Berry Ayers is a transgender musical theatre artist, musical director, director, choreographer, writer, comedian and model. After finishing school at University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music in musical theatre, she traveled the world performing on stages from LA to New York and every continent with Silversea Cruises International. She spent five years as The Naked Maid in Naked Boys Singing and toured nationally as Paul in A Chorus Line. Regionally, she lists ZaZa/Albin in La Cage Aux Folles, Sylvia St. Croix in Ruthless! and Edna Turnblad in Hairspray as her favorites. Other credits include Harold Bride in Titanic, Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q, Dave in The Full Monty, Miss Deep South as well as Miss Bible Belt (for 3 years) in Pageant, George in The Drowsy Chaperone, Tito Morelli in Lend Me A Tenor and Jinx in both Forever Plaid and Plaid Tidings. As musical director she has worked on the shows The Who’s Tommy, Footloose, Legally Blonde and Beehive to name a few. She starred in the short film entitled Pie Car with Starfruit Productions, an official selection of the MINDY film festival in Miami, The Dumbo Film Festival in New York City, The Sarasota Film Festival and Lady Filmmakers Festival in Beverly Hills, now available on Amazon Prime. She was a frequent cohost and guest on daytime television with ABC7’s Suncoast View. Her comedic tour of the famous Ringling Museum made the New York Times, and she has performed on national touring comedy stages throughout Florida. She has hosted performances for Nielsen Ratings and performed for the 2020 American Theatre Critics Association annual conference where Frank Rizzo, theatre critic for Variety called her “…such great fun.”
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