Daryl L. Stewart
A proud New Jersey native, Stewart is quickly making a name for himself in the business of entertainment. His work as an actor has entertained audiences Off-Broadway in NY productions of La Strega, StepShow (NYMF) and Revolution (Robert Moss Theater). Stewart's regional theater credits include stage productions of Five Guys Named Moe, One and Only, Ragtime, The Wild Party, Leader of the Pack, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, Into The Woods and Disney's Aida. TV/Film credits include Lipstick Jungle (NBC), School Spirits (SYFY) and 106 & Park (BET). Solo performance and concert credits include Tammany Hall, Gizzis, The Harvard Club, The Villiage Underground, Cohoes Music Hall, Montclair Art Center, Multi Media Arts Center and many more. Known for his bluesy tenor range, sassy stage persona and crowd draw - Stewart is a sought after concert soloist and concert vocalist.
In addition to performing, Stewart is a sought after Guest Teaching Artist. He has collaborated with over a dozen of schools, groups and arts organizations teaching Musical Theater, Dance and Drama extensively. Stewart's teaching artist credits include Burnet Middle School, Cicely Tyson Community School of the Arts, Luna Stage Theater Company, Institute of Music for Children, Link Community School, Marion P Thomas Charter School, Rise Academy and Great Oaks Charter School. In 2013, Stewart created the curriculum and taught the Music Theater Dance program at the Young Artist Institute at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center where he serves as a Teaching Artist. Currently, Stewart leads the Johnny Mercer Program, a five school middle school theater residency focused on songwriting and new musical theater works. His directing/choreography credits include The Wiz, Hairspray, Once On This Island, The Lion King Experience, Seussical, Guys and Dolls, High School Musical and more.
Stewart is an alumnus of New York University, Papermill Playhouse Conservatory & NY Conservatory for Dramatic Art. He serves as a teaching artist-in-residence at the Institute of Music for Children, Luna Stage Theater and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Stewart is the 2014 Urban League Honoree for the Arts and a 2013 Nominee for the BMC Award for Entertainment and a recipient of the NYU Wasserman Award for Service in the Arts. He is also the Founder & Artistic Director of Miller Street Productions, a collaborative creative production company. Stewart is represented by The Carry Agency LA/NY. He resides in the NY Tri-state Area and can reached via Twitter @thedarylstewart and through his website iamdarylstewart.com.
Janeece Freeman Clark
For several years, Janeece could be seen as Miss Molly on PBS’s Emmy Award winning children’s television series: Dittydoodle Works. Her theatercredits include: Broadway: Urinetown the Musical (Little Becky). Off Broadway: The Ark (Egyptus), Africa Plumbridge (Africa), and A Band of Angels (Ella). Regional: Footloose (Rusty), Godspell (Joanne), The Wiz (Dorothy), Smokey Joe’s Café (Brenda), Ain't Misbehavin (Charlayne), Constant Star (Ida.B.Wells), and A Midnight Star (Lila) Her favorite regional theater appearances include: Arena Stage (Washington DC); Westport Country Playhouse (Westport, CT); Center stage (Baltimore, MD); Dallas Theater Center (Dallas, TX); Hartford State (Hartford, CT); Wharton Center (Lansing, Michigan) Chicago Theater Bldg. (Chicago, IL); and Ogunquit Playhouse (Ogunquit, ME). Janeece is a graduate of the University of Michigan where her concentration included Musical Theater, Voice Performance and Music Education. As a director, Janeece had the pleasure of directing the world premiere of Everything Is Fine Until It’s Not which debuted at NY’s Fringe Festival to rave reviews. The “fringe-fave” was a sold-out run, and the fastest selling show in NY’s Fringe Festival history. A Night In New Orleans (the story of a young Louis Armstrong) was another world premiere under Janeece’s direction which premiered to critical acclaim at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The Music was written by Legendary Jazz Artist Allen Toussaint, the Lyrics by Murray Horwitz (Ain’t Misbehavin’) and the book (based on the original book by Mary Pope Osborne) was written by William Osborne. Janeece is the writer and director of A Portrait of Ray, a musical about the legendary Ray Charles. The piece had it’s Off Broadway debut this fall at Symphony Space and was also presented at Symphony Hall as a part of the 2016 Newark 350 Celebration. Janeece is currently working in partnership with Seton Hall University, directing their Spring musical – Oklahoma. Other directing credits include: Hairspray, West Side Story, The Wiz, Godspell, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Aida, Annie, Into the Woods, Tarzan, Seussical, and the Music Man.
As an educator Janeece is in residence at New Jersey Performing Arts Center where she's a leader in the Musical Theater Department. She has directed advanced high school students and collegiate scholars in the idiom of Musical Theater. Students have presented productions and showcases across the greater Newark region, some highlights including the 2014 & 2013 Spotlight Gala in NJPAC’s Prudential Hall where Janeece directed/produced alongside Musical Director Ray Chew (American Idol) and Musical Director Seth Rudetsky (Seth’s Big Fat Broadway.) As a result of the 2014 Gala performance, Janeece was asked to appear on Seth Rudetsky’s XM Radio program as an esteemed educator in the field of Musical Theater Studies. Through a partnership with the Johnny Mercer Foundation and NJPAC, Janeece assisted in writing and implementing the curriculum for a Musical Theater Writing program that takes place in Urban Neighborhoods throughout New Jersey. Through NJPAC’s arts education programming, Janeece has reached thousands of students in Greater Newark area. Prior to her tenure at NJPAC, Janeece was a lead teaching artist with Periwinkle National Theater Company with residencies in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. She has also led residencies with New Jersey based organizations: Young Audiences and The Institute of Music for Children in Elizabeth, NJ. Janeece runs a private vocal studio in the town South Orange, NJ where she resides with her family. She is an active member of Midtown Direct Repertory Theater where she has presented (In the capacity of performer and more recently - director) over a dozen plays by contemporary playwrights.