About

born in Buffalo, raised in albany, Todd meredith has become America’s favorite buddy holly tribute artist.

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After graduating magnum cum laude from Siena College with BA’s in Psychology and Creative Arts, Todd moved to New York City to pursue acting. His New York regional theater credits include: Noises Off, It Runs In The Family, Annie, and Urinetown. Todd’s big break came in 2007 when he was cast as the title character in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Since then, he has played Buddy Holly in 19 productions of the musical including two national tours and found his niche performing in other “actor/musician” musicals like MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, RING OF FIRE, & PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES.

In 2011, Todd began to set his focus on music, forming the Buddy Holly tribute band, The Rave-Ons. The Rave-Ons perform regularly at NYC venues like BB King Blues Club and The Iridium and consistently tour the U.S. theater circuit. They can also be seen often on Holland, Norwegian, and Celebrity cruise ships performing their Buddy Holly, 50’s rockabilly, and classic rock tribute shows.

Todd enjoys writing music and working on original projects. This year he has released ONE TRACK MIND, a five original song EP. Todd’s most recent Buddy Holly Tribute album, ROCK, RHYTHM, and BLUES, has sold over 6,000 copies and includes 15 of Todd’s favorite Buddy Holly tunes. He is featured playing guitar and singing on JT Curtis’s album, ONE LAST STAND.

When Todd isn’t acting in shows or touring with his band, The Rave-Ons, he can be found on Long Beach Island playing his favorite acoustic guitar covers and original songs at numerous south Jersey establishments. 

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Resume

Height: 5’11”

Hair/Eyes: Brown

Voice: Baritenor (F2-G#4)

NATIONAL TOUR

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Buddy Holly Buddy Worldwide

REGIONAL

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Buddy Holly *17 Regional Theaters*

Million Dollar Quartet Carl Perkins **4 Regional Theaters**

The Night The Music Lived Buddy Holly Little Theater on the Square

Million Dollar Quartet Johnny Cash Old Creamery Theater

Ring of Fire (5 person version) Young Johnny Cash/Lead Guitar Cortland Repertory Theater

Pump Boys and Dinettes Jackson/Lead Guitar Maples Repertory Theater

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Beatles Tribute Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar Pacific Repertory Theatre

1940's Radio Hour Johnny Cantone Surflight Theatre

Ring of Fire Man 3/Guitar 2 Prather Entertainment Group

Urinetown Billy Boy Bill/Executive Theatre Barn

It Runs In the Family Leslie Cortland Repertory Theatre

Noises Off Tim Curtain Call Theatre

Annie Bert Healey C/R Productions

Distant Music Dev Theatre for the New City, NYC

DIRECTING

Million Dollar Quartet Director/Music Director Cortland Repertory Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet Music Director Little Theater on the Square

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Director/Music Director Riverside CPA

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Director Dutch Apple Dinner Theater

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Director/Music Director Cortland Repertory Theatre

TRAINING

Siena College - BA in Creative Arts Magna Cum Laude

ADDITIONAL TRAINING/PROGRAMS

Musical Theatre Technique Paul Harmon

Directing I and II Gary Maciag

Private Vocal Lessons Adam Baritot

Acting Workshop Simon Studio

Vassar Powerhouse Acting Apprenticeship M. Early, M. Stork, D. Cortez etc…

SPECIAL SKILLS

Advanced guitar and percussion, Basic bass guitar and ukelele, Baseball, Tennis, Racquetball/Squash, Driver's License,Moves well, Shakespeare and Improv training, Dialects: Irish, British, American Southern

* Riverside Center For The Performing Arts, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (twice), Jersey Shore Entertainment (El Dorado Casino), Playhouse On The Square, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Surflight Theatre, Ocean Professional Theatre, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Forestburgh Playhouse, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Suffolk Theater, Broadway Palm West Theater, Glove Theatre.

** Little Theatre On The Square, Riverside Center For The Performing Arts, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Surflight Theatre.