The Fireside auditions and hires professional singers, dancers and actors from all over the United States. Many come with Broadway and National Tour experience. All of them come with great talent and a passion for their craft.

Janae Longo (as Dusty Springfield and Adele) is delighted to be performing at The Fireside. Janae has been singing professionally around the world for over 20 years and has graced many Regional Theatre stages. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia. This past January Janae had the honor of performing the National Anthem in her hometown of Buffalo, NY for the Bills/Patriots game where they welcomed Damar Hamlin back to the stadium. Janae spent 15 years with Carnival Cruise Line sailing the seven seas as a Mainstage Headliner where she was promoted to Cruise Director before Covid forced the cruise ships to dock. Now happily back on land and living in Las Vegas, she is proud and humbled to share the stage with such a talented family of artists, dancers, musicians, and technicians that is LEGENDS IN CONCERT.  When not belting out a hot note she works as a professional hair and makeup artist. While performing as Adele has been the experience of a lifetime, Janae is also busy preparing her own one woman show as “Janae – Herstory” and continues her songwriting skills in preparation for an album.

Rob Caudill (as Rod Stewart) He’s got the high-definition jawline, the shock of spiky blonde hair, but most importantly, he has the nose. Vocally, his distinctive, naturally-raspy voice sounds like the legendary Stewart, and his range easily nails every high note from Stewart’s younger days. So, it’s no surprise that tribute artist Rob Caudill has carved out a career “recreating” Rod Stewart – from belting out his greatest hits to spinning mic stands. Rob works with the world famous LEGENDS IN CONCERT show out of Las Vegas, along with doing his own productions all over the world including Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, and of course The United States. Besides being the number one Rod Stewart tribute artist, Rob has had his own record contract, has done session work with Joe Walsh of the Eagles, and jammed with many others such as John Entwhistle of the Who, along with members of Cheap Trick, Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Survivor and Red Hot Chili Peppers just to name a few.

Fernando Castro (as  Freddie Mercury) is  the first ever Freddie Mercury tribute artist to headline on the Las Vegas Strip. Widely regarded and acclaimed as the only tribute act with the gift of Freddie’s voice, Mr. Castro embraces this blessing as a responsibility; to preserve his legacy and keep his spirit and music alive. Born in the tropical city of Miami, Florida he acquired a distinct musical flavor from the diverse cultural melting pot of its inhabitants. At the age of 11, Fernando’s mother introduced him to the legendary musical compositions of Queen. The sheer magnetism of Freddie Mercury’s voice vibrantly resonated within his young soul. In addition to spending countless hours comprehensively studying Freddie in his entirety, Fernando has a long list of accomplishments that led him to LEGENDS IN CONCERT. He studied music, voice, and theory privately at University of Miami and in class at MDC and Florida International University. He has toured the U.S. with Roxy Theatre Group. As the winner of the prestigious Battle of the Bands in Miami he raised over $2,000 for charity during the show and was the primary featured act at The Cabaret South Beach, known as the best live music venue in South Florida. Mr. Castro has headlined as the first Freddie Mercury/Queen tribute in South Beach at Copa Room and at the Luxor and Palms Resort in Las Vegas. He has also recorded a feature length rock/metal album.

Even Stephen (as Elton John) is a longtime professional Actor and Musical Comedian who made his start in New York City and later brought his talents to Hollywood and onto the Las Vegas Strip. His musical ability as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist has brought him around the world. Recently he earned the title of Best Actor in over 40 film festivals worldwide for his performance in the film “A Tale of Redemption and Regret with Sunny the Heat.” His years on the  Las Vegas strip found him sharing stages with show business royalty such as The Smothers Brothers, Dana Carvey, Carrot Top, Louie Anderson, Patti La Belle, and a 5-year run with Hollywood Icon Debbie Reynolds. Look for his up-and-coming film “Amends of the Father.” Instagram: @AmendsMovie @NewYorkActor

Julio Hernandez (Bass) was born in Havana, Cuba. He started playing at the age of 15 in Miami, taught by his father, Orlando Papito Hernandez. At the age of 16, he started working at clubs in Miami, later on moving to Las Vegas where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Nevada. He had started working at the Dunes Hotel in the show Casino de Pari on the Vegas strip at 17. Returning to Miami in 1984, Julio started touring and recording for hundreds of artists. He has recorded on over 700 albums for such artists such as Barbra Streisand, Barry Gibb, Christina Aguillera, Michael Bolton, Natalie Cole, boyz 2 men, Julio Iglesias, Sam Moore, Chayanne (musical director), Ricky Martin, Marco Antonio solis, Luis Miguel, Cristian Castro, Jose Jose, and Jose Luis Rodriguez (el puma) just to name a few.

Manuel Trujillo (Guitar) is a Graduate of Classical Guitar under the instruction of José Armando Guzmán. He also studied at Antonio Guiteras University and  Ignacio Cervantes School of Music. Manuel has worked as a Professor of electric and classical guitar, and a Guitarist for Sonido X, a Rock Band under the label Antonio Maria Romero; the Pucho Lopez Band performing at various Jazz Festivals in Europe, Cuba and North America including the Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto, Canada with Tata Guines; Gloria Estefan’s place “Larios on the Beach;” and with acts including: Ariel, Retrofunk, Ahi Na Ma, Daniel de Los Reyes, Orlando Hernandez Quartet,
and Janio Hidalgo’s trio.
Producer of three CDs with the Ahi Na Ma septet including “La Mulata del Sabor,” “Retrozon [Miavana], and Universal Records release of “Ahi Na Ma Con La Piña Pela.” From
 2018-2022 Manuel was Lead Guitar player for LEGENDS IN CONCERT at the OWA Theatre in Foley, Alabama!

Orlando Hernandez (Drums) studied at UNLV in Las Vegas and MDCC in Miami as well as with private teachers Alex Acuna (Weather Report), Walfredo Reyes Sr. (Cuba), Frank Garisto (NBC Orchestra), and Yerry Gilgor  (Stardust Hotel). He has performed live and recorded with such artists as Julio Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, Jose Feliciano, and Vic Damone and on such projects as “Natalie Cole En Espanos,” London Symphony Orchestra for BBC Television; with James Moody at the Grenoble Jazz Festival; Flight to Freedom album with Arturo Sandoval, Chick Corea, Anthony Jackson, and Dave Weckl; and won a Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Performance on Arturo Sandoval’s Dance on “A mis Abuelos” CD. His extensive Discography from 1988 to 2023 can be found at

Roberto Vazquez (Keyboard) is a spirited and passionate Cuban-born musician. He began his studies at age 10 and is a graduate of their National School of Music with degrees in French Horn and Piano. His eclectic career includes live shows, TV, U.S. and world tours, and recordings with celebrities of American and Latin music. Tours include Chayanne, Marc Anthony, and Marco A Solis. Recording projects include such artists as Marion Meadows, Peter White, and Maysa. He has been reviewed in Billboard Magazine, All About Jazz, Smooth Jazz Vibes, and more. Roberto has recorded three albums and four singles as well as collaborations with other artists. He performs piano and keyboards for over 4,000 people each week with LEGENDS IN CONCERT at Tropicana Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip. Roberto’s versatile and masterful performances create beautiful and moving music that speaks for itself.

Eliza Belk (Ensemble) is excited to take part in this production of LEGENDS IN CONCERT. She is currently pursuing a degree in Music Education at NYU, and enjoys every opportunity to perform. In her free time, Eliza enjoys traveling and hiking.

Kieu T. Grisby (Ensemble) is an international live performer, and part time dance and fitness coach. Born in California, Kieu began singing, and dancing professionally at age 11. He studied at the East Bay Center of Performing Arts before starting his musical theater career and won first place in a national hip hop competition with his team Hypnotik Groove, before representing the U.S.A. in Germany’s International Congress. After a five year contract in Vegas, Kieu went on to work with a touring Motown Quartet, Toni Braxton, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, and Dancing with the Stars. He’s lived and performed in Canada, Germany, and China, and speaks basic Mandarin and Spanish. When he’s not “Working Day and Night” with his Jackson 5 stage brothers in the heart of Las Vegas, out of his glittering socks, he teaches, writes, produces, performs, develops and directs talents, and is an inspirational Life Coach to whomever he encounters. He hopes to continue to share his gifts until his last breath!

Callie Schouten (Ensemble) National Tours: CATS (swing) and ELVIS LIVES (singer/dancer/dance captain). Regional: CATS (Rumpleteazer), FOOTLOOSE (Betty Blast), MISS SAIGON (Mimi), TICK, TICK, BOOM (Susan), SLEEPING BEAUTY (Trollarina), REEFER MADNESS (Mae), AIDA, ALL SHOOK UP, HAIR, LEGENDS IN CONCERT. Las Vegas: DANCING QUEEN (Planet Hollywood), “VEGAS! THE SHOW (Planet Hollywood). Cruise Lines: Holland America Line (Singer/Dancer). Callie is also on teaching faculty with Icon Dance Awards out of California. Love to husband, Jay, and their two boys, Pim and Nash, for their endless support!.

Tony Torres (Ensemble) has been performing professionally since the age of 10. He began his singing career in his homeland of Hawaii performing on cruise ships and in local hotels. This work led him to the mainland where he pursued a career in musical theatre. Tony moved to Las Vegas when he landed the principle role of Rusty in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s STARLIGHT EXPRESS at the Hilton Hotel. He went on to play Phoebus and Notre Dame De Paris and toured with Mary Wilson of The Supremes in SOPHISTICATED LADIES. He was also the featured performer in the Off Broadway Production of TONY AND TINA’S WEDDING at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. He originated the role in the Maui Production where his family resides. Always one to try new challenges, Tony was asked to put together a Prince tribute act for LEGENDS IN CONCERT which he performed in Berlin, Australia, Japan, and throughout the U.S. Tony has enjoyed a second career as a professional hair stylist for the last fifteen years. He is thrilled to be with LEGENDS IN CONCERT.