JV Entertainment Associates Presents

Featured Artist


Raymond McLeod

Opera/Film/Actor

McLeod, who holds an MFA from the University of Texas, made his New York debut in Zefirelli's "La Boheme" at The Metropolitan Opera. His booming bass baritone has been critically acclaimed in hundreds of stage productions, including the original Broadway cast of "Jekyll & Hyde"; "Dance of the Vampires" starring Michael Crawford; Juan Peron in the 20th Anniversary National Tour of "Evita"; Wreck in Encores! "Wonderful Town", starring Donna Murphy; Eddie in MTC's "The Wild Party", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs; and, Jigger in The Hollywood Music Bowl's all-star cast of "Carousel" with Judy Kaye, Faith Prince and Tom Bosley. Extensive recording credits include his solo CD "Jaramillo...Until Then". An unforgettable voice, McLeod is heard in the Disney's films, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Pocahontas).

Meghann Dreyfuss

Broadway/Theater/Original Cast Of "Mamma Mia"

Meghann Dreyfuss was born and raised in Northwestern New Jersey. She began singing at age 3, and performed regularly throughout her community in such shows as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and The Fiddler on the Roof at the Sayerville Mainstreet Theater, in which her portrayal of Hodel earned her four Central New Jersey Tony Awards, including Best Featured Actress (the show also won Best Musical). When she reached High School, she played Maria in The Sound of Music (the first musical produced there in 17 years), Guenevere in Camelot (for which she was Nominated for the Papermill Playhouse's Rising Star Award), and Karen in The Children's Hour, among others. Meghann has performed on countless TV specials including the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Carme & Paul In "Lost Vegas"

Old Skool Variety/Night Club/Comedy & Song

With more than 40 years in Las Vegas, working in all the main rooms on the Las Vegas strip, Carme is spending more time in the Tampa Bay area. He got his start working at the Chez Louie in Tampa. It was there, in 1960, that he teamed up with Paul. They were like Martin and Lewis in many ways and many people thought they were even better. They originally were hired to perform for one week. The act was so successful that the owners Louie & Guido Caggiano kept them performing for a full year. In a short time they took their show on the road to Miami Beach, performing at every major Hotel and also the very prestigious Americana Hotel in Puerto Rico and numerous Supper Clubs. "SHOW PACKAGES".

Hannah Z.

Singer/Cabaret/Jazz

No event too small to handle...Hannah Faye Zarate participated in a number of choirs and vocal groups, such as a the Bergen County Chorus, the North Jersey Region Choir, and the New Jersey All-State Choir. She received her B. Mus. in Vocal Performance at Messiah College. Chamber Singers, and "One College Ave", formerly known as Jazz Singers. In collaboration with the Messiah College Concert Choir, she has also sung with the Susquehanna Chorale and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. While she has many ensemble credits, she is also a church soloist, and has performed in the Messiah College Opera. She has had the pleasure of collaborating with modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty.

Lauren S.

Singer/Cabaret/Jazz

Lauren is a professional actor and singer, having graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her professional break came as a teenager playing "Bet" to Ray Walston's "Fagin" in "Oliver" and then as "Sprintze" to Theodore Bikel's "Tevye" in "Fiddler on the Roof. She appeared on Broadway in "The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall" starring Celeste Holm.Lauren has been concentrating on singing recently in New York and New Jersey. She frequently performs with jazz guitarist Hal Hirsh, who with his trio has performed throughout the tri-state area and often appears at the renowned Shanghai Jazz. Among Lauren's local appearances with Hal and other jazz groups are Watchung Arts Center, Crossroads, and the Verve .

Bill S.

Singer/Cabaret/Jazz/Theater

Bill is a recording artist, songwriter, record producer, playwright, director and producer. His talents have been utilized in the theatre and television. He began his career as a singer songwriter with Scepter Records at the age of fifteen in New York City. He worked in the company of noted songwriter Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Teddy Randazzo, Burt Bacharach and Hal David. In a short time Bill signed an exclusive recording contract with Dealus Productions with whom he recorded his first recording "A Lover;s Prayer" written by the renowned Van McCoy. Today he is finishing re-writes on "Sing it Again Sam" a musical tribute to the legendary singer songwriter Sam Cooke. "SHOW PACKAGES".

Ilya M.

Piano/Cabaret/Jazz/Theater

Pianist Ilya born in Riga, Latvia. His parents recognized his musical abilities at a very early age, so at the age of six ha was accepted into the prestigious music school under the auspices of the Latvian State Conservatory. Later, he moved to Moscow where he graduated from the Moscow College of Music with a degree in music education.After emigrating to the United States in the late 70's he performed with various bands, wrote music for television and accompanied many artists, including Lenny Walsh, Gloria Gaynor and others. An entertaining and informative program, he creates a show in which the audience is presented with dazzling pianism, sparkling mix of delightful musical, historical and personal anecdotes.

Theater Rock

A Rock Musical Concert

In the spotlight...this production of THEATER ROCK combines outstanding songs from contemporary Broadway musicals presented by talented musicians and singers from a variety of musical paths from the theater and entertainment industry. Demonstrating an amalgam production that can make for a unique night of aural entertainment and sheer enjoyment. The ensemble showcases the talents of some of the most dynamic vocalists in the tri-state area. Backed by a powerful band that delivers an animated performance with high musicianship. Theater Rock provides moving tribute and deep meaning to the rock musical theater genre from the "Golden Age Of Rock". "SHOW PACKAGES".

Kyle D. Sangiovanni

Actor/Theater

Kyle is co-founder and producing director of Theater Rock a music group that performs live shows featuring songs from rock musicals.Kyle also is the principal and co-founder of Magnum Opus, Musicals in Concert, where he was Producing Director of the shows Baby (Maltby/Shire), and Mack & Mabel (Herman).. Kyle's other production experiences include writing and directing the cabaret As Time Goes By-An Evening of Standards; co-directing I Hear Music-The Music of Frank Loesser and assistant directing Italian Girl in Algiers (Rossini) in the show Secret Liaisons for La Bella Voce-Opera Ensemble, Caldwell, NJ. He also assistant directed Annie (Strouse) for After School Musical Theatre, Midland Park, NJ.

An Evening with Joe

Big Band/Cabaret/American Song Book

Joe is both a singer and entertainer...In keeping with that great American pedigree that began with Jolson, which in turn evolved into the likes of Sinatra, Joe has honed his skills not within the safe confines of academia, but in nightclubs, bars, lounges, concert halls, and other stages throughout the North America. His experiences as a steadily working musician and performer in jazz bands, rock groups, Avant-garde ensembles, and in theater, have shaped the young Joe into the well rounded performer that he is today. No mere nostalgia act, nor a pin-up idol, Joe approaches each song he sings with the assurance and authenticity of one who has "lived it" and performs with an emotional depth and reaches out to his audience song after song. Available with a big band as an added attraction.

Dan Gershaw

Actor/Theater/Stage

Dan is a New Jersey native. Great performer! Credits include "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Judas), Rent (Roger), "Alter Boyz" (Matthew), "Cats" (Rum Tum), "spelling Bee" (Chip), and "Spring Awakening" (Otto). As a solo artist Danny Blu, his latest studio album. As singer and performer in Danny Blu, he has been successfully fulfilling his dreams since day one. Gershaw started acting and singing in middle school and never took vocal lessons until he begun to professionally pursue drama."I kinda just started acting and singing together," said Gershaw. "I didn't have any training I just started doing it. Always as a hobby first and then it kinda progressed into something professional".

An Evening with Naomi

From Klezmer To Broadway Classics

Naomi delivers a one woman show with Yiddish songs of yester-year...with unselfconscious & passion. One incredible legendary song stylist and entertainer...Singing in English, Hebrew, Russian or Ladino. Naomi enjoys her audience, and so will you. Lilith Magazine...ONE GREAT SHOW, get ready for "An Evening To Remember"...from the Shtetls of Eastern Europe, the excitement & fun of the SECOND AVENUE'S Yiddish Theatre and to the Glitter of Broadway musicals all over again! presents songs from the Yiddish theatre, the international cafes of Greenwich Village. Judaically profound adventure into the heart and soul." Available with pianist or 2 - 4 musicians for larger venues. One great performance!!!

Kevin T. Collins

Theater/Film/Television

In the past few years, Kevin has made the leap onto the small screen, playing recurring roles on Guiding Light and Law & Order, Guest Starring on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and appearing on As the World Turns, Comedy Central's short-lived sitcom Stella, One Life to Live, and the unaired pilots of Pros & Cons for ABC, MTV2's The Williamsburgers, and Exit 19 for CBS (opposite Geena Davis). He also appeared in a National Motorola Razr Commercial, and New York Lottery Commercial. Kevin originated the roles of Steve in the new rock musical Brunch at The Chernuchin Theater (where Urinetown started), and Max in the World Premiere production of Made in Heaven at the Midtown International Theater Festival, played the infamous serial killer Eddie Gein in the musical "The Butcher of Plainfield" at The Actors' Studio.

An Evening with Cindy

Broadway/American Song Book/Cabaret

An ultra-eclectic performance featuring great contemporary music, extraordinary impersonations, witty parodies, fantastic singing and great comedy. Just right for the entire family! An eclectic evening of song from Broadway to pop to country, a little jazz and a whole lot of fun! This is a favorite with audiences because it satisfies every musical taste. Diverse, energetic and delightful! Take a sentimental journey through the swing era and remember the music that underscored our lives. Classics from the Big Bands - Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington and the "girl singers" who sang them - Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Helen O'Connell and more. "SHOW PACKAGES".

Cynthia Leigh Heim

Theater/Stage

Cynthia's Broadway Credits include "The Music Man", where she performed the role of Marian and "The Scarlet Pimpernel". Off Broadway was "Sheba, the Musical". National tours include Hal Princes' "Showboat", "Camelot" with Robert Goulet, "Evita" and "The Sound of Music", among others. Regional credits include "A Wonderful Life" at the Paper Mill Playhouse, "Side by Side" by Soundheim, "The Odd Couple", and many more. Most recently, Cynthia sings with Florence Henderson in her cabaret show, "All The Lives Of Me", at Hollywood's Magic Castle to Feinstein's and Joe's Pub in NYC. Cynthia has a BFA from SUNY Purchase College.

Gary Vegas

Night Club/Theater/Casino

Gary Vegas is a powerhouse performer! He's a true showman, whose energy lights up the stage and electrifies the audience. His dynamic personality and commanding presence as a singer, dance-man, and crowd-pleaser leaves fans always wanting MORE...R&B, Jazz, Blues, Rock & Roll. This soulful artist creates an atmosphere of harmony and intimacy wherever he performs. His ability to make people of all ages "testify" is a joy to witness. He is witty and charming. Played Harlem's Apollo and Baby Grand, the Uptown and Peps Lounge in Philly, the Royal in Baltimore, the Howard in Washington .D.C., the Fox in Cleveland, the Paladium and Twenty Grand Club in Detroit, to name a few. "SHOW PACKAGES".

Johnny Tunes

Night Club/Theater/Casino

In 1982, John was signed by CBS records and recorded an album with the Mystics called "Crazy for You". He continued to perform with the Mystics until he left the group in 1992. While Johnny performing as a solo act that people started to realize he sounded similar to many of the artists he was paying tribute to. He noticed how Paul Anka placed video sequence in the background during his performances. John thought that this would be a great way to pay tribute to all the artists he was portraying and decided to do the same. The result has been sellout performances...He was later asked to perform in Las Vegas and took his show to the Four Season Mandaly Bay. "SHOW PACKAGES".

Ultimate Tribute To Rod Stewart

Night Club/Theater/Casino

Just listen to what millions of people are saying!! "Rick is so close to the real deal that it scared me! I thought Rod was right there in front of me. I almost couldn't tell the difference. An incredible night of entertainment that rocked my soul. I have seen many bands that pay tribute to major artists like Rod, but Rick's ability to capture the little nuance's of Rod Stewart was utterly amazing. A rare talent." VERY energetic, VERY interactive, Every song made you want to sing along, and with Rick on the floor with his wireless mic, you very well could get the chance to be that 'Rockstar'! An AWESOME show...Lisa M. Evans-Purvis, Event Producer. "SHOW PACKAGES".