So Proud Of My Daughter

Chrissy Stokes
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I’m so extremely proud of my daughter. She’s always been my little twin but for so long she was just my little girl. Now seeing her as a wife and a mom, I’m proud to call her my friend. She’s such an awesome human being. She recently premiered her new show Howard High (which I directed lol) and I’ve had the pleasure to get to see her do all her interviews for her part in the show. It makes me so proud to see how she handles herself and stays so humbled. I may have just raised her right lol. All jokes aside I’m very proud of my Best Friend.

Check her out here in Orange Magazine

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Chrissy Stokes gaze

And here she is on Diva Gals Daily

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On the set of Howard High with Chris Stokes

Chris stokes at Footage Films
Chris Stokes at the Footage Films Offices

Today marks the premiere of the Chris Stokes created series “Howard High”. Howard High is this generation’s Urban Glee. The concept, which was imagined by Chris Stokes pays homage to one of his favorite shows from his youth, “Fame”.

The show follows ‘Frank King,’ played by Brian White, (“Ray Donovan”/ ”Scandal”) a former honor roll student of the high school who is asked to come back and take a principal position at the school, not knowing that the school is on the verge of closing down because it has become the lowest-ranked school in the state. Frank also doesn’t realize that the only reason ‘Superintendent Thomas,’ played by Dorien Wilson, (“The Parkers”) offered him the position was so he could position him to take the fall and blame him for the school’s decline. To Frank’s surprise, there is major talent right under his nose within the performing arts music program. After firing the music teacher, and with the help of his friend and new music teacher ‘Michael Kirsh,’ played by singer Marques Houston, (You Got Served), Frank and his team just may be able to save the school! The show is also introducing newcomer (and Chris Stokes’ daughter), Chrissy Stokes, in the lead role of ‘Nicki Ross,’ a beautiful moody teenager who’s just moved to Los Angeles from Arizona, where she got into some trouble. She’s a bit shy, and in no rush to reveal the incredible singing talent that she has.

Take a backseat view of what it was like on set with the director below –

Howard High Behind The Scenes with Chris Stokes

Chris Stokes created series “Howard High” premieres today on Urbanflix TV

chris stokes in 2020
Chris Stokes in 2020

As reported on Blackfilm.com:

Producer Chris Stokes (You Got Served) will be premiering his new forty-minute, musical drama series, “Howard High” on the new streaming service, UrbanFlix TV (Urbanflix TV) on Friday, May 1st.

The show follows ‘Frank King,’ played by Brian White, (“Ray Donovan”/ ”Scandal”) a former honor roll student of the high school who is asked to come back and take a principal position at the school, not knowing that the school is on the verge of closing down because it has become the lowest-ranked school in the state. Frank also doesn’t realize that the only reason ‘Superintendent Thomas,’ played by Dorien Wilson, (“The Parkers”) offered him the position was so he could position him to take the fall and blame him for the school’s decline. To Frank’s surprise, there is major talent right under his nose within the performing arts music program. After firing the music teacher, and with the help of his friend and new music teacher ‘Michael Kirsh,’ played by singer Marques Houston, (You Got Served), Frank and his team just may be able to save the school! The show is also introducing newcomer, Chrissy Stokes, in the lead role of ‘Nicki Ross,’ a beautiful moody teenager who’s just moved to Los Angeles from Arizona, where she got into some trouble. She’s a bit shy, and in no rush to reveal the incredible singing talent that she has.

To round out the cast, Stokes’ has assembled some of the hottest singers and dancers in Hollywood which include, Jarell “J-Boog” Houston, V Bozeman, Anthony Lewis, Hannah Malone, Lindsay Davis, Earanequa Carter, Dustin Michael, Mila J, Ross Fleming, Ray Ray and Deonte Jackson. The show is written and directed by Chris Stokes who also serves as executive producer alongside Louis Arriola and Bart Malone. Brian White, Marques Houston, Jerome Jones, Shondrella Avery and J Owen.

Stated Stokes. “I’ve always had an affinity for musically driven projects.” “I consider this the television series/musical version of You Got Served. In my era, there was a popular show called “Fame” that was loosely based on The Juilliard School in New York City. Being a big fan of that show and coming from the music/dance background that I come from, I felt that this generation needed their “Fame” …. Obviously with a bit of a twist. In that, I created “Howard High” and made it a point to not only highlight the talent that comes from Urban neighborhoods, but also the challenges that the people and the infrastructure of these areas face. I think that “Howard High” will shed light on these challenges while giving viewers an entertaining, wholesome and fun-loving experience while watching.”

Howard High Premiering May 1st on Urbanflix TV

Howard High promo image on Chris Stokes blog
Howard High-The Series

Make sure you catch the premier of Howard High, May 1st on Urbanflix TV.

Howard High School is on the verge of closing down because it has become the lowest-ranked school in the state. Needing someone to take the fall for the school’s decline, Mr. Thomas reaches out to former honor role graduate Frank King (Brian White) to take over as principal. To Frank’s surprise, there is major talent right under his nose within the Performing Arts Music program. After firing the music teacher, and the help of his friend and new Music teacher Michael Kirsh (Marques Houston) Frank and his team just may be able to save the school.

Don’t miss it!!

New Series “Howard High” directed by Chris Stokes and starring his daughter set to release May 1

chrissy stokes on chris stokes blog
Chrissy Stokes on Chris Stokes Blog

While we are all still trying to make sense of these unprecedented times, we are finding ourselves turning more to entertainment for solace. For me, I’ve been streaming like crazy. I’m truly living the quarantine and chill life lol. And this May, May 1st to be exact my new series Howard High will be premiering on Urbanflix TV. The show which I call and “Urban Glee” is a nice “wholesome” show that the entire family can watch. Speaking of family, I was lucky enough to be able to work with my talented daughter Chrissy on this project. Chrissy plays the star of the series Nicki Ross.

Here’s a synopsis of Howard High:

High School is on the verge of closing down because it has become the lowest-ranked school in the state. Needing someone to take the fall for the school’s decline, Mr. Thomas reaches out to former honor role graduate Frank King (Brian White) to take over as principal. To Frank’s surprise, there is major talent right under his nose within the Performing Arts Music program. After firing the music teacher, and the help of his friend and new Music teacher Michael Kirsh (Marques Houston) Frank and his team just may be able to save the school.

It premieres May 1, 2020! I hope that you all can enjoy and find some comfort in it while we’re all enduring this pandemic together.

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