PRISM is a gay men and allies TTBB chorus that is committed to “Changing Lives, One Note at a Time.” Created in the fall of 2016, we began with a group of 40 singers under the direction of Randall Wrisinger. On December 17, 2016, we performed our inaugural concert, Holiday Bells & Beaus, to a sold-out Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak.
In June of 2017, A Salute to America, our sophomore production sold out within days. In August of 2017, we have more than twice the amount of singers and continue to live out our mission through outreach programs including AIDS Walk Detroit 2017 and more. With PRISM Presents: A Broadway Holiday – Glitz & Glam selling out in just 9 hours, our performance of Family-A Journey Through Life on June 8 & 9, 2018 is sure to be a performance you won’t want to miss!
PRISM is a member of Gala Choruses, a network of over 190 LBGT choruses and 10,000 singers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Meet our Artistic Director
Randall Wrisinger began playing piano at the age of 5. Music was always his first love from the beginning in elementary school through college where he studied piano and voice. He served for more than 15 years as a full-time Minister of Music in Missouri. Randall teaches private voice and piano full-time and is involved with a local community theatre as well and today directs, music directs and works in several different areas in local community theatres.
He is the creator and founder of PRISM Gay Men and Allies’ Chorus of Metro Detroit. It was his dream to have a diverse group of men who are committed to learning new and unique music and creating an atmosphere of inclusion of all while performing all styles of music. His motto from day one has been “Changing Lives One Note at a Time.” It is his dream to see PRISM continue to grow each semester and continue to build up the men in the group as well as make opportunities available in the Metro Detroit area for performances.
Randall is an avid theatre fanatic, bowls in a local bowling league, loves to travel and hopes to one day retire to Florida and live on the beach. He lives in Royal Oak with his husband of 13 years, Rich, and their two pups, Elliott and Oliver.
Our Board of Directors
Don Gerstler, Chairman
Michael Champagne, Vice-Chairman
Mark Ortwine, Secretary
Carl Fogg, Jr., Treasurer
Steve Abood, Director of Marketing
Coleen Genette, Member at Large
Laurie Geralds, Member at Large
Lisa Hanes, Member at Large
Jennifer Murray, Member at Large