Capital Pride's Music In The Night
Back by popular demand, 2018’s Music in the Night will be an engaging evening of musical theater, magnificent libations, and good vibrations. This year the emcee of the evening will be Frank Britton, a proud native Washingtonian (West End/Adams Morgan) and a Helen Hayes Award-winner (2018 Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play-Helen), who has been involved for nearly 17 years in the professional DC theater scene.
This musical evening shines a spotlight on the many elements that foster the talent in our local musical theater community, and will focus on the importance of the journey that necessarily accompanies National Coming Out Day, which will follow later that week on October 11.
Stay tuned for announcements about our local artists and special guest performers.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show-time is 8:00 p.m.
Larry was a featured Singer at La Ti Do Music and Spoken Word Cabaret, in July of 2018. He has sung both professionally and as a regular vocalist in locally. Currently a board member at large for Dominion Stage of Arlington he also performs regularly at La Ti Do. He has performed both in Washington DC and NYC. He has been seen in local productions at, Little Theater of Alexandria, Dominion Stage, St Marks Players, and Aldersgate Community Theater. He would like to thank everyone involved in this Capital Pride event for the chance to perform and share his journey.
Tiffany Lyn is a professional actress and singer in the D.C. Metropolitan area. She is a former Prince George’s Community College student and has been a part of many productions at the college including “For Colored Girls...” and “Ruined.” She is an actress on SoulFly Theatre and Productions acting roster, performing in multiple shows and films including “l'Africain Sacharrine Ballad” and “Just.” She has trained at Studio Theatre and performed at Anacostia Arts Center, and Harmony Hall. She is also a part of Outstanding Voices of D.C. Cabaret Series and Showcase as a vocalist.
Joanna Chilcoat-Fellows, a Baltimore native, began her theatre career at the age of nine and has appeared in numerous professional and community shows in the Baltimore and DC areas. As a performer, she is best known for her role of Ellen in the 2003 film "Camp". Joanna is a College Park and UMBC graduate with a Master of Arts in Teaching. She is the theatre director at Seneca Valley High School in Montgomery County, Maryland, and serves as the president of the Maryland Theatre Education Association.
Steven is thrilled to make his DC debut with Capital Pride's Music in the Night! He is a writer/performer best known for the role of Shaun in the cult classic movie musical, Camp. He appeared in the U.S. Touring, Canadian, and Broadway productions of Hairspray. Lately, he’s devoted his efforts to his own stage & film projects currently in various stages of production. Recently, Steven’s book, My Big Fat Broadway Debut! reached the #1 on spot on Amazon's Hot New Releases list in Broadway & Musicals. Instagram: StevenCuttsOfficial
Christopher David Harris
Christopher David Harris is a New York City based award winning singer and actor, and is thrilled to be returning to perform with the DC theatre and LGBT communities he loves so much. A former member of the USAF Singing Sergeants and a Virginia native, Mr. Harris has been featured on stage and screen across the United States. Some favorite past roles include Grantaire in Les Misérables, Dave Bukatinsky in The Full Monty, and Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. He holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Belmont University.
Danielle is excited to be here tonight surrounded by such talent. She has been performing throughout the DMV both on and off stage. Her vocal performances include the Capital Pride Festival as the 2017 Capital Pride Idol winner and cabaret shows with OVDC. Her most recent theatrical performances include The Rocky Horror Show- Magenta and Goodies a devised piece- Ensemble with Iron Crow Theatre in Baltimore, and as a costume designer with her most recent show being The Laramie Project also with Iron Crow Theatre. She would like to dedicate this show to her mother and to family, both blood and chosen!
Originally from Hatteras Island, North Carolina, Cory has lived in the DC area since 2007 working at the University of Maryland. A member of the Outstanding Voices of DC Cabaret group, Cory has performed in several variety shows and has performed at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club for the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation. In addition to singing as much as he can, Cory is also an accomplished pianist. He is very excited to participate in Capital Pride’s Music in the Night!”
Don Michael Mendoza
Don Michael Mendoza: Over the last six years, he created, produced, and now serves as the Executive Artistic Director for LA TI DO: the critically acclaimed music and spoken word series turned production company in DC, New York City, and Los Angeles. He performed in and produced many projects, most notably at New York City’s Feinstein's/54 Below and The Duplex, and DC’s Arena Stage and Shakespeare Theatre Company. Memorable projects include two concerts in partnership with the national touring casts of The Sound of Music and The King and I.
Hien first made her debut in the DC music scene with LaTiDo in June as a spotlight feature. A Washington area native, Hien is a self taught musician working towards becoming a civil rights attorney all while still singing her arpeggios. A member of the LGBT, Hien has in the past worked with the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC in LGBT Youth advocacy.
(JJ VERA) DOMINGO is a singer-songwriter/performance artist living in DC and provides live music and queer performance-artistry to the DMV area. DOMINGO has performed at The Kennedy Center, Atlas Theatre, and Signature Theatre as a jazz vocalist and has performed as a soloist for The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, even singing on The Capital Pride mainstage this past year; opening the celebration. DOMINGO enjoys drag performance as a medium for their music to tell their stories and is passionate about expressing queer identity and it’s intersections thru song.
Rick is thrilled to be performing in his third Music in the Night! Rick is currently in the ensemble of The Wedding Singer at NextStop Theatre Company, in Herndon, VA, which runs until October 14. DC AREA: Stuart Little, Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol, Oliver! [Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Ensemble in a Musical] (Adventure Theatre MTC); Urinetown (Constellation Theatre Company); Blue (Imagination Stage); One Gold Coin - Una moneda de oro (InterAct Story Theatre); Big Fish (Keegan Theatre); Madagascar, Peter Rabbit, Dogfight, Spring Awakening (Red Branch Theatre Company); Astroboy and the God of Comics (Studio Theatre 2ndStage). REGIONAL: Dorian’s Closet (Rep Stage). Rick is the Middle School Drama Teacher at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, in Bethesda, MD. EDUCATION: The George Washington University.
Charlie has appeared at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony as part of a select gospel ensemble part of Heart's iconic performance of "Stairway to Heaven” and alongside Rufus Wainwright’s rendition of “Piano Man” Charlie is a seasoned veteran of “Music in the Night.” His musical background and experience includes Gospel, Broadway, Classical and Jazz. He made his Musical debut at the DC Fringe Festival as part of the Ensemble cast of the award winning musical "One Night in New York." He has made several appearances at DC’s LaTiDo Cabaret Series as both the weekly spotlight and Monthly feature. Charlie has crooned audiences in his monthly featured act "JR's Live” and part of the cast of Pitcher’s Variety show “Seventh Inning Stretch.”