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TROY CONRAD - "Ethan Champagne" - is an actor, comic, and writer in Los Angeles. A writer for the Jay Mohr Roast, Troy has performed at festivals in Montreal, Dublin, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia, to name a few. Born in Phoenix, Troy has created a few popular sensations on the web: THE COMEDY JESUS SHOW, which is now available at stores nationwide on DVD, and ANGRYTOWNHALL.COM, a satirical political movement mocking the “teabaggers.” Troy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, dog, and one-eyed cat. You find lots more on Troy at www.troyconrad.net or www.comedyjesus.com.

DEE FREEMAN - "Ribina Champagne" - is a two time NAACP Image award nominee for “Homegirl” at the (Court Theater) and “The Last Street Play” (with Paula Jai Parker), spent 6 years in the United States Marine Corps. (oorah!).  Dee is best known for her role as Sonya, the sassy secretary on THE HUGHLEY'S and Peaches in the Miramax comedy MY BABY'S DADDY. Dee has guest appeared on DEXTER, BONES, COLD CASE, GHOST WHISPERER, THE SHIELD, HALFWAY HOME, SIX FEET UNDER, CROSSING JORDAN, BOSTON PUBLIC, and the 100th episode of THE X-FILES, "X-Cops." Film credits include RESERVATIONS, STRANGER INSIDE, FREEZERBURN, BLUE HILL AVENUE, THANK YOU, GOODNIGHT, THE LANDLADY and JACKIE'S BACK. Coming up, she has a guest appearance on the cable show SVLETLANA, and can be seen regularly in Steve Silverman’s SLIDESHOW at the Fake Gallery.

MICHAEL TAYLOR GRAY - "Royce Adams" - fell out of his mother's womb in sequins and spats. He belted out "You'll be swell, You'll be great!" when the doctor smacked his ass... immediately followed by jazz hands, spirit fingers and a wink to the delivery room staff. Born to right-wing republican loving parents and growing up in Canton, Ohio proved quite the challenge to this enegertic bundle of gay, so when the time came to exit the midwest nest, it was "Westward Ho!" for Michael where he sharpened his acting chops at the California Institute of the Arts and currently keeps the masses entertained at the Celebration Theatre in West Hollywood - one of California's longest running GLBTQQI theatres - for more than 27 seasons!  You can find lots more on Michael at www.michaeltaylorgray.com.

STACY McQUEEN - "Annette Champagne" - attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and earned her BFA from Webster University Conservatory of Theater Arts where she was one of twelve (out of the nation) recipients of the prestigious Irene Ryan/ Kennedy Center Award. She moved to Los Angeles and studied with the late great Roy London (with the likes of Brad Pitt, Geena Davis, Kristen Davis, Framke Jenson...yeah, what happened there?) She was saved by Dolph Ludgren in I COME IN PEACE, served a two and half year stint on GENERAL HOSPITAL playing nurse Sheila Cantillion and portrayed a whore with a heart of gold on QUANTUM LEAP. She got her big break when she was reunited with Dean Stockwell as a series regular on the sitcom IN THE MOOD. Unfortunately, it wasn't picked up. She worked on the short lived MAYBE THIS TIME along with Craig Ferguson in his first TV role in the US. He went on to become a star of late night and she went on to be one of the few clothed women in HBO's BREAST MEN.  She's performed in many plays around town. Some of her favorite roles were Princess Leia Magdalene in JESUS CHRIST SUPER STAR WARS and Annette, the retarded Asian baton twirler in THE KING AND I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. Stacy most enjoyed VANGSNESS/MCQUEEN, a show she co-starred/co-created with her dear friend Kirsten Vangsness.  You can find lots more on Stacy at www.stacymcqueen.com.

SAM PANCAKE - "Michael Champagne" - is an actor, improviser, and sketch comedian who hails from Romney, WV. He first came to the attention of film and television casting directors in the late '90's as a member of the award-winning sketch comedy troupe, Margot's Bush, and not long after that he found himself being called, well, a "cunt" by none other than Larry David in the notorious "The Shrimp Incident" episode of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. That inglorious moment led to numerous high-profile recurring and guest starring television roles on many popular series, including PUSHING DAISIES, TIL' DEATH, FRIENDS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, WILL & GRACE, LIFE WITH BONNIE, FAT ACTRESS, CHARMED, WEST WING, NYPD BLUE, WITHOUT A TRACE, and many more. Sam was also a regular on back-to-back critically acclaimed series, FOX's KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL, created by Darren Star, and Lifetime's improv-based sitcom, LOVESPRING INTERNATIONAL. Sam has also appeared in a slew of films, including READY? OK!, OVER HER DEAD BODY, STRAIGHT JACKET, WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTON!, LEGALLY BLONDE 2, GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS, and the upcoming FALLING UP and BARRY MONDAY. In addition to his film and television appearances, Sam has also been an active member of the Los Angeles theatre community for years. He has graced many production on local stages, including the "Real Live Stage" spoofs of the films FOXES and ST. ELMO'S FIRE, as well as the TV shows CHiPS and THE FACTS OF LIFE, in which he made a lovely Blair Warner. Other camp-tastic appearances include DOUBLE WIDE FEMALE and SCREAM, TEEN, SCREAM with Jackie Beat,; as a back-up singer/dancer/drag queen in THE JULIE BROWN SHOW, THE MISMATCH GAME at the Renberg Theatre, as sassy Brett Somers; the much-lauded SPACE STATION '70, which he co-wrote, and is soon to be made into a feature film, and many improv and sketch shows, including the aforementioned Margot's Bush. Sam has performed his autobiographical one-man show THE HEAD IS NOT RELIABLE: STORIES FROM A HIGH-STRUNG APPALACHIAN BOYHOOD on stage many times over the last few years. And, yes, it is true: Pancake is indeed his real last name. He will be more than happy to tell you how THAT all happened!
TERRI SIMMONS - "Parker Kensington-Parker" - was born in Massachusetts and raised in Texas by a single mother whose car wouldn't start unless she had a beer between her legs. Terri studied and taught acting and improv in Austin and Denver before making the move to Los Angeles. She's made appearances on WEST WING, WILL & GRACE, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. She has starred in numerous independent films such as BEAUTIES AND THE BEASTS, which is currently in post production. Some of her favorite theatrical roles include 'Truvy' in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, 'Chick' in CRIMES OF THE HEART, and 'Gwendolyn Pigeon' in THE ODD COUPLE. She wrote and starred in her own solo show, YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE and hopes to bring it back to a theatre near you very soon. CK McFarland describes Terri as "a sitcom waiting to happen" and Terri's mother dreams of the day when she'll see her daughter's picture on the cover of the TV Guide.

BEHIND THE PRETTY SCENES

JOHN CARROZZA and DOUG PRINZIVALLI - Seasons 1, 2 & 3 -
Executive Producers - formed Velvet Candy Entertainment, LLC. in 2006. Their goal is to tell unique and compelling stories with LGBT characters and strong crossover appeal. The award-winning SOCKET was John and Doug’s first stab at co-producing a feature, but they have completed several other projects including the short films SCREENING PARTY and REUNION, the latter was funded by the HBO SHOUT Short Film Competition.

Independently, John has produced the upcoming musical comedy feature THE MIKADO PROJECT. 

Doug has been an award-winning Graphic Designer for the entertainment industry for over 20 years, working on projects for TV networks and film studios including stints at Showtime, Disney and most recently Warner Bros. Doug successfully segued into Production Design and Props for a number of exciting indie film projects, including PORNOGRAPHY: A THRILLER and worked as a set dresser on several major TV shows and features, including LOVESPRING INTERNATIONAL and GET SMART. Doug is also a writer. In addition to the screenplay for the thriller STRANGE RELATIONS, Doug has penned the story treatment for the upcoming sexy road movie WILDCAT ROAD, as well many unsexy articles for Disney publications and for his popular daily pop culture blog, DOUGSPLOITATION.

THORDIS HOWARD - Season 1 -
Executive Producer - a native of Birmingham, Alabama, this southern gal became a valley girl after relocating to the San Fernando Valley at a young age. After spending a few years in San Diego and Santa Barbara, Thordis needed to get back to her roots and moved to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Georgia State University where she received a degree in Broadcast Journalism and cultivated her love for music as a radio personality on WRAS. Missing the Cali sunshine she moved back to Los Angeles and began her career in marketing and promotions with the NBC Agency, which lead her to Bravo where she is currently the Director of Production and Operations overseeing all production-related areas of the On-Air Promotion department. Thordis has helped launch breakout shows such as QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY, PROJECT RUNWAY, TOP CHEF and THE REAL HOUSEWIVES franchise.


STEVE SILVERMAN - Seasons 1, 2 & 3 - Writer/Director/Executive Producer - WeLoveSoaps TV named Steve one of the "15 Most Fascinating People" of 2010, saying "Silverman may be one of the most brilliant minds in the entertainment industry.  His sharp sense of humor and outrageous take on the child pageant industry has fans of his series, PRETTY, clicking "replay" again and again.   In the second season of the hit web comedy, he was able to bring us amazing new characters played by the likes of Kirsten Vangsness, Joan Van Ark, Jennifer Elise Cox, Melissa Peterman and more. He also single-handedly brought daytime soap legend Denise Alexander to the world of web series. If all that wasn't enough, writing the best song of the year, "Gumdrop the Unicorn," would him a spot on anyone's list. Pure genius."  This is Steve's first swim in the vast ocean that is the 'interwebs' as a writer-director.

 

SEASON 2

MAIN CAST  (in alphabetical order)

Troy Conrad as "Ethan Champagne"

Dee Freeman as "Ribina Champagne"

Michael Taylor Gray as "Royce Adams"

Stacy McQueen as "Annette Champagne"

Sam Pancake as "Michael Champagne"

Terri Simmons as "Parker Kensington-Parker"

GUEST CAST (in alphabetical order)

Denise Alexander as “Louise Fitzpatrick”

Kalimba Bennett as “Pageant Contestant”

Jennifer Elise Cox as “Lucy Devonshire”

Josh Hurd as “Bodyguard”

Madeline Long as “Bernadette”

David May as “Patrick”

Allie Mac Kay as Herself

Larry Michelson as “Ted”

Melissa Peterman as “Candy”

Ray Proscia as “Charles”

Alison Quinn as “Ginger”

Isis Silva as “Lily Devonshire”

Joan Van Ark as "Mrs. Who" 

Kirsten Vangsness as “Meredith Champagne”

Mari Weiss as “Pageant Mom”

PRODUCTION & CREW

Steve Silverman - Writer/Director/Executive Producer

John Carrozza - Executive Producer

Doug Prinzivalli - Executive Producer/Production Designer/Art Director

Jim Cannella – Producer

Barbara Farmer – Producer

Crystal Brown – Production Manager

Heidi Moore – Production Coordinator

Lynne Garbet - Assistant Director

Jesse Brunt – Director of Photography

Gretchen Warthen - Director of Photography

Ryan Cannan – Editor

Rich Mikan – Editor

Nicole Opyr - Editor

Alex Steen - Sound

Austen Hoogen - Gaffer

Bret Silverman - Original Music

Penny Peyrot - Hair

James Freitas – Makeup

Brenda Oen – Makeup

Jeannette Luce – Makeup Asst.

Acia Roberts – Makeup Asst.

Heidi Moore - Wardrobe

Blayne & Sharon Northington - Wardrobe

Pouria Baladi – Production Assistant

Kieran Kenney - Production Assistant

Kim Langley – Art Assistant

Jim Tsui - Photographer

Veronica Zoleta - Photographer

Tara Devlin - Title Designer



SEASON 1

CAST (in order of appearance)

Sam Pancake as "Michael Champagne"

Stacy McQueen as "Annette Champagne"

Dee Freeman as "Ribina Champagne"

Troy Conrad as "Ethan Champagne"

Terri Simmons as "Parker Kensington-Parker"

Michael Taylor Gray as "Royce Adams"

PRODUCTION & CREW

Steve Silverman - Writer/Director/Executive Producer

John Carrozza - Executive Producer

Thordis Howard - Executive Producer/Wardrobe/Script Supervisor

Doug Prinzivalli - Executive Producer/Production Designer/Art Director

Jim Cannella - Producer

MJ Gardner - Assistant Director

Gretchen Warthen - Director of Photography

Rich Mikan - Editor

Alex Steen - Sound

Austen Hoogen - Gaffer

Bret Silverman - Original Music

Penny Peyrot - Hair

Ricky Flores - Makeup

Katie McGlynn - Wardrobe

Blayne & Sharon Northington - Wardrobe

Augustus Ceccucci - Production Assistant

Michael Coulombe - Assistant Script Supervisor

Anthony DeCapite - Production Assistant

Kieran Kenney - Production Assistant

Laura Kessler - Set Dresser

Nicole Opyr - Set Dresser

Tim Sheridan - Production Assistant

David Spell - Behind the Scenes

Clair and Jim Tsui - Still Photographers

Veronica Zoleta - Behind-The-Scenes Photographer

Tara Devlin - Title Designer