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Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Worldwide Performer

Charmane DuPont is a gifted songstress with decades of experience serving with music. She has written and produced songs for the film She has performed for live television and in December of 2016 spent weeks touring throughout Europe with world-renown artists Dexter Walker and Zion Movement.

Check out her most recent work below.

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  • Keith Henderson (lead guitar/guitar solo)

  • Bill “Da Budda” Dickens (bass)

  • Richard Gibbs ( organ/piano)

  • William “PLU” Harmon (drums)

  • Charmane “DuPont “ Ward (songwriter/guitar/vocals)

  • Planet Plu Productions

        Plu Harmon (Producer)

        Chicago, IL


  • Audley Reid (Saxaphone)

  • Charmane “DuPont” Ward (songwriter/guitar/vocalist)


       Rickey Barns (Producer)



  • Charmane “DuPont” Ward (songwriter/vocals)

  • Jan Buckingham (songwriter)


        John Willis (Producer)


Photos by:  Michael Smith

                   Nancy Vela

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Music Tells A Story

Charmane DuPont is known by musicians, actors, and others in the entertainment  as a songwriter/guitarist/vocalist/actress. 

Her sound is captivating. She is best known for her unique style of writing, and gifts to inspire others through music and acting, providing Gospel messages that promote prayer, divine purpose, resulting  in  mental and physical health. 

The music she creates is versatile, and designed for both stage performances and film production. Charmane has toured internationally with the Recording Gospel Group Dexter Walker III and Zion Movement

Her time spent as a Music Therapist is part of what she believes to be her duty as a musician to give back. Her service ranges from supporting groups like the Gilda’s Club Chicago, Vitas Hospice, nursing homes, ICU’s to and schools. Her song “Extra Hands Of Hope” was the theme song for fundraising efforts led by the acting community in Chicago, which provided clothing and toys for the indigent community during Christmas time. Her single’s “Isaiah 43”great start to any day, and “You’ll Never Be An Unsung Hero” (featuring Fr. Michael L. Pfleger of St. Sabina’s Church) addresses the gun violence crisis, and calls on people to try and help end it.

She studied acting under Ann Ross (independent Hollywood director IMBd) and actor Tim Ross, at Encore Talent Agency in Chicago. She has since received SAG/AFTRA eligibility and continues to receive upgrades. 

Charmane’s song “James Vallo” was performed and she was featured in the movie documentary “Chasing Hollywood”(IMBd). She performed as a principal dancer, and singer  in T-Mobile "Home for the Holidays" by director Alonzo Gomez-Regio (Sag/Aftra). She was a supporting actor in HBO Max comedy series "Southside" by creator Bashir Salahuddin (Sag/Aftra).

Charmane portrayed the legendary Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who is recognized as the mother of Rock N Roll, in black history month programs for 4D Productions (screen writer Beverly LaRue), which was featured on Blue Island, IL. TV in 2020 and 2021. Additional television appearances include the 1st Season of BET’s “SUNDAYS BEST,”  “The Chicago Code,” “Boss” with Kelsey Grammer, and appeared as a band member in the HBO Max series "Somebody Somewhere" by creators Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen.

She’s been featured in the Historic Chicago Defender newspaper, Yahoo TV, Star Planet, Spotlight On Anointed lives and has performed on WGN TV channel 9, Midday Fix Music Lounge, Internet radio shows, INTELLECTUAL RADIO w/ Katie Lowe, The Maurice Talk Show, The DuSable Museum, Live Theatre Musical 13 MEN and more. She is the background singer, guitarist,on theme song " In The Basement With Maclemore", and a frequent guests of the Bryant Maclemore-Smith online TV Production in the Basement with Maclemore. 

Her goal is to be a working Performing Songwriter, providing music for TV and Film and Actress. Humbled to someday have the opportunities to use her gifts of healing as a recording artist, providing music ministry worldwide, A music therapist for underprivileged youth in indigent communities, hospitals, churches, nursing homes, cancer centers, businesses, mental health facilities, hospice, private home gatherings and celebrations, and more.... She is also registered dental hygienist  relocated to Nashville, TN after retirement in pursuit of her lifelong dreams of a music and acting careers. She firmly believes in KINGDOM BUILDING, using what God has gifted her to do, to spread the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,  and giving back that others will have opportunities to fulfill their dreams.   She  believes if you help a person find their true purpose in life, and help them to operate in that unique gift or talent, you create a productive, peaceful, loving environment, and prosperous universe. 

As a young artist, Charmane was a winner of Miss Congeniality in the official Miss America Pageant based in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Charmane DuPont was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, IL to the late Charles Dougles Ward (47), and Dorothy DuPont Ward (65). Honoring her grandmother and best friend Emma DuPont. (104)

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