Film | Stage | Voice Over |
On stage or on screen, I am free spirited, flexible and quick on my toes. An everyday learner.
I started acting at age 8 and there has been a story to tell ever since.
On being a Black Woman in art ... “Being an artist was never really a choice; writing and the performing arts were introduced to me young and have been integrated into my lifestyle since childhood. Being a Woman who is an artist is a part of who I am. Being a Black Woman Artist means my art gets to be free and substantial in a way that is unique to the Black experience. Womanhood and Blackness in art don’t conform to conventional expectation, they exceed it.”
Living truthfully ... innovation and creation
Chantrell "Channy" Lewis is an EMC Actor, Voice Actor, Singer, Vocal Coach, Drama Instructor, Mover and and Storyteller.
Recent credits include Kathleen Cleaver (Panther Women An Army For the Liberation) Cleveland Public Theatre, Charlaine (Ain't Misbehavin) Porthouse Theatre
She recently made her voice over career debut as a narrator of an award winning film "Voices of Color: The One Who Gave You a Name" and as Polo in Marco/Polo . Other V/O credits include lead narrator in audio drama, (Necessary Target) written by Tyron Hoisten, Rita (Do You Trust Me?) UC Irvine Drama