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Meet the Cast of Motown The Musical

Kenneth Mosley

KENNETH MOSLEY (Berry Gordy)

Regional: CMT: Sister Act (TJ), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian u/s), and Children of Eden (Lead Storyteller); MTW: Memphis (Gator). TV: Grace & Frankie, Ten Days in the Valley, Black-ish, Pitch, Game Shakers. Producing/writer: new web comedy and music coming soon! Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism: Southern Methodist Univ. Gratitude to Mr. Gordy, the MTM creative team, FSE talent, loved ones, and family! Follow: KennethMosley.com and @KenMos.

Trenyce

TRENYCE (Diana Ross)

Grammy®-nominated singer/actress from American Idol Season 2 who’s career includes shows such as Ain’t Misbehavin’, Vagina Monologues, Love in the Nick of Tyme with Morris Chestnut, Thriller Live West End, Taboo China, and Marvel’s Kick Ass 2. Follow on Instagram and Twitter @trenyce1/@trenyce.

Justin Reynolds

JUSTIN REYNOLDS (Smokey Robinson)

Reynolds was recently seen headlining in Vegas! The Show on the LV Strip. He has toured 85 countries while performing on Silversea, Princess Cruises, and The Young Americans. Many thanks to Mr. Gordy, Wojcik|Seay Casting and WLP for making his Smokey dream come true in his national tour debut with Motown!

Matt Manuel

MATT MANUEL (Marvin Gaye)

Manuel is a singer/actor/model from the Detroit area. In 2013, he was a contestant on American Idol. He was the male vocalist for the Simone Vitale Band. In 2016, he played the role of Benjamin in the short film Akoma.

Kai Calhoun

KAI CALHOUN (Young Berry Gordy/Young Stevie Wonder/Young Michael Jackson)

Calhoun is excited about his first appearance with Motown. He is in seventh grade and can usually be found making videos for his YouTube channel. Calhoun is grateful for his mom, his older brothers, his papa, and family. He is very grateful for Mrs. Frost and Vincent for encouraging his love of acting.

Chase Phillips

CHASE PHILLIPS (Young Berry Gordy/Young Stevie Wonder/Young Michael Jackson)

Phillips is excited about his first national tour! As a native of Louisville, KY, he’s had roles performing with Lincoln Performing Arts School, Actors Theatre, and the Youth Theatre Troupe of Louisville. He feels blessed to have the support of his family, church and friends.

ENSEMBLE

Four Top, Contour, Lamont Dozier, Commodore..........................................................................TRACY BYRD
Esther Gordy, Martha Reeves, Lula Hardaway, Marvelette.....................................................ARIELLE CROSBY
Four Top, Jackie Wilson, Miracle, Jr. Walker Allstar, Jackson 5, Commodore..................DEVIN HOLLOWAY
Mary Wilson, Mother Gordy...............................................................................................................QUIANA HOLMES
Gwen Gordy, Vandella, Marvelette, Mary Wells, Cindy Birdsong...................................... KAYLA JENERSON
Temptation, Fuller Gordy, Contour.................................................................................................. EJ KING
Temptation, Contour, Eddie Holland...............................................................................................BRETT MICHAEL LOCKLEY
Suzanne De Passe, Florence Ballard.............................................................................................. JASMINE MASLANOVA-BROWN
Ed Sullivan, Harold Noveck, Shelly Berger.................................................................................. ROB McCAFFREY
Temptation, Contour, Jr. Walker, Commodore...........................................................................TREY McCOY
Claudette Robinson, Landlady, Marvelette, Billie Jean Brown, Teena Marie................ALIA MUNSCH
Four Top, Pop Gordy, David Ruffin, Jermaine Jackson, Temptation, Rick James..........ERICK PATRICK
Roger Campbell, Jackie Wilson’s Manager, Tom Clay, Barney Ales, Pirate Dj.................ERIC PETERS
Temptation, Robert Gordy, Melvin Franklin, Miracle, Jackson 5, Commodore..............ERAN SCOGGINS
Edna Anderson, Anna Gordy, Vandella, Gladys Horton..........................................................AYLA STACKHOUSE
Four Top, Mickey Stevenson, George Gordy, Stevie Wonder...............................................CARTREZE TUCKER
Dennis Edwards, Miracle, Brian Holland, Commodore, Jackson 5, Temptation...........DRE’ WOODS

SWINGS
NICK ABBOTT, ALEX HAIRSTON, MATTHEW KEATON,
ISAAC SAUNDERS JR., NATE SUMMERS, NAZARRIA WORKMAN

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