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  • Writer's pictureMalissa Young

April Actors of the Month

Damani Varnado

Damani Varnado is a fantastic actor with great skills for character types in both comedy or drama and voiceovers. He has recently presented an array of significant story building characters in such series as “Hunters” on Amazon Prime and “Bull” on CBS. He is currently the voice for Woolmark’s Campaign “Feel Merino” and can be seen as the everyday working man in the National “Nugenix” Television campaign.

With several up-coming Featured roles this chameleon is able to use his Theatre background to his advantage. He trained at North Carolina School of the Art’s and continues to incorporate Performance workshops into his very busy schedule. “New Amsterdam” and “Blacklist,” both on NBC, are amongst his recent Guest Star credits. He will be a Guest performer in the highly anticipated film “Bros” starring Billy Eichner this Summer, and a principal in the short “Creep box”.

He is ecstatic about performing in Season 1 of “Jigsaw” airing this summer on Netflix directed by Robert Townsend where he worked alongside Giancarlo Esposito as a recurring Guest Star. Another highlight of 2022 has been booking a recurring Guest star on the hit series Only Murders in the Building Season 2 where Damani enjoyed the great company of Martin Short, Steve Martin and Selena Gomez. He is set to work with Director Barry Levinson and Producer David E.Kelly this Spring.

Celine Bautista

Celine is an exceptional 13 year old singer and actress from Los Angeles. In 2020, Celine had her first Broadway callbacks for the role of young Nala in Disney Broadway production of Lion King. In 2021, she grew her experience from another series of callbacks for an off-Broadway production of Trevor-A New Musical.

Celine started to perform on stage when she was 5 years old. Since then, she has loved acting, theater and singing. She has performed in Glendale Center Theater’s production of Annie (orphan Kate), Group Repertory’s production of A Carol Christmas (Carolers), Go Fame Youth Theater Company’s production Alice in Wonderland (Alice), Barnum (Tom Thumb), Into the Woods (Little Red Riding Hood), Twelfth Night (Fabian), and more.

Celine has won different singing competitions such as Burbank Singing Star 2019, Colobrifest 2021 and many others. She plays guitar, piano, and ukulele; she believes that practice makes her better. To improve her craft, she takes private lessons for voice, acting and dancing. Apart from theater and singing, she has been actively volunteering in the community. She performed for the Kiwanis Club of Burbank and for events of Filipino American Symphonic Orchestra. A huge part of Celine’s journey is the opportunity for her to be an active member of Children’s Choir for the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels in Los Angeles, CA. Her ultimate dream is to be in Broadway and I know she can do it!

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