The Kentucky Arts Council, supports the Carnegie with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the arts.
“I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone”
“When a Woman Loves a Man”
“What a Little Moonlight Can Do”
“Crazy He Calls Me”
“Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer)”
“God Bless the Child”
“Somebody’s on My Mind”
“T’ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do”
“What a Little Moonlight Can Do” (Reprise)
Billie Holiday- Brandi La’Sherrill
Jimmy – Dev Marvelous
Pepi – Popsicle
Wardrobe Manager Codi Rasor
House Manager Abby Sauer
Spotlight Operator Maria Schlaechter
Scenic Carpenter Nathan Neorr
Production Photographer Mikki Schaffner
Box Office Manager Brenda Berger
Orchestrations/Arrangements Stephen Oremus
Marketing Coordinator, The Carnegie Maria Marotta
Theatre Director, The Carnegie Tyler Gabbard
Executive Director, The Carnegie Matt Distel
A Special Thank You To:
Michael Hatton and Kevin Havlin, Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts
Stirling Shelton, University of Cincinnati — College Conservatory of Music
Ted Baldwin and Dale Sexton
Ellie Fangman, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Jack Manion, Poppy’s Agent, Manager, and Dad
Brandi La’Sherrill, She (Billie Holiday)
Brandi is a Cincinnati born and raised playwright and storyteller.
Currently, she is Company manager and Resident Artist at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Her credits include CORETTA SCOTT-KING AND THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM (Coretta Scott-King), MAYA ANGELOU: I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS (Maya Angelou), THE ROSA PARKS STORY (Rosa Parks), HARRIET TUBMAN STRAIGHT UP OUTTA THE UNDERGROUND (Harriet Tubman/playwright), SHIRLEY CHISOLM: THE CHISOLM TRAIL (Shirley Chisholm/playwright) and various roles on TCT’s Mainstage. Brandi is a 6-time Cincinnati BroadwayWorld Regional Award winner. Her artistic mission is to creatively “tell stories that must be told”. She is grateful to add Billie Holiday’s life and legacy to her resume.
Dev Marvelous, He (Jimmy)
Dev Marvelous, also known as Devon Moore, is an artist from Louisville, Kentucky, currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since graduating from Northern Kentucky University in 2019 (BA in Music and Audio Production), Marvelous has continued to pursue his passions of performance, songwriting, production, and graphic design. Marvelous has performed as a solo artist, as well as a regular keyboardist and background vocalist for a diverse range of artists including Emmaline, Matt Waters, and Lauren Eylise. In 2020, he created his company, view! Audiovisual Entertainment, which is the hub of Dev’s musical work and visual identity. His original music, which combines the best of Jazz, Pop, and Electronic music, can be streamed on all digital music platforms. Jimmy Powers is Dev’s first major role in a staged production. He dedicates his performance to his late uncle Jonathan and his grandfather, George Moore.
Darnell Pierre Benjamin (He) Director
Darnell Pierre Benjamin is a creative, educator, and community builder who hails from Southern Louisiana. Darnell attended University of Houston in 2009 and earned his MFA in the university’s Professional Actor Training Program. His work lives at the intersection of art and activism, which is apparent in his 2020 film 13th & Republic, found at https://13thandrepublic.com/. Other recent directing credits include SWEAT at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, TICK, TICK… BOOM! at W&L University, ROMEO AND JULIET at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and AGITATORS at Falcon Theatre. Darnell is also a professor in the arts programs at Northern Kentucky University, Xavier, and College-Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati. Darnell is a certified educator and performer in the Michael Chekhov Technique, along with being an active member of the Actors Equity Association, the Society of American Fight Directors, and Shakespeare Theatre Association. Due to his love of giving back to his communities, he’s on the board of four companies: Treehouse Cincinnati, Stop the Stigma Productions, Pones, and Caracole. Darnell is also a recipient of Artswave’s 2020 and 2022 “Truth & Reconciliation” grants. Like James Baldwin once said, Darnell agrees that “Great art can only be created out of love.”
Daryl Harris (He) Costume Designer
Daryl Harris—a veteran of theatre throughout North America, Europe, West Africa, Asia, and Australia—has received multiple awards for his costume designs for The St. Louis Black Repertory Company. The Arts Council’s Druid Award is among the recognitions he received for Theatre Tuscaloosa (Alabama) and Tuscaloosa Community Dancers productions including MAME, THE KING AND I and NUTCRACKER. Canada’s Royal British Columbia Museum has exhibited his costumes. Locally, he received the League of Cincinnati Theatres Award for Outstanding Costumes for designs at Northern Kentucky University, and the Broadway World Cincinnati Award for his designs for THE WIZ JR. at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. He is a Full Professor in NKU’s School of the Arts Theatre and Dance Program, where he designs, acts, directs, and teaches courses that focus primarily on social justice concerns. He regularly presents costume-related papers and workshops at national and international conferences. While he worked previously as an actor with The Carnegie, this is his first collaboration as a costume designer. He embraces each costume design experience as sustained communion with the Master Creator.
Ashton Karp (He) Lighting Designer
Ashton is a new lighting designer in Cincinnati, coming from Houston, Texas. He is a third-year student at CCM at the University of Cincinnati. Ashton has contributed to many shows while at school including SHE LOVES ME, PIPPIN, DIALOGUE OF THE CARMELITES and many more. He is ecstatic to be a part of the summer series and hopes you enjoy the show!
Avery Reynolds (He) Sound Designer
Avery has worked with The Carnegie for several seasons, ranging from the subtle TENDERLY: A ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL, to the boisterous AMERICAN IDIOT, and from the whimsical INTO THE WOODS and DISENCHANTED to the dramatic RENT and GEORGE REMUS. He has been delighted with the talented actors and crews he has worked with over the years to create memorable performances. Avery has a B.S. in Communications from Scripps College at Ohio University.
Tiara Jones (She) Wig and Makeup Designer
Tiara M. Jones is a talented Licensed cosmetologist, Makeup, Hair and Wig Designer, Fashion Designer and artistic enthusiast. A native of the Washington DC metropolitan area (Alexandria, VA). Her professional work has been seen on Principle artist at The Santa Fe Opera, The Glimmerglass Opera Festival, New York Fashion Week, as well as the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music where she will be obtaining her MFA degree in Makeup and Wig Design. Her recent wig and makeup design work includes: SHE LOVES ME, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, FELLOW TRAVELERS, and LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL. Tiara loves to give back to her community and has held numerous workshops for people to learn about diverse makeup applications and hair prep/ styling including CCM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs, Glimmerglass Opera Festival, The Santa Fe Opera as well as conducted a theatrical makeup demo for Cincinnait’s Playhouse in the Park’s Leading Ladies group at CCM. Tiara has worked with Broadway Wig designers, Company CEO’s and Emmy nominated Hairstylist who serve as her mentors. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning for Fashion Design and a minor in Architectural Studies. Tiara gives thanks to God, her family, her artistic team and supporters of her artistic talents.
Codi Rasor (They) Wardrobe Manager
Codi is a student at Northern Kentucky University in their BFA Costume Design/Technology program. They have worked on multiple shows at NKU including MACBETH, in which they were the head Costume Designer, and The Henry’s: THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, which they worked as an Assistant Stage Manager.
Shauna Nelson (She) Production Stage Manager
Shauna is so excited to be returning to the Carnegie as a part of this incredible summer season! Her favorite Carnegie credits include LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Assistant Stage Manager), AMERICAN IDIOT (Assistant Stage Manager), and DISENCHANTED (Stage Manager). Some regional credits include THE NUTCRACKER with Cincinnati Ballet (Assistant Stage Manager), CINDERELLA with Cincinnati Ballet (Assistant Stage Manager), GREEN ACRES with Cincinnati Ballet (Stage Manager), FALLEN ANGELS with Commonwealth Theatre Company (Stage Manager), and LIFE COULD BE A DREAM with Commonwealth Theatre Company (Stage Manager). Shauna would like to thank her friends and family, her mentors, and all of you for supporting local artists. Enjoy the show!
Tyler Gabbard, (He) Producer, Scenic Designer
Tyler is the Producing Director of Theatre at The Carnegie, dubbed “Favorite Local Theatre” in 2023 by the BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards. Previously, he was the Patron Experience Manager for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, the Patron Communications Manager for the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, the Events and Publicity Manager for the School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University, and Vice President of the League of Cincinnati Theaters. Tyler has worked as a designer for theatres in New York City and Los Angeles and over a dozen venues in Kentucky and Ohio, including 15 shows at The Carnegie. Tyler received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northern Kentucky University. In January 2020 he was one of 27 individuals selected from across North America to participate in the Emerging Leadership Institute of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals. He won the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 Next Generation Leader Award in Arts, Entertainment, and Hospitality. He was featured in Movers & Makers 2023 list of Notables in Performing Arts. Tyler lives in Bellevue with his husband Jack and their dog Popsicle.
Doug Stock (He), Technical Director
Doug is in his fifth season at The Carnegie, where he has designed sets for LITTLE SHOP…, JOSEPH…, PROOF, AMERICAN IDIOT, DREAMGIRLS, and THE FULL MONTY in addition to overseeing tech for hundreds of concerts and rental events. Previously, he was Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s Assistant Technical Director and Master Carpenter. He was also the Technical Director and Scenic & Lighting Designer at Thomas Worthington High School, his Alma Mater. Graduate of UC-CCM.
ANY VIDEO AND/OR AUDIO RECORDING OF THIS PRODUCTION IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com
LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL was first produced in New York by the Vineyard Theatre.