Gerianne Pérez is a newly emerging Latin-American actor on the front lines of the New York theatre scene driven to sing out like there’s no tomorrow! The New York Times has recognized her wild and kinetic energy as that of a “fiery latina” and an “impressive singer…” whose voice is “…seemingly effortless”.
While Gerianne has been seen in an assortment of roles playing others, this night is solely Gerianne Pérez and her re-imagining of her favorite pop, rock, and musical theatre songs. Join us at 54 Below where Gerianne will take us on a ride for a night of hard-hitting tunes.
Gerianne began her professional career in the award-winning production of Volleygirls at the Signature Theatre alongside Susan Blackwell and Monica Raymund (of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS ). This production was noted as the NYMF 2013 “Best of Fest”, “Best Ensemble”, “Most Promising New Musical”, and Huffington Post’s “one of the best shows of 2013. ” She then went on to star in Bubble Boy at Hamilton Stage written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio creators of the hit films Despicable Me, Despicable Me II, and The Lorax, followed by another star turn as the classic Rizzo in Grease at North Shore Music Theatre. Gerianne has also developed roles in new musicals such as Eva in We are the Tigers (Over the Moon Productions), Chelsea in Fable (NYMF 2014), and Josefa in Revenge with Music for UnsungMusicalsCo.’s 2014 developmental reading series at Lincoln Center. She has appeared on stages from New York City to Shanghai, and venues including 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Town Hall, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and the Beacon Theater. Gerianne Pérez is a proud graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and their conservatory program at CAP21.
In honor of her father, David Perkins, Gerianne will be collecting contributions at this event for a donation to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America.
Featuring Gerianne Pérez, Ben Chavez & Monet Sabel
Directed by Zachary Infante
Music Direction by Stephen Flakus of A Night with Janis Joplin
Produced by Brídín Clements