Rhett George’s early years can easily be summed up as a blend of luck, curiosity, and deep religious faith. His parents migrated to Toronto from the Caribbean, before producing a son who consistently strives to unfold his musical puzzle. His mother is known to many as a religious singer who was apart of a Christian band with her sisters, while they lived in the Caribbean. His mother loved him dearly, and at a very early age, Rhett adored her astounding musical pitch and love for music.
His singing talent was noticeable early on, as he focused his curiosity on singing and dancing. His luck began when his mother presented the gift of a recorder with a microphone to him. This moment had marked the prelude to solving a musical puzzle. He was singing full songs and harmonizing with his mother by age 3.
Before long, his curiosity grew deeper to unfold his intrinsic musical puzzle, as he began dancing at the age of seven. He first specialized in Tap Dancing - before venturing off into other dance disciplines. As his passion grew deeper, Rhett began writing songs — especially hooks at the age of ten. He later realized this was the key to unfolding his musical puzzle. It was at this moment, Rhett’s body, soul and mind turned into a deep passion for the musical arts.
Rhett’s determination and interest in unfolding his intrinsic puzzle, have allowed him to compete in several dancing and singing competitions throughout his younger years winning numerous titles. He has sung the American and Canadian National Anthems at several of the home games for the Toronto Raptors. At a very young age, he worked as the talent for several weddings and local fairs. His first permanent job at the age of sixteen was with Paramount Canada’s Wonderland.
Rhett continued trailing his musical puzzle and decided to branch into acting. He then enrolled into The Mayfield School of the Arts, and later became known as a “Triple Threat” amongst his peers. Immediately after high school he booked his first big gig and joined the cast of Rent, perfecting his performance as a singer in a show that also featured singer and actress Jill Scott. He later then moved on to share the stage with Tony and Grammy winner Heather Headley, and R&B Singer, Deborah Cox in the Broadway Production of Aida.
Blessed with the clear direction and the opportunity of unfolding his puzzle, he realized the sky is the limit. Rhett has been featured in numerous Broadway shows such as: Wicked, Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple, Memphis The Musical which won the 2010 Tony Award, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Rhett played starring roles as Gator in the National Tour of Memphis and Big Daddy in the Revival of Sweet Charity alongside Christina Applegate, where he sang the showstopper, The Rhythm of Life, and was featured on the cover of the New York Times. This eclectic talented actor, singer and song writer uses his song writing skills to create a unique blend of RnB, Soul and Pop music. He wrote and released two albums entitled: Something Better and The Music Will Save My Life, which quickly became popular amongst RnB fans internationally, especially in Japan courtesy of Cdbaby.com. From his second album the song Oh Father was featured on the 911 documentary, “The View from Sunset Park” which was the winner of the International New Film Festival. “Oh Father” is also featured on the Independent Release “Shattered Pitch.” Most recently, he directed and successfully shot his first music video entitled: “Loving you is easy.” Mr. George continues to expand his talent in all areas. The George Series is a comedic web series which Rhett plays a renowned choreographer who is looking for dancers to be apart of his dance company.
As his Musical puzzle continues to grow, Rhett hopes to expand on his accomplishments to new the next level in the future. Through faith, determination, hard work and of course luck, the world will see him get there...
|BLUES BROTHERS 2000||Supporting||John Landis (Dir)|
|GLITTER (Mariah Carey)||Supporting||Vondie Curtis-Hall (Dir)|
|PRISONER OF LOVE (Naomi Campbell)||Supporting||Steve DiMarco (Dir)|
|SUPERSTAR (Molly Shannon)||Supporting||Bruce McCulloch|
|SEX AND THE CITY||Co-Star||HBO|
|DIVA'S LIVE (Aretha Franklin)||Co-Star||VH1|
|LATE NIGHT W/ CONAN O'BRIAN (Sisqo)||Recurring Role||NBC|
|Cynthia Dale FOSSE special||Co-Star||CBC|
|MEMPHIS (OBC-Tour)||Gator||Chris Ashley/Serjio Trujillo|
|SWEET CHARITY w/ Christina Applegate||Big Daddy||Walter Bobbie/Wayne Cilento|
|WICKED (OBC)||Featured||Joe Mantello/Wayne Cilento|
|IN THE HEIGHTS (Walnut Theatre)||Benny||Bruce Lumpkin|
|FAME (US Tour)||Tyrone Jackson||Lars Bethke|
|The George Series||Gerren Rhett||Rhett George|
|Pipi and Rupert||Rupert||Hilary Elk/Rhett George|
|SOMETHING BETTER||Rhett George||R&B Album|
|THE MUSIC WILL SAVE MY LIFE||Rhett George||R&B Album|
|SWEET CHARITY||Rhythm of Life||Cast Album (Revival)|
|FAME||Cast Album (North American Cast)|
Acting - Matt Corozine (Meisner Technique), Patricia Mauceri (TVI Acting Studies)
Vocal - Shelton Becton
Accents: Caribbean, British, New York: Brooklyn, South African
Vocal Range: Tenor/Baritone
Teaching Various Dance Styles: Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theater
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