Dec. 31 - Jan. 4, 2015
Playbill Coming Soon...
DEAN Z has dedicated his entire life to Who’s Who honoring the legacy of Elvis Aaron Presley, the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” From his early days in Lancaster, California, to stages across the globe, he has repeatedly shown why he is one of the best in the business today. Dean became an accomplished musician during his youth and took off for Las Vegas, at 17. Throughout the next 13 years, Dean performed in Vegas, and has paid tribute to “The Memphis Flash” in Japan, Australia, Norway, Denmark, England, across Canada and the United States. Dean soon earned a spot with the World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show, Legends in Concert, and in 2007, began headlining the show in Branson, Missouri, where he currently performs two shows a day. After competing against 500 performers from around the world, Dean was named the 2013 Ultimate Elvis® Tribute Artist™ in Memphis during “Elvis Week” in a contest sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
JAY DUPUIS was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he lived most of his childhood life. Growing up in a house where his father was a professional musician made it very easy for Jay to follow in his dad’s footsteps, so It was no surprise that Jay had an ear for music. At the early age of three, his mom put on a record of Elvis Presley singing “Hound Dog”. As he listened, his eyes lit up and his hips started to move as he smiled with excitement. Begging his mom to play it over and over, Jay became a huge fan of the King of Rock ‘n Roll. At the age of four, Jay got his first taste of live performing; he would put on white pants and a white dress shirt to mimic a jumpsuit, flip up his collar, pretend he was Elvis and put on shows in his parents’ living room for family and friends. When Jay wasn’t imitating Elvis, he was doing extensive studio work, surrounded by professional musicians, or on stage performing in front of live audiences playing the drums. Elvis has always been one of the biggest influences in his life and entertaining career, he can’t remember a time where he wasn’t an Elvis fan. Jay has read extensively about Elvis’ life, studying Elvis’ performances, movies and singing style. Jay considers being an Elvis tribute artist a true blessing and for him it is a great honor to pay tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time. Jay was recognized by Elvis Presley Enterprises as the best Elvis tribute artist in the world of 2014 and is honored to hold the title of being the 2014 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist World Champion.
BILL CHERRY was born into a musical family. Bill felt an instant connection with Elvis Presley. As a life-long fan, Bill began his professional career as an ETA in 1989, eager to honor the memory and music of his idol. He specializes in the concert years, completely transforming himself into the King of Rock n’ Roll, with precise vocals, movements and an uncanny physical resemblance. His efforts to maintain a respectful and accurate tribute have proved nothing short of successful, as Bill received numerous awards throughout his career including first place at the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, TN. Bill has performed with both musicians and singers of Elvis and he was on the first Ultimate Elvis Tour with Legends in Concert. Bill was most recently honored at the Las Vegas Hilton on the very stage Elvis played, with the “Heart of The King Award” for his respectful tribute to Elvis. He continues to entertain fans worldwide and salute the greatest entertainer of all time with his tasteful portrayal of Elvis Presley.
Jonathan Felix was born in the diverse city of Brooklyn, NY on July 15, 1988. Latino American is his race; Puerto Rican and Guatemalan. Throughout his early years he discovered his passion as a vocalist by listening to 90’s Pop/ Rock, R+B and Soul. As his love for music grew, his hunger to expand his way of expressing it did as well. Therefore, dance was something he then started to also develop and embrace along with singing. He majored in voice and took technical dancing courses while he pursued his Hip hop style with Culture Shock Las Vegas in 2002. He danced with CSLV for a decade and became Artistic Director his last three years. Jonathan is now fulfilling his dream as a Singer/ Dancer full time embracing his gifts and sharing them with audiences internationally!
JAKE PERSOFSKY is a Philly native who is thrilled to be working on the Elvis Lives tour. He has been on tour with Legends In Concert since 2011 throughout the country and on the Norwegian Epic. Training: Temple University. Much thanks to Joy and my amazing family and friends for your love and support.
ELI HLUDZIK has been been a professional touring and studio musician for over twenty years and has had the pleasure of traveling internationally and performing many styles of music with many different people, some of which include Eartha Kitt, Neil Sedaka, Debbie Gibson, Annie Golden and many more. Growing up in a musical household resulted in an early start to Eli’s musical career. This allowed him to become a studio and live drummer at the age of 14, and has been performing and recording ever since. Eli is a proud endorser of Taye Drums, JH Audio In Ear Monitors, Soultone Cymbals, and KickPro.
CAROL MACCRI joins us as Ann- Margret. Carol has been a featured entertainer with Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Princess Cruise lines. Carol is also a lead judge for the acclaimed national talent competition Starpower as well as Nexstar and Revolution talent. Carol was selected as the choreographer for the USO of New York touring throughout Europe. She has also choreographed for the Miss New Jersey pageant. She is the lead assistant with Gossamer Magic and is currently performing summers in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.
NELLIE NORRIS is an extremely versatile Singer/Dancer who graduated Cum-Laude from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts degree in Dance. Las Vegas is her home after leaving Branson, MO where she was an award winning performer. She is an accomplished lead singer and equally versed at intricate background harmonies. In addition to having formal training in several styles of dance she has a flair for comedy. Making people smile makes her happy and is not a choice for this fine and versatile entertainer. It’s an instinct.
Emmy Award winning audio engineer, Lee Pepper, has built his reputation on a tradition of technical expertise, creative cooperation and a dedication to the highest level of sound production. A studio engineer and on-stage sound designer, Pepper was born in Boston and raised in the music scene of the early seventies. Pepper opened East Coast Audio at fourteen and hasn’t stopped since. Working with such artists as Billy Idol, Eddy Money and Joan Jett, as well as legendary performers such as Frank Sinatra, Mary Wilson, Tony Orlando, Andy Williams and REO Speedwagon, he draws from a wealth of experience. Pepper’s interest in remote recording prompted him to open RRS Productions Audio in 2005. Over the past few years, his career as an audio engineer and technical director has grown to produce live recordings at the Hard Rock and Mirage with artist such as Slash and Joe Perry. He has also recorded with Sony’s four time Platinum recording artist, Candyman, and HBO’s, LIVE concert shows with Steve Harvey and the Emmy Award winning HBO LIVE w/ Don Rickles.
STEPHANIE RICHARDSON of Gideon, MO began her career at the age of thirteen in Branson performing in a variety of shows as a featured vocalist, dancer, actress and magician’s assistant. Her training began at three years old specializing in voice, tap, jazz, hip-hop, Irish, contemporary, clogging, lyrical and ballet. She has been featured in productions including The Who’s Who Starlettes, Legends in Concert, Spirit of the Dance, Shake Rattle & Roll, Dino’s Christmas Spectacular, Country Tonite, Spirit of Broadway, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Two From Galilee. Stephanie has entertained across the United States, Australia, Japan and Austria. Stephanie was honored to represent the United States for the World Music Festival, a week long televised event held in Vienna. Stephanie attended college at Arkansas State University, a member of the dance team and was crowned Miss Arkansas State University, launching her into the Miss Arkansas America Pageant. Today Stephanie is a singer/dancer for Legends in Concert, singer/dancer/line captain for the Elvis Lives tour and spokesmodel for Xtreme Racing Center, appearing on commercials, billboards & brochures.
BRAHM SHERAY is a Fort Wayne, Indiana native currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Brahm has been performing and conducting in the tribute show community since 1995, most notably with the long running show Legends in Concert. As a freelance Bassist, the Cincinnati Conservatory graduate can be found playing and recording with many artists in the bay area and around the country, including Freda Payne, Diego’s Umbrella, Ben Marcato, and a historic performance with the usually accapella group Sweet Honey in the Rock. Brahm has been the Musical Director of the touring show Elvis Lives since 2009.
JONATHAN MILNER grew up in Waynesville, NC. His love and passion for music took him from singing at fairs, sporting events and church to eventually pursuing theatre. Making his way from the classics like, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Hamlet and Troilus and Cressida to Musical gems including, Gypsy: A Musical Fable, Floyd Collins and Chicago The Musical. Most recently he was seen aboard the NCL Epic with Legends in Concert.
DON GAUCK graduated with a bachelor’s degree in jazz and studio music from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in 1995. He has played guitar with numerous national acts including: Leslie Gore, The Tolkens, Lou Christy, The Reflections, Little Anthony and the Imperials, and Don Rickles. He started playing for the Las Vegas based impersonator show Legends In Concert in 1997. Recently, he has been working as music director for Legends on the Norwegian cruise ship The Epic.
|ON STAGE TOURING, LLC
On Stage Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates On Stage Touring, producers of ELVIS LIVES and Legends in Concert. Celebrating its 29th year, Legends in Concert is a live musical celebration featuring the world’s greatest celebrity tribute artists. Widely recognized in the entertainment industry as the original celebrity tribute show, Legends in Concert has been performed throughout the United States, and has traveled to 18 countries on five continents, including Japan, Canada, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Australia, China, Brazil, Spain, and England, entertaining more than 25 million fans. On Stage Entertainment operates numerous fixed-based, touring, limited-term and private engagements of Legends in Concert throughout the world. In addition to Las Vegas, Legends is presented year-round in numerous cities including Myrtle Beach, SC; Branson, MO; Atlantic City NJ; Waikiki Beach, HI; on the high seas aboard Norwegian EPIC; and seasonally at such locations as Foxwoods Resort Casino (Mashantucket), CN. The show has been featured on the most popular television networks in the world.
For more information on Legends in Concert or On Stage Entertainment, visit www.legendsinconcert.com.
|ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), a division of CORE Media Group, Inc., is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.elvis.com.
|COLUMBIA ARTISTS THEATRICALS
Columbia Artists Theatricals (CAT) specializes in the booking and tour management of live performances on a worldwide basis. Founded in 1956, as a subsidiary of Columbia Artists Management (CAMI), the company developed and expanded The Broadway Theatre League, which presented Broadway subscription series in over 125 cities in the United States. Today, working in conjunction with artists, producers, production companies and management agencies, CAT brings performances to over 450 cities around the world.
Currently, CAT’s roster includes: A CHORUS LINE, BLUE MAN GROUP, BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story, CATS, CHICAGO, Twyla Tharp’s and Frank Sinatra’s COME FLY AWAY, ELLA: The Ella Fitzgerald Musical, The World Tour of FELA, HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD, the pre Broadway tour of Frank Wildhorn’s JEKYLL and HYDE, STOMP, TAP DOGS and VOCA PEOPLE.
Domestically, CAT has represented numerous productions from a distinguished list of producers and production companies including: NAMCO, Nederlander Productions, NETworks, The Really Useful Company, The Shubert Organization, Columbia Artists Management, and Troika Entertainment. CAT has also toured the productions of the Abbey Theatre, The Market Theatre of Johannesburg, The Royal National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company. For more information visit: www.columbiaartiststheatricals.com