Periodically, the Zing blog will run a spotlight interview on one of our team members with hidden and special talents. One particular team member we’ve discovered has dreams of organizing all of the songbirds across the Quicken Loans Family of Companies to create the Quicken Loans “Quoir!”
By day, Bethanne McCall is a mild-mannered Closing Coordinator with Title Source, where she’s worked for 10 years. But by night she is a dynamic singer and actor with the Rosedale Park Players, the longest continually performing theater troupe in Detroit. Bethanne also serves as a choir director at Christ the King Church in Detroit, where she has sung in the choir for more than 30 years.
“Music has nothing to do with my job, but I’m always trying to integrate the real [musical] me into my job,” said Bethanne. “What I love most about my job is we get to reach out to people all over the country to help them buy and sell their homes. And my musical side helps me to relate and work with all types of people and make their dreams come true.”
Bethanne, who got her start acting in Los Angeles, has played major roles in stage performances such as “The Sound of Music,” “The Pajama Game” and “Ragtime.”
“My dad taught me that performing is all about making people laugh and entertaining them,” said Bethanne, who is most inspired by singers like Billie Holiday. “I love taking on new characters and seeing what I can do with them.”
Although she’s currently auditioning for a role in the Rosedale Players’ production of “Murder to be Announced,” she also dabbles in musical directing.
“Bethanne is very talented; she can sing, act and play piano,” said Clay Closson, who has worked with her on performances with the Park Players. “She was the musical director of ‘Dreamgirls’ last spring, which was arguably one of the most successful musicals the troupe has produced in the last 60 years.”
One of Bethanne’s current aspirations is to organize a “Quoir” across the Quicken Loans Family of Companies. She came up with the concept when Quicken Loans began ramping up outreach efforts around downtown Detroit.
“We always use music as a way to get messages across to the community,” she said. “I think we have the opportunity to create something here. I’ve noticed that there was so much talent just on my team and I’m sure there is so much more.”
Bethanne has begun sharing her idea with others in the company. She hopes that one day “we may be able to put together a jingle for the company or something. Wouldn’t that be fun?”