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Creative Team

Monica L. Patton

Book and Lyrics

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Ms. Patton is the author of the new musical Love & Southern Discomfort (formerly known as “The Inheritance: Love, Drugs & Southern Discomfort”). She most recently toured with The Book of Mormon Second National Tour since its inception in 2012. She has worked with such notables as Jesse Norman, Diahann Carroll, and Freda Payne. She covered Eartha Kitt as the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s’ Cinderella and sang opposite Jon Secada as the Narrator in the National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Her other credits include; Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow, Abby’s Song, and Ragtime. Off-Broadway: Little Ham. National Tours: Disney’s The Lion King, Annie 30th Anniversary. 

Bobby Daye

Music and Lyrics

Mr. Daye wrote the music and lyrics for, and is a producer of, Love & Southern Discomfort. Bobby has a career that has crossed into stage, film, t.v. and radio. He is currently appearing on Broadway in Moulin Rouge. Prior to that he toured with Aladdin. His Broadway credits include Shrek the Musical, The Color Purple, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Dreamgirls, The Wiz and The Book of Mormon. He is also a recipient of an Outstanding Individual Performance Award for his work in the 2010 NYMF production of The Great Unknown. As a songwriter, he penned the theme song to the ABC-TV soap Loving, which was performed by Johnny Mathis. He was a 9-time male vocalist winner on Ed McMahon’s Star Search and has appeared on television in Law and Order and ED (among others).

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