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A native of Washington, D.C., Stephan Terry received his early training as a child, singing in church choirs and playing classical piano. As a teen he started writing original songs with his gospel group and made appearances on the the Television Network, B.E.T. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a B.A. in Music-Emphasis Jazz Studies. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he has worked as a music director for various theatre productions. Some of his Music Director credits include: The Wiz, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Beauty and the Beast, Seussical the Musical, Fighting for the Title, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Sarafina (Nominated for Best Music Director by NAACP Theatre Awards), and Recorded in Hollywood (Won Best Music Director - NAACP Theatre Awards). He also served as music director for South of Where We Live and Bonita and Billie-The Life and Struggles of Billie Holiday, which were both featured at the National Black Theatre Festival. In theatre he has worked with some amazing actors—the late Tommy Ford, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Denise Dowse, Dorien Wilson, Terry Vaughn, Carl Payne II, Michole Briana White, Michael Beach, KArole Foreman and others. As an educator, Stephan has taught music at schools and churches throughout Los Angeles, Maryland and Washington, D.C.



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The Ebony Repertory Theatre presents the musical stage play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson. Music direction by Stephan Terry as pianist Jimmy Powers, with the amazing Karole Foreman as Bille Holiday, and directed by Wren T. Brown. This awesome production will run Thursday, February 6th through Sunday, March 1st. Performances will take place at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

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