She has performed On Broadway, Off-Broadway and in front of the President, and now Ms. Cheryl Freeman will take center stage as Clarity in Donna Moore's surprise Off-Broadway hit, Cougar the Musical. With over 100 performances, Cougar the Musical recently offered a new block of tickets through June 2, 2013. Directed and choreography by Tony Award Nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Cougar the Musical began performances on August 10 and opened to rave reviews on August 26, 2012 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street), available through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. Cougar the Musical plays Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM; Sunday at 2PM.
Cougar the Musical unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to "Julio," a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator. Hilarious, soulful and sexy, Cougar the Musical is a madcap ride from Cougar Bar to nail salon to boudoir and back as the women learn to say "yes" to getting older, "yes" to trust and friendship and "yes" to proving that love is ageless.
Cheryl Freeman has electrified and captivated Broadway audiences and critics with her original starring roles in The Who's Tommy (Grammy winner for Best Original Cast Recording) as The Acid Queen , Duke Ellington's Play On as Vy/Vyman andThe Civil War as Bessie Toler, which earned her nominations for both the Drama Desk and The Outer Critics Circle Awards. Cheryl has starred in original roles in numerous Off-Broadway productions including Fame on 42nd Street as Miss Shermanand Walmartopia as Vicki Latrell. Cheryl is the singing and speaking voice of The Muse Melpomene in Disney's animated feature Hercules as well as the Hercules cartoon TV series. Her TV credits include co-starring roles on "New York Undercover," "One Life to Live" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent". Her film credits include co-starring and featured roles in Fresh, Dead Presidents, Dear Diary (Oscar Short Winner), Where God Left His Shoes and Mystery Team. Cheryl's one-woman show has captivated audiences and critics alike from New York to L.A. Cheryl has also toured internationally sharing her vocal talents in concerts and in theatre. Cheryl was one of the stars asked to perform in concert for President Bush, The First Lady, The Senate, Congress and Supreme Court at the Ford's Theatre Gala in Washington, D.C. She was asked to return to Washington, D.C., the following year, for an Encore Performance for President Obama, The First Lady, The Senate, Congress and Supreme Court at the Re-Opening of the Ford's Theatre and Lincoln's Bi-Centennial. Cheryl is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and is Board Certified with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Audiences and critics have been saying "Yes" to Cougar the Musical: "THESE CATS SURE CAN ROAR" NY Post; "The script reflects considerable imagination and is filled with original melodies." The New York Times; "This Off-Broadway tuner is funny, raucous, sweetly sentimental and romantic. There is a lot more to Cougar The Musical than you might expect. " NY1; "Cougar has a lot going for it. It's surprisingly charming." Associated Press; "Cougar The Musical," is perrrrrrrrrrrfectly fun. I laughed for an hour and half. This is the perfect girl's night out." Times Square Chronicle; "Roaring great time at the theatre." Amsterdam News.