About

Voxography

Vox Audio was born as “Toxic Audio” at the 1998 Orlando Fringe Festival. The concept was simple: create a fun, interactive theatrical show, where the star was the human voice. The show was an instant hit with fans and critics, hailed by The Orlando Sentinel as “surprising, dazzling, and brilliant”.

Vox Audio soon caught the attention of Disney executives, who hired them to perform daily at Walt Disney World’s MGM Studios. After winning first place in the National Harmony Sweepstakes and being named “Best Pop Group in America” by Ed McMahon’s Next Big Star, the group spent some time as top-ranked guest entertainers on Royal Caribbean cruise ships.

In 2004, Vox Audio opened to rave reviews Off-Broadway. The Village Voice called them “A Sensation” and Time Out New York said, “Don’t Miss it!” The off-Broadway production also won the prestigious Drama Desk Award for “Unique Theatrical Experience”.

Soon the Vox Audio garnered national attention with appearances on ABC-TV, FOX, and ESPN 2’s “Cold Pizza”. Their album, “Chemistry” was named “Acappella Album of the Year” by the Contemporary Acappella Society of America and was featured on radio stations across the country, including Sirius Satellite Radio.

In the years following, Vox Audio performed for sell-out crowds at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and toured internationally throughout parts of Asia, South America, and Europe. Wherever they go, Vox Audio continues to delight audiences world-wide by exploring the boundaries of the human voice.

Human Voice

 

Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams grew up in Illinois, studied Musical Theater at Florida State University, and has performed numerous roles at every theme park in Central Florida.  From the Anacomical Players, Voices of Liberty, and American Vybe at Epcot, to Four for a Dollar at Hollywood Studios, Jeff has had an amazing career as a performer.  He continues his varied career by singing with Off Broadway sensation Vox Audio while sharing his extensive performing experience with a new generation as a Musical Theater Director for Cypress Creek High School in Orange County.

Jeremy James

Jeremy has been a host/emcee for special events and awards shows at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando.  He was the  host of the GE techno-lab science show at Epcot Center.  He was also the spokesmodel for Hilton Grand Vacation Clubs and Disney Vacation Club.  Aside from winning the Acappella Community Award for “Best Songwriting”, Jeremy’s career highlights include:  winning the Drama Desk Award for his Off-Broadway show, “Toxic Audio”, guest starring on Nickelodeon’s “The Adventures of Shelby Woo”; and being the first male model on the cover of a Tupperware catalogue.

Jeremy has performed in regional productions of Up the Down Staircase, Forever Plaid, Beau Jest, and Is There Life After High School?  His commercial credits include Nike, Kodak, Pepsi and Tommy Hilfiger.  He received his degree in Advertising at the University of Florida.

Shalisa James

At 11 years old, Shalisa became the voice of Showbiz Pizza’s animatronic mouse, Mitzi Mozzarella.  Later, she was the voice of Tessa on the Emmy award-winning PBS show, “The Reppies”.  Currently her voice can be heard on over 500 national jingles, hawking everything from laundry soap to liposuction. Winner of the Accappella Community Awards “Favorite Female Vocalist”, Shalisa’s regional stage credits include: THE CHILDREN’S HOUR, 110 IN THE SHADE, ANNIE, VANITIES, and IS THERE LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?  When not performing in Vox Audio, Shalisa is the vocal director for all live shows at Universal Studios, Florida.

Michelle Mailhot

As a vocalist Michelle has performed extensively all around the world for over 2 decades.  She tours and performs with the Drama Desk Award winning group Vox Audio and is a sought after jazz artist. Michelle has performed with Bobby McFerrin, the Billy Taylor Trio, Mel Torme, Max Roach, Sheila Jordan, Sandy Patti, Thomas Dolby, Don Shelton of the Hi-Lo’s and Liza Minelli. She is a session singer for radio and television commercials and album recording projects around the country.  She can be heard most recently on her own solo release “Happy Madness” and Bobby McFerrin’s latest CD release “Vocabularies”.

Paul Sperrazza

Paul Sperrazza has been performing as a singer since 1996. He has entertained worldwide audiences at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Luxor, Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood, Las vegas.  Mr. Sperrazza is the Co-creator and Co-director of Vox Audio, off-Broadway’s a cappella sensation. During the span of his career, he has become most known for his ability to weave true-to-life impersonations of instruments such as electric guitar, and drums into high-energy vocal peformances which occasionally include physical acrobatics. He is currently touring the world entertaining audiences from New York to Japan with Vox Audio, winner of the 2004 Drama Desk Award for “Best Original Theatrical Experience”.

As a clinician and performance coach Paul hopes to spread his message about being fearless when performing to high school and college students across the nation.

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John Valines

John Valines is the 6th member and “Sound Guy” for Vox Audio who won the Drama Desk award during their off-Broadway run. He’s also the Production Manager and technical improviser for Sak Comedy Lab where he is writing and directing the upcoming live theatrical sitcom, Better Days with Tod Kimbro. John has had the pleasure of working with Stages Repertory, Colorado Festival of World Theatre, Orlando Fringe, Florida Studio Theatre, The Orlando REP, Mad Cow, Beth Marshall Presents, and more.

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