Guest Artist: Natalie Cordone & Shawn Kilgore

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From Off-Broadway to first class Performing Arts Centers, Ms. Cordone has played to packed houses around the world.  Equally comfortable in front of a sweeping orchestra, a big band or in an intimate cabaret venue, she has had the pleasure of connecting with audiences  in all kinds of settings. From opera to musical theatre, film to commercials, and concerts to corporate events, Natalie has traveled the globe entertaining and inspiring audiences.

In 2017, Natalie won Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal in Some Enchanted Evening. Also in the past year, she performed with The Greensboro Symphony & Orlando Philharmonic Orchestras; Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert ExperienceThe Gershwin Big Band Experience (producer, Todd Gershwin); and Side by Side: A Steve & Eydie Tribute and Hooray For Love! (producer, Cordone & Kilgore). She also made her debut performance at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and premiered her seventh solo cabaret, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Shawn Kilgore comes from the small town of Brunswick, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland. Now based out of Orlando, he is approaching his 20th year as a working professional in the entertainment business.

Recently, Shawn was nominated for a BroadwayWorld.com Best Actor in a Musical Award for his work as Alvin in “I Love My Wife”. And he received the Best Actor in a Musical title from the Miami Sun, who said of his performance as Edward Lyons in “Blood Brothers” : “…a finely-nuanced, subtly thought out and felt portrayal…an intelligent actor”.

This past year included work on the world premier of a new musical in Nashville, continued featured vocalist work with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, live voice overs in the “Phantoms Unmasked” concert event, and completely sold out production of “Nunsense A-Men!” at the Winter Park Playhouse.

Shawn co-founded the production company Cordone & Kilgore, known for their Steve & Eydie Tribute, which has played from Las Vegas to Miami. He portrayed Billy Bigelow in “Carousel” with The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and The Orlando Ballet, which began his work work as a featured Pops Series vocalist with the Orchestra.

An original and long time cast member of the South Florida comedy troupe Laffing Matterz, which musically spoofed current events, Shawn would later appear on stages across Universal Orlando Resort, taking on roles such as Jake Blues, Frankenstein, and narrating the Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular. He can also be heard as Sister Amnesia on the National Cast Album of “Nunsense A-Men!”.

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