Gerrá Gistand

Singer, Actor & Award-Winning Orator

“Gerrá Gistand is a star in the making..”

(pronounced “Jerra Gë-stand”)
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“Gerrá was born to perform...”

Baby Gerrá with her mom, 
Vanessa Gistand

with Congressman
Al Green

with actor      
Danny Glover

Gerrá Gistand has commanded the spotlight since she could stand! Beginning as a pint size singing & acting sensation, performing at major league stadiums, banquets, conferences, concerts, theatre and on television specials, Gerra’ is someone to watch for future stardom!


September, 2010:  Honored in Washington DC as a National Finalist of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Foundation “Build the Dream” Project for her award-winning oratory, “If Dr. King was Alive Today, What Would He Say?”

May 2010: 
National Lemonade Day - 1st place, Most Sucessful Business

1st place at the 2009 Gardere MLK Oratory Competition for 4th and fifth graders.

2nd place – The MacGregor Speaking/Debate Club competition at the Carnegie Holiday Forensic Competition on November 11, 2008.



  2. FOX: Winner of the 2009 Gardere Oratory competition

  3. FOX:  Several News & patriotic appearences

  4. The CW: The Yolanda Green Show

  5. CBS: Debra Duncan Great Day Houston

  6. ABC: Hometown LIVE

  7. Fox 26 Weekend Weather Kids... May 4, 2010


  2. Numerous engagements, since the age of 4, singing the national anthem for four of Houston’s five professional sports teams.


  2. Great and Mighty Things        lead

  3. Left Back                                lead

  4. Sunday: the Musical               lead

  5. Momma                                  lead

  6. School House Rock            Cameo

  7. Sunday the Musical (Charleston WV)

  8. What about the Children?                          lead

          The Wiz: Dorothy      

           Salute to Michael Jackson (performer)    Solo

  1. The Ensemble Theatre:
        Cinderella:  Cinderella/Sala

  2. Theatre Under The Stars:
       The Wizard of OZ : Evilene    

  3.    Beauty and the Beast :  Belle

  4.    Hair Spray :  Lead

  5.   My Son Pinocchio Jr       



  1. Theatre Under The Stars

  2. Ensemble Theatre

  3. MacGregor Elementary School


  1. Singing, acting, public speaking, oratory, debate, horseback riding


August 2010 - Texas Women's Empowerment Foundation (performer)

July 2010 - Finalist of the Washington DC, Martin Luther King Jr National Memorial Foundation Project

June 20, 2010 - Al Edwards 31st Juneteenth Emancipator's Award Celebration

May 2010 - National Lemonade Day - 1st place Most Sucessful Business

2010 - Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Speaking Contest (performer)

2010 Junior Achievement Hall of Achievement (performer)

2010 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (performer)

2010 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Talent Search (performer)

2010 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority - 13th Annual Evening of Brillant Jewels (performer)

June 21, 2009 - Al Edwards 30th Juneteenth Emancipator's Award Recepiant (performer and honoree)

May 3, 2009 - National Lemonade Day - 3rd place Most Sucessful Business

April 2009 - Who's Who in Black Houston Gala (performer)

April 2009 - American Red Cross Award Gala (performer)

2009 - NAACP Image Award (performer)

2009 - Imperial Sugar Groundbreaking Ceremony - Savannah, Georgia (performer)

2009 & 2010 - HEB Black Heritage Rodeo (performer)

2009 - Houston Museum of African American Culture (performer)

2009 - Buffalo Soliders Museum Banquet (performer)

February 2009 - Jack and jill of America Inc. Black History Program (performer)

January 2009- Children's Museum - Martin Luther King Celebration (performer)

January 2009 - Winner: Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition

2008 - Junior Achievement Annual Banquet - performer/mistress of ceremony (performer)

National Anthem for all of Houston's Sports Teams  

Call/ text  us at 713-21-0900 for more current  engagements,

Gerrá sang her first solo,

God Bless America”

--at the tender age of three.



“If Dr. King Was Alive Today, What Would He Say?”

...and other innovative original works.