The artists of CabareT specialize in the music of Broadway and The Great American Songbook (standards), and also are adept at classical, jazz, patriotic, sacred, and other types of repertoire. Each artist brings years of training, professional experience, and most importantly passion for bringing people together through music, to every performance.
Jeanine Belcastro's regional theatre credits include A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theatre), Guys & Dolls (OSTC & Reagle),Beauty & the Beast, Will Rogers Follies & Hello, Dolly! (Wheelock Family Theatre), and Nine (Publick). Jeanine created roles for three original musicals (and can be heard on cast recordings) as Woman Rose/Giles in The Gift of the Magi (InStages Theatre), Claire Barros in The Family (G&V Productions at Trinity Rep), and Tiffany in Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows (Cornerstone Playhouse). Most recently, she performed as Sr. Mary Regina in Nunsense at Priscilla Beach Theatre in Plymouth, MA, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at MMAS. Jeanine holds a bachelor's degree in music education and vocal music from The Crane School of Music at SUNY-Potsdam, a master’s degree in voice performance from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in education from Colorado State University.
Michael Rheault works locally and in New York City as a pianist and composer. He currently is a piano instructor and accompanist at Springfield College and Director of Music at St. Gabriel Church in Windsor, CT. Michael has music directed scores of shows at area colleges and local theater groups. As a composer, his newest musical, Fabulous! ran for 150 performances Off-Broadway at the Times Square Arts Center and recently was contracted to be published and licensed through Steele Spring Stage Rights. Additional works include The Birth (A Christmas Musical), the chamber musical Neurotica, incidental music for David Mamet's The Water Engine, and original music for the award-winning documentary Names from Home, broadcast on WGBY and PBS. He has received a MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) award nomination for American Cabaret, European Roots, and a Just Plain Folks Award (1st runner up) for The Birth (JPF is the world's largest independent music awards). Michael lives and teaches private piano in Springfield, MA.
Sheri Ziccardi, known for her soaring soprano, is at home singing everything from standards and show tunes to classical and sacred music. She has appeared on musical theatre stages and as a concert and cabaret soloist throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. In recent years, Sheri has been seen as as Nellie Starr in the concert musical Lincoln and Booth with the West Hartford Symphony Orchestra (WHSO), Miss Tripp in the new musical The Silver Whistle, Mrs. TeeVee in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Lady Gull in the world premiere of Mama Tomcat – The Musical, Ida and Sally in two different productions of Strauss II's glorious Die Fledermaus, soprano soloist for the WHSO’s annual POPS concerts (8th and 10th anniversary seasons), an opening soloist for Broadway star Karen Mason’s Boston cabaret debut, a vocalist for the new Echoes of Sinatra production, and a soloist for the recent Broadway Masters: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein at Nelson Hall. Favorite theatrical credits include Nellie in South Pacific, Grace in Annie, Emily in State Fair, Joann/Sonia/Joann in three separate productions of Godspell, and Elsa in The Sound of Music. Committed to performing for and connecting with seniors through music, Sheri also is a dedicated music minister on staff as a cantor and soloist at three area churches.
This event is made possible by Richard P. Garmany through a grant awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The Farmington Libraries will be hosting a variety of performances throughout the year as part of the Richard P. Garmany Music Series.