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Rossella, Renata, and Matt Annati

Music & Lyrics

Siblings Rossella Lamendola (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Renata Annati (Keyboard & Backup Vocals) and Matt Annati (Bass) make up the pop/rock band: “China Doll.” China Doll has performed in club showcases, writers’ nights, workshops and music festivals for over twenty years.

Their music has taken them to Los Angeles, California where Rossella was featured in a performance at the convention for the A&R company Taxi. She was also a featured songwriter in the South Beach Songwriters in the Round. The event was produced by Desmond Child and included the writer of the hit song “One of Us.” As a band, they toured the southeast region of the U.S. and had the pleasure of opening up for Johnny Depp’s band, The Kids.

China Doll’s music has been played on Florida radio and featured all over the world on internet radio shows. Their catalogue contains over 200 songs, and they have released 2 studio albums.

Roxanne Lamendola

Book, Additional Music & Lyrics

Roxanne Lamendola is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYC). Stage credits include: Dixie Avalon in Taken in Marriage, Jo in Performing Arts Politics, Bella Gardner in Ladies at the Alamo, Rita LaPorta in Lucky Stiff, and Rhonda in Lunch Girls. TV & Commercial: Macy’s (National), Depends (National), Real Time Science Connections (Regional), Up, Down and Around, and more. Her joint production company produced the new play, “Half me, Half you” by Liane Grant: Winner of the 2018 Fresh Fruit Festival in New York City (The Wild Project).

Roxanne penned the theme song for the Emmy Award-winning television show It’s The Write Time, and starred as host of the Emmy-nominated children’s television series, Up, Down and Around (BECON TV). Her performance earned her the 2010 Telly Award and an Emmy nomination. An accomplished songwriter, Roxanne and her team of producers from Nashville co-wrote the song “Still (I Will Go On)” recorded by the band Native Window – formerly known as the legendary Kansas. Roxanne’s music can be heard on acclaimed TV series Smallville, as well as on TLC, National Geographic, and Discovery Channel.

Roxanne is a featured artist in the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s “Homegrown Music” section. She is a theatre director and educator, and continues to write new musical theatre.

Leah Fogo

Additional Music & Lyrics

Training: Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

Directing credits include: Ordinary Days (Online Production), The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancashire (Dawn State UK Tour), Half me, half you (The Wild Project, NYC & Tristan Bates), Phoenix (The Vaults Festival), The 43 Club (The Other Palace), Unraveling (The Union Theatre), Vines (Theatre N16), Legless (Theatre503), Ordinary Days (The King’s Arms), for the Women’s Writes Festival: Gunn Woman (Arcola Theatre), How To Make It To Your 30th Birthday By Avoiding Any And All Danger (The Vaults), Dutty Wine (Arcola Theatre & The Bunker), What The Dolls Saw (Arcola Theatre), Yellow Bricks (Arcola Theatre and Online)

Other credits include: Unraveling (Writer), Phoenix (Dramaturgy), The 43 Club (Dramaturgy), Perception (Writer), Children of Eden (Union Theatre, Assistant Director), Pine (Hampstead Theatre, Assistant Director). Leah has been a finalist in the Stiles & Drewe Best New Song Prize in 2016 & 2018 for Unraveling.

Scott Stait

Arrangements & Orchestrations

Scott studied Music at the University of Manchester, where he worked in the fringe theatre scene for 5 years as a Freelance Musical Director and tutor. During that time, Scott’s credits as MD include Ordinary Days (Kings Arms Theatre); Perception (Royal Northern College of Music); Lucky Stiff (RNCM); Indigestion (Riverside Studios); RENT (University of Manchester Musical Theatre Society); The Addams Family (The Met Theatre). Orchestration credits include Legally Blonde (The Lowry); Broadway Rocks (The Met Theatre); The Jungle Book (University of Manchester), Sondheim 85th Birthday Gala Concert (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).

Now London based, Scott has just finished workshopping Stuart Brayson’s (From Here to Eternity) newest musical Jimmy Mac, with plans to embark on a UK tour in 2016.