About BRI’YON BRINSON
BRI’YON BRINSON is a 2020 Rider University graduate, with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Theatre with a concentration in Musical Theatre. He has had the pleasure of performing in many regional productions such as Another Chance (DJ), Hair (Woof), Sarafina (Crocodile) and has had many vocal opportunities as a lead singer. He’s also had the honor of traveling locally and internationally with the non-profit organization, Faith in Action Inc., to places like Switzerland and Ghana to instruct and mentor youth and adults in the arts, teaching dance, step, voice and acting! He’s exceptionally grateful that he’s sharing this next chapter of his life with such a dynamic cast!
TIFFANY DAWN CHRISTOPHER
About TIFFANY DAWN CHRISTOPHER
TIFFANY DAWN CHRISTOPHER is THRILLED to be part of such an AMAZING show with a STELLAR cast! She was last seen in Beehive- the 60’s Musical here at Candlelight. She’s a graduate of Howard University where she majored in Communications and minored in Theatre. Audiences may also remember her in The Drowsy Chaperone playing the role of The Drowsy Chaperone here at Candlelight. Theatre credits include: The Color Purple (Shug Avery u/s & Ensemble), Ragtime (Sarah), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), How to Succeed, Young Frankenstein, The Odd Couple-Female Version, Anything Goes, and Christmas by Candlelight. Favorite roles include: Memphis the Musical (Felicia Farrell), Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), West Side Story (Anita), The King and I (Eliza), and Into the Woods (The Witch – 2001 and 2004). All thanks God for the multiple opportunities to share her talents with the world. Thank you, Devon for this opportunity. Josh, THANK YOU for reminding us that we were CHOSEN! LOVE to the entire cast, you each hold a special place in my heart! Special thanks to my Family and Friends for all their LOVE and SUPPORT! This show and every show is dedicated to my heartbeat, my BEAUTIFUL daughter Harper! Everything I do is for YOU!
About GABRIELLE HINES
GABRIELLE HINES is a Coatesville, PA native and graduate of Muhlenberg College with degrees in theatre and music. Gabrielle has studied theatre and music at Goldsmiths University in London, England. Past credits include Grace in Annie, Danielle in Bring it On: The Musical, Lady in Brown in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, and Yvonne in Sunday in the Park with George. Offstage, Gabrielle directed and choreographed Revival Productions’ Ruby: The Ruby Bridges Story, directed and choreographed Limelight Theatre Company’s elementary, middle, and high school productions of Matilda, and assistant directed and stage-managed Revival Productions’ Frozen Junior and The Lion King Junior. Gabrielle is the cheerleading coach for North Brandywine Middle School and director of Coatesville High School’s Musical Theatre Collective.
About BRYAN JEFFREY
BRYAN JEFFREY is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and this is his debut at The Candlelight Theatre. He has training from the GAMP school (music/voice/theory/theatre), UArts (dance/theatre/voice), Morgan State University (voice/theatre), Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Boys Choir, Point Breeze Performing Arts (piano), Alvin Ailey Intensive Program, Kimmel Center for the Arts (voice/dance/theatre). A few credits include: Scarecrow (The Wiz), Angel (Rent), Zodzetrick (Treemonisha), Lionel (It’s a Wonderful Life), Junior Babcock (Mame), Elijah (Elijah), Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Wayne/Lil Albert/Tiny Joe (Dreamgirls), Cagelle/Speciality (La Cage Aux Folles), Chino/Jose (West Side Story), Joseph (Black Nativity), Hairspray, Mary Sunshine (Chicago), James “Thunder” Early (Dreamgirls, Helen Hayes Award Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical), Ain’t Misbehavin’, Jaguar Jr (Thunder Knocking on The Door), Snapshots (Dawan; Bryan Logan), Amazing Grace (Tyler), and a few world tours for singing including Germany, Russia, Jamaica, England. 2021 Broadway World Baltimore Performer of the Decade-Winner. He dedicates his performances to Jesus and his Ma, Dr. Dolores L. Daniels. “Be Legendary!! 1Love!”
ANDRÉ DION WILLS
About ANDRÉ DION WILLS
Welcome back to live theatre! What better show for Andre’s return to the stage than Ain’t Misbehavin’! This is Andre’s 6th time performing this show as it holds special meaning for him, and he is proud to be on stage with these incredibly talented individuals! Favorite roles include Old Deuteronomy in Cats, Joe in Show Boat, Curtis Jackson in Sister Act, John Utterson in Jekyll and Hyde, The Voice of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, and Store Manager in Elf, The Musical. Candlelight audiences may remember him as Leading Player in Pippin, Horse in The Full Monty, and celebrating the holidays in Christmas by Candlelight. Andre’ is a songwriter and producer as well as having served for many years as a staff soloist at Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington. Originally from Norristown, PA. Andre’ now resides in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife Laura, and children Lyric and Christian. Andre’ truly is grateful to God for the talents that He has loaned him to use. Thanks to his family for allowing him to continue to do the thing he loves, and to you, the audience, for without your love of live theatre the art form would perish! So get ready, because this Joint is Jumpin’!
About SIERRA WILSON
SIERRA WILSON is thrilled to be making her Candlelight debut! She is from the Delco/Philadelphia area and was last seen in 11th Hour Theatre Company’s concert production of Chess the Musical. Sierra recently graduated from Temple University with her BA in Musical Theatre. Her favorite credits include: Esmeralda (Hunchback of Notre Dame), Nickie Pignatelli (Sweet Charity), and Ronnette (Little Shop of Horrors). She would like to thank her friends and family for always supporting her dreams. Sierra feels blessed to be performing for audiences again after a long year and a half without live theatre. @sierrajwilson