The Winners of our 5th Tomatoes Got Talent Show

What a fabulous night of inspiring women with amazing talent. Our 5th Tomatoes Got Talent Show, co-produced by Randie Levine-Miller and The Three Tomatoes, took place at The Triad on April 9, 2018. Our musical director is the talented Jimmy Horan.

The Winners of our 5th Tomatoes Got Talent Show

Our twelve contestants flank in first row, Laila Robins (judge), Randie Levine-Miller and Cheryl Benton (co-producers) and Jana Robbins (judge.) Photo: Maryann LoPinto

Twelve amazing contestants took the stage, all talented women who are not currently working professionals.  Our celebrity judges, Gretchen Cryer, Jana Robbins, and Laila Robins, selected four runners up, Maggie Determann, Lee Ann Brill, Barbara Malley, and Janice McCune, and our winner….Sheree Sano.

Watch the video highlights of  the show.

Winner Sheree Sano can be found many nights, tickling the ivories at Don’t Tell Mama. During the day she is a computer technician and graphic artist. Runners Up: Maggie Determann is the membership director for a non-profit; Lee Ann Brill is a paralegal and school administrator; Barbara Malley is a retired teacher and psychologist; and Janice McCune is an insurance annuity contract writer.

And here is Sheree Sano’s Winning Performance

Other finalists who performed include: Nicole Morris, a business development consultant for beauty and wellness brands; Jeanine Robinson who works temp jobs while pursuing her singing dreams;  Candace Leeds is a PR, marketing, development professional; Roe Piccoli is a psychotherapist; Kati Neiheisel is a data collector for a non-profit; Alicia Moss is a former dog daycare owner and jewelry designer; and Renee Katz is an occupational therapist.

The Winners of our 5th Tomatoes Got Talent Show

Corinna Sowers Adler. Photo: Maryann LoPinto

Making a special guest appearance was concert vocalist and the four-time Tony nominated educator Corinna Sowers Adler.

The Winners of our 5th Tomatoes Got Talent Show

Susan Vardy, Kathleen Waters, Karen Nason. Photo: Maryann LoPinto

Also making special appearances were the contest’s three previous winners — Karen Nason, Susan Vardy, Kathy Waters who performed a show-stopping “I Am Woman”.

The Winners of our 5th Tomatoes Got Talent Show

Laila Robins, Gretchen Cryer, Jana Robbins Photo: Maryann LoPinto

This year’s judges were playwright, lyricist and actress Gretchen Cryer (“I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road”); producer, director and actress Jana Robbins (currently in Off-Broadway’s “This One’s for the Girls”); and  celebrated stage, film and TV actress Laila Robins, who currently stars on ABC’s new series Deception.

This year’s winner, Sheree Sano will join previous winners Nason, Vardy, Waters and Fischer on Thursday June 21 at 7pm at The Triad for a special Randie Levine-Miller’s “Tomato Diva Showstoppers” to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

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