"PASTOR FRANK MASON" / ASST. DIRECTOR
Bernard Biddle is a native of Norfolk, VA, and began his music career at the age of 12 singing with nummerous groups. In pursuit of his love for music, "B" moved to California to write, provide vocal backgrounds, training arrangements for multiple artists, and has worked with the likes of Teddy Riley, Leon Sylvers & Gospel Group and Men of Vision. He has been in several productions with PWP as well as "Summers in Suffolk" starring renowned actress, Marla Gibbs. He has alsos done a few projects for television.. He is the Assistant Director for PassageWay Productions.
George Dennis Frasier
"DR. FRED FREEMOND"
G. Dennis Frasier has portrayed characters in various productions at New Life Worship Center in Norfolk, Virginia. He also had significant roles in other Passageway Productions shows; “The Master’s Pieces” (Ed Sullivan), “Healed Broken” (Doug Cooper), and “How You Do Love” (Rufus Whitaker) He has also appeared in “Iola’s Letter” (Sam Johnson) directed by Jennifer Kelly-Cooper at the Little Theatre of Norfolk and in “Stars of Abraham” (Faruk Bandir), written and directed by Terrance Afer-Anderson. Mr. Frasier was awarded the Best Supporting Actor award at the 9th Annual Diamondnique Productions Playwrights Awards, Winston Salem NC 2023 for his role in “How You Do Love”. He is a great part of the PWP family and this is his forth stage play with Passageway Productions.
Joseph Tyler -Ruffin is an Assistant Property Manager for a multi-family residential development. He has been in this field for over 6 years. Joseph received his Associate Degree in Science and Art from Paul D. Camp Community College. He is currently enrolled at Strayer University working on his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He recently joined the Relevant Church in Virginia Beach.
He has no kids, but he is a dog lover! If you know him you know his dogs are his world. He is all about his family and loves having a good time. He is the life of the party and loves giving to others. His motto is “Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs This is Joseph’s acting debut.
Glenda Michelle is a tax specialist, spiritual life practitioner, health coach, mother and grandmother. This is her first role with Passageway Productions.
Diesree’s interest for acting began during her days in high school. Her first encounter was the ability to successfully mimic scenes from the movie "The Color Purple". Her favorite actor is Tyler Perry because she finds that the more she watches and listens to him, the better she’s able to connect with realities of life. She is motivated to instill courage for other women to follow their dreams and to never give up.
Elexas Cain is better known as Cookie. She is a singer/songwriter and up and coming actress. She enjoys singing karaoke where she wows crowds with her wonderful voice. Her talent and beautiful spirit has been a wonderful addition. This is her first show with Passageway Productions.
"SHAUNTAY FIELDS" / PRODUCTION MANAGER
Zeolana "Zee" Howard, a native of Virginia Beach, VA, has a natural acting ability, which has given her many opportunities to perform in several stage plays. A few of her starring roles were in "God Don't Like Ugly" and "Stop! You're Hurting My Ears" with Mother & Daughter Productions, and past PWP productions. She is also a "No-Nonsense Mixed with that Black Girl Magic" talented spoken word artist! She believes she is fulfilling the purpose which God has for her life through PWP and the performing arts. She is the Production Manager of PassageWay Productions, where she is overjoyed to utilize her expertise and be the teammate and support system PWP deserves. She would like to thank her family and friends for their continued love and support.
Lamont "Ferg" Ferguson is a Detroit native that resides in Virginia. He is an award-winning comedian/actor/writer who has traveled the entertainment road for many years. He has performed for dignitaries such as councilmen and women and our troops. He has worked with Katt Williams and opened for national acts such as Charlie Murphy, Ali Saddiq, Tony Woods, Jordan Rock, & Chaunte Wayans. He has also participated in comedy festivals along the east coast, including the World Series of Comedy.
Other acting credits include Peacock TV, Roku TV, Showtime, Amazon Prime, Tubi, Discovery Channel, as well as other independent film projects and stage plays. Lamont "Ferg" Ferguson is on all social media platforms along with his "Fergisms".
Morose is a multi-talented individual. She is a mother, actress, author, singer, cosmetologist, make-up artist and fashion designer with her own brand "Morose". This is her second time performing with Passageway Productions.
Chelon Musiq is from Hampton Roads VA and is a single mother of her son, O’mon. She started singing at the age of 5. She decided to share her gift with the world at the age of 13 and has been singing ever since. She has the heart for Gods’ people, especially the youth and started a non-profit organization called YPLHT (Young People Live Holy Too) Chelon constantly does outreach and firmly believes in meeting people where they are.
“Take it to the streets” an event started under her ministry “Greater Works Ministry” connects and provides for those who are in need and shows and teaches the youth how to serve and have compassion for Gods’ People. Chelon has many gifts and talents including acting, writing and preaching the Gospel. She hosts a podcast called “The Chelon Experience” which displays the gifts and talents of artists, musicians, producers, and more located in Virginia.
She has acted in multiple plays and skits including the stage play “Redeemed (Rede),“Amazing Things Happen When You Believe” and “The Real Housewives of Section 8” (Too Quick) in Greensboro, NC. Chelon Musiq is now releasing an album entitled “Unlimited”. There are truly no limits in God, and Chelon stands firmly on the word that states he will give you the spirit without measure or without limits. Her album “Unlimited” is to encourage people that you can do all things through Christ Jesus.
Niclous P. Howard
"OTIS" / "PETE ROOSTER"
Lawrence Hughes Bey
Lawrence Hughes Bey (born 12/12/90) is an American entertainer from Norfolk, VA. Better known by his stage name X3, he is a passionate music artist and actor. He released his first music project titled “Aboriginal Criminal” May 1, 2023. This is his first stage play role. In his own words, he was “born to entertain”.
Nathandra (Nattie) Huggins is a native of St. Kitts. She grew up doing small Christmas plays at the Cayon Church of God in the Caribbean. During her college years, she took a theater class, which helped alleviate stage fright, and gave her more confidence in herself. Tyler Perry inspired her to express her creativity. She watched all his plays, convinced her roommate to be her camera person, and reinvented his plays to show them to her friends.
While attending nursing school, her sense of humor got her instructor’s attention who has been in past PWP productions. Nattie was encouraged to audition for the show. For years her dream was to keep her hopes alive for acting, and moving to Virginia has granted her the opportunity to finally showcase her skills on a bigger platform.
Tonya Riddick, aka Cocoa Butter, has been a radio personality for over 30 years. She’s returning to acting after being a part of Hugh Copeland’s Hurrah Players in high school and several musicals at Tidewater Dinner Theatre. Tonya has also worked as an actress and director in several of Tonya M. Shell’s aka Poetikk Justice’s Productions. A verteran of the US Army, she served in Europe and here at home. The theatre is her home away from home, and playing Amber Shaw in this production has been her welcome home. “Thank you Passageway Productions for this opportunity to return home”.
Charles Kyle is a dedicated father, actor and stand-up comedian. Known as "The Hilarious Charlie B", his comedic flair brought life to his character. This is Charles' first acting role with Passageway Productions.
April Palmer met Niclous while teaching at an elementary school. She expressed interest in acting and was welcomed with open arms. April is also a Mary Kay consultant.
Niclous P. Howard was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia. He is the CEO of PassageWay Productions, which he started in 2006 out of Jacksonville, FL. He is a 20-year Navy veteran who started writing plays while deployed overseas. He has written, produced and directed several gospel plays including “Prayer Changes Things”, “Too Angry to Cry”, “That’s What Family Do” and "Healed Broken". His hit gospel play “The Master’s Pieces” won 4 nominations at the Church Stars awards, including Gospel Stage Play of the year. His last production "How You Do Love" won Gospel Play of the Year and Niclous won Playwright of the Year at the Official Diamondnique Playwright Awards in Winston-Salem, NC. He decided to challenge himself by playing two roles in this production. He is proud to put out this work which focuses on mental health.