CREDITS

MUSIC & LYRICS by DEBORAH JOHNSON

 Vocalist, pianist and composer is a National Recording artist who has written hundreds of songs.  This is her third musical.  Her other two musicals, ONE LITTLE KISS and TSARINA are being distributed for public performance.  Her music is currently being licensed for radio, TV and film projects worldwide.  She presently performs solo shows and a headliner vocal/piano duo show with Wayland Pickard in DOUBLE GRANDÉ in concert halls around the world.

BOOK & ADDITIONAL LYRICS (on Hacker Crew) by PAULA MILLER

Teaches college composition and literature courses and enjoys working with university students.  Her free-lance articles on literature appears in publications such as The Dictionary of Literary Biography, Masterplots, and Critical Survey of Short Fiction.  Her most recent publications include the books Student to Student: A Guide to College Life (2008) and Campus Voices:  A Student Guide (2009)

VOCALS

These are the ORIGINAL STUDIO cast members for the album

Lacey -- DEBORAH JOHNSON 

Miller, Devlin, Stilts -- WAYLAND PICKARD 

Wayland is my “piano pal” in DOUBLE GRANDÉ and is one of the most talented people I know.  He was the inspiration for the “glasses” on Stilts—especially when they’re taped together.  Wayland can play the perfect nerd, but really he’s just a normal down-to earth Texan who loves music.  It’s a pleasure working with him.

Ann -- NATASHA WALTON

I met Natasha at Cal Poly Pomona University when she took my Jazz Vocal Class.  I heard the uniqueness of her voice right off.  Natasha has been in several local music theatre productions and still studies voice.  She also teaches health sciences at Chaffey College. 

Hatfield -- DAVID JOHNSON

I know David really well because he is my son.  At the time of this recording, he is the student director for Chamber Singers at Mt. San Antonio College.  They recently won the title “Choir of the World” in Europe.  He also plays a smooth trumpet and could very well be the “new Chet Baker”.

Lois -- LORI DONATO 

Lori is a dear friend.  I was looking for a “low vocal” quality for Lois and definitely got it!  She admits that her range is becoming a Tenor!  Lori and I used to put on professional vocal workshops, which she still does in Los Angeles.  She’s a wonderful coach and is a beautiful person and friend.

Chorus --  LAWREN DONAHUE, CRYSTAL AGREDANO, MARC ZAPANTA, AVI KAPLAN, DAVID JOHNSON, DEBORAH JOHNSON

All of the chorus are students from Mt. San Antonio College (except me, of course!)  They did a great job in laying down the vocals.  We separated the girls and guys and tripled each part.  (this covers a multitude of sins!)  It was fun to give them the experience and to help them to raise a little money for their upcoming tour to Carnegie Hall!

Additional solo on Voice Mail --  LAWREN DONAHUE

Lawren is studying opera at Mt. San Antonio College and is is Chamber Singers and one of the top jazz vocal groups. She must be great on the phone, because she nailed the speaking part the very first time on Voice Mail!

Additional solo on Hacker Crew --  AVI KAPLAN

At the time of this recording, Avi is just 19 years old.  Pretty amazing for the depth and richness of his voice!  Someone discover this kid!  I think he could have a real future.  I’m glad he’s staying in school and studying.  He says his voice keeps getting lower.  Scary...!

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