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Shawnn Morris Slaughter


Shawnn Morris Slaughter is a multi-talented performer, actor, singer, dancer, comic, songwriter, television producer, recording and visual artist. He resides in Las Vegas, Nevada and is very proud of being a native-born and raised, second-generation, Las Vegan. Acting since the age of ten, Slaughter’s favorite credits include Rolf in “The Sound of Music,” as well as productions of “Gypsy,” “Annie,” and the chubby chaser, Claude Perkins, in Terrance McNally’s, “The Ritz.” Slaughter was a performer in two long running comedy reviews, “Bottoms Up” and “Sex Over 40” He has also performed stand up comedy in the “Un-Cab Lab Show” at the M Bar in Hollywood, California. Last year, Slaughter worked as a puppeteer with the Las Vegas Family Puppet Theatre at Springs Preserve. Most recently, he has been appearing a magician’s assistant in, “Tommy Wind Magic, Music, Martial Arts,” at the Tommy Wind Theatre on the Las Vegas Strip. Over the past five years, Slaughter has appeared in the long-running hit, “Evil Dead the Musical” since the Las Vegas Premier at the Onyx Theater in October 2011. Slaughter appears in the roles of Professor Knowby, a Rapist Tree, Fake Shemp, Swing/Understudy for Ed and the official “Evil Dead the Musical Las Vegas” photographer, Don, as well as the Emcee. He also plays a Deadite named, Doris Dead, which he created and developed exclusively for the Las Vegas production. For his performance in “Evil Dead the Musical,” Slaughter received a nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for the 2013 Broadway World Awards Las Vegas. On camera, Slaughter has appeared in feature and short films. He played the Bitten Stranger in the zombie horror short, “No More Help,” and appears in the role of the Cop in the feature film, “Red Herring.” He was also an Associate Producer and Featured Cast Member in the sketch comedy television pilot, “Flock of Meese.” Other facts about Slaughter: he has run 11 marathons; is an ordained minister and legal wedding officiate in the state of Nevada; as a visual artist, he considers himself a Dadaist; has lived all his life with Musical Ear Syndrome (MES, a condition where he hears phantom musical, choral and other sounds of a non-psychiatric nature, which is a very rare phenomenon in people with normal hearing and auditory reception) and an Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS), a highly acute functioning form of Autism; as a long-term 32 year survivor, he is also a public speaker on the subject of living with HIV/AIDS. Slaughter holds an A.A. in Commercial Art from Community College of Southern Nevada, a B.E. in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College and an M.A. (ABD) in Counseling Psychology from Regis University.

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