THE TIERNEY ENSEMBLE 2018
(in alphabetical order)
JESSICA FRYE-GLASSER “Humanity's Child”
Jessica Marie Frye (-Glasser after May 19th) is
a 2010 graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy of New York City. Since graduation she has performed the roles of Jessica in Credit Check (Producer's Club NYC), Olive's Mom/Chorus in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Amy in Little Women, and Angelique in La Cage Aux Folles (Opera House Players), as wella as Natalie in All Shook Up, Frenchie in Grease, and Donna in Taffeta Christmas (Connecticut Cabaret). Jessica is also a featured "Princess Performer" with Kaleidoscope Art and Entertainment.
Since 2013 Jessica has fronted numerous popular bands such as "The Mainstream," "Jimmy and the Hat Tricks," and "Men In Black 2." And she is frequently a featured performer with "Fever, Heat, and The Glamour Girls." Jessica also runs/sings in an acoustic act called "Jambino." You can see Jessica on Facebook at Jessica M. Frye, or Jambino Acoustic.
Jessica Frye in the Opera House Players production of
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
MICHAEL A. GREEN “The Storyteller”
Michael A. Green was born Miha Alujvic in Crotia where he literally grew up in the theater. His father was the Director of the Croatian State Theater and, from a very early age, Michael observed and learned from some of Europe’s leading opera, ballet and musical theater stars. His formal professional training includes the Vienna Music School in Austria.
JAN T. LIN “Cousin Huanyue”
Jan T. Lin comes to us all the way from Taiwan, a small island nation 180km east of China with modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. Inspired by Taiwan’s pop artists, Jan started singing at a very young age.. Jan earned her degree from the University at Buffalo where she performed with numerous ensembles. Armed with a natural talent and energy, Jan commenced her formal training with nationally recognized vocal coach Nancy Stewart in 2014 and made her “semi-pro” debut in 2016 with the original cast of Peacemaker.
LOUISE MOSRIE “Cousin Frieda”
Louise got her start by taking top honors at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in 2009 and then went on to win or place at several other festival competitions including Telluride Bluegrass, Rocky Mtn. Folks Fest and Falcon Ridge Folk Fest. Her Americana album, “Home”, debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ charts in January 2010. Her latest album, ‘Lay It Down”, landed on several “Best of” radio lists in 2014.
"Lay It Down" now available on CDBaby.com!
2016 SolarFest Performing Songwriter Winner
2014 Folk Alliance Intnl. Showcase Artist
2012 Rocky Mtn. Folks Fest Finalist
2011 Falcon Ridge "Emerging Artist"
2011 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour
2010 Wildflower! Performing Winner
2009 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Winner
SYRENA NIKOLE “Cousin Aina”
Syrena has performed at The New Jersey Performing Arts Center and numerous Moroccan/Arabian, Classic Vintage, Circus, and Burlesque Themed events, as well as internationally, including The Sanctuary Hotel and the Guyana Marriott. She is equally at home at the hottest clubs in NYC and the operatic stage!
Syrena received her pre-professional raining at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts, majoring in vocal performance, and the Manhattan School of Music for opera. Multitalented, she is an actress, songwriter, aerialist, belly dancer, and fire dancer. She recently performed with the Metropolitan Opera production of Thaïs conducted by Emmanuel Villaume, and is currently touring with the musical “Lonesome Traveler,” with Peter Yarrow of “Peter, Paul, and Mary.” Her soon to be released upcoming pop single "Diamonds In My Head" is already garnering praise.
SHANNON SULLIVAN “Cousin Akanni”
Shannon received her pre-professional training at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts graduating in 2015 as a Musical Theatre Major. She has had more than seven years of professional training in voice and has appeared in numerous productions including as The Witch in Into The Woods, GetUp Stage Co. 2017; as Dynamite in the Thomaston Opera House production of Hairspray, and as Velma Kelly in Chicago. Shannon also serves as musical director for student shows in local schools and is an accomplished ukulele player and certified Zumba instructor!