Gerianne is warming hearts (and stomaches) across the country on the national tour of Waitress, the beloved Broadway musical with music by Sara Bareilles. She is in the ensemble and the Dawn US. Originaly from Tampa, FL she began her professional career in the award-winning production of Volleygirls at the Signature Theatre alongside Susan Blackwell and Monica Raymund (of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS). This production was noted as the NYMF 2013 "Best of Fest," "Best Ensemble," "Most Promising New Musical," and Huffington Post's "one of the best shows of 2013." She then went on to star in Bubble Boy at Hamilton Stage, followed by another star turn as the classic Rizzo in Grease at North Shore Music Theatre. Her incredible musicianship and a cappella expertise led to her becoming a lead vocalist in the First National Tour of Vocalosity. The fast-paced live concert featured 12 voices singing some of today's top hits with vocal arrangements from Pitch Perfect's own Deke Sharon. Following Vocalosity, she wowed audiences with her fiery portrayal of Vanessa in In the Heights at the Hangar Theatre.
Gerianne made her Broadway debut as Kathy in Broadway's first a cappella musical, In Transit, at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Most recently, she starred in Maine State Music Theatre's summer season, performing roles in Guys and Dolls, Grease, and Newsies.
Gerianne has been praised by critics for her sultry vocals and was hailed by the New York Times as "an impressive singer...seemingly effortless." Her voice can be heard on the tracks of "Fever," "Locked out of Heaven," and "Hallelujah" on the Vocalosity album, as well as the entirety of the Original Broadway Cast album of In Transit. She has appeared on stages from New York City to Shanghai, and venues including 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Town Hall, the Beacon Theater, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. She is a proud graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
This was one of the best Master Classes ever! Shannon taught the kids exactly what they hoped she would! Please let me know next year's schedule ASAP! I am so very fortunate to have found Broadway Connection (and so are my students!) Thanks again for this great opportunity.” - V. Hartkopf
Chaz was an awesome instructor and inspired the kids to work on the acting and improvisation parts of musical theater and not just the tricks.
He was very informative at the question and answer period at the end - sharing his experiences with the dancers and helping them understand that it takes hard work to be a professional dancer/performer, but that it is possible and all worth it!