colleagues, friends and students
Rick Steiner, producer
Rick usually has several shows running on Broadway...here he is in Times Square with Mimi
Rev. Leon Campbell, singer
Leon sings at Agape International Spiritual Ctr. and was also in a performance of Mimi's
Gloria Cheng, pianist
Gloria Cheng, widely considered LA's foremost classical pianist, currently with the LA Philharmonic. Gloria played on one of Mimi's Theatre-Music pieces at the John Anson Ford Theatre in LA many years ago.
Matthew Gonder, Singer
Matt has recorded MImi's songs and worked with her on several concerts. He is a wonderful actor, author and songwriter ~ a true 'Creative'
Pierre Lamoureux, film director
Pierre directs films on top music stars from the world of Pop to Opera. He is a multi-Emmy Award winner, for his films on Harry Connick Jr.
Mimi studied Indian chant with Nada Yoga master, Sri Hanuman, in France
Cast of WAZO WAZO
A cast shot of the singers in Wazo Wazo ~ Mimi's non-verbal concert piece.
Michelle Dunker Arkin, Actress-Singer
Kary Sit, student of Mimi's
Kary is a record producer in Asia and LA
Chazz Frichtel & Nick Fryman
Chazz played bass for Michael Mac Donald for 20 years. He and NIck played for Mimi's song performance program in LA
Mimi with singing students
Ali Olmo & Morgan Malen, singers
Jim Wiebe, singing student
Jim brought his friend from the MOODY BLUES to accompany his version of KNIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN at the VMV show... Good call!
Tony has directed several projects Mimi has been involved with as a writer, teacher and performer. He is currently the artistic director of Skylight Theatre Co. L.A..
Jan Munroe & Tony Abatemarco
Two of Mimi's favorite colleagues on their collaborations ~ Wazo Wazo, See Below Middle Sea, Sir Vival's Sweepstakes, Beyond the Verge (La Geographie du Desire) and Brain Hotel. Jan and Mimi met at age 24 doing a play called, NIGHTCLUB that had been originated by John Vacarro and the Theatre of the Ridiculous in NYC. They did it at Angela Paton's theatre: Waystation 99 in Berkeley CA
Steve Lockwood, jazz pianist
Mimi music-directed a show about Marlene Dietrich starring Salome Jens, at the White Barn Theatre in CT. Steve was the accompanist and Michael Arabian directed.
John Allee, Actor/ Singer/ Composer
Matthew Goldsby, composer
Matt is my partner on my current show, BODY WITHOUT BONES
Jon Rivera ~ producer-director
Jon produced Mark Bringleson's assemblage of Mimi's songs, BLUE CORRIDOR in L.A. at the original Playwrights Arena and at Oddyssey Theatre where he co-produced the show with Ron Sossi.
Director Bill Castellino
Here with producer, Craig Zehms
Quartet from Hot Night In The City
This wonderful quartet sang a tune by Mimi and Matthew Goldsby for her play BODY WITHOUT BONES...Here they are performing at a fund-raiser for the Los Angeles Playwright's Arena, 2013. L to R: Michelle Dunker, Angie Jaree, Cortes Alexander and Ali Olmo
Me & Dave Simons
David is a New Music composer, percussionist and teacher of Media Studies. He often collaborates with his wife, Lisa Karrer, a multi-media artist and experimental singer / story-teller extraordinaire!
Quartet at " Hot Night"
Michelle Dunker, Angie Jarre, Cortes Alexander and Ali Olmo
Matt Goldsby, composer
Matthew Goldsby with singers Angie Jarre, Ali Olmo and Gigi (his wife)
Students of Mimi's at the U of Paris
Students of Mimi's...in one of their shows, created through improvisation by the group under Mimi's direction at the University of Paris, where they worked together for 3 years. They called themselves, Les Mechaniques D'Imprecision.
Sri Hanuman ~ master musician
Mimi studied Hindustani chant with Nada Yoga master, Sri Hanuman, on the cote-D'Azur of France for 2 years. (Nada Yoga is the Yoga of Sound)
Mimi ~ ready for chanting!
Mimi with B.D. Wong
Later the star of M BUTTERFLY on Broadway, and familiar to audiences of TV's Law and Order and OZ, the gifted B.D. Wong played the central role in Mimi's non-verbal mixed media piece, SEE BELOW MIDDLE SEA at the Mark Taper Forum's Taper Too. in L.A.
MB Gordy drummer-percussionist
MB and Mimi created the album THE BRIDGE OF ETHERS together and other projects
Street Musicians in Buenos Aires
Mimi loved the fact that musicians suddenly APPEAR in the streets of Buenos Aires! They even drag pianos outside ~ and play them WELL!
Shelley Hirsch, Singing Story Teller
Maverick experimenter, Shelley Hirsch and Mimi sang together in a New Music band in the late 70s in NYC
Michele Mais, actress-singer
Maisy is a dynamite Broadway singer who has attended workshops of Mimi's at Pearl Studios in NYC and was in her show, Blue Corridor, at Odyssey Theatre in L.A.
Halldor Enard, videographer
Icelandic-French videographer, Halldor Enard, filmed some of Mimi's classes at Pearl Studios in NYC.
Mimi with singing students
Jimmy Shuman, voice director & Mimi
My dear friend, Jimmy Shuman, defends actors' and musicians' rights with his union work. He is a voice director and also a seasoned translator (French/English)
Bill Castellino & Craig Zehms
Bill is an award-winning theatre director, and Craig is an actor-singer turned producer. Former colleagues
Kary Sit, performing w/ VMV
Music producer and singer, Kary Sit, performed in the Voice Made Visible show, in L.A. in 2007. Chazz Frichtel (from Michael Mac Donald band) played bass
Students w/ Nick Fryman
Students from Mimi's singing program, Voice Made Visible, LA with our pianist
With voice students from a workshop in
Berkeley CA 2016
Thanks to the gifted, Leonard Pitt,
for the use of his cottage/studio!
ROBERT YACKO ~ singer, web designer
Robert is a gorgeous tenor who has sung in Mimi's concerts including singing in the tune at the top of this page: APERATIF
He also sang on the demo of her show,
THE ABDUCTION OF LADY WEN CHI
actress-singer from mimi's show, BLUE CORRIDOR
and a splendid songwriter-singer and humorist
LINDY ROBBINS, multi- prize-award-winning Pop songwriter
for Faith Hill, Back Street Boys and many, many others