Get to know the singers and stars of VEGAS! THE SHOW! Featuring A-List performers from all over the entertainment world, our cast has performed on and off Broadway and have been featured on television and film! Paying homage to the legends that graced the Las Vegas stages of the Strip, VEGAS! THE SHOW singers and stars perform a musical history of Las Vegas nightly!
Reva Rice was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, and is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music. Her Broadway and international starring credits include: "Starlight Express," "Fosse" and "Chicago The Musical. She has starred in the first national tours of "Starlight Express," "Smokey Joe's Cafe," "Fosse," "Chicago The Musical" and "Just Off the Road" from Oprah Winfrey's "The Color Purple." Reva has worked with such greats as Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Patrick Swayze, Chaka Khan, Dolly Parton, Mellissa Manchester, American Idol's Fantasia, and many more. She also performs and produces cabaret acts around the world. Reva Las Vegas is a 90 minute revue based on her journey back and forth from Broadway Babe to Vegas Vixen and her dance show band, "The Jewelry Box".
Josh Strickland hails from Charleston, South Carolina. He studied voice at the College of Charleston before heading to New York City to create the leading role of Tarzan in Disney's "Tarzan: The Musical." Strickland had appeared on "American Idol," "All My Children," "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," "The View," and was featured on the E! reality show, "Holly's World." He heated up the dance music charts with the debut of his first single, "Report to the Floor" which reached the top ten on the iTunes dance charts. After headlining in Las Vegas since 2009, the singer is happy to sing with the cast of VEGAS! THE SHOW where he is thrilled to perform the hits from such icons as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.
David Villella is from Trenton, New Jersey, and graduated from Ithaca College where he studied musical theater. He was on Broadway in the original cast of the Tony Award winning revival of "Annie Get Your Gun," which starred Bernadette Peters and later Reba McEntire. He spent a year in Hamburg, Germany, and toured the United States for another year as Rum Tum Tugger in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats." From theme park (Busch Gardens, Williamsburg) to dinner theatre (Carousel Dinner Theatre, Westchester Broadway) and cruise ships (Royal Caribbean's Nordic Empress and Legend of the Seas) to regional theatre (Arvada Center, Ford's Theatre, Northshore Music Theatre, Pioneer Theatre, Maltz Jupiter, Merrimack Rep, White Plains, Marriott Lincolnshire, among others....)
Elyse Branch hails from Los Angeles, CA, where she earned her B.A. in Vocal Jazz Performance from The University of Southern California (USC). She has performed in numerous Las Vegas Shows including "Hitzville" and "Legends in Concert", to name a few. Besides Las Vegas, Elyse made quite a name performing for audiences around the world onboard the famous Norwegian Cruise Lines. Other credits include Elphaba in "Wicked", Dorothy in "The Wiz", and Effie in "Dreamgirls", and she even performed as a background singer for pop great Michael Bolton. Nowadays, Elyse still performs with bands all around Vegas, including her own critically acclaimed group "Elyse and the DJ." Besides her time performing with her band, she has managed to compile numerous professional recording credits, and even had a self-titled album release in 2014.
Gabriel Burrafato has performed on Broadway and in Broadway national tours across the Nation. He began his career as an apprentice at the prestigious Shaw Festival, and has worked closely with internationally renowned composers A.R. Rahma and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. Gabriel is a founding member of the singing group "Bell'Aria" under the famed record label EMI/Capitol Records, where he recorded his debut album, "Little Italy:Bell'Aria". His televised concert "Live from the Venetian in Las Vegas" has aired in over 350 PBS stations across North America. Most recently, Gabriel starred as Lancelot in the Broadway National Touring production of "Camelot." He has also originated the role of the elf archer Legolas in the world premiere of "The Lord of The Rings." Gabriel made his Broadway debut in the original cast of "Bombay Dreams," where he performed the role of Vikram. He was also on the national tour of "Evita" as Magaldi (25th Anniversary Harold Prince Revival).
Laura Wright was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Georgia. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre at Valdosta State University. Her Las Vegas credits include: Lead singer in Donn Arden's "Jubilee!", as fill in lead vocalist in "Raiding The Rock Vault," Kate in the national tour/Vegas residency of "The D* Word," guest entertainer for various cruise lines and in Las Vegas as a lead singer with Las Vegas based singing trio Divas3. Other credits include: Jenni/US Reporter in the world premiere of "Bull Durham the Musical," Rizzo in "Grease," Terri in "Sophisticated Ladies," Penny in "Hairspray," tours with international recording artist Lani Misalucha and Arnel Pineda (lead singer of Journey), "Taste of the Season" singer for Barry Manilow's musical Harmony, semi-finalist on "American Idol" season five, and her album is on iTunes and Amazon (available under Ellis Wright). Laura takes great pride in being a part of VEGAS! THE SHOW, knowing it takes you on a musically historical journey of the Entertainment Capital of the World in such a fun way!
Philip Drennen is a Dayton, Ohio native and recent Las Vegas transplant. He earned his BFA in Musical Theatre from Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music and moved straight to New York City. Off-Broadway, National Tour, and Regional Theater credits include "Altar Boyz," "The Civil War," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Footloose," and "Cats." As a soloist, Philip has performed with the Cincinnati Pops, the Knoxville Symphony, and all over the world including the UK, Scandinavia, New Zealand, South Africa, and China. On the Las Vegas Strip, he has been featured in "Dancing Queen," "Broadway Celebration," "Piano Man," and now, of course, VEGAS! THE SHOW. His folk band, "Astoria Boulevard" released their debut album, "This is Astoria Boulevard" in 2011 and is available on iTunes.
Michael Washington is an accomplished singer/songwriter/actor who has a passion for sharing his gift of music with the world. Born and raised in Southern California, Michael has had the pleasure of performing with many amazing artists such as Michael Bublé, Judith Hill, Kirk Franklin, Roz Ryan, Yolanda Adams, Eden Espinosa and Peaches and Herb. He has toured with Josh Groban and The Alley Cats. Michael has performed with artists on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno and appeared on MTVs "The Cutt," The WB "Popstars," BET's "Sunday Best" (Season 4 top 10 finalist) and General Hospital's Night Shift with Billie D. Williams. Michael has performed in many stage shows for Disney and Universal. His universal appeal has led him to stages all across the U.S., and Japan. He has appeared in the movies "20 Feet from Stardom," "Gigli" and "The Fighting Temptations." He also music directed "Hairspray" the musical (The Orpheum Theatre) and "The Wiz" (The Saban Theatre) in Los Angeles. Michael Washington calls Las Vegas home and is happy to be appearing in VEGAS! THE SHOW! His dream is to reach people in song, and to bring love, quality and purpose back into music.
Savannah Smith hails from Dallas, TX, but has called Las Vegas her home for the last several years. She earned her Master's in performance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and sailed the high seas as lead female singer on the Eurodam for Holland America Cruise Lines. She then returned to Las Vegas, to perform in VEGAS! THE SHOW, and she's loving every minute of it. Other credits include: Cecily Cardew in "The Importance of Being Earnest," Regan in "The Tragedy of King Lear," Tzeitel in "Fiddler on the Roof," Moll in "The Cradle Will Rock" and Ann in "All My Sons," all at the Nevada Conservatory. Other professional credits include Rapunzel in "Into The Woods," Fermina in "Man of La Mancha" and Dan's wife in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" all at Sacramento Music Circus. Savannah is also a member of Actors' Equity Association.
Tracy was born and raised in the great state of Nebraska. Go Big Red!! She attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and received a degree in Human Resources/Psychology. After graduating she decided to pursue her passion for performing. Her professional career has taken her all of over the world - traveling to over 150 cities on six continents. Some of her performing experiences have included working for Disney, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Opryland Productions and Princess Cruises. Some of her theater credits include, Edwin Drood in the "Mystery of Edwin Drood," Ado Annie in "Oklahoma," Mrs. Cratchet in "A Christmas Carol," "It's a Wonderful Life," "Dreamgirls" and "Joseph." Some other highlights include opening for Lionel Richie at MGM, Diana Ross at the Hollywood Bowl and performing a duet with business magnate, Warren Buffet, who happens to play a mean ukulele. Tracy can also be seen performing with her husband in the country duo, "Heartland Road" and as a lead singer for the group "Divas3."
Kasi Jones, is so excited to be singing in VEGAS! THE SHOW. The Seattle-raised storyteller, splits her time between Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Tokyo: singing, writing, and eating sushi… (and everything else.) Some of her favorite credits include: NBC's "The Voice," Fannie in "Flyin' West," Felicia in "Memphis: The Musical," and "Lovelace: A Rock Opera." Kasi would like to thank Tiger, David and Shannon for affording her the opportunity to share in the magic of this production, and her family for their unconditional support. For more information, tour dates, or just to say hello, visit www.kasijones.com, or find her on twitter & Instagram at @kasijones, and remember, "Think thoughts of joy, speak words of Love, and always find your light."
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Natalie was the inaugural recipient of the "Cameron Macintosh Musical Theatre Scholarship" (Producer of Cats, Les Miserable, Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon) to study at the prestigious McDonald College of Performing Arts in Sydney. Since then, her career has taken her around the world, working in TV, Film and Live Theatre. She has worked extensively for companies such as Walt Disney Special Events, Universal Studios Japan, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises taking her to countries including Korea, The Philipines, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, USA and cruising the Mediterranean, the Baltics and the Caribbean. Currently living in Las Vegas, she has worked in several bands playing at The Palms, Harrah's, Stratosphere, House of Blues, Margaritaville, and performed in the famous "Show in the Sky" at the Rio Hotel & Casino. Most recently, Natalie was the lead singer in "Pin Up" at the Stratosphere Hotel. She is thrilled to be a part of VEGAS! THE SHOW and would like to thank everyone at David Saxe Productions for this amazing opportunity!
Joshua is thrilled to be making his Las Vegas debut in VEGAS! THE SHOW. After earning a Bachelors of Architecture from Virginia Tech, Joshua decided to take a leap of faith and dive into this crazy world of performing. From humble beginnings in regional/dinner theater, he performed roles such as Zeke in High School Musical: On Stage and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He then worked at Dollywood in "DreamLand Drive In" where he was nominated for the IAPAA "Performer of the Year" award. After working with Dolly Parton herself, he performed with Carnival Cruise Lines and Holland America Cruise Line, then moved to Norwegian Cruise Line to join "Oh What A Night" A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Joshua would like to thank his amazing wife, Jennifer, his family and friends for all their constant love and support!