I am tremendously excited to be a part of this, my eighth Circle Players production. I joined the Circle family in 2010, playing Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. Since then, I’ve had the privilege of appearing in Jekyll & Hyde, the Musical (John Utterson), A Raisin in the Sun (Joseph Asagai), Willy Wonka, the Musical (Willy Wonka), The Color Purple (Pa/African Chief), The Piano Lesson (Wining Boy), and DREAMGIRLS (Marty). The roles of Willy Wonka and Wining Boy earned me Circle’s “Best Male Vocalist” Award for 2011-12 and 2012-13, respectively, and for my portrayal of Marty, I was awarded the “Best Featured Actor” award for 2013-14. I am very proud and grateful to be a part of the Circle family; I hope you enjoy tonight’s presentation! Special dedication to my family, and to the late, great: Maurice White; David Bowie; Phife Dawg; Prince; Pearl Washington, and Harper Lee.