INTRODUCING Angel-Ah the. . . .
Angela's first REAL paid acting gig, at 19 years old, was working for the Old Lyric Theatre playing Prudie in "Pump Boys and Dinettes" and Dolly, in George Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell". Since then, she's had a variety of roles with a variety of theater's and touring shows, having become a member of Actor's Equity Association. Some of her fondest roles have been Nellie in "South Pacific", Mary in "Vaniites" and Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing". She was nominated several times for several different theatre awards by Charlotte, NC's Creative Loafing Magazine and won Best Actress in a Comedy, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and the coveted Actress of the Year. Click here to view pictures and reviews from some of her shows on her Facebook page!! She also has been on camera talent for several productions and is Screen Actors Guild eligible.
Angela's singing and playing apart from musical's really started with a singing gig at a fine dining restaurant. She not only sang show tunes, but this was where she was introduced to and fell in love with jazz standards from the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Rodgers/Hart. A few years later, she began taking the lyrics she had written while touring with the show "Honky Tonk Angels" and started putting them to music. It was her dear friend and musician, Amanda O'Connor (RIP!), who encouraged her to begin playing her own music out- opening for bands, hosting house concerts and doing song and sermon gigs at Unity churches etc. Angela then formed The Pacha Mamas with Marquetta Dupree and Vivian Slade- a group that focused on vocals/harmonies, singing mostly original tunes with some movement/dance, poetry, comedy and improv thrown into the mix! Click here to learn more about The Pacha Mamas and to sample their music! Currently, she works part-time with Homestead Hospice doing music therapy with the elders!