Meet the Cast

Courtney Daniels is stoked that live music is back! She’s grateful to be back performing in CCAE Theatricals Cabaret Series. She has performed in Broadway shows throughout the US, and has appeared in shows for Netflix and the Lifetime Network. Past credits include: Sherrie (Rock of Ages), Casey (First Date), Bonnie (Bonnie & Clyde), Cinderella (Into the Woods), Heather Duke (Heathers: The Musical), Brenda (Catch Me If You Can). Follow her adventures on instagram at @courtlove 

Sandra Rice is elated to be a part of the CCAE Theatricals’ Cabaret Series. You may remember Sandra in CCAE’s Sounds of the 70’s cabaret this past October. Sandra has performed throughout Southern California for the past 20 years. Past credits include Nancy in Oliver! with the Laguna Playhouse, Betty Haines in White Christmas with Pechanga Resort and La Mirada Theatre, Fraulein Kost in Cabaret with Broadway at the Gardens: Lewis Family Playhouse, Lola in Damn Yankees with Inland Valley Repertory, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Baker’s Wife in Into The Woods at the historic California Theatre, Morticia in The Addams Family, Miss Sandra in All Shook Up at Center Stage Theatre…to name a few! Sandra has also performed as a Janis Joplin impersonator throughout So Cal and had the great honor of performing with Josh Groban in his Stages tour at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Thank you to Jordan Beck and J Scott Lapp for their continued passion for the arts and bringing live entertainment for us all to enjoy! And always, much love to her family and friends for their constant support. 

Michael Lanning began performing in theatre at the age of nine. With an extensive background and training in music and theatre, Michael has been a featured performer in many theatre companies throughout Southern California. Michael starred in both the Tony nominated Broadway and National Tour Productions of composer Frank Wildhorn’s The Civil War. He played “Dozer” in the World Premiere musical Mask at The Pasadena Playhouse, based on the motion picture starring Cher. He was featured as “The Preacher” in the World Premiere musical Bonnie And Clyde at La Jolla Playhouse, The Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Fla. and on Broadway at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Michael has recorded and/or toured with such musical greats as Donovan, Fleetwood Mac, Rockpile, Larry Gatlin, Frank Wildhorn, Mike Post and George Harrison. Michael’s band, Jiva, was the first American band signed to the Harrison label, Dark Horse Records, with George serving as their executive producer. He was also a featured vocalist for six years with The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and was introduced as “the most soulful white man on the planet.”

Trent Mills is a musician, actor and comedian. You can catch him on IHeartMedia’s new podcast Laundronauts (Starring the late great Ed Asner) or as the voice of “Lero-ro” in the animated series Tower of God on HBOMax/Crunchyroll. You can also catch him in the immersive theatre piece Night Fever at 3 Clubs in Hollywood through March. He plays in the band MillStock Wagner in the LA area (next show is March 8th) follow him on Instagram at @Gianttrent or MillStock Wagner at @Millstockwagner

Rustin Cole Sailors is a singer songwriter musician and actor who was most recently seen starring as “Elvis” in Million Dollar Quartet at Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Chicago, IL. He is happy to be returning to Cabaret in the Courtyard after performing in last year’s Songs from the Silver Screen cabaret. Other Credits include “Guy” in Once at South Coast Repertory Theatre, Pharaoh in Joseph at the Sierra Repertory Theatre, Rebel in the NCL installment of For The Record, The Brat Pack, Drew in Broadway’s Rock of Ages at the Venetian Las Vegas, Original Deaf West Los Angeles production of Broadway’s revival of Spring Awakening as Voice of Moritz, HAIR at the Hollywood Bowl, RENT (Roger), Les Miserables (Marius).

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