Cheryl Christiansen has had nearly
thirty years experience in the entertainment industry
to include theatrical motion pictures, television and
cable, legitimate theatre, nightclubs and the recording
industry. Her diversified talent has given her experience
as a writer, producer, associate producer, production
designer, costume designer, post-production supervisor,
music coordinator, singer-songwriter, actress and dancer.
She began her professional career
in San Francisco, dancing with the Pacific
Ballet and appearing as a singer-dancer-actress
in “WEST SIDE STORY”
and other musicals at Ben Kapen’s Melodyland
Theatre. She traveled throughout California with
the Fran Malione Dancers,
toured with Jimmy Durante
and performed in Las Vegas and at Harrah’s
Club in Lake Tahoe, where she worked with performers
such as Wayne Newton,
Jack Benny, Mitzi
Gaynor, Andy Williams,
Jimmy Dean, Antonio
Carlos Jobim, etc.
She was summoned to Hollywood where
she appeared as a dancer-singer-actress on such TV shows
as “The Dean Martin
Jerry Reed Show”, “Laugh-In”,
“Gene Kelly Special”,
“Andy Griffith Special”,
“Rowan And Martin
“The Milton Berle
Alpert Special”, to name a few.
As an actress, she appeared in “The
Laughing Policeman”, starring Walter
Drowning Pool” starring Paul
Charity” starring Shirley
Of A Chinese Bookie”, “The
Love Machine”, and “Shaft”.
began expanding her talents into the music industry,
she wrote songs for recording artists such as Johnny
Mathis, Gladys Knight,
Diana Ross, Andy
Williams, Vicki Carr,
21st Creation and
others. She has had several single releases and Platinum
and Gold Records for her music. She has written and
recorded songs for “The
Adventures of Nicholas At Roaring Camp”,
a one-hour children’s video, as well as several
jingles for commercials currently running on Television
and Cable stations. She has written songs, including
the theme song, which she will record, for “Mark
Twain’s Greatest Adventure”, a full-length
feature film currently in pre-production.
Behind the camera, Cheryl
has been producing Corporate ID spots for national television
and radio play for World
X-Change and Pt-1
Communications (starring Ron
Masak and Dee Wallace
Stone), and also a series of foreign language
spots for national play. She has written the jingles
for both companies. The campaigns have won the Aurora
Award, Videographer Award and The Communicator Award.
She produced “The
Making of Louis L’Amour’s Shaughnessey”,
a one-hour behind-the-scenes documentary on the Hill/Fields
Entertainment and Aces & Eights, Inc., production
of the pilot movie for CBS, starring Linda
Koslowski, Sarah Purcell,
Matthew Settle, Bo
Hopkins & Stuart Whitman.
was the line-producer on Geico Cycle, national television
play for Geico Insurance. The spots were the winner
of the Aurora Gold Award.
She co-produced “The
Adventures Of Nicholas At Roaring Camp”,
a half-hour pilot for a children’s series utilizing
full-size trains in a California redwood park. She also
served as Production Designer and wrote all the songs
and recorded the theme song. The pilot was the winner
of the Aurora Gold Award and The Videographer Award.
She co-produced a half-hour comedy-variety
show, “Robert Shields’
Junkbox”, starring Robert
Shields, Larry Hankin,
Ed Gale & Rick Hurst.
The Mysteries Of The Tarot”, a 90-minute
history and instruction on how to understand and effectively
read Tarot cards. She was also the Production Designer
and narrator for the video.
is currently the co-producer/costume designer for “Mark
Twain’s Greatest Adventure”, a Matter
Of Time theatrical motion picture currently in pre-production.
As Associate Producer and Production
Designer, she was involved in various productions, including
“Once There Was A
Ballpark” & “The
Men You Love To Hate”, both documentaries
on the history of baseball, the ballparks and the umpires.
Starring Martin Sheen, Brooks Robinson, “Whitey”
Ford, Al Kaline, Dick Williams, Ernie Harwell, “Cece”
Carlucci, Sam Elliott & Katharine Ross. And, “A.J.
Jamal’s Star Alley”, three half-hour
pilots for a comedy show starring A.J. Jamal.
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Cheryl is currently a Founder
of Aspen Center for Integrated Health . She served as
Co-Chairman (West Coast) of the Joint U.S.-Russian World
War II Filmmakers Conference. She was President and
CEO of Certified Nuts Of Beverly Hills, Ltd., a candy
company. She is an accomplished fine artist whose paintings
are in various collections around the world, is a member
of National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences,
Women In Film and Los Angeles Women In Music.Cheryl is a partner in Rain Shadows Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment and design company.