Get to know Howard Jerome
Howard is a singer, writer, teacher,
director, producer, activist, futurist and humorist.
He performed as Dr.Possiblities in "Message in
a Bottle" to deliver a message to all people to
help protect Lake Ontario. This was a musical production
with many songs written and sung by Howard Jerome and
Alice Brownlee. Together they wrote the "Inside
Me" song which was used in the performances of
"Dodo Land " in New York in the l980's.
Howard is a trained singer and has been in such musicals
as Duddy, Oliver and Kiss Me Kate. He has written or
performed or created the environmental songs and video
"No More Belly Up Fish" and "Grandpa's
Picture Book". Howard also wrote and performed
several original songs on "You Are More",
produced by futurist Jean Houston.
Howard performs on stage, film and television. On stage
he has played in Of Ice and Men and Glengarry Glen Ross.
He appeared in the 25th anniversary of The Fantasticks.
Also the Canadian production of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
or The Bourgeoise Genteleman, Skin Deep, Run For Your
Wife and Government Inspector. On televison he has been
seen on The Martin Short Special and Night Heat. His
feature films include The Mind Fields, Sam and Me, The
Good Mother, Looking for Miracles, Nightstick, Sing,
and Baby John Doe.
Howard has a funny story about his introduction to acting
and singing. Twenty five years ago, he was a lean and
mean wrestler Eric Von Hess, a professional football
player, and did folk singing in Greenwich Village coffee
houses. Tired of being dragged around the ring by his
beard , and having his teeth knocked out at the 10 yard
line, he jumped at the invitation to act and sing with
a touring theatre company. To paraphrase the song, "it
was the start of something big." His transformation
In 1976 he formed the Portable Theatre and created the
character Dr. Possibilities. The doctor has the job
of showing children and adults how to reach their full
human potential. Dr. Possibilities wrote The Idea Dairy,
a workbook/journal filled with exercises to promote
creativity. Dr. Possibililities loves the environment
and sings and dances people into an awareness to protect
Grandpa's Picture Book Grandpa,
grandpa, come and look
A thing you tried to hide
I found this pretty picture book
It has got your name inside
There is something I do not understand
Grandpa, grandpa, could you tell me please
What are these tall green things?
Child, we called them trees
When I was young and small like you
Trees grew everywhere
We climbed their limbs, ate their food
They gave us shade and air
We never dreamed they would be lost
We thought they would always be around
Folks must earn a living
So we cut the forest down.
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