Michael Capasso presents the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
JEANNETTE BLAKENEY (Ensemble/Maria Understudy) hailing from New York City, Ms. Blakeney's featured roles include: Martha (Faust), Flora (La Traviata), Mercédès (Carmen), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Amastre (Xerxes), Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Filipyevna (Eugene Onegin), Annie/Lily/Strawberry Woman and Maria (Porgy and Bess). Sought after as a concert soloist, Ms. Blakeney has performed such standard works as: Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's Mass in C Minor, Mozart's Requiem and Magnificat, and Bernstein's Arias and Barcaroles. Mrs. Blakeney made her Carnegie Hall debut performing the World Premiere of the song cycle Climbing, written for and dedicated to her by American Composer, Tom Cipullo. Equally at home in the world of Musical Theatre, Ms. Blakeney's starring roles include, Queenie (Show Boat), Bloody Mary (South Pacific), Isabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Betsy (Big River), Anita (West Side Story) and Crystal (Little Shop of Horrors). Ms. Blakeney is honored to have been inducted into the "Hall of Fame" in her hometown of Hanford, California for her professional achievements.
    Kevin Short (Porgy)
Kenneth Overtton (Porgy)
Kishna Davis (Bess)
Donita Volkwijn (Bess)
Reyna Carguill (Serena)
Phillip Boykin (Crown)
Reggie Whitehead (Sportin' Life)
Gwendolyn Brown (Maria)
Eric McKeever (Jake)
Chazmond Peacock (Mingo)
Taiwan Norris (Robbins)
Sequina Dubose (Clara)
Johnny Lee Green (Peter)
Natalya Simone Thomas (Lily)
Ambe Williams (Annie/Lily Understudy)
Mari-Yan Pringle (Strawberry Woman/
   Serena Understudy)
Frederick Jackson (Jim/Porgy Understudy)
Darnell Ishmel (Undertaker/Jake Understudy)
Sean T. Miller (Crabman/Nelson/
   Sportin' Life Cover)
Charles Jason Freeman (Funeral Solo Baritone/Jim/
   Undertaker Understudy)
Taleesha Janine Scott (Funeral Solo Soprano/
   Clara Understudy)
Colleen Beaumont (Ensemble/Bess Understudy)
Jeanette Blakeney (Ensemble/Maria Understudy)
Jaime Cepero (Ensemble/Scipio)
Jason McKinney (Ensemble/Crown Understudy)
Anthony P. McGlaun (Ensemble/Mingo/Robbins/
   Peter/Nelson/Crabman Understudy)
Angela Owens (Ensemble/
   Strawberry Woman Understudy)