New York, NY
Todd is a New York-based actor/musician originally from Albany, New York, who has starred as Buddy Holly in numerous productions of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Most recently he has toured the country with the latest North American tour of the show.
Todd has played Buddy in very successful selling runs with the Prather Family of Theaters (Broadway Palm and Broadway Palm West) in Fort Myers, FL, and Mesa, AZ, as well as with the Laguna Playhouse, CA, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island, IL, Cortland Repertory Theatre, NY, Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN, the Carousel Dinner Theater in Fort Collins, CO, and the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, NJ. He also starred for Jersey Shore Entertainment’s production of the show at the El Dorado Casino Showroom in Reno, NV.
Todd's album, Not Fade Away, consisting of six Buddy Holly covers and six Buddy Holly-inspired original songs, has sold over 2,000 copies. He plays guitar on all the tracks and sings on all the Buddy tunes. He has a Buddy tribute album entitled Rock, Rhythm, and Blues: A Tribute to Buddy Holly where you can hear him sing and play guitar on 15 of his favorite Buddy songs, in an attempt to stay truer to the original versions. You can hear samples of his music at www.toddmeredith.com.
When not performing in the musical, he leads the Buddy Holly tribute band, The Rave-Ons, with some of his fellow ‘Cricket’ cast mates from the show. The Rave-Ons have played consistently at BB King Blues Club in New York City and other music venues across the country to sold-out crowds.
“The audience was captivated by the performance of Todd Meredith as Buddy Holly. His rich vocals and amazing guitar skills were a close match to Buddy Holly himself”
"In all the productions of Buddy I have seen, yours was the most energetic performance. I really enjoyed the show!"
- Gary Tollett, background singer for Buddy Holly and Buddy's good friend
"Todd Meredith is spot-on as Buddy Holly... Handsome and charismatic, Meredith sings the familiar songs so perfectly you'll think Holly is on stage"
- Chris Curcio, Arizona Republic
"Terrific music and a remarkable performance by lead actor Todd Meredith fuel Circa ‘21's latest show"
- Sean Leary, Quad Cities Online
"Todd Meredith stars as Holly, and his inspired musicianship combines with a well-drawn performance to inhabit the role in a major way. To many of those who were actually listening to the original Holly when he was playing and recording, Meredith seems to BE Buddy Holly. He relies on youthful energy, solid playing, and full-voiced singing rather than on caricature - and the result is authentic and completely entertaining"