from the mind of Sam Fishman - Cicada Madness!

Cast of Characters

Actors were Recorded at Virtue and Vice Studios in Brooklyn, NY.


Daniel Edwards

Radio Voice / Steve

Daniel J Edwards is a Broadway Stage Performer and Animation/ESL Voiceover Actor. Some animation credits include:Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, Gundam Narrative, Satellite Girl and Milk Cow, Running Man, and much more. To follow his journey check out his Twitter handle: @jackydan513


Barrett Leddy

Bob / Cashier

Barrett Leddy is a voice actor and singer known for roles in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS and Pokemon. He can be heard in the upcoming series Panda and Krash, and the new Nickelodeon series, 44 Cats, in addition to numerous radio and television commercials. Barrett is an Audie Award-winner for SPIN: The Rumpelstiltskin Musical audiobook published by HarperCollins and has performed his vocal talents live on The Howard Stern Show. @barrettleddy

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Katie Kravat

Billie / Barbara

Katie is eager to be making her VO debut on Cicada Madness! A native to Long Island, Katie spends most of her time in NYC pursuing a multitude of creative endeavors including improv and sketch comedy in which she has received training from the Upright Citizens Brigade. She a hopes to continue to flex her comedic muscles by exploring stand-up! Katie continues to train in voiceover work and hopes to work on projects as fun as Cicada Madness in the future. She is repped by CESD.

Mike Pollock

Record Executive / Cowboy

Mike Pollock is one of New York's premier animation voice-over actors. Saturday morning cartoon viewers of Cartoon Network might recognize him as the voice of Dr. Eggman in Sonic Boom, and the Sonic the Hedgehog video games. FOX and The CW might recognize his voice as Meat in Ultimate Muscle:The Kinnikuman Legacy, the Mayor and Samo, the bartender, in Kirby: Right Back At Ya!, Garbageman on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dr. Eggman and Ella on Sonic X, Bigoriki in Gogoriki, and Langston Lickatoad in Viva Piñata. He's also been heard as Bonaparte in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX on Cartoon Network, the interim narrator in Pokémon, Beast in the Marvel Motion comic adaptation of Astonishing X-Men, and Adon in Berserk. Listen for him in several upcoming projects this year. Mike was also Sir Hardin Thicke on Howard Stern’s Master Tape Theater on Sirius XM Radio, as well as radio, TV and online commercials for Hooters, Pepsi, Focus Factor, SunSetter Retractable Awnings, No-Doz, Comcast, Burger King, AC/DC, Verizon, and promos for HBO International. He’s also the voice of several cute and cuddly animated plush toys, including “The Menacing Mummy,” for GUND. When he's not making funny voices, he also writes comedy bits and song parodies. Please visit his web site:


Rachel Slotky

Jamie / Waitress

Rachel Slotky is a New York City based actor/producer. She obtained her B.F.A in Acting from Syracuse University where she discovered her love for Shakespeare. She went on to study and perform at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London as well as the Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland. Upon moving to NYC, Rachel noted fewer job opportunities in classical theatre, and more opportunities in the digital arts. Since shifting her focus to film/audio, Rachel balances acting for TV/film, voice acting, as well as freelance audio engineering and producing. She loves wearing many hats and voices in her lifelong pursuit of storytelling. Rachel’s VO work has been heard on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and she recently joined the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise. Instagram and Twitter: @RachelSlotky

Music Credits

Music was recorded and mixed at Architekt Music in Butler, NJ

Music by Sam Fishman, Alex goldenthal, and ryan acquaotta.

Music Performed by - Scorching Mantis

recording/mixing/co-production on music - Shane Stanton

Guitars, Bass - Alex Goldenthal

Drums - Sam Fishman

Vocals - Ryan, Chandler, Sam

Special guests: Bruce on Violin, Mara and Chandler on vocals, Farrell on keys

Mastered by Andy Vandette


The Cowboy and the Cicadas

artwork by Kristen Ross

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Emily Cramer

Amber/ Jessica

Emily is a singer, voiceover performer, and Broadway character actor. Broadway: Mary Poppins, Les Miserables (2014 OBC), School of Rock (OBC). Tour: Mary Poppins, Shrek the Musical (First National). TV: “Law and Order SVU.” Animation: “Pokemon Sun and Moon Ultra Adventures,” “YuGiOh VRAINS,” “The Winx Club.”  IG: @emily.cramer