Sarah Rice began her career as The Girl in the long-running Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks. She originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd on Broadway for which she won a Theatre World Award and recorded on RCA.
leading soprano and dramatic roles performed all over the world with a bunch of great people (Joan Sutherland, Richard Bonynge, Leona Mitchell, Marni Nixon, Angela Lansbury, Harold Prince and Stephen Sondheim among others).
Multiple Bistro Awards and MAC AWARD winner, Female Vocalist, SARAH RICE sings SCREEN GEMS: Songs of Old Hollywood & Thank You For Your Love: Our celebration of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt (with Carole Demas). She has been a repeat favorite at the acclaimed Caramoor Music Festival, singing and playing the theremin in the Evening At the Rosen’s series, the award winning, Sondheim Unplugged series at Feinstein’s/54 Below and the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention.
Darryl Curry is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Episcopal Actors Guild, the Woodstock Fringe Playwrights Unit, director of music at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church and works as a composer, musical director and performance coach in New York City.
He wrote incidental music for the 1999 20th Anniversary Off-Broadway production of The Elephant Man, and has had two musical works commissioned – “The 46th Street Mass,” commissioned by St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in New York, and the sung ballet “My Shadow,” based on the Robert Louis Stevenson poem, commissioned by the Staten Island Ballet.
Previously he was a playwright/composer-in-residence at The Third Step Theatre Company in New York from 1989 to 1992. Third Step produced his musicals The Elephant Piece and Quitters. In April 2014, The Elephant Piece was produced again in 2014 by Snowlion Rep in Portland, ME.
Darryl has two plays, Heavenly Sunlight and Blue Skies, both of which were given readings by the Woodstock Fringe Playwrights Unit in 2015 and 2016. He also has a comic performance monologue called “Time’s Here”, which was produced in Atlanta, GA, by The Parenthesis Theatre Club for their Buckhead Shorts series.
He’s had staged readings of his musicals Dorian Gray (in 1996 by the Heliotrope Group, Ltd. and again in 2007 and in 2017 by Contempopera of Cleveland, Ohio); George Q (book & lyrics by MK Wolfe) in 2000, both at the Theatre @ St. Clements in New York City and it was excerpted at NJ Rep’s Theatre Brut Festival in 2006; Mesmerized (book by Al D’Andrea; lyrics by MK Wolfe) was staged at The Playwrights’ Group in Los Angeles in 2004 under the auspices of the Women’s Club of Hollywood and at the PortFest Fringe Festival in Portland, Maine in 2012 produced by the Snowlion Repertory Company.
His current musical, BUZZ, Son of a Bee, an actor’s life for me (book by Andrew Johns; lyrics by Ariana Johns; produced by Vampingo Productions) was honored by receiving the 2014 Golden Fleece Ltd. 22nd Annual Award for Music Theatre in Progress. BUZZ has had performances in New York at the Friday Night Footlights Series at the Dramatists Guild (2014), the Actor’s Temple Theatre (2015), The Peccadillo Theatre Company (2015), ACA Galleries (2016), the Metropolitan Room (2016), and had a 2-week run at the Sargent Theatre in the Theatre of the Actor (2017). For more information go to www.buzzsonofabee.com.
Darryl is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (OH), Temple University (PA) and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC).