With the upcoming release of book 4 in my series, Center Stage, I would like to introduce you to two characters you will meet in this book. The first is Roger Zellers.
Full name: Roger Alan Zellers
Physical Description: athletic build, muscular physique (body of a dancer), brown hair, hazel eyes
Hometown: Owego, NY. Currently lives in New York City.
Family: Father’s name is Gary. Mother is Sharon. Older brother, Peter Zellers.
Education: Took piano lessons as a child, starting at age five. Many years of dance training, voice lessons, and acting classes. Proficient in Standard British, Cockney, Irish, Australian, Brooklyn, and American Southern dialect. Dance styles include ballet, jazz, latin, contemporary, modern, swing, and various ballroom dances. Expert tap dancer. Has had formal stage combat training.
Occupation: Professional theatrical performer. Broadway credits include Newsies, Cats, Radio City Music Hall Tap Extravaganza, Sophisticated Ladies, Memphis, A Broadway Christmas Carol, Les Miserables, Chicago.
Hobbies: playing the piano, dancing, cooking, reading
Favorite things: performing on stage, tap dancing, poetry, classic literature, film noir movies, a good glass of wine, Mexican cuisine, Phantom of the Opera, classic theatre, modern art, sports cars, and fishing. Dedicated NY Knicks, Yankees, and Syracuse fan.
Inspired by: Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Hines, Bill Robinson, George and Ira Gershwin, Elton John
Favorite Places: the theatre, the beach, Central Park, piano showrooms, art museums
Music Preference: blues, jazz, classic rock, show tunes. Favorite song: Bohemian Rhapsody
Relationship Status: Single and seeking
Weaknesses: Forgetful – regularly loses cellphone and keys. Insecure in relationships.
Pet Peeves: Selfishness, intolerance, and cruelty.
Character traits: Generous with time and money and regularly donates to charitable organizations. Active in Broadway Cares fundraising efforts. Donates toys, food, jackets, gloves, and blankets to homeless shelters, children’s homes, and children’s hospitals. Genuinely cares about people. Outgoing personality, happy disposition, playful, enjoys life. Randomly dances or sings in public. Well-articulated, poised, confident, charismatic. Supports fellow performers and is knowledgeable about the business end of Broadway. Adopted a Scottish Terrier named Oliver.
For other character bios, see links below.