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Meet the 2018 Performers

Top Performer

Kim Rachelle Harris

Montel Butler
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Kim Rachelle Harris is a Tennessee native, and now a resident of NYC. Kim has recently been seen as “Lana Mae Hopkins” in Honky Tonk Laundry (Shadowland Stages and The Chenango River Theatre) and "Rosemary Clooney" in Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical at Ivoryton Playhouse (CT), Meadow Brook Theatre (MI), Highlands Playhouse (NC), and 

Southeastern Summer Theatre (Hilton Head, SC). Off Broadway: Room Service (Christine Marlowe), Regional: 42nd Street (Dorothy Brock) at Forestburgh Playhouse, Oliver! (Nancy) at Mill Mountain Theatre, Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley) at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre. A graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, Kim has been a featured performer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida as "Ariel" in The Voyage of The Little Mermaid and "Dolly Drew" in the Hoop Dee Doo Review , as well as a featured singer at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. Fanatical about family, friends, faith, felines, funny films, and FOOD!!

Montel Butler is a native Virginian, currently residing in southern Maryland. He received his Bachelors of Science in Music from Towson University where he studied voice under Terry Eberhardt. Montel has sung various roles with Towson University’s Music for the Stage opera workshop including Dr. Falke in “Die Fledermaus” and Mr. Cash in “The

Impresario”. In addition to his roles in the music department he has performed with the theatre department at Towson as Moritz Stiefel in “Spring Awakening”, and as Gregory in “The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds her Chameleon Skin” with the Stillpoint Theatre Company. He has performed all over the world on cruise ships as well as in other professional productions. He would like to wish everyone here Happy Holidays and a prosperous new year.

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John Patti

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Three time TRMA “Musician of the Year” winner, JOHN PATTI brings the steel pan to the forefront of musical entertainment with an “island infused jazz and blues” style. Whether solo or collaborating with bands, John’s intriguing stories and skillful performance leaves long lasting and memorable impressions with every audience.

Over the years, John’s popularity has grown internationally for his expressively smooth sound, elevating the steel pan from its perceived impression as just an island instrument to one of versatility across many musical genres. John’s innovative take on the steel pan has taken him on stages with greats like Les Paul in New York City, Nadirah Shakoor at the new Orleans Jazz Festival, the Coral Reefer band in Key West and stadiums around the country performing the National Anthem.

Bill Vanko


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