Rick and Sharona Burke are two performing powerhouses who have been entertaining audiences for years with their acting, singing and dancing talents. They have been performing the "Swingin' Affair!" tribute show throughout Northeast Ohio, in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Florida. They have performed for crowds from ages 3 to 100, from nightclubs to concerts to corporate and private events. The show has been featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, Las Vegas Review and on television and radio. Rick and Sharona have received rave reviews and a Land of Cleve Award for best musical act.
Rick and Sharona have produced, directed and performed in over 40 stage productions from Los Angeles to Cleveland. They are professional actors and have appeared in musicals and worked in television and film as members of SAG and AFTRA. The couple were born, bred, went to school and got married here in Cleveland. They met as theatre majors at Cleveland State University, often co-starring and co-producing their own plays. But, it was only after a move out west that they "truly grew up." They left Cleveland to be actors in Hollywood. Rick was Manager of Educational Theatre Programs for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California and Sharona worked a variety of jobs, from acting and dancing to banking and waitressing. In addition, Sharona took up playwriting and several of her plays were produced in Los Angeles, including “Flipside,” “Inside Out” and “Mystery at the Mansion”.
After they moved back to Cleveland, they started getting serious about singing. Currently, Rick handles the business end of the act, dealing with bookings and scheduling performances. When she's not strutting her stuff, Sharon works at Case Western Reserve University in the Center for International Affairs.
“Fun and Fabulous!”