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On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, The HistoryMakers hosted A Musical Evening With Harry Lennix, a live program featuring singing, performance and storytelling from native Chicagoan and actor Harry Lennix and singer Terisa Griffin. Dr. Anita Blanchard severed as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. The show included musical performances by Musical Director Terisa Griffin, Dee Alexander, Felicia Fields and Lynne Jordan as well as performances by local high school students and excerpts from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive.


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Musical Director

  • Terisa Griffin


  • Dee Alexander
  • Felicia Fields
  • Terisa Griffin
  • Lynne Jordan

Youth Performers

  • Aminah Glenn
  • Tarik Hall
  • Zaire Martin
  • Sydney Shearer
  • Jonathan Tribble
  • Liyala Wesonga
  • Zuri Yearwood

Acting Instructors

  • Patrese McClain
  • Jon Nemeth

Executive Producer

  • Julieanna Richardson



  • Bill Michel


Line Producer

  • Zhu Sun



  • Julieanna Richardson


  • Ari Golan


Technical Director/EIC

  • Terry Shaughnessy

Playback Operator

  • Kevin Olson









Production Managers

  • Erin Brenner
  • Frank Gilbert


  • Kenny Davenport



  • Darren Lilke
  • Paul Mackey

Lead Stage Manager

  • Carol Woolfolk


Stage Manager

  • Dayna Calderon

Camera Operators

  • Raquel Brown
  • Aigar Dombrovskis
  • Roman Pylypczak
  • Edwin Ramirez

Jib Arm Operator

  • Clark Gray


Behind The Scenes Camera

  • Matthew Hickey

Lighting Designer

  • Helmut Luchs


Lighting Technician

  • Victoria Grose


Video Operator

  • Ua Wilkerson


Audio Engineering

  • Max Evert
  • Charles Glanders
  • Hunter Korgel

Piano Tuner

  • Ken Orgel



  • Mac Cosmetics



  • Jewell Events Catering


Volunteer Coordinator

  • Phyllis Ray


  • Antonio Dickey



  • Clyde Printing Co.

Graphic Design

  • Ronia Holmes
  • K. Megan Kerns Carter

Special Thanks

  • Andrew Freedman
  • Terisa Griffin
  • George Jewell
  • Kenwood Academy
  • Bill Michel
  • Patrese McClain
  • Jon Nemeth
  • Phyllis Ray
  • Carol Woolfolk

Date and Time

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago
915 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States