PAMELA WINSLOW KASHANI
PERFORMER, PRODUCER, COMPOSER
Pamela loves to create and foster new artistic ideas. She co-leads Apples and Oranges Studios, the film, television, and theater production company with her husband Tim Kashani. As an actor Pamela created varied roles such as Ensign McKnight on Star Trek: The Next Generation and the original Rapunzel in Into the Woods on Broadway. Also on Broadway Pamela played Lucille in Meet Me in St. Louis, Babette (the feather duster) in Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella in Into the Woods. Across the US Pamela played leading roles at many regional theaters, and made many TV guest appearances as well as hosting her own TV show, Arts Coast to Coast. Change Happens, her one-woman stage show, played in several venues on both coasts, and her CD of the same name is available on iTunes. Her latest cabaret show, Love and Sax, played in several locations including 54 Below. She made her high seas debut in her solo concert on the Disney Magic. She plays Mrs. Weston in the upcoming musical film Emma and plays Meredith Scott in the upcoming web series Mélange.
Pamela loves to collaborate and the process of creating and supporting new works. As producer she won a Drama Desk Award for the Broadway revival of Hair in 2009, in 2010 gained another Drama Desk, an Outer Critic’s Circle and Tony Award for the Best Musical Memphis and co-produced the four-time Tony winner An American in Paris. For the past few years she has been flexing her musical muscles in a new way as composer and lyricist for the musical Higher Education.
Pamela loves to give back. You will often find her speaking to young actors in high schools and theatre conservatories and mentoring young artists in master classes across the country. Three seasons of A and O’s Bridge to Broadway program paved the way for THEatre ACEELERATOR, now “taking the starving out of artist” using Silicon Valley principles to empower the creative mind. Thirty-three creative teams have experienced THEatre ACEELERATOR, creating more opportunities for voices of all kinds to be heard. Applications are being accepted for the next class here.
The first of hopefully many soundstage musicals to be produced in collaboration with Apples and Oranges. Pamela plays Mrs. Weston. Release date is October 6th! Look for more details at https://theatrenerds.com/streaming-musicals/.
Cheers meets Dynasty in this soon to be classic web series. Pamela joins a stellar cast. MÉLANGE is currently in post-production!
THE NEXT FAIRYTALE
The Fairy Godmothers have always helped heroes save their true loves. When Prince Copernicus plans to save another prince, however, chaos upends their order. Soon the Godmothers must all take sides and fight for their traditions or fight for a fairy tale that will forever change their meaning of true love. Pamela plays Minerva. Written by Brian Adam Davis and in development through THEatre ACCELERATOR.
Pamela is currently composing for Higher Education, a musical in development that began it’s journey in the Bridge to Broadway program and continues to develop under her skillful guidance.
Applying the model that accelerates technology start-ups, THEatre ACCELERATOR treats storytellers as founders creating an opportunity to interact with experts in storytelling, production, distribution, and the business of show business.
A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret’s most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway’s master composer. You can find Pamela popping in a few times a year.
STARS SET SAIL
Pamela performed her solo show on the Disney Magic with ports in Barcelona, Spain; Naples, Italy; Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy; Livorno (Florence), Italy; and Cannes, France. She’s hoping for a repeat.
LOVE AND SAX
Mingling Pamela’s dulcet tones and the sweet and jazzy sax stylings of Jerry Mandel Love and Sax explores love in all its forms, from its wide-eyed beginnings through its foibles and struggles to its joyful conclusions, highlighting the great American songbook and beyond.