Renee Gonzales is an accomplished vocalist and actress who has worked in regional theatres (The Barn Theatre), cabarets (The Duplex, NYC), jazz clubs (Parkside Lounge, NYC), and performed in the WINNIE THE POOH national tour with TheatreWorks, USA. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from Ball State University and pursued her performance career in New York City for 8 years. Renee recently returned to Fort Wayne, where she is thrilled to be teaching voice at Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy. She is the lead singer of Renee Gonzales and Friends, a jazz quartet that specializes in the Great American Songbook. The trio will be seen this year at Club Soda, Covington Art Fair, at the Creative Arts Council of Wells County Jazz on the Patio, and the Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District’s highly successful series, Lunch on the Plaza and Busker Fest. Renee was welcomed back for a second season as the female soloist for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pops touring production and was seen in the FW Phil’s Master Works Series as Antonina Tchaikovsky in TCHAIKOVSKY: REVEALED. She will be seen this summer in Three Rivers Music Theatre's production of HAIR and then in December as Franca in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. Local performance credits include DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Christine Colgate), SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Kathy Selden), MARVELOUS WONDERETTES (Missy), SHREK (Gingy/Dance Captain), CRAZY FOR YOU (Tess), THE PAJAMA GAME and MY FAIR LADY at the Civic Theatre and VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (Cassandra) at Arena Dinner Theatre. For more information, visit www.reneegonzales.com.