(Bio as of September 2021)
Felton Offard (Music Director/Arranger/Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals) grew up in Freeport, Illinois. He fell in love with guitar young and attended Northern Illinois University, earning both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. His Goodman credits include Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!, Purlie and Crowns. Additional Chicago credits include Hamilton (CIBC Theatre); The Addams Family, First Wives Club and Motown The Musical (Ford Oriental Theatre); Blues Brothers (CCPA); Comfortable Shoes (Auditorium Theatre); Sister Act (Marriott Theatre); Raisin (Court Theatre); and Could It Be Magic? The Barry Manilow Songbook (Mercury Theater). Regional credits include Fannie (The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer) (Asolo Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival). National tours include The Color Purple, Jersey Boys, Three Mo' Divas, Standing in the Shadows of Motown and Come Fly Away/Fly With Me. His albums are Rise and Invincible. His TV credits include work with CBS, Noggin, Netflix, BET, Comedy Central, PBS and HBO.