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AMDA Alumni In The News - January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021 - Alumni

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT 

Madeline Brewer ‘12 

stars in the Hulu film The Ultimate Playlist of Noise, available TODAY! Madeline talks more about the film and its added relevance during the pandemic here.


Jeremy Pope ‘12 

stars as "Jackie Wilson" in the film One Night in Miami..., available TODAY on Amazon Prime. Jeremy is also featured on the film's soundtrack. 



IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK


WEB

Morgan McGhee ’15, Andre Malcolm ‘15 and Arianne Meneses ’15:

Collaborated on a new video to the song “When We Jump.” Andre served as choreographer, Morgan performed, and Arianne filmed and edited the video.

Erin Hall ‘98: 

Presents Erin Hall - Live from Rockwood Music Hall on January 23 at 8 PM EST. Tickets are on sale now. Erin has released two albums as Erin and Her Cello, and is currently working on a third album.

Krystal Joy Brown ’04 and Anthony Ramos ‘11:

Spoke with Diane Morales and fellow Hamilton performers for Diane Morales’ virtual fundraiser Black Movies Matter on January 10. Krystal and Ashley De La Rosa ’17 performed in Diane Morales’ previous fundraiser, Broadway for Diane. On December 29, Anthony performed in In a State of Gratitude - a Tribute to Our Healthcare Heroes on Radio City Music Hall's social media. The stream benefitted Direct Relief and Montefiore-Einstein.

Jason Derulo ’06:

Headlined AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! on January 10. Jason and Janeeva Pettway ’16 performed in several New Year’s Eve specials, including TikTok New Year’s Eve streamed event, SiriusXM Hits 1: New Year’s Poppin’ Eve and NBC’s New Year’s Eve 2021. 


MUSIC / CONCERT

Anie (Stephanie) Delgado ’14:

Released the music video for her new single “Daydream.” In 2019, Anie joined Blakely Entertainment and began working on her debut EP, due to be released early this year.

Kyle Scatliffe ’09 and Carla Stewart ’10:

Featured on the limited edition double vinyl record of The Color Purple available February 5. Kyle stars as “Tom Robinson” in To Kill A Mockingbird. Carla performs in the ensemble of Broadway’s Tina: The Tina Turner Musical alongside Leandra Ellis-Gaston ’15. 


PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Schele Williams ’91 and Darius de Haas '91: 

Both founding members of BLACK THEATRE UNITED, partnered with Williamstown Theatre Festival to build a new summer residency for BIPOC Artists. BLACK THEATRE UNITED hosted multiple virtual events throughout 2020.

Brittney Mack ’10:

Spoke with Playbill about how she is continuing to navigate the Broadway shutdown in a new published feature. Over the holidays, Brittney reunited virtually with her SIX castmates to perform in A Royal New Year Reunion and in a one-night stream as part of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical. Joy Woods ’19 also performed in the musical.

Leandra Ellis-Gaston ’15 and J. Harrison Ghee ’09:

Featured in Sing For Hope’s Valentine's Day Gift Catalog. All proceeds from the catalog go to working artists and the communities Sing for Hope serves. J. Harrison and Charity Angel Dawson ’05 recently performed in the second annual Theatre Aspen Holiday Cabaret.

Rebecca Lea Chisholm ’15:

Executive producer and choreographer of New Jersey International Pageants 2021. Rebecca has stage managed and choreographed several state and national pageants and run NYFW shows.

Julie Tomaino ’99:

Instructs a workshop with The Self-Tape Series on January 18 and 21. Julie is a director, award winning choreographer, and educator based in Toronto. She is currently choreographing a Lifetime Christmas Movie and recently choreographed the Beaches movie remake.

Albert Guerzon ‘00:

Featured in the Broadway Asian Men 2021 calendar, created in collaboration with Unapologetically Asian, The Ensemblist, Broadway Diversity Project, and photographer Mari Uchida. A portion of every purchase benefits Send Chinatown Love, assisting businesses in Chinatown NYC impacted by COVID-19. Last February, Albert performed Paulo K Tiról's song cycle On This Side of the World at the Greenwich House Theater, NYC. 

Andre Haines ’87: 

Discussed his career as a painter in Liverpool with Salt Wire. Andre has been a painter for about 20 years, and previously worked as a music director and theatre instructor.