liz Swados’ Esther a Vaudeville Megillah. McClellan Stage Managed the Bubbling Brown Sugar tour of Switzerland and Germany and the German production of Starlight Express in Essen, Germany. McClellan was the PSM for the Gettysburg Summer Arts Festival McClellan also Production Managed the annual Lauri Strauss Leukemia Benefit Galas at Carnegie Hall and Black Stars of the Great White Way. Casey McClellan has lighting design credits ranging from opera with Opera Nationale Italiana- Milan, to dance with Desrossier Dance Company - Toronto, to musicals of Chapman Roberts production of Revelations - Kingston Jamaica to ice shows with Christmas on Ice - Myrtle Beach NC, Five Guys Named Moe in Atlantic City. He is also the resident lighting designer for the annual Purdue Musical Organization Christmas Show. He has designed concerts at Carnegie Hall and tours throughout US and Asia. He has also been lighting director for The Paul Taylor, Bill T. Jones, and Arnie Zane dance companies.
ORPHEUS GROUP CASTING: Ellyn Long Marshall and Maria E. Nelson joined forces to form Orpheus Group Casting, in 1986. Orpheus Group has cast for In The Heights, Paul Simon's Capeman, Crossroads, Intar, New Federal, Geva , Houston's Alley, Seattle Rep, The Ford's, & The Atlas Theatres; and Jesus Christ Superstar, Rocky Horror Show, Five Guys Named Moe, 42d Street, Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God, Celia, Blackbirds of Broadway, The Jackie Wilson Story, Elizabeth Swados' The Hating Pot, Anne & Emmett. Orpheus Group has also served as principal casting directors for Above The Rim, (with Bernie Mac, Tupac Shakur); Maria Full of Grace (with Catalina Sandino Moreno); Girlfight (with Michelle Rodriguez); Real Women Have Curves, (with America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros); El Cantante (with Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony); Fat Albert (NY), (with Keenan Thompson); Pinero (with Benjamen Bratt, Rita Moreno); Looking For Palladin (with Ben Gazzara); Paper Soldiers (with Kevin Hart).
Jacob Wheeler is the exclusive travel agent for Black Stars Of The Great White Way who recently relocated his travel operations to New York City, from where he will inaugurate a series of high profile entertainment industry excursions, exclusively tailored to the unique tastes of musical theatre and festival aficionados. Jacob Wheeler spent over fifteen years exploring his creative talents in various capacities within the entertainment and fashion industries of Europe and Asia—at times acting, often singing, but whether in Rome, Tokyo, Cannes or Paris, always pursuing his creative impulses. As a singer, while being music consultant to the House of Givenchy in Paris, Jacob released recordings under the pseudonym, The Peter Jacques Band and, performed the closing theme for the blockbuster Japanese animated film, Gundam, (“Magic”) which he also composed. Jacob Wheeler recorded with Vivian Reed, with whom he performed in Bubbling Brown Sugar in Paris and is fluent in French and Italian. Jacob Wheeler is also a former Los Angeles, Citibank manager, a stockbroker with Smith Barney in Sherman Oaks California, a brilliant photographer, (specializing in cloud photography), Air Force Intelligence specialist and a cartographer. (Map specialist). He is an incredibly gifted creative developer and conceptualizer and more than highly resourceful.