get to know Natalie cordone & Shawn kilgore
The Start of something big: A love story
After their shows, Natalie & Shawn's audiences kept telling them how much they reminded them of Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme! They started doing their research and quickly became obsessed with the charm, talent and chemistry of the sophisticated pop duo. To honor them, Natalie & Shawn immediately created The Start of Something Big: The Music of Steve & Eydie and now have been touring for more than eight years.
Natalie & Shawn met when they were cast as husband and wife in the Tony Award winning musical, Baby. Since then, they've created and starred in over a dozen shows together. The love they share for their show and for each other comes through in every performance.
They currently reside in the Central Florida area. Along with a passion for the arts, they also love animals. Check out their Facebook page for photos of their four dogs- and to see what they're up to next!
Praised for her vocal versatility, Natalie has performed around the world. In 2017, Natalie won Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her portrayal in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical revue, Some Enchanted Evening.
She is a sought after soloist with orchestras, including the Colorado Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, and Greensboro, Fort Wayne and San Antonio Symphonies.
She has also toured with Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience and The Gershwin Big Band Experience, both produced by Todd Gershwin. In the past year, she also made her debut performance at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and premiered her eighth solo cabaret, Magic in the Air.
Natalie received her BA from Wake Forest University and MFA in Theatre with a concentration in Acting Performance from the University of Central Florida. Since 2014, she has returned to WFU to vocal direct and guest lecture at the university. Go Deacs!
Recently, Shawn was nominated for a BroadwayWorld.com Best Actor in a Musical Award. This past year included work on the world premier of a new musical in Nashville, continued featured vocalist work with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and live voice overs in the "Phantoms Unmasked" concert event.
He also appeared in a new hit production of "Nunsense A-Men" and he can be heard on the National Cast Album of the show.
He portrayed Billy Bigelow in "Carousel" which began his work as a featured Pops Series vocalist with The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and The Orlando Ballet.
At Universal Orlando Resort, Shawn has taken on many roles from Jake Blues and Frankenstein to his current role utilizing his writing, video production, and voice over skills for training purposes.