Meet the Cast & Creative Team of A Night with Janis Joplin
KELLY McINTYRE (Janis Joplin) is a New York City based actress originally from Boston, MA. Her credits include National Tour: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (Janis Joplin Alternate), Regional: FOR TONIGHT (Goodspeed Opera House), as well as concert/readings at NYMF and NYTB in New York. Education: The Hartt School of Music, B.F.A. Musical Theatre. Kelly is also a composer for Musical Theatre and her compositions/concepts have been performed at venues including Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, NYMF, Musical Theatre Factory and NYTB. She thanks MD&S, her family and her friends dearly for their support.
KRISTIN PIACENTILE (Janis alternate/Swing) is thrilled to make her Capital Rep debut! Regional: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (The 5th Avenue Theatre), THE WEDDING SINGER (Holly), the Urinetown writer's new musical ZM: A ZOMBIE MUSICAL (Eugene O'Neill Theater), TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Silvia), Jeff Marx's new musical HOME STREET HOME (Eugene O'Neill Theater and Z Space, San Francisco), SWEET CHARITY (Charity), BIG RIVER, LOST IN LOVE: THE AIR SUPPLY MUSICAL (World Premiere), and ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (Helena). Proud member of AEA-SAG-AFTRA. Back up singer in Tony nominee Lauren Worsham's rock band Sky-Pony. Thanks to Penny, Randy, Joan, Jeremy, and her family. Follow her @KristinPiatch.
DANYEL FULTON (Blues Singer) is thrilled to be making her Capital Rep Debut! Selected credits: Dionne (HAIR 2nd National Tour); Ammut (JASPER IN DEADLAND, Prospect Theater Company); Dorothy (THE WIZ, Harlem Repertory Theater); Charlayne (AINT MISBEHAVIN', Harlem Rep); Aisha (A TIME TO LOVE, National Black Theater); Lil Bit (HOW I LEARNED HOW TO DRIVE, Aaron Davis Hall). Danyel received Audelco nominations for her performances as Dorothy, Charlayne and Aisha. She was recently seen as Dani in the Opening number for the first annual Broadwaycon this past January. Much love to family and friends for the continued support! www.danyelfulton.com Romans 8:28
JANNIE JONES (Chantel, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone) was last seen in BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY, with Tony Award winning, Norm Lewis, Tony Award Winning, Andre DeShields, Emmy Award Winning, Obba Babatunde and 227’s, Jackee Harry, at the Stevens’ Center, at the NC Black Theatre Festival. You will be able to catch her episode of THE GET DOWN, (Jamaican Mom, possible recurring role, on Net ix this summer. She is happy to return to the Tent Theatre after having been a part of their last season: HAIRSPRAY (Motormouth) and LEAP OF FAITH (Ida Mae). She received critical acclaim for her performance in SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ (B.J) at Capital Repertory Theatre and in BLACK PEARL SINGS (Pearl) at the Virginia Stage Co., Capital Rep. Theatre & San Jose Rep. Co. for which she won a BAY AREA THEATRE CRITICS AWARD for BEST ACTRESS. AUGUST WILSON’S WOMEN at the Juneteenth Legacy Theatre for wich she won an AUDELCO AWARD. BROADWAY/Off- Broadway/Nat’l Bdwy Tours: THE FULL MONTY (u/s Georgie), ALL SHOOK UP (Sylvia), MAMA I WANT TO SING (Sister Carrie) and FAITH’S JOURNEY (Traci). Other credits include HAIR (Dionne), HAIRSPRAY (Motormouth) at the N.C. Theatre, MAHALIA (Mahalia Jackson) at the N.C. Blk Rep., MOTOWN CABARET, BY GERSHWIN (Ira and George’s music), TOO DARN HOT (Cole Porter’s music), STEPPIN’ OUT (Irving Berlin’s music), AINT NOTHING BUT THE BLUES (Eloise)atFloridaStudioTheatre,CROWNS (Velma&Wanda)attheCincinnatiPlayhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis & Asolo Thea., AINT MISBEHAVIN (Armelia) at the Riverside Theatre, BEEHIVE (Tina Turner) at Arkansas Rep. She has received critical acclaim for her one woman shows, MY CASTLE’S ROCKIN’, The Alberta Hunter Story & ETHEL WATERS: His Eye Is On The Sparrow, written by Larry Parr, which premiered at the Florida Studio Theatre. Jannie has toured nationally and internationally to more than 23 countries. Her television appearances include daytime soap operas: All My Children and The Guiding Light; sitcoms: Martin, commercials and print ads. Jones has performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra in the concert version of Kiss Me Kate (Hattie), & in concert with Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden & Carnegie Hall with famed Spanish legend, Raphael. She can be heard on Teddy Pendergrass’ latest release, Say It, and on the last CD of the late, great Barry White, Practice What You Preach.
Nikita R. Jones*
NIKITA R. JONES (Chantel, Bessie Smith, Odetta) is delighted to be performing in her first professional production as a Joplinaire. From Youngstown, Ohio, she earned her BFA in Theater from Youngstown State University where she appeared in numerous productions. Some of her most memorable roles include: Joanne (Rent), Sarah (Ragtime), TiMoune (Once on This Island), and Ronny (Hair). Nikita first appeared on stage at the age of six as a leaf, and her love for theatre blossomed from that point on. She dedicates her performances to her family and friends who have supported her endlessly.
Kimberly Ann Steele*
KIMBERLY ANN STEELE (Chantel, Etta James) is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television where she studied acting. Favorite past credits include Kiss Me Kate at the Pasadena Playhouse, Hair at the Hollywood Bowl and Carrie at The Los Angeles Theatre. To stay in her loop please visit www.ElectricSteele.com.
RANDY JOHNSON (Creator, Writer, Director): Randy’s diverse and distinguished career has broken barriers and beat all the rules. As a writer and director, his most recent work is the 2014 Tony Award© nominated production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at the Lyceum Theatre. His work has also been seen across the country and worldwide in such venues as The Savoy Theatre in London’s West End, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Apollo Theatre, Wembley Arena, Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, Off Broadway, Regional Theatres across the United States and Canada, Las Vegas and Arena’s worldwide. As a published playwright and director, he has created theatrical musical portraits of such icons as Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley. Louis Prima and Keely Smith, and Conway Twitty. He directed and co-wrote Mike Tyson’s critically acclaimed UNDISPUTED TRUTH which opened in Las Vegas and went on to play Broadway and tour internationally. His production of ELVIS THE CONCERT premiered at Radio City Music Hall and for the next 15 years broke records at sports arenas worldwide and is seen annually on PBS. His next musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!!! SISTER ROSETTA THARPE - THE GOSPEL OF ROCK and THE SPIRIT OF THE BLUES debuts at the Pasadena Playhouse in January 2017. He is a member of the SDC, Dramatists Guild and Canadian Actors Equity. "Randy Johnson certainly doesn’t lack for ambition or vision, or social conscience. In the strictest sense of the word, he isn’t a theater director - that might be too much of a constricted space for him, although he’s certainly succeeded in almost every medium including; Broadway, Off Broadway, Regional Theatre, PBS and the Concert world. If there is a trademark for Randy Johnson's productions, it’s that they’re going to be nothing that you might expect." Washington Post. For more information: www.randy-johnson1.com