~ The Dancers ~
The JITTERBUGS are world-renowned dancers who have entertained audiences on stage, television, and in the movies. Many are top national competitive dancers. They bring to the show dances for the great era of Swing, including Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, and Tap Dancing. Cast varies depending on availability.
The show was originally produced by Rusty Frank & Bill Elliott in 2000, and the premier cast consisted of: Micah Battson,
Tise Chao, Peter Flahiff, Rusty Frank, Kim Hampton, Mo Jones, Jerry Jordan, Francisco Martinez, Stacey Martinez, Kelly Savin, Lauren Sjoblom, and Chandler Smith,
~ The Singers ~
CASSIE MILLER AND BILL'S LUCKY STARS!
Cassie Miller's career has taken her around the globe, doing her own tour of jazz clubs overseas, to singing with John Lithgow at Carnegie Hall. Big Band Swing is her forte and she has been the "girl singer" for many bands, including The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Red & the Red Hots, The Billy Vaughn Orchestra, The Larry Elgart Big Band, and currently The Harry James Orchestra and The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra. Highlights of her career include sharing the stage with Perry Como and Andy Williams. Her presence and talent have been applauded and recognized by many stars including Gregory Peck, Jimmy Stewart, Robert Wagner, Jerry Lewis, Merv Griffin, Ted Kennedy, and Ronald & Nancy Reagan.
Michael Lescault has been a professional entertainer for the past 24 years, and his film credits include "Wanted: Dead or Alive", "Perfect, and "Back to School". His TV credits include a regularly occurring principal role in the hit NBC series "Roomies" with Bert Young and Corey Haim, and numerous Disney Channel specials. Stage credits include Frederick in "Pirates of Penzance," John Jasper in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," Billy in "Anything Goes," and The Minstrel in "Once Upon A Mattress." He has toured the country many times with Cathy Rigby, and Walt Disney Productions.
Royce Reynolds is proud to be one of Bill's Lucky Stars. Album credits include: Bill Elliott-Swingin' the Century, Bill Elliott-Live at the Palladium, Ray Conniff-'S Christmas, Original sound track for South Park the movie, and three CD's with his a cappella doo-wop quartet, The Alley Cats. Television credits include: Cagney and Lacey, General Hospital, Mad Man of the People. Theatre credits include: City of Angels-national tour, South Pacific, Little Shop of Horrors
John O'Campo, has been with the Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra for over 6 years. While always a fan of swing music, it wasn't until meeting Bill that John had his first opportunity to sing with a big band - not a bad start! John is also a longtime member of the popular a cappella doo-wop quartet The Alley Cats. It is with the band, however, that John finds his musical nirvana. "There is nothing like singing in front of a big band, and this is not your typical big band. Bill and the guys are the best!," declares John. John has been a swing dancer for the last two years.
Maxwell DeMille, is a famed showman and impresario who has produced spectacular entertainment at the historic theaters on Broadway since the dawn of the Jazz Age. He currently appears as Master of Ceremonies at Hollywood's swankiest nightclubs with his latest productions, "Broadway Confidential" and "Jazz Babies on Broadway."