Adiagha Faizah (Fannie Lou, matinee and evening) is a Brooklyn native with a master of science degree in developmental psychology from Howard University. She's a graduate of Bennett College For Women. Credits include: A Time To Love, Crowns, Red Train, What is Black Love?, MAAFA, A Prayer…from Ship to Shore, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and The Struggle Continues. As a vocalist she received the Michael Masser Scholarship Honoring Whitney Houston, was selected as ensemble vocalist for Mariah Carey’s Daydream World Tour (Madison Square Garden) and received formal training through The Negro Ensemble Company, The Barrow Group Acting School and Susan Batson Studio. Adiagha is also the director of youth development programs at a nonprofit in Jamaica, Queens, and is currently developing a mentorship program for young women and girls of color. Visit www.Adiagha.com.
Jonathan Rodriguez (Junior, matinee; Ensemble, evening) Jonathan was in the Off-Broadway cast of Cinderella: A New Musical as an ensemble member. Favorite credits include You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Snoopy), Grease (Sonny), Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnik) and Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely Johnson). Jonathan, who calls his mother his “backbone,” describes Fannie Lou as “a musical with a vital soul and important message.”
Tiffani Coleman (Featured Ensemble, matinee and evening) Born and raised in Texas, Tiffani holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. She studied acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Among her favorite stage roles is April in Hot L Baltimore. She also has appeared in film and television, for the latter in series such as NBC’s “30 Rock” and Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie.”
Paul Fraccalviere (Sheriff Bedford, matinee) Paul’s credits include Off-Broadway: Bellevue Sketches-Player’s Theater-Barnie/Dmitri-Original Soundtrack Recording, Off-Off Broadway: Galileo-Planet Connections Festivity/W. Village Music Theate Festival-(Honorable Mention Best Actor)-Finian’s Rainbow-Theater for the New City, among others. He’s appeared throughout the United States and Canada in leading roles in The King and I, My Fair Lady, Chicago, Grease, Godspell and myriad other productions. He also has recorded numerous voiceovers/karaoke CDs and jingles. Paul is a proud graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where he received a four-year scholarship for voice.