Ruth Broyde Sharone is the creative force behind INTERFAITH: The Musical. She wrote the music and lyrics for all of the songs on the album. Each song came to her during her daily meditative walks and was a “gift from above.” Ruth is a popular public speaker / filmmaker / author / journalist who has been honored internationally for her passionate interfaith activism and leadership. Since 2007 Ruth has served as Co-Chair of the Southern California Parliament of the World’s Religions (sccpwr.org). She is the producer/director of God and Allah Need to Talk, a much- heralded film that has been screened across America and internationally. She wrote the interfaith memoir, MINEFIELDS & MIRACLES, that received three literary awards and more than 30 testimonials from religious leaders around the world–including H.H. the Dalai Lama. Her book is considered a “primer” for interfaith engagement. www.MinefieldsAndMiracles.com
Kc Daugirdas is a composer, arranger, and music director living in Los Angeles. He studied Choral Directing at the University of Illinois and Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music. In addition to arranging and producing for INTERFAITH: The Musical, Kc writes music for films, commercials, and concert performances. See and hear his work at www.daugirdasmusic.com.
Susan Macke Miller, a lead singer for INTERFAITH: The Musical, has toured with Donna Summer, the USO and sung on National commercials. She is also an actress, most recently seen in ‘Paper Towns’. IMDB
Gene Miller works in LA, New York and Nashville as a studio singer/musician and live performer. He has performed live and in-studio with Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Richard Marx, Paul McCartney, Peter Cetera, Phil Collins, Cher, Ray Charles, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Donna Sommer, Randy Travis, Phil Keaggy, Steven Curtis Chapman, LeeAnn Womack, Michael Bolton and others. He has also performed on various movie soundtracks such as Lion King II: Simba’s Pride, Michael, St. Elmo’s Fire and Prince of Egypt and also on various national commercials. He originated the role of Captain Billy Pierce for the Broadway musical, The Civil War, and performed on the accompanying soundtrack for that production.
Jacob Kantor, originally from Moscow, is the guitarist and one of the lead vocalists in the musical ensemble, Paris Chansons. He uses special looping and effects innovative pedals to create original renditions of favorites like “Et Si Tu N’existais Pas” by Joe Dassin and others. Jacob’s original songs, “Bamiyan” and “Voodoo” have been widely performed by the ensemble and have been reinvented into French by songwriter Zera Vaughan. Julia and Jacob launched Paris Chansons four years ago. www.parischansons.com
Julia Kantor is the producer of the singing ensemble, Paris Chansons, and one of the vocalists. Originally from the Ukraine, she lived and studied in France where she discovered in French music a soul connection that imbues her every performance. Together with her husband, Jacob, a Russian-born singer/songwriter, she has appeared in clubs and festivals in Los Angeles and in Arizona. They began singing together on their first date and have continued ever since, in French as well as Russian and English. www.parischansons.com
Alyssa Rupert, an extremely versatile performer, trained in many singing and acting styles, is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (Los Angeles), with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Recent credits include: Skullduggery (Sacred Fools), The Spitfire Grill (Pierson Playhouse), Grease Live!, The Count of Monte Cristo (Montalbán Theatre), Urinetown! (Confidential MT Project), and more.
Liam Roberts is a talented singer/performer currently living in New York City. After graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy Los Angeles in 2015, he performed in various workshops and new musicals including Swan Lake the Musical, College Rhythm, The Freedom Machine, and more. He is grateful to Ruth Broyde Sharone for letting him “be a part of this beautiful and important new musical!”
Avigayil Finley was already performing solo in concerts while she was still in high school, wowing her audiences with her voice and personality. She recently completed a year-long French course in Nice, France and is now serving in the Israeli army.
Patrick Keensway, a talented filmmaker, screenwriter and singer, confesses to have been in a rock band, “the screaming kind,” when he was growing up. He immediately recognized the value of INTERFAITH: The Musical and was eager to be on the Team.
Juanita Parker-Scott is a multi-talented singer/musician who has performed on world stages. Her version of “Amazing Grace” is featured in the Hall of Records as a rare rendition of that song. J Parker Scott Steppin In is the title of her most recent album. Juanita is the author of Come Soothe My Soul and she is also a motivational speaker and founder of several organizations for women’s empowerment.