LMB Entertainment presents original music inspired by "Wuthering Heights"
Music & Lyrics by Mark Ryan
Narrated by Ray Winstone
Co-Produced & Arranged by Robb Vallier
Featuring performances by Jenn Korbee, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Katie Boeck
MARK RYANMark Ryan has combined his acting, singing, writing, and action direction talents to enjoy an eclectic entertainment career, working in the international theater, film and television industries for some thirty years. He starred in several major musicals in London's West End, including Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit Evita originating the role of Magaldi and then playing Ché under the direction of Broadway legend Hal Prince.
He originated the character of Nasir for the cult British TV series Robin of Sherwood on which he worked for three years, and in 1986 he won critical acclaim for the title role in the musical Elmer Gantry at London's Gate Theater and followed that with a national tour of the hit show Guys and Dolls, playing the part of Sky Masterson. He returned to The West End to play Neville Landless in the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood and the same year recorded a duet with singing star Tom Jones on his album Matador. Ryan also toured Europe and Britain playing Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro and Leporello in Don Giovanni.
In 2000 Ryan toured the US with Eric Idle, performing classic British comedy roles in Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python including Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. The team later recorded the show exclusively for The Comedy Channel. He has also appeared in such productions as The Prestige, 1776, The Thirst and Special Ops: Delta.
In November 2008, the online publisher ComicMix began running Ryan's The Pilgrim, a graphic novel drawn by legendary comic artist Mike Grell. In early 2009 ComicMix announced an agreement with IDW Publishing for hardcopy publishing rights of its online projects to commence in the fall and The Pilgrim began its publishing run with IDW in April of 2010.
In the spring of 09 Ryan continued voice work on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen working directly with Michael Bay and Alex Kurtzman almost right up to the release of the film and it went on to became one of the biggest grossing films of all time. Transformers 3 was announced by Michael Bay in October 09 for a 2011 release. Ryan's version of the aging and cantankerous Jetfire went on to become one of the most internationally popular characters in the Transformers universe.
During London Book Fair in April 2009, specialist publisher; Eddison-Sadd presented The Wildwood Taro, based on the cult collector status: Greenwood Tarot authored by Ryan. Work began on the project in the summer of 09 with artwork by award winning illustrator: Will Worthington and The Wildwood Tarot will now be published in the US by Stirling Publishing in 2011.
In May of 2010 Ryan returned to work on Transformers 3, once again as the onset voice of the Autobots. In June 2010 further issues of the hit Graphic Novel: The Pilgrim were released by IDW Publishing and writing also began on the manuscript about Ryan's ten years in Los Angeles entitled: "Angel In The Dark".
ROBB VALLIERMusic has been Robb Vallier's life. He grew up in a musical family and never considered any other line of employment. Robb attended Berklee College of Music and won the Quincy Jones Scholarship. Thus he was allowed to concentrate fully on class work and build contacts with significant artists beginning with DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince. Over the years, the contacts grew into a wide spectrum of artists, ranging from Paul McCartney, Dave Stewart, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Kamen, Randy Jackson Vanessa Williams, R. Kelly, Sophie B. Hawkins, Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
Owning and managing a studio in Los Angeles, The Rumpusroom on Colfax Ave, Robb undertook a wide variety of musical challenges taking him virtually all over the creative map. Commercial jingles, scores such as the music for the Alanta Olympics-opening ceremony, Recording/producing the Grammy Award nominated album for Wailing Souls, The music for the Grammy and Tony winning musical "Spamalot" along with numerous pop/rock records.
After only 10 months in Phoenix, Robb has already opened a studio to compliment his LA room and begun accepting projects. Phoenix projects have included Peter Murphy, Sara Ramirez from Grey's Anatomy, Rachel Page with Interscope, Gardner Cole, The Gin Blossoms, and has done animation scoring for Don Bluth Production's video game "Dragon's Lair".
RAY WINSTONERAY WINSTONE (Lockwood) was born in Hackney Hospital, London. He moved to Enfield aged seven, where his father and mother had a fruit and vegetable business, and he went to school at Edmonton County. He started boxing at the age of twelve at the famous Repton Amateur Boxing Club, was three times London Schoolboy Champion and fought twice for England, UK. Ray studied acting at the Corona School before being cast by director Alan Clarke as 'Carlin' in the BBC Play production of 'Scum'. He has appeared in numerous TV series over the past 20 years including 'Robin of Sherwood.' His film career has burgeoned since his award-winning role in Gary Oldman's 'Nil By Mouth' (1997), and he recently starred in ‘The Departed,’ ‘Beowulf’ and ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.’
JENN KORBEEJENN KORBEE (Cathy) is the star of the 3-time Emmy Nominated hit television show Hi-5 (TLC/Discovery Kids). She grew up in Madison, WI and later graduated from CCM (University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music) with a BFA in Musical Theater. Trained as a true triple threat, she moved to New York City directly after college where within 3 days of moving there, she was immediately cast in Hi-5 and has been on the air all over the world ever since.
JESSICA KEENAN WYNNJESSICA KEENAN WYNN (Nelly) is approaching her 4th and final year in The Ray Bolger Musical Theatre Program at UCLA. She just finished a spring run in Mel Shapiro's original musical at UCLA titled, Homer In Cyberspace, as Calypso. Her college credits include Eva Peron in Evita, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Mabel in Mack and Mabel, and one of the two women in Songs for A New World. She is eager to take on her next project as Kathy in UCLA's production of The Last 5 Years in the fall.
KATIE BOECKKATIE BOECK (Isabella) is currently studying Musical Theater at UCLA's school of Theater, Film, and Television. Recent credits include Laura in The Witless Rogue, Audrey in Showdown at Slick Rock Ranch (The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville), Harmony in Lysistrata (UCLA), Eponine in Les Miserables, and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. She is also the winner of the Northern California Alumni Grand Sweepstakes Award for Best Solo Performance (2007 and 2008) for two of her original contemporary compositions.
Artwork: Aina-Shinto Studios
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