is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and the Chicago Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild of America. Cheryl has participated three times in the NAMT Festival, with Phantom of the Country Opera (1994), River’s End (A selection from the score featured in the 2004 concert) and River’s End (Festival Selection in 2005.) Her original musicals have won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work (Sylvia’s Real Good Advice), Florida’s Carbonell Award for Best New Work (At Wit’s End), the ASCAP Foundation Harold Arlen Award (River’s End), the Bay Area Theatre Critic Circle Awards for Original Script and Original Score (River’s End), and the Theatre for the American Musical Award from NYMF (River’s End). Cheryl has appeared at Carnegie Hall, performing her original material in a concert sponsored by ASCAP and hosted by Michael Feinstein. She serves on the board of Porchlight Music Theatre in Chicago.