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Brad Moranz, Producer
Brad has appeared on Broadway in the role of Cosmo in "Singin’ in the Rain," and he later re-created the role for the national touring production. Other Broadway credits include "A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine," and the original off-Broadway production of "Little Shop of Horrors," playing the role of Seymour. His film and TV credits include "Radioland Murders," "Stompin’ at the Savoy," and guest appearances on “Matlock” and “Surface.”
Jennifer Moranz, Producer
Jennifer danced in the original Broadway production of "42nd Street." Prior to that she was high kicking as one of the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. She was a featured dancer in the national tour of "Singin’ in the Rain," and she has appeared in regional productions of "Guys and Dolls" and "A Chorus Line," as well as the TV movie, "Stompin’ at the Savoy." Choreographic credits include films "Radioland Murders" and "The Road to Wellville.'
Brett Benowitz, Singer
Brett was born in California and, at age 7, moved to Georgia where he began acting and playing music. At age 13, he learned guitar and fell in love with writing songs. At age 20, while studying abroad in Israel, Brett formed a band that played gigs all over the country. Upon returning to the U.S., Brett continued to gig and release music until he graduated from the University of Georgia. Next, he moved to New York City to pursue music and acting and quickly booked his first musical, “Born Blue” directed by Anthony Rapp (Rent). After 8 years in NYC making music and acting, Brett moved to LA after booking the role of Carl Perkins in "Million Dollar Quartet." Recently, Brett appeared in two Super Bowl commercials, won the Fender Player Plus Studio Session Contest for LA, booked a supporting role in the feature film, "Alabama Rose," now streaming on Prime Video, and gained notoriety appearing in viral YouTube videos such as “Ice Cream Man” and “Smoothie Madness.” Listen to Brett’s music on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon and follow him on Instagram @brettbenowitz.
Tori Edwards, Dancer
Born and raised in South Carolina, Tori has spent the past decade traveling around the world performing on land and sea. She is represented by Go2Talent Agency and specializes in both commercial and classical Jazz dancing . She has been a performer with Princess cruises for six years and in between contract has continued performing behind multiple artist all across Europe and China. She is excited to be back in Charleston performing with Moranz Entertainment.
Jenna Flaherty, Singer
This year, Jenna filmed several episodes of HBO’s “The Righteous Gemstones,” was featured in a national commercial with actor Danny McBride for ZenWTR, and filmed several social media advertising campaigns for Jamba Juice, Ellio’s Pizza and Virtuoso Pizza, among others. The young performer just completed filming for “Blood Runs,” her first featured role in a short film.
Crystal Alicia Garrett, Singer
Crystal is originally from Columbia, South Carolina, and currently resides in New York with her husband Andrew. The former Miss South Carolina 2007 is a gifted singer/songwriter & actress. Her single, “I Need You,” is available on all digital outlets. Crystal has appeared “Atlanta” on FX and “Tyler Perry’s If Loving You is Wrong” on OWN. She made her big screen debut as Sapphire Devaughn in the satirical comedy film “Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul” now streaming on Peacock. Crystal is now one third of the singing sensation group, Divas3!
Jordan Giancursio, Dancer
Jordan is a graduate of the College of Charleston, double majoring in dance and theatre. She recently headlined Charleston’s first Juneteenth Festival as a solo artist. She also worked as the choreographer and assistant director for #SLACABERET. She has worked on the set of "The Righteous Gemstones," an advertisement for Apple, and a performance with Motown Throwdown.
Manny Houston, Singer
Manny is a multi-talented musician, performer, and songwriter with a passion for creating unforgettable musical experiences. Raised in South Carolina, Manny began his musical journey playing piano in his father's church, later earning a degree in classical piano from the College of Charleston. Throughout his career, Manny has led shows at Disney World, starred in off-Broadway shows, performed in residency in Las Vegas with Freestyle Love Supreme (performing with Lin Manuel and Wayne Brady), and also worked as a songwriter under the mentorship of Stargate, NeYo and more industry heavyweights.
Michael Minor, Singer/Ventriloquist
Michael has been featured on international cruise ships. Michael and is wife, Jill, have two children, Noah and Neve. Together, Michael and his family have performed their Family Variety Show and Family Christmas Show at several theaters in Pennsylvania since 2010. He has been living in South Carolina for five years, Michael has performed with Moranz Entertainment for 20 years.
Natasha Nast, Dancer
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Natasha graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts in 2013 and went on to dance with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre before moving to Charleston to dance with the Palmetto City Ballet in 2017. Since then, she has had the privilege of performing numerous soloist and principal roles within the company's diverse classical and contemporary ballet repertoire. Alongside her work with Palmetto City Ballet, Natasha dances with Unbound Ballet Project and was featured as a dancer on HBO's The Righteous Gemstones. Natasha looks forward to performing in her second production with Moranz Entertainment.
Silas Owen Moody-Laird, Dancer
Silas Owen Moody-Laird is a rising eighth grader and is 13 years old. He has studied ballet, modern, jazz, and tap for 11 years, but tap is by far Silas’ favorite! In addition to dancing, Silas also plays piano, violin, and drums. He is a member of Palmetto City Ballet’s Youth Broadway Company, the Holy City Hotfoot Tap Company, and the Palmetto Scholars Academy Orchestra and Band. Recently Silas was selected to be one of the Piccolo Spoleto Rising Stars for 2023. Silas plans to continue studying music, training in dance, and performing as much as possible. He hopes to one day record an album, tour the world, and dance on Broadway. In the meantime, you can find him busking on King Street on Second Sunday and by searching #SiTheTapGuy on social media.
Tiffany Parker, Singer
Tiffany has been a featured singer on international cruise ships who now lives in Charleston and can be seen regularly in Moranz Entertainment productions. She started singing at age 10 with The Charleston Youth Company. Even when relegated to the garage with a broomstick for a microphone, she knew performing would be her passion.
Michelle Rogers, Singer
Michelle grew up dancing and singing. She graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in dance performance and a minor in communications. She went to work for Walt Disney World as a character performer and dancer in various parades and stage shows throughout the parks. She also worked for several regional theaters, including Judy in “White Christmas” at the Crown Uptown Theater in Kansas. Other past credits include Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Chicago, Smoky Mountain Opry Christmas Show, and The Miracle. Most recently, she’s been singing and dancing for various cruise lines.
Blake Tanner, Dancer
Blake is originally from the Charleston area. He has been performing in shows with Brad and Jenny since 2007. Over the past 10 years Blake has worked for Royal Caribbean, Princess and Celebrity Cruise Lines dancing and traveling all over the world. He even got the chance to work alongside Louis Van Amstel from Dancing With The Stars and perform in a show choreographed by Louis. When Blake wasn’t on a cruise ship he was singing and dancing in national tours across America. He even lived in casino resorts while performing in residency shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Tori Ward, Dancer
Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Tori Ward is a graduate of Barrett the Honors College at Arizona State University with a BFA in Dance. In the spring of 2020, Tori presented her own choreographic work “A.I.M” at the American College Dance Association (ACDA). In 2021 she finished her second season with CONDER/dance based in Phoenix, Arizona. Currently she is working as a dance instructor at Bethel Conservatory of the Arts for Bethel College and very glad to be in her hometown performing this summer!