Gift a Christmas with Love
T. Mychael Rambo is well known to the Twin Cities of Minnesota as an actor, singer and performer. 'The Gift, A Christmas With Love' is his first solo CD recording of original holiday music combined with a selection of Christmas standards. The project is a wonderful blend of jazz, soul, R&B, and funk that celebrates the ultimate meaning of Christmas...Love! Produced by Jeffrey Bailey of LoweTone Productions and Malo for Danger Industries 'The Gift a Christmas With Love' includes some to the Twin Cities finest vocalist and musicians: Debbie Duncan, Bruce Henry, Gwen Matthews, Yolande Bruce, Julius collins, Aimee Bryant, Thomasina Petrus, Austene Van Williams-Clark, Gevonee Ford, Billy Steele, Tommy Barbarella, Thom West, Daryl Boudreaux and Mike Scott; to name just a few. As an actor, he has performed with Penumbra Theatre in such productions as Black Nativity, Jitney, The Last Minstrel Show, and Spunk. His other stage credits include Miss Evers Boys, Waiting To Be Invited, Miss Dessa and Blues in the Night with the Illusion Theatre; Birth of the Boom, Fires in the Mirror and Dr. King' s Dream with the Mixed Blood Theatre Company; Show Boat and Bok Choy Variations with the Minnesota Opera Company; Romeo and Juliet-The Musical, at the Ordway Theatre and Smokey Joe's Café at Hey City Theatre. Mychael has performed in Christmas Carol, Black No More, Big White Fog and Many Colors Make the Thunder-King at the Guthrie Theatre. Mychael recently made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with the Minnesota Orchestra in Dvorak's Discovery, completed the prestigious Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center Cabaret Symposium, and has just returned from his third European Concert Tour, performing the role of Porgy in 'Porgy and Bess'. He has received 'The 1998 Critic's Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical' for his performance as James Thunder Early in Dreamgirls. He can be seen in the HBO mini-series 'Laurel Avenue', the television pilot 'Endeavor' and the NBC Movie of the Week 'I Led Two Lives'. His feature film credits include 'Mighty Ducks', 'Crossing the Bridge', 'The Cure', 'Grumpy Old Men', 'D.O.A.', 'Lost Dog', 'The Naked Man', 'The Wooley Boys' and the soon to be released film 'Justice'. He also appears regularly in national and local television commercials T. Mychael was the recipient of the 1995 William W. Griffin Award, given to an individual or group for their outstanding service and contribution in the performing arts (past recipients include August Wilson and Lou Bellamy). He has also, received grants from Intermedia Arts, Arts Over AIDS, New Music Theatre Ensemble, the prestigious St. Paul Companies Leadership Initiative in Neighborhoods Grant, Jerome Foundation Artist Travel Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship, and a 1997 Bush Fellowship finalist. His recognition as a theatre professional includes the prestigious B. Ida Payne Award for 'Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical', the National Business League-Artist of the Year Award, and the coveted Phoenix Award, given in the state of Texas to an artist whose work exemplifies excellence in the performing arts.