Our Great Performances Artists have been busy! Check out some of their creative and artistic endeavors below!


Egg Party, a short film I co-wrote and acted in, will have its World Premiere at Cinequest Film Festival. The Festival runs March 20th-30th, and tickets are 99 cents to view any time during that period. Tickets are at, and our website with a trailer to the film is We were also awarded the Panavision New Filmmaker Award to make the film. The Story: In late spring, six powerhouse women gather together in a Brooklyn apartment for a not-so-sober egg decorating party to support one of their own struggling with fertility. As the afternoon unfolds, the strength of their laughter and friendship creates new birth.


Will be performing in a choral concert with Ember Choral Arts on March 26-27th with musical messages of bridging divides, and later this summer will be joining the U.S. Army as a vocalist in their Regional Band career field!


I have a TikTok account that features all things New York City. While part of GP’s delivery teams for the Get Food NYC project during the first 7 months of the pandemic. I became fascinated with the outdoor seating areas that restaurants were building. There seemed to be no way for people to know what a given restaurant was building, so I showcased local businesses. It’s since grown into a channel featuring anything and everything about this wonderful city we call home. I post to other social media, but TikTok is where my audience is- 56K and growing!


I just released my new single in anticipation of my upcoming EP (due later in 2022). The single is called Harvest the Moon.


Composer & Performer

I was a 2021 #CityArtistCorps Grant recipient for my original musical. Since I want to also create opportunities for fellow GP Actors to perform I cast Philip Eng in one of the roles and the 1 night event presentation was SOLD OUT. SOCIAL DISTANCE Musical follows a week amidst the Coronavirus where four multiethnic New York artist friends unite via technology while in quarantine at the start of the pandemic: a black musician, a Chinese gamer, a South East Asian medical student and a BIPOC Social Media Influencer. In the spirit of Lieber and Stoller, Ain’t Misbehavin, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Songs for a New World, SOCIAL DISTANCE is a sung through musical . The presentation took place at the OFF-Broadway PLAYERS THEATRE Oct. 27th, 2021 This is a link to the Broadway World Article: These are the social media links to relive the show with hopes it will progress to a possible bigger opportunity for all involved🤞🏾


Personal / Professional




Music Producer

Yelitza (my twin sister) and I work with Linda Briceño aka Ella Bric, a two-time Latin Grammy winner and the first woman to win as Producer of the Year. When the quarantine started we thought that our block needed a little help at the 7 pm clap for essential workers. So one day, after coming back from delivering meals for the elderly, with the help of a friend, we set up the speakers in a window and asked Ella to play her trumpet while Yelitza played the tambourine and I played the maracas from the street. Well, the neighbors loved our mini-concert so much that one day became three months. Every day at 7 pm “La trompeta de Harlem” came out and played for 10 minutes. First by herself, but later with many well-known musicians that wanted to join the cause.

People came in from all over Harlem, the Upper West Side, Long Ilsand City and even New Jersey. They came out from their windows, their balconies, fire escapes, and some of them stayed in their cars while many were on the street.

We were featured on the local news, on Univision, CNN, on an AT&T commercial, and on the first documentary for YouTube Originals called “Aislados”.

On October 16th at 7 pm, Ella Bric will be played at the Lincoln Center: Gold Sessions at the Hearst Plaza.



In 2018 I had the great opportunity to visit Uganda and Rwanda.

I got to see amazing animal life and meet remarkable people while learning about the roots “where it all began”. 

These portraits are of some of the children I met along the way.

Every child welcomed me with a smile or laugh and it opened my eyes and heart even more. 

Many kids have to trek miles for school, necessities, work and water. 

Each child had such a presence when they talked to me.

The purity and kindness of the children reminded me that we must treat each other with love and respect.

I thought this would tie in with what is happening in our world today.

With Black Lives Matter we all have to stop looking at our differences the hate and anger has to be turned into love, acceptance and understanding. These images help to remind me during these turbulent times of the saying I heard while in Africa “One Blood, One World”.

NY's Waiters Sing Their Hearts Out

NY's Waiters Sing Their Hearts Out

It’s a different holiday season for us. We’re not throwing parties and our gifted waiters aren’t able to extend their skills and talents to provide the gracious service you’ve associated with our events. Instead, NY’s Waiters Sing Their Hearts Out as Great Performances’ incredibly talented team members share their talents in song, story, and music to help spread holiday cheer in your homes.


Aubrey Barnes

Come, O Come Emmanuel

The Christmas Song

Christmas Medley (Live)

Aubrey Barnes is indeed the musical doyen of multi-genre song.  His current project, the debut of his jazz standards CD, in the spring of 2021, is his passionate focus for the time being.  He’s actually fond of sharing the fact that the venerable Frank Owens, pianist to the stars and former Johnny Mathis pianist, is his pianist for his debut CD.  “The CD will showcase an impressive array of familiar and uncommon songs from the primer songbook, ‘The American Songbook…’ “ Aubrey shares.  Aubrey credits and thanks his Mother for his lifelong artistry, for her personal example and for her love and support.  “Hearing Aubrey sing is nothing short of receiving a spiritual transmission.  He sings from such an intensely personal place that it immediately becomes universal; the audience is included, embraced and uplifted.  Aubrey Barnes is a stunning vocalist and a deeply powerful performer.  He will make you want to live more fully, love, laugh and cry.  Aubrey Barnes brings the magic-inspiring audiences in this hurting, yet still precious world.”  Hilary James


Caitlin Borek

Grown Up Christmas List

I’m Caitlin Borek. I hail from the midwest but I’ve called NYC my home for nearly 5 years now. GP was a huge reason I was able to flourish in this grand city, with it’s flexible hours, solid pay, and the artists they hire. It’s the best kind of environment for a hustling performer. I studied musical theatre, and am currently performing in a Christmas Concert up in Wisconsin. The theatre has gone above and beyond with safety measures due to Covid-19, including occupying the house at only 25% capacity, installing iodizers in the filtration system, social distancing the audience and requiring the use of masks, and keeping the 4 singers 8ft away from everyone at all times. This piece I submitted is one of the songs from the show. I love how it captures the desire for peace and love in these trying times, and I wanted to share that sense of optimism.
IG @sea2bee2
Tiktok @caitlinborek

Chandra Albritton

The Man with the Bag

Chandra Albritton is a singer/actor originally for Maryland. She has worked in various theatre in Virginia, Wisconsin, Florida, and New York. She is currently keeping herself busy with classes and working on her film reel. You can find her vocal work at and acting work at 

Ellen Christi

Merry Christmas Baby

Santa Baby

Since the mid-seventies, Ellen Christi has steadily gained ground as an important contributor to American improvised music and contemporary jazz. As a composer/vocalist, Ms. Christi has worked in varying performance venues ranging from multi-media theatrical productions to solo vocal concerts. She has also been an active advocate in supporting innovative performing artists through organizations that she has co-founded or directed. Presently, she has reopened Christi Sound Studios and has begun  recording and editing podcasts and also teaching vocal technique and vocal improvisation. You can find more information at her website

Jason Lee

The Laughing Heart

Jason Lee is an actor/singer from Taiwan currently based in New York, and is a Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Recent credits include Eighty-12 (Amazon Prime Video), Richard III (American Theatre of Actors), Gypsy (Heights Players), Here To Recruit You (Wild Project) and Yell-Low (Dixon Place). He has also acted in an original French play he co-wrote with friends, and a theatrical adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis which won the Excellence Award of Taipei Fringe Festival. His latest work CherryBomb will launch on Amazon Prime Video in March 2021.
Instagram: @jason.c.h.lee

Jerome Brooks, Jr.

Jerome Brooks, Jr. is a SAG-AFTRA/ AEA Actor/ Composer.

FaceBook: @JeromeBrooksMusicFans
Twitter: @JeromeBrooksJr
Instagram: @JeromeBrooksMusic
YouTube: @Azeyol

Kat Liz Kramer

Christmas Medley (Live)

Kat Liz Kramer – American Singer Songwriter.  Favorite past credits include: Cabaret- This Is Me at Don’t Tell Mama, David Drumgold’s variety show, Kat Liz Kramer & Friends, and Mondays, Theatre- Smokey Joe’s Cafe 20th Anniversary(National tour) Man in The Mirror(World tour) Hero, An Origin Story as Rea(NYMF), Single Room Occupancy as Crystal(Fringe), Anything Goes as Reno Sweeney(regional), Special guest on Rising Star(BeTerrificTV) Kat’s original music can be found on all streaming platforms with My Wonderland Special Edition. She is currently recording her first full length album using Broadway musicians and production staff affected by the COVID shutdown. The world may have stopped but the music lives on. Kat was the first artist in residence for We Light another way to bring a bright light in times as these.
Instagram & Facebook @katlizkramer

Kat is a proud member of Actors Equity.

Kendrick Mitchell

This Christmas

Kendrick is a New York based actor and singer originally from Houston, Texas. He has toured the country, and sailed the seas with the Tony Award winning show, After Midnight. You can catch him on select Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Seville, jamming alongside his bandmates.

Instagram: @KendrickMitchellOfficial

Kevin Horne

Kevin is an actor, writer, director, and producer. He has performed in many regional productions, and although you probably don’t remember it, he sold you something via various commercials on TV. For seven years he produced the 90X Arts Festival, which was a showcase of the professional talent working at GP where shows such as Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, and Urinetown were presented. He wrote the modern day farce Death Is a Waltz (affectionately described as Weekend at Bernie’s meets Chopped) which was being presented just as the pandemic hit, so be on the lookout for that when things get back to “normal“. You can follow him on TikTok and Instagram @NightWindNYC where he makes short videos showcasing restaurants in New York City.  He also finds it awkward writing about himself in the third person.

Lauren E King

The Spirit of Christmas

Lauren E King is an actor, singer, dancer, and NYC transplant from Lilburn, GA. After obtaining her BA in Theatre and BA in Advertising from the University of Georgia (’19), she joined the North American tour of PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure! as Mayor Goodway. After the cancellation of the tour from COVID and moving to New York, she performed in a workshop production of Homeless Garden with Refracted Theatre Company and is now channeling her energy into song covers and crafting her voiceover reel. Off stage you can find her admiring bodega cats while running errands as a Personal Assistant. She would like to thank her friends and family for their continuous outpour of love and support and the Universe for having a wicked sense of humor when it comes to making your plans into bigger and better things. 

Youtube Channel:

Instagram: @ren.elizabeth.king 

Mark Donato

Panis  Angelicus by César Franck

A “jack of all trades:” Mark Donato is a professional singer of 33 years, and Vinyasa Yoga (& Meditation) instructor of 22 years. He also worked professionally as a Tap Dancer for 15 years; doing National & International tours of Broadway shows; like “42nd Street,” “Crazy For You,” “The Will Rogers Follies,” & “State Fair.”

The last 15 years have been primarily focused as a classical tenor doing choral work in several concerts & Opera’s. Much of which have been with The American Symphony Orchestra, and the Bard Music Festival. Mark sang at Carnegie Hall 15 times. Once as a soloist! He also has an extensive history singing in Churches & Synagogues; much of which is as a Cantor/Chanter in Catholic Churches.

Within all of that, Mark also has a long history performing on cruise ships with companies like Holland America, and Celebrity.

Working in the Catering industry all these years is what makes this performing arts lifestyle possible.

Michael Fisher


I’m an AEA actor and a U.S. Army veteran.  I love camping, hiking, and just being outdoors with friends and family. My dream house would have a woodworking shop in the back yard and a big wraparound porch where I could sit and play guitar in the evening. I love riding motorcycles and I am newly engaged to be married and my favorite color is orange!

Trifon Dimitrov

Alone Together

Christmas Time Is Here

Trifon Dimitrov was born in Pleven, Bulgaria. After graduating the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2002, Trifon moved to Frankfurt, Germany where he studied and performed till 2004. In 2004 he began studying at Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music in New York, USA. He is

honored to be a student of the jazz legend Ron Carter. Trifon has performed at numerous Jazz Festivals, clubs, TV, Radio and Broadway shows. Currently based in New York, Trifon actively performs in USA and around the world.

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Sharing Our GPA (Great Performances’ Artists)

40 years ago we started as a company to provide women in the arts with an income so they could pursue their artistic dreams. Today, we renew that commitment for all individuals at Great Performances. We’re launching GPA, Great Performances’ Artists, to showcase the talent of our staff and share their art. From singers and songwriters to film and documentary makers, we have hundreds of talented individuals who are eager to share their craft with you.

We’re constantly updating our list, so check back often — and if you like what they do or would like them to perform at your next virtual (or live!) event, drop us a line at

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Damir Photographer


DAMIR Damir Catovic | Photographer I am simultaneously working on the several collections of the images which will, hopefully one day all end up in

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JEROME BROOKS JR Composer & Performer Playlist 2 Videos “Debbie Allen Workout” 10-27-21 0:16 “Grossman School Graduate” 0:16 I was a 2021 #CityArtistCorps Grant recipient

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Joseph "Joey" Perniciaro Producer


JOEY Joseph Perniciaro | Producer I am excited to announce a Veteran’s Day benefit weekend reading of Sundogs, I am producing by Howard Emanuel. About

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DANIELA DAKICH Filmmaker I make movies that make me laugh. About ordinary people doing extraordinary stuff. SOCIAL MEDIA INSTAGRAM @danieladakich777 ADDITIONAL LINKS Youtube Playlist:

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Matthew Provencal Writer & Producer I have been working on a Fantasy Pilot for the last year and a half. I ACTUALLY submitted this project

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Archil Screenwriter


ARCHIL Archil Gugberidze | Screenwriter & Actor Hello, I’m Archil an Actor/Screenwriter. I have  published a Screenwriting book couple of months ago which focuses on

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Baz Singer


BAZ Mia Andor Baz | Singer Mia Andor Baz (they/them) is a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), singing competitive barbershop-style a cappella music.

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Saki Dancer, Actor, and Yoga Instructor


SAKI Dancer, Actor & Yoga Instructor I’m a dancer/actor, born and raised in Japan. I started dancing when I was 4 years old and haven’t

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SAM BALZAC Actor, Composer, Lyricist I’m an actor/composer/lyricist with many current projects. I recently secured the rights to a well-known comedy web series about video

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Dancer Jiemin Yang


JIEMIN YANG Dancer, Choreographer, Graphic Designer & Illustrator Jiemin Yang, originally from China, is a dancer, choreographer, and graphic designer/illustrator based in Queens. Jiemin holds

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MAT LABOTKA Comedian Welcome to Grumble Goat: A comedic grumbling of mundane trivialities. Mat Labotka and Veronique Hurley grumble through life’s little pet peeves. Do

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Chris Sell Wood and Furniture Craft Artist


CHRIS SELL Wood & Furniture Craft Custom designed table tops incorporating different mediums. Recently old British coins and other British related topics. Refurbishment of antique

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Dancer Jiemin Yang


JIEMIN YANG Dancer, Choreographer, Graphic Designer & Illustrator Jiemin Yang, originally from China, is a dancer, choreographer, and graphic designer/illustrator based in Queens. Jiemin holds

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EUGENE Meryle Ward | Sound Recording Artist I have a degree in Recording Arts, which is essentially anything sound. Recording for Music/ Film, Editing, Mixing

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Food Photographer

My two hobbies for a long time have been cooking and photography. The more time I spent in the events industry the more inspiration I was getting just by watching different chefs/designers/planners. I started my “colorful vegan kitchen” project a few years ago to show the world that eating plants is not only healthy but they are also very photogenic. Especially if they are on my plate:)

I don’t have a separate account but you can find a lot of colorful vegan dishes that I made and took photos of if you scroll down my Instagram account and I also have an album (67 photos) on my Facebook account.



Tatsiana Asipenka




All of my paintings are in the medium of oil on canvas and I paint generally in the style of realism, with a focus on how light, from whatever source, creates atmosphere.



Joseph Perniciaro | Producer

I am excited to announce a Veteran’s Day benefit weekend reading of Sundogs, I am producing by Howard Emanuel. About the play: In a haunting yet humorous meditation on hope, belief, and love, SUNDOGS explores the emotional and spiritual rebellions of Joseph Garnier, a US Army Sergeant who awakens one day hearing the pounding of drums. He believes The Drums are the key to resurrecting order amid the chaos of his American life. But not even he is prepared for what will perish and what will remain as the sun sets, long-held secrets are revealed, and The Drums continue their crushing crescendo.

Starring Armie Hammer, Jenn Gambatese, Maurice Jones, Tobias Segal, Grace Porter, and Jordan Bridges.

Sunday, November 8th, 2020, 7:30 pm

For tickets, please visit

Benefitting The WPA and Stop Soldier Suicide or Facebook page Stop Soldier Suicide.




Damir Catovic | Photographer

I am simultaneously working on the several collections of the images which will, hopefully one day all end up in the appropriate books. They include Central Park, Streets of NY, Street Portraits, Self Portraits, Landscapes, Abstracts, etc.