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TBMLY CAST 

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Vincent Kelley

As Joshua Sullivan

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Jose Contreras

As Officer Juan Ortega

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Crismat Mateo

As Carlo "CJ" Bautista

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Kimberly Elle

As Chrystal Sullivan

Vincent Kelley although a new comer to the Bay Area, he is no stranger to the stage when considering some of his past performances. Singer, songwriter, director, husband & father are just a few titles back in Charlotte, NC. Thankful for every opportunity, Vincent could not do what he does without the love and support of his loving wife Melissa, six children, his team at a Judah Church, and his supporting cast mates and the TBMLY Family!

Jose Contreras is a young comic out of the East Bay who entertains audience with his infectious smile and witty perspectives on everything from race to bathroom etiquette. Jose has performed with the likes of legends such as George Wallace and Tommy Davidson and you can catch him making people laugh at shows all over the Bay Area.

Crismat Mateo (CJ) is crossing over from singing to theater through “To Be More Like You.” Crismat, a teacher, is a singer-songwriter who incorporates music into his teaching as he feels that it is the best form of literature. He thanks God for blessing him with many talents and opportunities, and his family and friends for supporting his goals and dreams.

Kimberly Elle is an outgoing chef and aspiring actress who has appeared in several theatre productions most recently as Sharon in the gospel stage play Stained Glass. Kimberly a native of Oakland , CA studied theater, television acting  and culinary arts at Laney College. She is grateful for the opportunity to work alongside all of the talented actors and actresses in the production of To Be More Like You  and thanks all of her friends and family for their continued support.

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Ben Cole

As Steven Sullivan

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T'Keyah Saffold

As Evelyn Lucas

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Saida Mulder

As Rose Washington

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Tiffany Mangum

As Momma Janet

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Anori Grimes

As Destiny Carpenter

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Andrew Dacayanan

As John Cannon

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Roxanne Miller

As Yanna Adams

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Steven Green

As Pete Washington

Ben Cole,  Debuting his first role in the original stage play "To Be More Like You." Graduating with his Degree in Music from Sierra College and works as a vocal Instructor at Voice Academy located in Roseville, CA. Cole also has original music available on all streaming platforms. Cole wants to thank God, his spouse, family and friends for their ongoing love and support. "

T’Keyah Saffold also known as Key. As an inspiring actress, she has landed her First role in TBMLY as Evelyn Lucas. She has artistry in the drawing world as well as many other gifts. She would like to thank the Executive producers and production team for this opportunity. As well as the lovely cast of TBMLY and her  family and friends who came to support her. 

Saida Mulder is making her professional debut in To Be More Like You. Saida, a graduate of SJSU, is a worshipper/vocal coach/co-founder of Bay Worship Collective. She is grateful for the love and support of her friends, family and mentors. Most important she is grateful to God for carrying her from glory to glory.

Tiffany Binion-Mangum was born and raised in Fresno, CA, with formal education and training in theatre performance, dance (ballet, jazz, liturgical, modern), piano, and voice. Featured/Lead Roles in various musical theatre productions including Miracle, Carmen Jones, God’s Trying to Tell You Something, and more. Featured as Rhonda (Lead Actress) in the Crisis Media, Inc. film Shaded Passions, written/directed by Rodney Pearson.

Anori Grimes is honored to make her acting debut in To be more like you, the stage play. She is an evolving actress under the instruction of The T, at John Casablancas. Anori also uses Instragram to showcase her different skills and talents, @720passionfruit. She sends A HUGE THANK YOU to her mother for supporting her passions. 

Andrew Dacayanan is making his debut in TBMLY. Andrew is a breakdance performer and competitor from the Bay Area. He is grateful for the love and support of his family and friends and would like to thank all those involved in TBMLY for the faith and opportunity to be a part of this life changing experience.

 Roxanne Miller is making her debut in a production play “To Be More Like You!” For Roxanne DANCE is life! Her dance knowledge is in: ballet, pointe jazz, tap, liturgical and hip hop. Each summer she attended the Alvin Ailey productions in NY to perfect my craft.

Steven Green is a musician-singer-songwriter-composer who can be found ministering weekly at many Northern California churches. He also has a band called the Lifeline who performs from a wide variety of musical genres. Steven is excited to add acting to his range of performance abilities via this live presentation of To Be More Like You 

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Skylar Rose Adams

As Tiffany Cameo

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Lady K

As P. R. Dance Team

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Zaire Whitaker

As P.R. Dance Team

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Lissette Jackson

As P.R. Dance Team

Skylar Rose Adams (Tiffany) is an actor, choreographer, and teaching artist in the Bay Area. Recent Bay Area credits include “Eight Nights” (Rebecca/Amy/Nina), “Thanksgiving Play (Alicia), and “Eurydice” (Eurydice). Skylar Rose is a proud member of Calpulli Tonalehqueh. Education: American Conservatory Theater and Santa Clara University. To book and connect, go to: www.skylarroseadams.com and @lifeofskylarose on all social media.

Kameelah “Lady K” Whitaker of Sacramento, CA serves as the Dance Coordinator / Choreographer for the TBMLY production. Her love of dance began as early as the age of five, and ultimately led to 27 years (and counting!) of professional dance and theater commissions. Her incredible versatility, experience, technical prowess across hip-hop, African, contemporary, and praise dance genres makes her a much sought after figure in the Bay Area, and beyond.

Zaire Whitaker of Sacramento, CA is making his theater debut with the TBMLY cast and crew! Despite being just 15 years old, he has been singing and acting since 2014, and has aspirations to become a gospel singer and pianist. While still in performing arts high school, Zaire actively pursues his dreams, and recently performed Vandross’ classic Always and Forever to a sold out crowd for a Spring Concert event, earning his new beloved moniker, “Baby Luther”. 

Lissette Jackson (Lexi) making her stage debut in TBMLY. Lissette is originally from Chicago, Illinois Lissette is a member of Tehillah Praise Dance ministry. Worshiping and praising God through dance, and other visual arts brings Lissette much joy. This stage play has opened Lissette’s eyes in so many ways. Lissette is excited that this stage play will give hope to many.

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Solachi Voz

As Herself

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Tajuana Hill

As Tori Adams

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Robert Boboc

As Chad Sullivan

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Fred Demehri

As Bob Nelly

Solachi Voz is an artist, entrepreneur, writer, and actress. Originally from Elkhart Indiana, she has now called the Bay Area, CA home for the past six years. As a multifaceted vocalist and instrumentalist, she balances her love for music with that of creative writing, weaving uniquely descriptive scenes and emotions for her listeners for over 15 years.

Tajuana Hill is a graduate of Napa Valley College. She finds joy in her career as a special education institutional leader. She also a professional background vocalist in multiple singing groups in the Bay area. She is very appreciative of the love and support of her family, friends and the To Be More Like You producers and cast mates throughout this experience. 

Robert Boboc is making his theatrical debut in To Be More Like You.  Robert has trained at Berkeley Repertory Theatre as well as S.F. Acting Academy.  He is very thankful to Shelene Huey-Booker for this opportunity and would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support.

Fred Demehri is a musician and actor. In college in Iran he was in The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, and he wrote an adaptation of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.  "It is my dream to be on stage and acting again.  Thank you to the assistant director Terrance ( The T) for  giving me a chance to be part of this amazing play To Be More Like You".

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Salayah Harris

As P.R. Youth

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JeT'aime McQueen

As P.R. Youth

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Dafne Torres

As Paramedic

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