Cheryl Metrick Bio

New York SAG-AFTRA actress in theatre, television and film. I've held principal roles in several independent films, commercials, infomercials, voice-overs and a Long Island Cablevision TV variety show. I studied at many acting schools in NYC.

Member of: SAG-AFTRA; AEA; GIAA; BMI; Society of Singers; LIIFE: Filmmakers Connection, IMdb (www.imdb.com/name/nm1436588)

I am a professional singer, songwriter and recording artist who sings genres from pop, jazz, and classic rock to musical theatre and cabaret. I am currently working on a new album of my own songs that I hope to release soon. My most recent musical recording is an inspirational song where I wrote both music + lyrics to THERE ARE ANGELS. It was recorded with a string orchestra to Frank Owens' brilliant arrangement and won several songwriting contests. My previously released CD Cheryl Metrick: Fantasy & Romance is a recording of one of my NYC cabaret shows. It's a combination of contemporary adult pop, old standards, & musical theatre with Frank Owens' arrangements. I performed at many of the New York Catskill Mountain resorts and hotels as well as cabaret clubs, charitable events, and industrials in NYC and the tri-state area.  


The following is an excerpt from a review of one of my cabaret acts:

"Cheryl Metrick ...from the way she took command of that stage you would swear she'd been here before...everything was right in place and her body language, connecting with the audience, was first-rate. Her material was ...inspirational. She was just as at home with the hilarious 'Beethoven Chased by Rossini' sung as if she were a cat. No doubt that she’ll be back - watch for Cheryl Metrick!" reviewer: Maryann Lopinto - CAB MAGAZINE


NEW: I recently collaborated on a book with Jeree Wade, M.A., a life coach and fellow singer, On the Wings of Inspiration: Exploring Your Inner Life through Interpretive Symbols (Xlibris Publishing.) Based on a collection of my drawings and poems, the premise of the book is not only to explore the interpretation of the art itself, but to journey into the drawings to find more personal meaning within. With Jeree's commentary, a guided process supports the reader to move into a place that is more peaceful and centered to understand and implement life's lessons. The softcover is now available through Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com and the hardcover only through Xlibris.com. The ebook (Kindle/Nook book) is available from all the above.

Just Released - new CD - On the Wings of Inspiration: 13 Meditations. I wrote and recite these meditations - Frank Owens composed and plays the music. These guided meditations are journeys of the mind. Now available on CDBaby.com, Amazon.com, ITunes, Rumblefish, Shazam, GreatIndieMusic, 7digital, 24-7, Tradebit, and Google Music Store or special order at your local music store. 

My Facebook page called Cheryl Metrick: THERE ARE ANGELS is dedicated to my song and to angels in general. It quickly gained a large worldwide fan base. I also have many international fans on Radio Airplay, an internet radio station.  


My interests include spirituality, music, acting, art, poetry, writing, humanitarianism, ecology, prevention of cruelty to animals, old movies, reruns of Twilight Zone, and just about anything by Frank Capra, Hitchcock or Spielberg.

 

I N S T R U M E N T A T I O N:

ON THE WINGS OF INSPIRATION: 13 MEDITATIONS - Vocalist: Cheryl Metrick Piano/Keyboards: Frank Owens (Composer)

THERE ARE ANGELS - Vocalist: Cheryl Metrick Piano/Keyboards: Frank Owens (Music Director & Arranger) Bass: Wilbur Bascomb Drums & Percussion: Jimmie Young String Contractor: Sanford Allen Violins: Barry Finclair, Sandra Billingslea, Larissa Blitz, Monica Davis, Stanley Hunte Violas: Richard Brice, Veronica R. Salas Cellos: David Bakamjian, E. Zoe Hassman

CHERYL METRICK: FANTASY & ROMANCE - Vocalist: Cheryl Metrick Piano/Keyboards: Frank Owens (Music Director & Arranger) Bass: Wilbur Bascomb Drums & Percussion: David Silliman Reeds: Bill Easley Trumpet: Eddie Allen

D i s c o g r a p h y: 

ON THE WINGS OF INSPIRATION: 13 MEDITATIONS -  available on CDs & Digital @ CDbaby.com (800-289-6923), Amazon.com, and many other venues  picking it up very soon.

THERE ARE ANGELS - words & music by Cheryl Metrick CDs & Digital available @ Itunes, CDbaby.com (800-289-6923), Amazon.com, Napster.com & Digstation.com

CHERYL METRICK: FANTASY & ROMANCE - CDs & Digital available @ CDbaby.com(800-289-6923), & Amazon.com - Tracks: 1) A Whole New World 2) Where or When 3) Somewhere/Somewhere Out There 4) Unforgettable/ Nature Boy 5) Everybody Has The Right to be Wrong 6) I Dreamed a Dream 7) Smile 8) Carousel 9) Not a Day Goes By 10) Beethoven Chased By Rossini 11) I Love a Piano 12) Rainbow Medley: Over the Rainbow/Rainbow Connection/Look to the Rainbow/I'm Always Chasing Rainbows 13) Till You Came Into My Life

Cheryl’s websites: www.cherylmetrick.com, www.onthewingsofinspiration.com

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Cheryl Metrick Resume

ACTRESS/SINGER/WRITER/ARTIST:  SAG-AFTRA, AEA, GIAA, BMI, SOS (Society of Singers)  Height: 5’3”  Eyes: Blue  Hair: Blonde

THEATRE: * Bagels and Luck {Bea} [in production] * Graceland {Bev Davies} Plainedge Playhouse * Lovers & Other Strangers {Brenda and Cathy} Plainedge Playhouse * Walley’s Cafe’ {Louise} Plainedge Playhouse * Madama Butterfly {Geisha} Long Island Opera Co. * Stop the World {Susan} Huntington TTG

FILM: *High Hopes 2 {Shari DiBiase}  High Hopes, LLC,  *Good Friday {Sister} in production, *Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux... {Nurse PalmGrove - featured role} Karma City Productions, *Austin’s Angels {Auctioneer - principal} 3-8 Productions, *The Signs of the Cross {Sister Highest - principal} Climbin Hi Entertainment, *The Drum Beats Twice {Sister Marie - principal} Revelation in the Wilderness, *Love Sick {Diner Patron - principal} Refugee Productions, *Liz {Mother - principal} Kaleidoscope Pictures

TELEVISION: *BACK TO ONE interview with Host Jerry Russo on Time Warner Cable TV, *HIT OR MISS VARIETY SHOW {panelist} currently playing Cablevision channel 20, *HIGH HOPES {Shari DiBiase - principal} TV Pilot, *INDIES INSIDER {Interview} Public Access TV, *BURIED ALIVE - Joe Pantoliano Roast {Joey Pant’s Family Member} VH1 Pilot, *ONE LIFE TO LIVE {Admiral’s Wife} ABC-TV

COMMERCIALS, INFOMERCIALS, RADIO AND PRINT: (ALL PRINCIPAL ROLES) *Focus on Faces (infomercial),  *Academy Fence (commercial), *New York Board of Elections (voice-over), * Indies Insider Radio Show - a DrakeMedia Production (Guest interview), *“True Experiences” Magazine (print)

REVUES AND INDUSTRIALS, AND CHARITY FUNCTIONS: *Solo Nightclub Act - Singer - Concord, Raleigh, Nevele, Kutchers, Fallsview, Granit and many New York City clubs, *Charity Functions:  Singer - Nat'l Police Defense Foundation, OADA Camp for Children with Cancer, L. H. Historical Society, Int’l Art of Jazz News Conference,  *Industrial Show for Hazeltine Corp. - Soloist - Hazeltine Choraleers, *Industrial for Melody Records - Spokesperson - Consumer Electronics Show 

TRAINING :

COMMERCIAL TECHNIQUE: - Karen Kayser, Breanna Benjamin

SOAP OPERA TECHNIQUE: - Joan D’Incecco, JudithHenderson (Video Assoc),  Jakki Fink and Judy Wilson (TVI),  Norman Hall (Weist-Barron Studio)

ACTING/SCENE STUDY: - Bill Hickey (Herbert Berghof Studio),   Hal Holden (Herbert Berghof Studio),  Karen Ludwig (Weist-Barron Studio),  Brandwell Teuscher (formerly Herbert Berghof Studio)

MODELING: - Foster-Fell Modeling Course

VOICE: - Frank Owens (current Music Director/Arranger),  Joe Sherman (former Music Director/Arranger),  Jim Lynn (Vocal Production),  Marty Lawrence (Belt),  Don Lawrence (Pop/Rock),  Don Pfost (Legit/Chest),  Marc Alexander (Song Presentation),  Jacobi Voice Studio,  New York School of Commercial Music,  Theresa Arrigo (Operatic Vocal Tech.),  Ben Arrigo (Pop Vocal Tech.)

SPECIAL SKILLS: Singer: Chest/Middle - Low F to E5, Legit to High Bb

PRODUCTS:

CDs:  ON THE WINGS OF INSPIRATION - 13 MeditationsTHERE ARE ANGELS; and FANTASY AND ROMANCE: CDBaby.com, Itunes, Amazon.com, this website, Rumblefish, Shazam, GreatIndieMusic, 7digital, 24-7, Tradebit, and Google Music Store or special order at your local music store.

BOOK: On the Wings of Inspiration: Exploring Our Inner Life through Interpretive Symbols written by Cheryl Metrick and Jeree Wade - available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Xlibris.com (1-888-795-4274)