Introducing... Geoff Short
Geoff is a singer, actor, director and songwriter who has performed in musical theater, pop groups and other performing groups since he was 10 years old. He has written music for radio and television as well as the stage and his jingles and parodies have been heard frequently on Cleveland airwaves.
In 2009, Geoff directed "City of Angels" (www.cityofangels.freehosting.net) at Brecksville Theater on the Square (www.btots.org). He will direct "Oklahoma!" in the Summer of 2009 at Huntington Playhouse (www.huntingtonplayhouse.com). In 2008 Geoff directed the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical revue Some Enchanted Evening (www.someenchantedevening.8k.com) at Huntington Playhouse in Bay Village, Ohio and Assassins (www.assassinsshow.8k.com) with the Berea Grindstone Players at the Cassidy Theatre in Parma Heights, Ohio. Geoff also directed the musicals Violet and Dreamgirls both in 2007 and at the Cassidy Theatre. He has appeared in many area musical theater productions most recently in the musical revue The World Goes Round at Brecksville Theatre on the Square. Other productions include Five Guys Named Moe (Big Moe, Beck Center) and Cassidy Theatre productions including Godspell, Carousel (Billy Bigelow), Ain't Misbehavin' ("Ken), Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker, Jr.), Cats (Old Deuteronomy) and as The Voice of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. Geoff also appeared in the 2007 Cleveland Playhouse Club cabaret Motown and in 2006 developed his own musical cabaret act for Playhouse Square’s Cleveland Cabaret Project.
Geoff is proud to be the Board President of Cassidy Theatre, Inc. and also sits on the board of the Cooperative Alliance of Medina Entertainment Organizations (CAMEO).
Geoff has been the co-host of the weekly on-air television segment “Cheap Date” seen on WKYC TV3’s Good Company program and is also currently one of the lead singers for the band The Avenue (www.jerrybruno.com/bands/Avenue/Avenue.asp) .
Geoff also hosts the weekly local cable television series Call-Back, (www.geoff-callback.blogspot.com) focused on local community theatre. Call-Back is seen Monday nights at 10:30p on Cox cable channel 45.