It’s all about the journey…
Born in Stamford, CT and raised in Dallas, TX, Cheryl is a true “Texas Yankee”, at home in any culture and fluent in any regional accent. Her career began in high school when she was tapped to join the cast of a local weekly television show on WFAA in Dallas. “The Group & Chapman” became so popular that it won TV Radio Mirror’s award for Best Local Programming ca. 1964, and it awakened in Cheryl a love for performing that continues to this day.
After graduating with a BFA in Theatre from Southern Methodist University, Cheryl honed her skills for two years on the road with Alpha-Omega Players (now Repertory Theatre of America), carrying a repertoire of five plays to churches, schools, military bases and even, for one memorable performance, an historic cemetery. The actors were invited to perform “Spoon River Anthology” in the graveyard of The Falls Church in Virginia. It was quite a moving experience to be sharing the stage with 200 year old spirits that night.
Following a quick stop at PCPA in central California for a summer of rep (“Carousel”, “Becket” and “Man of La Mancha”), Cheryl headed to New York, where she was able to realize her childhood dream of performing in the original production of “The Fantasticks” at the Sullivan Street Playhouse. The show was in its sixteenth year by then and had obligingly waited for Cheryl to grow up and take on the role of The Girl.
There followed some wonderful years in dinner theatre in the Baltimore/Washington area, co-starring with such legends as Virginia Mayo, Yvonne De Carlo, Imogene Coca and Alan Young. Please stop by the photo gallery and enjoy the production pictures. During those years, Cheryl discovered the worlds of voiceover and industrial film, where she enjoyed great success.
Back in New York, Cheryl was privileged to perform the works of some of the world’s great playwrights such as Chekhov, Wilde and Williams through her work with the Chain Lightning company. And now, after a hiatus to grow into character roles, she’s back and making a name for herself in new media…like webisodes. She is currently appearing on The Onion News Network (see media page for links) and was privileged to work on the ABC-TV series, “Pan Am” and more recently on 20th Century Fox’s feature film, “The Other Woman“.
So here we are again on this wild ride called Show Business. The days of sending post cards and cutting resumes to fit on an 8×10 photo are waning as the electronic age takes off. Yes, the business has changed, so please enjoy the website and check out the links to Cheryl’s Facebook and IMDB pages.
O brave new world…