Synthia L. Hardy
Synthia is an award winning actress/singer/dancer/writer who has appeared on film, T.V., commercials (both radio and T.V.) and on stages, nationally and internationally. She received the NAACP Theatre Award for Best One Person Show for the show she wrote and performed in, "BILLIE! BACKSTAGE WITH LADY DAY", about the legendary Billie Holiday. For the same show, Synthia, also, received two Artistic Director's Achievement Awards (ADA) for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy and Best One Person Show.
Synthia received an Emmy Award for the PBS documentary, "Precious Memories: Strolling 47th Street". She has received various other awards for her talents. Synthia has written and performs her own cabaret show, "Dinner Musicale with Synthia & Friends". She's toured performing in Motown and Oldies Tributes.
Performing as Billie Holiday is such a joy for Synthia. The familiar and unfamiliar stories told that are shared in this show makes one sing, fall in love, laugh, cry, get angry and feel the pain of Billiie Holiday. Synthia is so blessed to be doing what she loves in the entertainment field. It allows her to travel, meet interesting new people and touch people's hearts.
Bryan Rasmussen (Director)
BRYAN RASMUSSEN (Director) As Artistic Director of Whitefire Theatre, Bryan has produced over 200 shows as well as over 50 world premieres. He recently directed the world premiere solo show Evolution of Soul 685 as well as the solo-musical Down the Rabbit Hole w/ pop star Erin Jividen opening this month off-Broadway. He also founded the famous Itchey Foot Cabaret in downtown L.A. He directed and starred in the 50th Anniversary production of Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter as well as directing the world premieres of the eco-musical Season of Change and Mark Twain in the 21st Century and produced Judy Tenuda's Mountain Girl Musical. He recently finished directing his critically acclaimed version of Blood Brothers and is also currently performing in and producing Friday Night Quickies as well as recurring on the NBC hit show Southland. He'd like to dedicate this production to his brother Larry.