The Entertain You Productions Team
Grant Hendrickson’s 15 years of experience as a musical director, producer and performer, along with his “make it happen” attitude has made him an invaluable asset to clients seeking entertainment and to the performers he represents.
In addition to working as a singer/songwriter in Los Angeles, Grant has performed all over the world with the wildly successful vocal band, The Cats Pajamas. He was featured on the TV shows America’s Got Talent and The Next Great American Band, and at Oprah Winfrey’s Trip of a Lifetime. Grant spent three tours with The Second City in their BoatCo division as Musical Director on board Norwegian Cruise Line. He directed and sang with the A Cappella group, The MadHatters, winning several BOCA awards (Best of College A Cappella), and produced their best-selling album “Friday After Class.” Other awards include “Best Music 2010” at the SATO48 Film Festival, and the “S.T.Y.L.E. Medallion” for Exemplary Service and Excellence for Norwegian Cruise Lines. He has created a wedding entertainment division and is excited to offer brides and grooms personalized entertainment that ensures for a smooth, fun and memorable day.
Grant has a Bachelor of Music and is certified in Choral and General Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His strong belief in education and passion for the arts led to the creation of the Music in Schools Promotional Tour, which has raised over $20,000 for music education programs. Grant now resides in East Lansing, MI, and is thrilled to be settled back in the Midwest. You can catch him live at Capital Prime on periodic Friday and Saturday nights.
Sarah Hendrickson is a professional improviser, actress, teacher, and producer. Before recently re-locating to East Lansing, MI, she worked in Chicago performing with several theaters, including The Second City with their Music House Ensemble and on Norwegian Cruise Line. She has hosted workshops and performed in tailored comedy sketches for corporate clients including Yahoo! Hewlett Packard, and US Cellular.
As a member of the actors unions SAG and AFTRA, Sarah has appeared in several TV commercials, voice-overs, and as a recurring on-air personality for KRBK-FOX, where she also wrote and produced vignettes. She has worked as a Casting Director in Chicago and Detroit for commercials, industrials, radio, television and film. She has also used her unique skill set as Creative Director for Entertain You Productions, most recently producing the a cappella group One Vocal Band, and serving as Event Coordinator for its flourishing wedding division.
Sarah continues to educate, drawing upon her experience teaching improvisation at places like Columbia College and After School Matters in Chicago, Laugh Out Loud in Schaumburg IL, and The Skinny Improv in Springfield MO. Sarah is a proud alumni and former Graduate Teaching Assistant at Michigan State University, earning a Master of Arts in 2004.
Paul Mitch is a true-born performer that has had an extensive career on stages across the country. Paul gained tremendous exposure singing lead vocals and playing guitar with The Trippin’ Billies, the nation’s most successful Dave Matthews Tribute Band. He’s taken his solo project from New York to South by Southwest and has recently focused his energy as the Live/Studio Sound Engineer as well as Co-Music Producer for EYP.
Paul has spent time recording at the Aspen Music Festival, Wisconsin Public Radio and many of his recordings have been heard on countless radio stations across the Midwest. Paul’s creativity is matched by his professionalism, fun spirit and dedication to each project. We are thrilled to have Paul on our team.
Chris Chatham has been performing all over the world for over a decade. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Chris was interested in music at a very young age. He’d sing along for hours to Michael Jackson and Billy Joel records while making himself dizzy on the Sit’n’Spin. He started playing the guitar, piano, and bass (and drums when his parents weren’t around – for some reason they thought drums were too loud). Soon after, he started writing music throughout his teens, igniting a profound passion for all things musical.
These passions led him to graduate Magna Cum Laude after 3 years at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he earned a degree in Film Scoring. Chris’ natural musical ability partnered with his education combine to create first-rate compositions for television, film and the stage. Chris also decided to pursue a performing career right after graduation. In 2001 he started a pop/rock a cappella group called Blue Jupiter in which he traveled throughout the United States and even Asia on many tours. Not only did he showcase his screaming high tenor voice, he also arranged over 100 songs for the group, recorded 4 self-produced albums, and recorded a radio jingle for OREO cookie that played for 2 years all over North America. Now Chris’s talent and work ethic have garnered him the role as Musical Director and Lead Arranger for Crystal Cruiselines’ World Cruise 2011.
After teaming up with Entertain You Productions, he’s producing top shelf shows and artists as EYP’s Music Director. Stick around, ’cause you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.