Ms. Alyson starred Off-Broadway in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, as Audrey, during it's award winning run at the Orpheum Theater, and had the great honor to have worked with its original director, Howard Ashman. She also played Audrey in the highly acclaimed 1st National Touring Company and later, in many smaller theaters around the country. Ms. Alyson was a featured ensemble member of LES MISERABLES in Los Angeles, and with the 1st National Touring Company. She made her Broadway debut in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF as Chava, at Lincoln Center directed by Jerome Robbins. Some of her favorite roles include ONCE IN A LIFETIME (Miss Leighton - nominated Best Featured Actress in a Play - LADCC 2001) NUNSENSE (Sister Mary Amnesia) FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, ISN'T IT ROMANTIC (Janie), THE FIRST LADY SUITE (Mamie) as well as helping to develop new roles in many workshops and readings in the LA area like BINGO (Patsy) and INSIDE OUT (Sage). Ms. Alyson can be heard singing on LOST IN BOSTON IV, THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM ALBUM (Fynsworth Alley) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (DIC Animation Entertainment).
A New Brain (Rhonda) One Touch of Venus (Ensemble) Seesaw (Gittel Mosca) The Fix (Leslie Pynchon) The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Deirdre Peregrine / Rosa Bud) Blood Brothers (Woman 2) Street Scene (Shirley Kaplan) Li'l Abner (Mammy Yokum) A Man of No Importance (Mrs. Curtin) Do Re Mi (Kay Cram) My Favorite Year (Alice Miller) I Can Get It For You Wholesale (Ruthie Rivkin) Saturday Night (Celeste) A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Katie Rommely) Plain And Fancy (Rebecca) Yes, Yes Nanette (Ensemble) Take Me Along (Ensemble)
National Tours: CAMELOT (Sir Lionel and Lancelot U/S), starring Michael York. LA Theatre: 7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS (Adam - Cabrillo Music Theatre), THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (Kodak Theatre), 110 IN THE SHADE (Pasadena Playhouse), FLOYD COLLINS (West Coast Ensemble). Concert appearances with: the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, Atlanta Pops and the Salt River Brass. Television: numerous appearances on AS THE WORLD TURNS and GUIDING LIGHT. Stuart has a solo CD entitled "Making It Through", which was released in 2006 and is available at all MTG shows. www.stuartambrose.com.
On Broadway, Eileen played Luisa Contini in Tommy Tune’s Tony Award winning musical, NINE. She also starred as Vi Moore in the national tour of FOOTLOOSE. She was recently seen as Florence Foster Jenkins in ICT's production of GLORIOUS! She played the mother in the Ovation Award winning Havok Theatre Company’s production of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. Some of her favorite regional theatre roles include Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA, Lucille in NO, NO, NANETTE, Julie in SHOW BOAT, and Nancy in OLIVER! Eileen performed the role of Fosca in MTG's West Coast premiere of Stephen Sondheim's PASSION, for which she won a Robby Award. She appeared in RADIO GALS at the Pasadena Playhouse and won a Drama- Logue Award for her role in that production as well as for her role in THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. Other California appearances include Billy Barnes' MOVIE STAR, QUEEN OF THE STARDUST BALLROOM with Tyne Daly, and Judith Viorst's LOVE AND SHRIMP, which also played at The Ballroom in New York with Bonnie Franklin and Mariette Hartley. She starred in Amanda McBroom's HEARTBEATS, enjoyed a long run in Neil Simon's RUMORS, opposite Bernie Kopel and was in the West Coast premiere of Stephen Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER and THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA. Some of Eileen’s television credits include two episodes of "Mad Men," "Harry's Law," "Workaholics," Southland," two episodes of "ER," "Brothers and Sisters," "Strong Medicine," "The Gilmore Girls," "Caroline in the City," "Murder She Wrote," "Matlock," "Designing Women," "Who's The Boss," and "Knots Landing," where she played opposite Michael York. Soap fans may remember her as the evil Stephanie Woodruff on "Days of Our Lives." Eileen has recorded her cabaret act on her CD, "Eilee Barnett, Live at The Cinegrill." Her recording for children, "Broadway With A Beat," won a NAPPA Award (National Parenting Publications Award). She has performed in many Musical Theatre Guild shows, which are listed below, and she has also produced MTG productions, including SEESAW, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, SATURDAY NIGHT, and WHERE'S CHARLEY? She lives in Los Angeles with her five dogs, one cat and wonderful husband, actor Bruce French. www.eileenbarnett.com
MTG ProductionsWomen on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Lucia) Road Show (Mama Mizner) The Golden Apple Triumph of Love (Hesione) A New Brain (Mimi) Little Women (Marme) Out of this World (Isadora St. John) As Thousands Cheer (Revue) Street Scene (Anna Maurant) A Man of No Importance (Mrs. Patrick) A Fantastick Evening (Company) Sail Away (Elinor Spencer Bollard) My Favorite Year (Belle May Steinberg Carroca) Lady in the Dark (Liza Elliott) Jubilee (Karen O'Kane) Grand Hotel (Raffaella) Allegro (Marjorie Taylor) How Now Dow Jones (Mrs. Kleinv) Extraordinary! A Tribute To Stephen Schwartz Plain And Fancy (Ruth Winters) Rags (Rebecca Hershkowitz) Passion (Encore Presentation) (Fosca) Passion (Fosca) Bells Are Ringing (Ensemble)
Roger starred as the Beast in the Natonal Tour of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and was featured in the National Tours of LES MISERABLES and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Los Angeles area producions include SWEENEY TODD, SWING!, FOREVER PLAID, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL plus concerts at The Hollywood Bowl and The Walt Disney Concert Hall. MTG: SEESAW, ASPECTS OF LOVE, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, FLOYD COLLINS, ROBERTA and SUPERMAN. Roger is married to actress Kim Huber and they have a daughter, Paige.
Seesaw (Jerry Ryan) Aspects of Love (Alex) A Connecticut Yankee (Galahad) It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (Banghart/Ensemble) Roberta (John Kent) Floyd Collins (Floyd Collins) Extraordinary! A Tribute To Stephen Schwartz Where's Charley (Jack Chesney) Rags
Chuck began performing as a member of the famed UCLA Opera Workshop. He then moved to musical theatre with the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, and the Mark Taper Forum as well as productions of ANNIE and EVITA at the Shubert Theatre and national tours. He is married to screenwriter Linda Bergman and they have two young adults, Sarah and Adam.
MTG Productions:SUGAR (Knuckles/Ensemble) 70, Girls, 70 (Man) Irma La Douce (Police Inspector) Fade Out / Fade In (Custer Corkley/Ensemble) Finian's Rainbow (Sheriff) Aspects of Love (Marcel) A Connecticut Yankee (Arthur) Street Scene (Carl Olsen) Li`l Abner (Pappy Yokum) A Man of No Importance (Rasher/Carson) Do Re Mi (Moe Shtarker, Ensemble) Sail Away (Sir Gerard Nutfield) Roberta (M. Leroux, Willie) Lady in the Dark (Ensemble) Little Mary Sunshine (Fleet Foot) Dear World (Prospector) Parade (Gov John Slaton) Grand Hotel (Witt) Allegro (Dr. Bigby Denby) Saturday Night (Plaza Attendant/Clune) A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Moriarty) Plain And Fancy (Isaac Miller) Rags (Bronstein) The Baker's Wife (Pierre) Take Me Along (Macomber) Louisiana Purchase (Colonel Davis D. Davis Sr.) Passion (Encore Presentation) (Lieutenant Barri) Passion (Lieutenant Barri) I Remember Mama (Papa) Bells Are Ringing (Inspector Barnes) Over Here (Father) On The Twentieth Century (Conductor Flanagan) Colette Collage The Apple Tree (Mr. Fallible)
Broadway: Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (more than 1,000 performances on B'way and on tour; Carbonell Award and Helen Hayes Award nom.) and Amalia in SHE LOVES ME (standby). Regional: Fanny in FANNY opposite the late José Ferrer (Paper Mill Playhouse), SONGS FROM THE TALL GRASS (Ford’s Theatre) and Margaret in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (Farmer's Alley Theatre; Wilde Award nom.) Teri received an Ovation Award nomination for her performance as Ellen Terry in CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and recently toured as Marian in THE MUSIC MAN IN CONCERT with Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy. Ms. Bibb has been a featured soloist in tributes honoring Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince, including “The Broadway Prince” at Carnegie Hall (with Len Cariou and Elaine Stritch) and six annual “The Night of 1,000 Voices” concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall. She sang duets with José Carreras at Radio City Music Hall and starred in “One Enchanted Evening” in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has sung with orchestras across the US, including the Santa Fe, St. Louis and Pacific Symphonies and the New York Pops; and can be heard on the recordings “Unsung Irving Berlin” and “A Gala Concert for Hal Prince.” Teri has guest starred on TV, been a supporting player on film, and has sung on several film scores including “Ice Age” and “Polar Express.” She was also a featured soloist on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” She is co-creator of The Phantom’s Leading Ladies, Three Broadway Christines in Concert. www.TeriBibb.com
MTG ProductionsThe Golden Apple (Penelope) Death Takes A Holiday (Duchess Stephanie) Titanic (Caroline) High Spirits (Ruth Condomine) Out of this World (Helen Vance) Little Mary Sunshine (Little Mary Sunshine) Jubilee (Princess Diana) Extraordinary! A Tribute To Stephen Schwartz Louisiana Purchase (Quartet) Passion (Encore Presentation) (Clara) Nine (Claudia Nardi) Passion (Clara) I Remember Mama (Katrin) Once Upon A Mattress (Lady Larkin)
Jill Marie Burke is a Los Angeles native and former Miss Anaheim. Her first professional work began performing for the Walt Disney Company, portraying such characters as Princess Jasmine, Ariel, and Pocahontas. Currently, she can be heard singing the popular “Priceline Negotiator!” jingle, running nationwide. Her theater credits include: LOVELACE A ROCK OPERA which won several L.A. WEEKLY awards including Best Ensemble, THE HOT MIKADO , THE THIRD FROM THE LEFT at the NYC and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD which she was nominated for a L.A. Ovation Award, and JACQUES BREL: A LIFE IN SONG, which she won a Ticket Holder Award for Best Cabaret Performance. Jill has had the privilege of singing with and for such stars as Tony-award winning Jason Robert Brown, Robert Morse, Richard Carpenter, and her “uncle” Johnny Mathis. She performs in a variety of projects: she stars in the cabaret revue entitled HOLLYWOOD REVISITED, is a member of the a cappella band VYBRATION, she is a featured vocalist for the master percussionist C.G. RYCHE, and frequently belts out our National Anthem for the Anaheim Angels. She now stars in her Pat Benatar tribute band called LIVE FROM EARTH! www.jillmarieburke.com
MTG ProductionsWomen on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Paulina) Violet (music hall singer) Fade Out / Fade In (ensemble) A New Brain (Lisa) Call Me Madam (ensemble) Chess (ensemble)
On Broadway and in National Tours, Doug appeared in RAGTIME, the Tony Award winning production of CITY OF ANGELS, THE FANTASTICKS, SHE LOVES ME, THE PAJAMA GAME, MUSIC IS and as a soloist at Radio City Music Hall. He is currently featured in PHANTOM, THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR. A veteran of over one hundred professional productions from coast to coast, he is the recipient of two Los Angeles Drama-Logue Awards for leading roles in MAN OF LA MANCHA and SWEENEY TODD, a Robby Award for SHENANDOAH and a Back Stage Garland Award for his work in the West Coast premiere of Stephen Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER. Other recent credits include RAGTIME for Musical Theatre West and Merry Go Round Playhouse, TITANIC, DAMN YANKEES, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at CLO of South Bay Cities, SOUTH PACIFIC with Theater League and San Bernardino CLO, IT'S ONLY A PLAY at the Royal Poinciana in Palm Beach, GUYS & DOLLS at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre, Harrah's in Atlantic City and The Desert Inn in Las Vegas, 1776 at St. Louis MUNY and Sacramento Civic and THE MUSIC MAN, ANNIE and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with the Sacramento Music Circus. Other favorite roles include: Juan Peron in EVITA, Fredrick in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Alan in BABY, Julian Marsh in 42nd STREET, Second Banana in SUGAR BABIES and FROM THE TOP! (with Carol Burnett). On film and television, Doug has been featured on "Frasier", "Dear John", "Murder She Wrote", "Chance of a Lifetime", "True Identity", "General Hospital", "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "A Very Brady Christmas", and "Tomcats". He proudly serves as the Western Regional Vice President of Actors' Equity Association and as chairman of its Western Regional Board.
ProductionsRedhead (Howard Cavanaugh) Little Mary Sunshine (Oscar Fairfax) Parade (Judge Roan/Old Soldier) Jubilee (Cabinet Member, Officer Remington, Messenger, Footman) Grand Hotel (Preysing) Allegro (Dr. Joseph Taylor) Floyd Collins (Bee Doyle) How Now Dow Jones (Wingate) The Grass Harp Sheriff Amos Legrand Working Rex (Winship (corporate executive), Anthony Cleo (stone mason), Joe Gutty (retired)) Where's Charley (Brassett) The Robber Bridegroom (Big Harp) Plain And Fancy (Papa Yoder) Louisiana Purchase (Dean Joseph T. Manning)
Christopher Carothers, member of Actors’ Equity and the Screen Actors Guild, has toured the country with the Broadway National Tours of Les Misérables, Grease, Phantom, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Jesus Christ Superstar. He has starred in the West Coast premieres of Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly, Five Course Love, and Stephen Schwartz’s Children of Eden, along with the U.S. premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Opening Doors. He’s also worked at area theaters from Ventura down to Escondido, starring in such favorites as Evita, My Fair Lady, Cabaret, A Little Night Music, White Christmas, and Man of La Mancha. He’s performed corporate and cabaret shows in nightclubs, ballrooms, and parks throughout greater Southern California, has circled the globe as a star entertainer for the super-luxury Royal Viking and Radisson cruise lines, and worked in Las Vegas as a lead singer in the venerable Jubilee at Bally’s. His film credits include Mythic Journeys, The Stranger Within, and The Dead.
MTG ProductionsLittle Women (Professor Bhaer) Shenandoah (Ensemble) Call Me Madam (Maxwell) City of Angels (Jimmy Powers) Road Show (Ensemble) Irma La Douce (Roberto Les Diams, a Mec) Fade Out / Fade In (Roscoe / Ensemble) The Fix (Peter Hale)
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BRYAN CHESTERS grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. He has performed on stage and screen in Chicago, NYC and Los Angeles. He received both his BA (Music) and MFA (Theater) from UCLA (Magna cum laude). He has studied with some of the best acting teachers in the country including: Bobby Lewis (Founder of the Actor’s Studio & original member of the Group Theatre), Mel Shapiro, Salome Jens, Ellen Geer, Gil Cates, Jean-Louis Rodrigue, Larry Moss, Terry Schreiber, Ken Lerner, Tom Irwin, Jeff Perry, Shannon Cochran, Gar Campbell, Marilyn Fox. He is the recipient of several acting awards including scholarships from Carol Burnett, George Burns and Laura Pels. Recent TV/Film acting credits include: WAR DOGS (w/Jonah Hill & Miles Teller), MAD MEN (Dir. Jon Hamm), MODERN FAMILY, ANGER MANAGEMENT, Grey’s Anatomy (Dir. Jeannot Szwarc), A Lesson in Love (Starring Kristy Swanson) & Jet Set (Starring Eric Roberts). Upcoming films in 2018: Harvest Season & A Haunting at Silver Falls 2. He currently resides in Los Angeles where he is a company member of the prestigious Pacific Resident Theater in Venice, CA and an original member of the SAVAGE PLAYERS in which LA TIMES critic David C. Nichols recently praised Mr. Chesters’ work in The Psychic Life of Savages at the New LA Theater Center. His work in the theater includes plays by Shakespeare (Hamlet), Williams (The Glass Menagerie) and Chekov (The Cherry Orchard) to name but a few. Some of his favorite roles include: Eddie (Hurly Burly), Charles (The Clean House), Oed (Big Love) and Millet/Binky (Fuddy Meers). A true triple threat he has played the Gene Kelly role in Singin’ in the Rain at two different regional theaters. (Art Park-NY, Glendale Theater, CA). Broadway Tours include: 1st National Sunset Boulevard (Dir. Trevor Nunn) and 42nd Street-European (Dir. Jon Engstrom). As a director he worked alongside Mel Shapiro and assisted him on ANGELS IN AMERICA: Parts One and Two. He also adapted, produced and directed the 25th Anniversary Production of ST. ELMO’S FIRE at the Flight Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
MTG PRODUCTIONSSUGAR (Spats)
Will Collyer is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television and has performed on stages across southern California, including the Pasadena Playhouse (Breaking Through), Mark Taper Forum (Parade), Kirk Douglas Theater (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Reprise (Hair, Bells Are Ringing), Boston Court (Gulls, Unfinished American Highwayscape) Third Street Theatre (The Full Monty) and West Coast Ensemble (Big, the Musical). In addition, he has frequently guest-starred on prime-time TV, lent his voice to dozens of feature films and composed the scores for three full-length stage musicals and numerous short films. Proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA. www.willcollyer.com
MTG ProductionsHigh Society (Ensemble) State Fair (Wayne) Promises Promises (Chuck) Bonnie & Clyde (Clyde) Road Show (Wilson) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Henry) Sweet Smell of Success (Dallas) Wonderful Town (Chick) Death Takes a Holiday (Corrado) Chess (Walter) Little Women (Laurie) High Fidelity (Rob) One Touch of Venus (Rodney) Hello Again (The College Boy)
Favorite roles: Ellen - MISS SAIGON (Broadway & 1st National), Eponine - LES MISERABLES (2nd National), and the Narrator - JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT opposite Donny Osmond. Other roles: Philia - A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Sacramento Music Circus), Princess Leonide - TRIUMPH OF LOVE (Falcon Theatre), Lizzie - BABY, Maria - WEST SIDE STORY, Patsy - RIMERS OF ELDRITCH, Sandy - GREASE, Brigid Mary - LITTLE MOON OF ALBAN, Jenny Lind - BARNUM, and Geraldine - WHAT THE BUTLER SAW. Misty is an American Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate.
MTG ProductionsThe Fix (Tina McCoy) Do Re Mi (Swinger, Ensemble) The Wild Party (Kate) Parade (Lucille Frank) The Robber Bridegroom (Rosamund) Plain And Fancy (Hilda Miller)
Matthew Patrick Davis: Broadway: Side Show. Selected Regional: Side Show (Kennedy Center); The Nightingale, Limelight, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Side Show (La Jolla Playhouse); Haunted House Party (Getty Villa); Four Chords and a Gun (Bootleg Theater); The Complete History of America (abridged) (Falcon Theatre); Cinderella Christmas, South Street (Pasadena Playhouse); A Funny Thing..., Sunday in the Park... (Reprise). TV: Throwing Shade, Jane the Virgin, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Comedy Bang Bang, Tosh.0, Sam & Cat, Community, Sarah Silverman Program, Greek, Days of our Lives, Veronica Mars, Joan of Arcadia. Davis writes and performs original comedy songs and musicals at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. www.matthewpatrickdavis.com
MTG ProductionsSUGAR (Jerry) STATE FAIR (Ensemble) LITTLE ME (Ensemble)
The place is Claremont, California. The time is fifteen years ago, and the event is the first voice lesson that would start my singing career! Since that very first singing lesson Robin has let music and drama take her around the world from the exotic Los Angeles and Orange Counties, throughout the United States, Caribbean, Canada, and Europe. Some of Robin’s most notable performances have been Tick, Tick….Boom! (Susan), Closer Than Ever (Woman #2 Garland award), Zorro (West End Workshop), Cesar y Ruben (Dir. Ed Begely Jr.), and most recently a reading of a new musical conceived by Blake Edwards. With Musical Theater Guild Robin has performed in the acclaimed Connecticut Yankee (Evelyn) and Aspects of Love. On the singing side of performing Robin has sung back-up for Roger Daltry at the Hollywood Bowl, can be heard on the re-release of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, the soundtrack of Zombie Prom, some original tracks on the Indie Film The Broken Hearts Club, and if you happen to catch the Swedish Academy Award winning film Let the Right one In, you can hear her play a 12 year old vampire! (English Dubbing) TV credits include Passions, Journeyman and commercials for Chevrolet, Sonic one, and just recently Kaplan Education.
MTG ProductionsIrma La Douce (Irma La Douce, a Poule) Fade Out / Fade In (Gloria Currie/Ensemble) Stop the World, I Want to Get Off (Ensemble) Connecticut Yankee (Evelyn)
Katie can currently be seen performing at schools all over Southern California with The Imagination Machine, as well as onstage at Disney's California Adventure in Frozen: Live at the Hyperion. She has appeared as Jane in TARZAN (3D-Theatricals,) Frauelin Kost in CABARET (Crown City Theatre Co.,) Suzy in THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES (Sierra Rep and Candlelight Pavilion,) Amber in HAIRSPRAY (Sierra Rep,) a Silly Girl in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (3D-Theatricals,) and most recently she spent her holiday season performing with the Troubadour Theatre Company in THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOWIE (The Falcon Theatre.) She has performed over/on the seas for Disney in Tokyo and as an original cast member aboard The Disney Fantasy. Film and Television credits include Disney's The Parent Trap and NBC's Brave New World. Proud member, SAG/AFTRA/AEA.
MTG ProductionsSTATE FAIR (Emily) PROMISES, PROMISES (Ginger)
National Tour: Miss Saigon (Ensemble/John u/s; North America). Select Regional: Side Show (Jake; 3D Theatricals), Kiss Me, Kate (Hortensio/Fred u/s; Pasadena Playhouse), South Pacific (Henry, MTW), Floyd Collins (Ed Bishop; 2014 LA Ovation Best Musical ; La Mirada Theatre), Les Miserables (La Mirada Theatre), South Pacific w/ Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Hollywood Bowl), 25th Annual..Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney; PCPA, Phoenix Theatre North Coast Rep.), Rent (Benny), Man of La Mancha (MTW), The Fix (ICT), Sleepless In Seattle, The Musical (The Pasadena Playhouse), Five Guys Named Moe (Red Mountain Theatre Company), and more. Commercials: Allstate Insurance, Dodge, Bud Light. Film/TV: Lost Tapes: Poltergeist (Discovery Channel), Joshua Tree 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (Iconoclastic Features). www.jdonnell.com
Kelley Dorney was thrilled to be a part of two shows in Musical Theatre Guild's recent season: State Fair (Margy Frake) and Promises, Promises (Sylvia). She was recently in Oklahoma (Ado Annie) at 3D Theatricals and Carousel (Heavenly Friend) at Musical Theatre West. Kelley was also seen in Lend Me a Tenor (Maggie) at La Mirada, Marilyn! (Norma Jeane) at the Alex Theatre, Nunsense (Sister Amnesia) at Crown City Theatre, and in the Ovation nominated ensemble of First Date (Woman #2) at La Mirada. While living in London, Kelley was also in the PBS Concert Special of A Tale of Two Cities as the Seamstress as well as the workshop of Love Never Dies. She can be heard on both cast albums of those shows. She's toured the nation and the high seas with TheatreWorks USA and Disney Cruise Lines. Kelley continues to perform for kids as part of the Imagination Machine where she encourages reading and writing to students by performing their own creative stories.
MTG ProductionsState Fair (Margy Frake) Promises, Promises (Sylvia)
Melissa is thrilled to be back in Los Angeles! Broadway: WICKED (U.S. Glinda & ensemble soloist), original cast in San Francisco and NY’s Gershwin Theatre, original cast recording, 3 years of WICKED workshops and readings, as well as joining the L.A. leg of the WICKED tour at the Pantages. Melissa had the honor of performing under the musical direction of Paul Geminani for STEVEN SONDHEIM’S 75TH CELEBRATION at The Hollywood Bowl. Los Angeles & Regional highlights: Hal Prince’s 3HREE at The Ahmanson, THE SUNSHINE BOYS (The Nurse, starring Ed Asner and Harold Gould) at The Gindi Auditorium, GREASE (Marty) at Civic Light Opera South Bay, MILK AND HONEY (Zipporah) at The Gindi Auditorium, SWEENEY TODD (Johanna) at The Scherr Forum, WEST SIDE STORY (Maria, Best Actress Denver Critic’s Circle Nominee) and SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Kathy Selden), both at Denver’s Arvada Center, CHANG & ENG (Sallie) The Falcon Theatre, GILLIGAN’S ISLAND THE MUSICAL (Maryanne) at The Scherr Forum, the West Coast premiere of ENTER THE GUARDSMAN (The Wardrobe Mistress) at Laguna Playhouse, the world premiere of THE TIN PAN ALLEY RAG (Dorothy) at The Pasadena Playhouse. Workshop highlights: Stephen Schwartz’s SNAPSHOTS (directed by Randy Brenner), and originating the role of Fernande in Ron Abel’s CAMILLE at The York Theatre in NY, as well as at Pacific Residence Theatre here in L.A. Numerous shows for the REPRISE! series include BELLS ARE RINGING, OF THEE I SING, WONDERFUL TOWN AND FINIAN’S RAINBOW. She is the voice of BETTY BOOP, HELLO KITTY, Edward in COWBOY BEBOP, Gaz in Nickelodeon’s INVADER ZIM, Rika in DIGIMON, and so much more in the voice-over/studio singer world. Recordings include: WICKED, CAMILLE, THREADS, GILLIGAN’S ISLAND THE MUSICAL, VOX LUMIERE’S METROPOLIS, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, INTOLERANCE, BOXING HELENA, NBC Saturday Morning Jingle singer and Jingle parody singer for the Premiere Radio Network. Melissa is The Coloratura Soloist for VOX LUMIERE, performing for The Avignon Opera, Cinematheque Paris, The Prince Theatre in Philadelphia, The Ford Ampitheatre, Hollywood and Highland, The Ivy Substation and lots of venues throughout NY, L.A. and France, and will star as Christine in their next production PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. All my love to Joel and the “Flying Fahn Family!” www.millebaci.net
MTG ProductionsSUGAR (Sugar) Hello Again (The Actress) Das Barbecu (Gutrune, Norn, Texas Ranger, Freia, Y-Vonne Duvall, Rivermaiden, Valkyrie, Tambourine Girl) Out of this World (Venus) The Roar of the Greasepaint (Urchin) Li'l Abner (Daisy Mae) No, No, Nanette (Flora) Redhead (Tilly) Allegro (Beulah) Saturday Night (Florence) How Now Dow Jones (Sue Ellen) Yes, Yes Nanette (Ensemble) The Baker's Wife (Nicole)
MTG Performances include Mrs. Johnstone–BLOOD BROTHERS, Gussie–MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Apassionata Von Climax–LI'L ABNER and Swinger/Ensemble–DO RE MI. She was Kathy Selden in the First National Tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Many principal roles in touring and regional theatre including Mrs. Meers–THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Abigail–1776 and Reno–ANYTHING GOES.
TV and Film: "One on One", "Judging Amy", "Crossing Jordan", "Small Emergencies", "Diagnosis Murder" and "Family Law". She recurs as Dr. Rachael Ryan on "General Hospital" and is featured in "Georgia Rule" starring Jane Fonda and Lindsay Lohan for director Garry Marshall.
Cynthia is off to tour the country playing Marion Cunningham in HAPPY DAYS–THE MUSICAL. For D
MTG ProductionsHello Again (The Whore) Blood Brothers (Mrs. Johnstone) Merrily We Roll Along (Gussie Carnegie) Li'l Abner (Apassionata Von Climax) Do Re Mi (Swinger, Ensemble)
Joshua Finkel is an actor, director and acting coach. He heads up the Musical Theater Program at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, teaches Musical Theatre at the Young Americans College in Corona and runs the Actor Masterclasses at New Musicals Inc. and The Academy for New Musical Theatre in North Hollywood , coaches internationally doing his 12 master classes, as well as out of his private studio, the Creative Combustion Acting Studio. Joshua has been creating workshops teaming a small group of actors with top directors, agents, and casting directors in Los Angeles called his DIRECTOR AUDITION PANELS series. Recent directing credits include the Los Angeles County Premiere of VIOLET at the El Portal Theatre, DIFFICULT TO LEAVE starring Roslyn Cohn (Broadway World Nomination) THE FANTASTICKS and FUNNY THING…FORUM (Panic! Productions) CAN'T GET ENOUGH (The Lonny Chapman Theater, NoHo), A RING IN BROOKLYN (Noho Arts Center, Scenie Award), INTO THE WOODS at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, the Los Angeles Premiere of THE SPITFIRE GRILL at Actors’ Co-op, the Bay Area premiere of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD in San Francisco and FALSETTOLAND at San Francisco’s Phoenix Theater. Last year Joshua directs/choreographs and stars in the ongoing corporate event and Hollywood Musical Revue, HOLLYWOOD REVISITED. Recent performing credits include Howard in BAGELS! the Musical (Stages Musical Theatre Festival 2015), Lew Fields in Richard M. Sherman’s latest musical about Weber and Fields, PAZZAZZ!, Bamatabois/Dance Captain in LES MISERABLES at the HOLLYWOOD BOWL and 11 characters in THE KID FROM BROOKLYN: THE DANNY KAYE MUSICAL at the El Portal Theater. Joshua has starred as the wild latin nightclub singer Ricardo Romero in the Los Angeles premiere of NEVER GONNA DANCE at Musical Theater West, and as Eddie Ryan in FUNNY GIRL at Robert Redford’s complex in Sundance, Utah. And was in the original cast and cast album of BARK! He originated Jacob Finney in the original cast of THE GRAVE WHITE WAY at the Hudson Theater in Hollywood. Other theater credits include playing the Tony Award Winning role of Uncle Louie in LOST IN YONKERS, starring Erin Moran from Happy Days, Al in A CHORUS LINE starring Jane Lanier, and Buttons in a wild, burlesque version of CINDERELLA. Television appearances include DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES with Marcia Cross, GENERAL HOSPITAL, Joshua was seen as the Singing Waiter on the Emmy Award winning 2000 Season Finale Episode of ALLY McBEAL, THE MUSICAL ALMOST, and can be seen in the movie THE KID playing opposite Bruce Willis. Joshua played Gary Carson opposite Kathleen Quinlan on FAMILY LAW, and was the Card Dealer/Mr. Zapatella in Reprise’s FIORELLO! starring Tony Danza. On Broadway, Joshua starred as Molina, the Window Dresser in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN with Chita Rivera and Vanessa Williams and was selected to play the role twice in India. Los Angeles audiences have seen Joshua appear as Thenardier in the original LA company of LES MISERABLES. A classically trained actor, Joshua’s recent roles include Tybalt in Portland Stage’s ROMEO AND JULIET directed by Tony Award Winning director Bartlett Sher, Birdie Bowers in TERRA NOVA at The Virginia Stage Company, and Juror #4 in TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Merrimack Rep. Khlestakov in THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, Edmund in KING LEAR, and the title role in HAMLET. Internationally, Mr. Finkel has performed Brecht in Germany in THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN, the Greeks in Japan with the Suzuki Company of Toga in CLYTEMNESTRA. Additional Musical Roles include Macheath in the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival’s THE THREEPENNY OPERA, Jigger in Sacramento Music Circus’ CAROUSEL, El Gallo in THE FANTASTICKS at the Hangar Theatre, Paul in A CHORUS LINE, Franklin Shepard in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Cosmo Brown in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, and the Pirate King in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Other television appearances include CAROLINE IN THE CITY, THE TONY AWARDS, THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, and being a regular soloist on AMERICAN BANDSTAND. Joshua can be heard on the original cast recordings of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, BARK! and on Voice-overs for CHUBB INSURANCE, MILLER BEER, and HALLMARK. Joshua was the live action model for Prince Eric in THE LITTLE MERMAID. For more information: http://www.joshuafinkel.com
MTG ProductionsA New Brain (Mr. Bungee) Kiss of the Spider Woman (Molina) It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (Father Ling) No, No, Nanette (Ensemble) I Can Get It For You Wholesale (Teddy Asche) Lady in the Dark (Ensemble) Grand Hotel (Erick) Saturday Night (Vocalist/Fletcher) How Now Dow Jones (Herbert/Mr. Chase)
Tal Fox was thrilled to make her MTG debut with High Society! Other favorite credits include: Max & Ruby (National Tour), The Christians (Center Theatre Group), Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz (The Rockwell), Kiss Me, Kate (Lilli/Kate), Darling (Victoria Morgan), Urinetown (Pennywise), Hello Again (The Actress), See What I Wanna See, Bare: a Pop Opera, The Spitfire Grill, Ragtime... In addition to performing, Tal enjoys directing youth theatre and encouraging young actors as a private coach. You can follow her on Instagram: @talmorningdew and Twitter: @talfox
MTG Productions:High Society (Stella)
California: VPAC’s DEAR WORLD starring Tyne Daly and directed by David Lee, Musical Theatre West’s EVITA, SPAMALOT, and the title role in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 3D-Theatricals’ Ovation-winning PARADE and Curly in their recent OKLAHOMA, featured performer with The LA Phil and The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra including their Grammy nominated WEST SIDE STORY conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, CAMELOT at Pasadena Playhouse, Nick Carroway in the first fully-licensed stage version of THE GREAT GATSBY (adapted by Simon Levy) for Arizona Theatre Company, Ensemble Theatre of S.B.’s BELL, BOOK, and CANDLE, Tony in PCPA’s WEST SIDE STORY, JACQUES BREL… at The Colony, BYE BYE BIRDIE at Cabrillo. Regional: SPAMALOT at The Wynn Casino, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Porchlight, Timeline, About Face, Apple Tree, Marriott Lincolnshire, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatres. Original casts: HEATHERS, LOVING REPEATING, EMPIRE BURLESQUE, iGHOST, and BUMPERSTICKER. TV: Liv & Maddie, Passions. BFA – Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Faculty at Relativity School. Member of Musical Theatre Guild, AEA, and SAG/AFTRA. Thanks to the Ford girls, and AMT Artists. More: www.ZManForZJob.com.
MTG ProductionsJoe in SUGAR
Pat in STATE FAIR
Dick in HIGH FIDELITY
Sam in SHENANDOAH
Eddie Yeager in DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
Ulysses in THE GOLDEN APPLE
Sidney Falco in SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
Hollis in ROAD SHOW
Peter in CITY OF ANGELS
Marvin Hamlisch in A CLASS ACT
JULIE GARNYÉ is a singer, actress, voiceover artist, host and producer. As a performer, she most recently appeared in the Disney animated film “Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure” as the singing voice of the fairy Lyria, Les Miserables at The Hollywood Bowl (directed by Richard Jay-Alexander), Chess in Concert at the Ford Amphitheatre and starred with Tony-winners Alan Cumming and Alice Ripley in Open All Night: The Music of Lance Horne. In New York, she recently appeared in the reading of Lance Horne’s new musical The $trip and, in 2007, she was distinguished as the only female performer to be invited from outside New York to appear in the all-star Stephen Schwartz tribute concert at Town Hall. Other credits include Broadway: HAIR in Concert (last minute replacement for Tony Award winner Idina Menzel), CHESS in Concert, The Easter Bonnet Competition. New York: Broadway By The Year 1978 (Town Hall), Children Of Eden in Concert (New York Premiere), Pippin in Concert, NAMT Songwriters Showcase 2005 and dozens of readings and workshops, from new developmental musicals done in a composer’s living room to Legally Blonde at 42nd Street Studios. National Tours: CATS (Grizabella, Jennyanydots), It’s Not Where You Start… through AMTSJ. Regional/L.A.: An Evening with Stephen Schwartz (The Ford Amphitheatre), Bat Boy The Musical, West Side Story, George M, Fiddler On The Roof, Bye Bye Birdie. Film: Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure (Disney Animation Studios), The Little Richard Story, The Ultimate Auction. Recordings: WICKED (as Elphaba [guide vocals] – Stage-Stars Karaoke), HAIR (Sh-K-Boom Records), Longing For A Place Already Gone (Laura Bell Bundy’s debut album), Fine and Dandy (PS Classics), Folkzinger (with Christine Lavin), Last Day On Earth (for composer Lance Horne), The Water (for composer Georgia Stitt) and Broadway By The Year 1978 Original Cast Album (soon to be released). Julie has sung in concert with some of the greatest artists on earth, from prolific composer Stephen Schwartz to pop great Neil Sedaka, to singer/songwriter Josh Groban and jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Julie graduated from Santa Clara University with a double B.A. in Theatre and English and has been studying voice with famed vocal teacher Edward Sayegh for 15 years. She is currently workshopping four new musicals in Los Angeles and New York. Julie thanks her family, her friends and all at KSR LA and NY for their tireless support. For more information, please visit www.YouTube.com/JulieGarnye or www.JulieGarnye.com
Helen has been in seven productions with MTG. Starting her career as a "Meglin Kiddie" at four, she performed in plays, musicals, radio, films, USO shows and television, singing and tap dancing—and hasn't stopped yet. Some TV credits include "Will & Grace," "The Bernie Mac Show" and "E.R." Film credits include "Standup" and the soon to be released "The Inner Circle." As part of a four-generation theater family, she's most proud of the two youngest—grandsons Aaron and Greyson.
MTG Productions70, Girls, 70 (Gert) Sail Away (Mrs. Sweeny) My Favorite Year (Aunt Sadie) Dear World (President 2) Jubilee (Queen Katherine) How Now Dow Jones (Mrs. Millhauser) Two By Two (Esther)
Chris recently returned from the National Tour of CAMELOT, starring Lou Diamond Phillips. A native of Detroit, Chris has performed in regional theatre around the country as well as the Los Angeles area. Some favorite musical theatre roles: Beast in DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and Reuben in JOSEPH, both for Cabrillo Music Theatre, Radames in Fullerton CLO's AIDA, Jerry in FULL MONTY and Sir Harry in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, both for Sierra Repertory Theatre, and Pedro in MAN OF LA MANCHA at Performance Network. Chris holds an MFA from Wayne State University, where he was awarded a fellowship as a member of The Hilberry Theatre Company. In that vein, Chris enjoyed such roles as: Jack Worthing in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, for which he received the Oscar Wilde award for Outstanding Performer; Hal Carter in PICNIC, which earned him a Best Actor nomination from the Detroit Free Press; Cliff in Roundabout Music Theatre's CABARET; and two separate runs of the one-man show, FULLY COMMITTED, for Kentucky Rep and Oklahoma City Rep. Chris also received the James Kisicki Award for Excellence from the Detroit Free Press. In addition to performing on stage, Chris has taught as an adjunct professor of Theatre at Wayne State University, and has written two award-winning one act plays, as well as lyrics for the musical THE GOLD WUTAHKEE. Commercials include the Michigan Lottery and Chevrolet, and he has portrayed Ken of Ken and Barbie fame for Mattel. Television credits include: "All My Children," "Numb3rs" and "The Singles Table." Chris is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
MTG ProductionsViolet (Preacher, Bus Driver, Rufus, Radio Singer, Bus Driver 4) The Fix (Reed Chandler) Blood Brothers (Mickey Johnstone) Li'l Abner (Clem Scragg)
MARC GINSBURG - A Philadelphia native and New York transplant, Marc is proud to be a part of Musical Theatre Guild. Marc toured the country for a year and a half as a member of the Ensemble in Cameron Mackintosh’s OLIVER!, where he also understudied Bill Sykes, Mr. Sowerberry, and performed the role of Fagin. Favorite regional roles include Sir Lancelot/French Taunter/Knight of Ni/Tim the Enchanter - SPAMALOT (3D Theatricals), Che – EVITA (Cabrillo Music Theatre), THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) (Falcon Theatre), 18 different characters as The Man – REAL HOUSEWIVES OF TOLUCA LAKE (Falcon Theatre), Aaron – FIRST DATE (McCoy Rigby/LaMirada), Foreman/Lesgles – LES MISERABLES (McCoy Rigby/La Mirada)Lord Farquaad – SHREK (Moonlight Amphitheatre), Lawrence Jameson – DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Glendale Centre Theatre), Quixote/Cervantes – MAN OF LA MANCHA (Glendale Centre Theatre), Leo Bloom – THE PRODUCERS (Norris Theatre), Billy Bigelow – CAROUSEL (Sierra Repertory Theatre), Harvey Fierstein/Mandy Patinkin/Colm Wilkinson/etc. – FORBIDDEN BROADWAY (Cosmopolitan Cabaret), Artie Green – SUNSET BOULEVARD (Musical Theatre West), Walter – LET’S MISBEHAVE (International City Theatre), Perchik – FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Bucks County Playhouse), Fuentes – KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Vortex Theatre, where he met his beautiful wife), and many others. Please visit www.marcandliza.com and follow him on Twitter at @m_ginsburg!
MTG Productions:The Spitfire Grill - Sheriff Joe Sutter Road Show - Ensemble
JAMES GLEASON- Broadway: An Act of God, Guys in the Truck ,The Miser; Off-Broadway: Curse of the Starving Class,The Battle for the Pentagon Papers; Los Angeles Theatre: Mark Taper Forum – Stuff Happens (US Premiere), History of American Film; Geffen Playhouse– The Weir; Regional: Streamers, Speed-The-Plow, Bedroom Farce, Snoopy (Original Cast & Cast Recording), Counselor–At-Law, State of the Union, Raisin in the Sun, Broadway Bound; National & International Tours: LA Theatre Works - The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial; Television: Modern Family, Men of a Certain Age, Frasier, ER, First Monday, Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Brooklyn Bridge, etc; Film: Mother, Revenge of the Nerds, The World’s Greatest Lover, American Dreamz, The Warren Beatty Project. Starred in and wrote the play ACTOR UNDER FIRE which was a semi- finalist at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Festival. Member of the Groundlings (1977-1981). www.jimmytheg jimmytheg.com
MTG ProductionsSUGAR (Osgood) The Apple Tree - Adam 110 in the Shade - Jimmy On the 20th Century - Owen Once Upon a Mattress - Dauntless Bells are Ringing - Sandor Carnival - Schlegel, Yes, Yes Nanette - Concert Where’s Charlie - Spettigue Lucky Stiff - Vinnie Fantastic Evening - Concert Merrily We Roll Along - Joe Hallelujah, Baby! - White Actor State Fair-Abel
Gordon spent his early years on a cattle ranch breaking horses and raising cattle. By age sixteen, he was a singer, performing solo work for such prestigious groups as the London City Symphony, the Prague Symphony, the Westside, Pasadena, and Utah Symphonies. He moved into acting on the professional stage, performing both dramatic classics, musical theater, commercials, television, and voice-overs. He has directed industrials, produced voice-over recordings, and entertainment for national corporate events. A published composer, he has composed music for musicals and international organizations such as the Bulgarian National Symphony. At the same time, a professional hypnotist, he has lectured on subconscious behavior to thousands throughout the United States. Gordon has written eleven screenplays, four musicals, a self-help book, and ten children's books. He is a professional artist of classical charcoal portraits, fine art sculpture, and portrait photography. And, in addition to holding degrees in several forms of martial arts, he has a degree in business from Loyola University and a masters in psychology. For more information, visit: www.nuwerks.com
MTG ProductionsHello Again (The Husband) Das Barbecu (Wotan, Gunther, Hagen, Texas Ranger, Giant) Violet (Father) Finian's Rainbow (Resident of Rainbow Valley) A Connecticut Yankee (Merlin) It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (Perry White/Ensemble) Lady in the Dark (Charley Johnson) Little Mary Sunshine (Jim Warington) Parade (Tom Watson) Jubilee (Charles "Mowgli" Rausmiller) Allegro (Brook Lansdale) A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Johnny Nolan) Passion (Encore Presentation) (Ludovic) On The Twentieth Century (Bruce Granit) Once Upon A Mattress Here's Love! (Mr. Sawyer) Baby (Nick) Colette Collage
Jennifer Gordon is thrilled to be a member of MTG. At the Pasadena Playhouse, Jenny has been seen as Roz in MOON OVER BUFFALO and the Chanteuse in ONLY A KINGDOM. Other L.A. credits include WONDERFUL TOWN for Reprise, PHANTOM and THE SOUND OF MUSIC for Theater League, KITTY HAWKE at the Odyssey, Susan in THE DESERT SONG for DCLO, and Yonah in FCLO's critically acclaimed production of CHILDREN OF EDEN. A graduate of Northwestern University, Jenny's Chicago credits include Shy in THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS and Patty in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN both at the Marriott's Lincolnshire Theater; June in GYPSY and Ursula in BYE, BYE BIRDIE at Drury Lane Oakbrook, and Polly Peachum in BEGGAR'S HOLIDAY at Pegasus Players. Other regional roles include Christine in I REMEMBER MAMA, Joy in CINDERELLA, Nancy in ANGEL STREET, and Christy in SHADOW HOUR. Jenny thanks her parents for everything they have taught her, and is most excited about her next production--her May wedding to Christopher.
MTG ProductionsStop the World, I Want to Get Off (Ensemble) The Most Happy Fella (Cleo) Out of this World (Minerva / Marika) The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Janet Conover / Helena Landess) It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (Ensemble) Li'l Abner (Moonbeam McSwine) No, No, Nanette (Betty) Do Re Mi (Swinger, Ensemble) Sail Away (Nancy Foyle) Roberta (Sophie Teale) Jubilee (Cabinet Member, Sybil, Secretary, Photographer) Allegro (Jennie Brinker) How Now Dow Jones (Kate) Where's Charley (Amy Spettigue) The Robber Bridegroom (Airie) A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Ensemble) Plain And Fancy (Sarah) Take Me Along (Muriel) Nine (German)
Jason Graae has starred on Broadway in A Grand Night For Singing, Falsettos, Stardust, Snoopy! and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? (Off-Broadway) Spamilton, Hello Muddah, Hello, Fadduh (Drama Desk Nomination-Best Actor in a Musical), the original Sparky in Forever Plaid, Olympus On My Mind, All in the Timing and too many more. In Los Angeles, Jason won a special L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Contribution in Musical Theatre, so smell him. He hung upside down for a year as Houdini in the U.S. Premiere of Ragtime" and won an Ovation Award for "Forbidden Broadway Y2KLA!" At The Hollywood Bowl, he Played Marcellus in "The Music Man" and Benny in "Guys and Dolls". With LA Opera he was featured twice as Njegus in "The Merry Widow" and as Offenbach in "The Grand Duchess." He has sung with many orchestras all over the world including twice with the Boston Pops, also featured on PBS. His cabaret show with Faith Prince, "The Prince and the Showboy" won the NY Nightlife Award for their run at 54 Below and the Robby Award for their recent run at Sterlings in LA. TV/ Film appearances: Yes. Sadly, but gratefully, his claim to fame has been as the voice of Lucky the Leprechaun for Lucky Charms Cereal, a balanced part of your complete breakfast. Jason has recorded over 60 albums, including original cast, studio and 3 solo CDs. In San Francisco, he recently originated the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the sequel, "Scrooge in Love", winning the Theatre Bay Area Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
MTG ProductionsTHE PAJAMA GAME (Hines) CHESS (The Arbiter) LITTLE ME (Nobel plus 6)
ANTHONY GRUPPUSO – created the role Joshua in the Off Broadway Musical “The Babies” for which he also co-wrote the lyrics. Prior to that, he was seen as Uncle Fester in 3D Theatrical’s “The Addams Family” opposite Rachel York and Bronson Pinchot. He has been nominated for Broadway Worlds Male Artist of the Year, for his one man Musical “The Face, behind the Face, behind the Face”, for which he also received Scenie Award. Other L.A. area stage appearances include Macbeth in the world premiere play “Classic Couples Counseling” directed by Ted Lange, Milton Perry In “The Immigrant” the Musical, (Scenie Award) , Harry Fatt in Theatre West’s “Waiting for Lefty”, Ovation Nominated, Windy Deegan in “Panama Hattie” with Lee Meriwether, Col. Grubbs in “Somewhere for the Boys” with Beau Bridges, Frankie Burns, in “Let’s Face It”, with Bridgett Henley, “Mr. Dago” with Joseph Bologna and Renee Taylor, Rubicon’s “The Man Who Would be King” with Marc Kudish and Kevin Early, Cardinal Nicholas, in Michael Butler’s “Pope Joan” , Interacts’ Award Winning “Urinetown” with John Rubenstein, Disney’s Snow White, An Enchanting Musical (Grumpy) Disneyland, and L.A. Shakespeare’s “The Fantasticks” (El Gallo). He has performed numerous roles at Los Angeles Internationally renowned Storybook Theatre and was, Dutch, in Voyage of the Ghost Ship”, Phil in “Hercules the Muse-ical” and King Charming, in “Disney Dreams” at the Walt Disney Theatre aboard the Disney Wonder. His work also includes feature films, many more Equity stage productions, Broadway Workshops, national, international, regional, local commercials, and television shows including appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Megan Mullally Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Much thanks to his loving and supportive wife and children. Anthony is a proud member of A.E.A., SAG-AFTRA, and A.G.V.A. • AnthonyGruppuso.com
MTG PRODUCTIONSSUGAR (Gangster)
Pamela is very happy to be a member of MTG at last. On Broadway she was in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in the ensemble and understudied 'Mrs. Potts' and 'Wardrobe'. On National Tours she was 'Mrs. Meers' in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, a singing 'Eggtimer' in BEAUTY (also in the LA company), and 'Mme. Dindon' in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. She was 'Morgan LeFey' in the Theater League tour of CAMELOT. Some favorite regional theatre roles include: 'Jack's Mother' in INTO THE WOODS; the 'Wicked Witch' in 3 productions of THE WIZARD OF OZ; 'Parthy' in SHOWBOAT; 'Dora Bailey' & 'Miss Dinsmore' in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN; 'Mrs. Sowerberry' in OLIVER!; 'Ruth' in PIRATES OF PENZANCE; 'Electra' in 2 productions of GYPSY; 'Gooch' in MAME; 'Stepsister Portia' in CINDERELLA; 'Sister Margaretta' in THE SOUND OF MUSIC; and 'Carrie' in CAROUSEL. On television she had a recurring role on "The Gilmore Girls", and appeared in "The Bold and the Beautiful", "Family Matters", and "Who's the Boss?", as well as numerous commercials. She was a Christmas Caroler in the movie "Christmas With The Kranks", and did background vocals on "Home On The Range" and "The Shaggy Dog". Pamela is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Music and was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.
MTG ProductionsRuthless (Lita Encore) Death Takes a Holiday (Cora) Wonderful Town (Mrs. Wade/Ensemble) Titanic (Mme. Aubert) Little Me (Momma / Mrs. Eggleston / Ensemble) One Touch of Venus (Ensemble) 70, Girls, 70 (Fritzi) Das Barbecu (Narrator, Fricka, Erda, Needa Troutt, Back-Up Singer, Katsy Snapp, Rivermaiden, Valkyrie) Finian's Rainbow (Resident of Rainbow Valley) The Most Happy Fella (Napa Valley Resident) Aspects of Love (Elizabeth)
Scott last appeared as Beadle Bamford in SWEENEY TODD and as Nicely, Nicely in GUYS AND DOLLS. He recently co-starred as Sancho with Jon Cypher in MAN OF LA MANCHA, a role he repeated with John McCook for South Bay CLO. Scott spent 9 months performing in and musically directing the LA company of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, and appeared in the LA company of RADIO GALS, repeating the role at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami. Scott enjoyed sharing the stage with Carol Burnett in the world premiere of the new musical, FROM THE TOP for the Long Beach CLO, and was a series regular in the CBS dramatic series WIOU. Scott has appeared Off-Broadway in the revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, and in the National Companies of DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP?, and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Movie roles have included Stan Licata in Risky Business and Ralph Andropwicz in the Sidney Lumet film Power opposite Richard Gere. Television credits include guest starring on High Incident, China Beach, Good Advice, Wiseguy, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Buffy, The Vampire Slayer, and the NBC MOW, A Hollywood Marriage. His arrangements can be heard on the album "Randy Graff sings Cy Coleman". A popular studio/session singer, Scott can be heard on a number of jingles, and on Electra/Nonesuch's release of "Lady Be Good", SONY Music's recording of "Paris In The Spring" written by Leslie Bricusse, and in Disney's animated films A Goofy Movie, and Pocahantas II.
MTG ProductionsRoad Show (Ensemble) Triumph of Love (Harlequin) Bat Boy (Reverend Billy Hightower, Lorraine) The Most Happy Fella (Giuseppe, Al) Street Scene (Lippo Fiorentino) Do Re Mi (Brains Berman) I Can Get It For You Wholesale (Tootsie) Lady in the Dark (Ensemble) The Baker's Wife (Claude) The Black Tulip (Musical Director) Irma La Douce
JOE HART - A member of MTG since 1999, Joe has an extensive career in the entertainment field, as an Actor, Producer, Writer. Joe’s theatrical beginnings started in NY, where after attending SUNY Fredonia (the first BFA in Musical Theater Program in the country); he received his Equity card in the first regional production of SHENANDOAH, which featured Ron Holgate. He continued preforming in theaters throughout the eastern region, eventually becoming a member of the First National Tour of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS with Alexis Smith, directed by Tommy Tune and Peter Masterson. This led to his first featured role in the film version with Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds and Charles Durning, directed by Colin Higgins. Years later Joe was also in the original Broadway company of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE GOES PUBLIC, directed by both Tune and Masterson. Evidently Joe has a propensity for Whorehouses. Upon shifting coasts and moving to LA, Joe was cast in Ron Link’s BOUNCERS at the Tiffany Theater, which ran for a year, culminating in an Off Broadway run with Anthony LaPaglia. Once back in LA, Film and TV appearances mounted, working with such luminary directors as Blake Edwards, Paul Schrader, Jim Mangold, Sam Raimi, Brett Leonard, Peter Hyams, Paris Barcley, Gail Mancuso, Tom Spezialy and Jill Soloway, to namedrop a few. Throughout this time, Joe continued to work in the LA and NY Theater scene, most notably originating the role of the Sherriff on Broadway in BONNIE AND CLYDE, directed by Jeff Calhoun. Joe toured in the national tours of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and ANNIE GET YOUR GUN with Marilu Henner. Joe received an Ovation Award for Best Supporting Actor in THE ANGELS OF LEMNOS, and was nominated for Best Actor in THE WOMAN IN BLACK, both directed by Ken Sawyer, at the Road Theatre. Recently, Joe originated roles in the World Premieres of THE CAKE by Bekah Brunstetter, STUPID KID by Sharr White, the revisited version of Lily Tomlin’s SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE and EMPIRE the Musical. Joe’s most recent TV appearance is in Jill Soloway’s I LOVE DICK, and he’s had numerous sightings on network, cable and webisodes. On the Independent Film scene, Joe can be seen in LAST CALL AT MURRAY’S with John Savage and Michael Gross, and LIFE INSIDE OUT, directed by Jill D’Agnenica. Joe also produced and appeared in the feature film TIMELESS, which he collaborated on with his brother Chris. TIMELESS had the honor of debuting at the Sundance film festival and was seen in many other festivals worldwide, eventually receiving a national theatrical release. Some of Joe’s exploits as a journeyman actor are chronicled in TALES FROM THE CASTING COUCH (Dove Books), but truth be told they are only the tip of the iceberg. Joe continues to pursue, ponder and perform the life of an actor, all the while sharing his life with his supportive wife Linda and their two teenage sons Hudson and Spencer.
MTG ProductionsDeath Takes A Holiday (Vitorio) Irma La Douce (Polyte Le Mou, a Mec) Fade Out / Fade In (Dr. Traurig/Ensemble) The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Nick Cricker / Durdles) Blood Brothers (Man 2) A Connecticut Yankee (Kay) Street Scene (George Jones) Li'l Abner (Marryin' Sam) A Man of No Importance (Carney/Wilde) My Favorite Year (King Kaiser) Parade (Luther Rosser) Floyd Collins (Carmichael) The Grass Harp (Dr. Morris Ritz) The Baker's Wife (Doumergue)
Barbara's first professional show was The Sound Of Music, starring Florence Henderson and directed by the brilliant Micheal Kidd. She has worked regionally in productions of Sondheim on Sondheim(ICT) Five productions of 42nd St. -(Any Time Annie/Dorothy/Maggie), Company( Amy) , Annie, (Lilly St. Regis) A Chorus Line(Sheila)Sweet Charity(Helene,starring Bebe Neuwirth) Gypsy(Mezzepa,starring Joanne Worley ) Chicago(Roxie) Dames At Sea(Mona Kent) No No Nanette(Flora from Frisco).Barbara also hold s a degree in Baking and Pastry from The Cordon Bleu and spent a few years working professionally as a baker.
MTG PRODUCTIONSPajama Game (Brenda) Road Show (Mrs. Yerkes/AuntEdna) Bonnie And Clyde (Cumie Barrow/Governor Ferguson)
Kristi began her professional career in Los Angeles after studying opera and jazz vocal performance and receiving her Bachelor of Music degree from Cornish College for the Arts in Seattle, WA. Los Angeles theatre highlights include being a cast member in critically acclaimed productions at The Hollywood Bowl, Reprise! Broadway’s Best and local Civic Light Opera theatres. Some of her favorite roles include Julie in CAROUSEL, Johanna in SWEENEY TODD, Anne in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Hodel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and Lily in THE SECRET GARDEN. For over 5 years Kristi starred as Christine Daae in the multi-million dollar Las Vegas production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince. She was honored by the Las Vegas Review Journal in their 2012 BEST OF LAS VEGAS awards as BEST SINGER on the strip for 2012. Soon after the Las Vegas production closed Kristi was given the incredible opportunity to reprise her role with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA WORLD TOUR performing across Asia and Europe. Kristi has performed as a solo artist with the California Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and premiered in Los Angeles with ensemble GREEN the 9 piece song cycle, A HOPEFUL PLACE, written for her by Dan Redfeld (composer) and John Koladziej (lyricist). A gorgeous fully mastered recording with 18 of the top LA union musicians released by PARMA Recordings, now available on iTunes and Amazon. Kristi produced and performed in her own benefit concert, SINGING OUTSIDE THE LINES, while in Las Vegas to raise money for the Las Vegas chapter of FAMILY PROMISE, a wonderful charity that helps homeless families stay together while they get back up on their feet. In addition to the release of A HOPEFUL PLACE, Kristi has contributed her voice on various recordings; Jason and Nolan Livesay’s SAME NEW THING ALBUM, Sean Dockery’s new age album SOJOURNS, and new arrangements by composer/orchestrator, Dan Redfeld, of the TITANIC and TWILIGHT film scores. Kristi’s voice has been described in reviews as a “creamy coloratura,” “transcendental,” “crystalline,” “packing glorious power,” a “gleaming instrument,” and by the Los Angeles Times, “golden-throated.” In addition to the honor given by the LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL, Kristi has been recognized for her contribution to the Los Angeles theatre community with a Robbie Nomination (Julie in CAROUSEL, Cabrillo Music Theatre), two Inland Theatre Awards (Anne in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC/Johanna in SWEENEY TODD, Performance Riverside). She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA and a member of the prestigious Los Angeles Musical Theatre Guild. www.kristiholden.com
MTG PRODUCTIONS:LADY IN THE DARK (Ms. Stevens) THE WILD PARTY (Nadine) ROAR OF THE GREASE PAINT SMELL OF THE CROWD (Urchin) NO NO NANETTE (Nanette) WONDERFUL TOWN (Eileen Sherwood)
DAVID HOLMES is an accomplished actor, singer, writer and director who has performed in dozens of musical and dramatic stage roles. Beginning his theatrical career on the East Coast, David worked his way across the nation appearing onstage in featured and leading roles in “1776”, “Guys and Dolls”, “Sweet Charity”, “Li’l Abner”, “Best Little Whorehouse”, “A Little Night Music”, “The Merry Widow”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Much Ado About Nothing” and many other shows working with such stars as Milton Berle, Joe Namath, Placido Domingo, Robert Morse, Dick Shawn, Bebe Neuwirth, Frederica von Stade, Donna McKechnie, Mary Martin and Glynis Johns.
Currently, Mr. Holmes is busy working with playwrights and songwriters creating and performing original roles in new musical shows and stage adaptations including “Too Old For The Chorus”, “Masada”, “Now, Voyager”, “Robin Hood”, “The Greenbrier Ghost”, “Bonnie and Clyde”, “I Come for Love”, “Oh God, We’re Going To Die”(co-written by Jeff Marx, one of Tony award winning creators of Avenue Q), “Happy Days”, “Tevye”, “Something’s Got To Give”, “Ghost”, “The Water” and most recently, “At Home In Mitford”.
His non-theatre writing and directing credits encompass a wide variety of work including projects working with a list of clients that includes UNIVERSAL, the DISNEY IMAGINEERING, ANIMATION and TELEVISION divisions, INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC, SONY, and many other clients in the entertainment and corporate worlds. His work in the interactive and video gaming industry earned Mr. Holmes an invitation to join The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences as a founding member.
David is also proud to be a member of the award-winning Colony Theatre acting company in Burbank, California, a founding member of the newly formed Academy Repertory Company of the Academy for New Musical Theatre and is thrilled to be joining the Musical Theatre Guild for it's 14th season.
MTG Productions70, Girls, 70 (Harry) Irma La Douce (Gendarme, Prisoner, Irma's Admirer and others) Fade Out / Fade In (Billy Vespers/Ensemble)
Heather Hoppus-Werner is thrilled to be a new member of MTG! Some of her favorite roles include: Silly Girl- Beauty and the Beast (1st National), Babe- Good News (West Coast Premiere), Morales and Maggie- A Chorus Line (San Gabriel CLO, Saddleback CLO), Minnie Fay, Ermengarde- Hello Dolly! (Sacramento Music Circus, Grand Dinner Theater), Gertie, Ado Annie- Oklahoma! (Sacramento Music Circus, Grand Dinner Theater), Josie Cohan- George M (Fullerton CLO, Harrah’s, Lake Tahoe), Fruma Sarah- Fiddler on the Roof w/ Theodore Bikel (Sacramento Music Circus), In Trousers- Sweetheart (Company of Angels, Hollywood), Erma- Anything Goes (Jean Ann Ryan Productions), No, No Nanette! with Carol Lawrence and Van Johnson (St. Louis Muny), Lorraine- 42nd St. (Lawrence Welk Resort) and most recently, Evita (Fullerton CLO).
She was featured in the A&E made- for -T.V. musical, Stop the World, I Want to Get Off , starringStephanie Zimbalist and she appeared as Wilma in The Flintstones Show at Universal Studios. BA in Drama UC Irvine and a proud member of AEA since 1988. Love to Darryl and her amazing daughter, Jenna!
MTG ProductionsStop the World, I Want to Get Off (Ensemble)
Tonilyn was Shulie in the First National Tour of SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE!, and Off-Broadway she played the Zombie-killing engenue Ellie in GRAVEYARD SHIFT: A NEW MUSICAL at The Minetta Lane Theatre. In Los Angeles she was seen in the MGM Musicals production of MERMAIDS as Mary. Another highlight was playing Karen in SPEED-THE-PLOW at the GRT, and another was Jenny in three different versions of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: A SAVED BY THE BELL PARODY. She has performed in Chicago and in regional theatre. Some of her favorite roles include Glimmer in GODSPELL, Hodel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Gertie in OKLAHOMA!, and Ethel Levy in GEORGE M!. She has a BFA in musical theater from The Boston Conservatory. She is a member of AEA. Tonilyn is also a professional author and writer. Her first book is a humorous/self-help book entitled HOW TO RAISE A HUSBAND. She is a mother, wife, and a bad cook.
MTG Productions:STATE FAIR (Mrs. Edwin Metcaff)
ROAD SHOW (Boca Girl)
HIGH FIDELITY (Jackie)
Kim starred on Broadway as "Belle" in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a role she also originated on the National Tour. Also on Broadway, she performed the role of "Betty Schaeffer" in the Original Company of SUNSET BOULEVARD with Glenn Close, and originated the role of "Grace Parker" in MARIE CHRISTINE at Lincoln Center (starring Audra McDonald). Her Portrayal of "Nellie Collins" in the FLOYD COLLINS National Tour earned her nominations for both the Jeff Award (Chicago) and Barrymore Award (Philadelphia) for Best Supporting Actress. Other Credits include "Marguerite" in the California Regional Premieres of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (Performance Riverside and Music Theatre West), "Florence" in CHESS (Alliance Theatre), Martha Jefferson in 1776 (5th Avenue Theatre), "Meg" in BRIGADOON (Ovation Nomination- Best Musical), "Jennifer" in PAINT YOUR WAGON, "Cinderella" in INTO THE WOODS, and originated the role of "Connie" in GOOD NEWS! for its World Premiere and Cast Album. (All at Music Theatre of Wichita). She is married to fellow MTG member, Roger Befeler, with whom she shares her greatest production to date, their daughter, Paige.
MTG ProductionsWomen on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pepa) Hello Again (The Young Wife) High Spirits (Ensemble) Aspects of Love (Rose) Roberta (Stephanie) Dear World (Nina) Saturday Night (Helen/Helene) Floyd Collins (Nellie Collins) Rags (Bella) (Robby Award nomination: Best Supporting Actress)
With MTG, Linda was seen in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Li'l Abner. Her theatre credits include many productions with East West Players, the national tour of The King and I, the original L.A. company of Beauty and the Beast, the original Canadian company of Miss Saigon, and James Clavell's Shogun, The Musical, on Broadway. She can also be seen in the Oscar winning short film Visas and Virtue.
MTG ProductionsKiss of the Spider Woman (Marta) Li'l Abner (Scarlett)
MTG: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, GRAND HOTEL, LUCKY STIFF and PARADE. Regional: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at the Old Globe Theatre, PLAY ON! at the Pasadena Playhouse, THE HOT MIKADO, MY ONE AND ONLY, MAN OF LA MANCHA, BESSIE'S BLUES and THE ALL NIGHT STRUT to name a few. Ron is a proud member of Actors' Equity.
MTG ProductionsSeesaw (Sparkle) Merrily We Roll Along (Bunker/Ensemble) Parade (Riley) Lucky Stiff (Boarder, Eye Patient, Man on Train, Bellhop, Emcee, Leper) Grand Hotel (Jimmy I)
Paul’s list of leading roles include over 100 professional productions. Broadway: co-starred as Frank Schultz in the 1983 revival of Showboat (opposite Donald O’Connor -Golden Apple Award), co-starred in the 1st national company of Crazy for You as Bela Zangler. Other national companies include Luther Billis (a DramaLogue Award as Outstanding performer) in South Pacific (opposite Robert Goulet), Feldman the Magnificent in the First National Company of Stephen Schwartz’s The Magic Show. Regionally, Paul played Hysterium in the 1973 revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opposite Zero Mostel, Kolenkhov in You Can’t Take It With You (South Coast Rep), Cassius, Bottom (Northshore Shakespeare Festival), Uncle Jimmy (Musical Theatre Guild) and his favorite, Elwood Dowd in Harvey (Interact).
MTG ProductionsShenandoah (Reverend Byrd) 70, Girls, 70 (Mr. McIllhenney) Fade Out / Fade In (L.Z. Governor) Finian's Rainbow (Narrator) A Man of No Importance (Father Kenny) No, No, Nanette (Uncle Jimmy) I Can Get It For You Wholesale (Maurice Pulvermache)
Damon’s extensive theatre resume includes starring roles in 42ND STREET (Marsh) – at both the Carpenter Center and MTWichita (both directed by original cast member and assistant to Gower Champion, Jon Engstrom), SHOW BOAT (Ravenal) with the Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Hall, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Magnus) – South Coast Repertory, MY FAIR LADY (Freddy) – La Mirada (Ovation nomination), and over thirty readings with: City Center Encores, 92nd St Y, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Casa Mañana, LA’s Reprise, Pasadena Playhouse, MTWest’s Reiner Reading Series, as well as sixteen productions with Musical Theatre Guild (member since 2002). Kirsche originated roles in Eric Whitacre’s PARADISE LOST: SHADOWS AND WINGS (Logos) at Carnegie and Walt Disney Concert Halls, ONE FOR MY BABY (Rick) – New 42nd St. Studios, and A PASSING WIND (Pujol) – Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center (Barrymore nomination: Best Lead Actor in a Musical). His recent stage appearances include: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Graydon) - Performance Riverside, DEAR WORLD starring Tyne Daley (Prospector) - VPAC, OKLAHOMA! (Hakim) - Cabrillo and MAMMA MIA! (Bill) - MTWichita. For more than a decade, Kirsche and colleague Kayre Morrison have been the lead vocalists with Dean Mora and his myriad orchestras, presenting popular tunes ranging from Ragtime to Nelson Riddle at historic venues throughout Southern California and at the Midsummer Night's Swing Series at NY’s Lincoln Center. His frequent appearances on the New York and LA concert and cabaret circuits include Bruce Kimmel’s “Kritzerland” series at The Federal, with Brad Ellis of TV’s “Glee” in Fraser Entertainment’s “An Evening of Classic Broadway” and “Up With a Twist” at Rockwell Table & Stage, and at Birdland, the Metropolitan Room, Eighty-Eights, The E-Spot, The Gardenia, The Jazz Bakery, M Bar, Catalina Jazz Club and as featured cabaret artist aboard the Celebrity Equinox. Kirsche can also be heard on the Decca Broadway recording of “The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936,” the DRG recording of “Babes in Arms,” and the Carnegie Hall recording of The Gershwins' “Tip-Toes.” FILM/TV: “Gods and Generals,” “LA Confidential,” “StarTrek: Voyager” (as the first character of Nuu’bari ethnicity), and the recently-premiered indie film “Pushing Dead” (starring James Roday and Danny Glover and awarded Best Feature at SF’s 40th Annual Frameline Festival). Kirsche is the lyricist and co-author of the original musical ALL THAT GLITTERS - A Hollywood Blacklist Fable. Training: Juilliard. Online: www.damonkirsche.com
MTG ProductionsHallelujah, Baby! (Harvey)
The Pajama Game (Sid Sorokin)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Josephus Gage)
Wonderful Town (Robert Baker)
Fanny (Rug Merchant)
High Spirits (Charles Condomine) Fade Out / Fade In (Byron Prong) Finian's Rainbow (Woody Mahoney) Out of this World (Art O'Malley/Jupiter) Street Scene (Harry Easter) It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (Superman/Clark Kent) Li'l Abner (Li'l Abner Yokum) Do Re Mi (John Henry Wheeler) Lady in the Dark (Randy Curtis) Parade (Britt Craig) Jubilee (Elyot, Café Singer) Allegro (Joe Taylor, Jr.)
Carol Kline has worked in regional theatres all over the country including Hartford Stage, The Guthrie, ACT San Francisco, South Coast Rep, the Mark Taper Forum, San Francisco and Sante Fe Opera Companies, She has performed at Civic Light Operas such as Pittsburg's Benedum as Jack's Mother in INTO THE WOODS, Widow Corney in Theatre League's tour OLIVER!, FIORELLO! , SWEENEY TODD, and SUNDAY IN THE PARK for Reprise! and Music Circus, Sacramento, where she has done more than 30 roles. Carol's work was awarded the Distinguished Artist Award of the Los Angeles Music Center in 1987 for her work with the Mark Taper Forum for such shows as STAND-UP TRAGEDY and HANDS OF ITS ENEMY. With Deaf West, Carol was nominated for a 2000 Ovation Award, playing Widow Corney IN OLIVER! and played to sold out audiences as Widow Douglas/Aunt Sally in BIG RIVER at the Taper; both shows were directed by Jeff Calhoun. She recorded Pardon My English and Sophisticated Ladies for the Gershwin Foundation and was honored to perform Mrs. Beaver in Disney's 2005 NARNIA, SONGS OF WONDER cd. Film and TV includes HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS, POLAR EXPRESS, Showtime's VANISHING AMERICA, MELROSE PLACE, ER,, NYPD BLUES; Carol stars in the Academy Award nominated short film, SPLINTER. In 2004, Carol created a greeting card company, BROADWAY BABIES, to raise funds for MTG Educational Outreach Programs, www.broadwaybabies.org. Married to visual effects art director Marty Kline, her finest production to date is her beautiful daughter, Sara Ann. Carol has been a proud member of Actor's Equity since 1973.
MTG ProductionsRoad Show (Mrs. Stotesbury/Ensemble) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Lady Beekman) The Golden Apple (Mother Hare/Circe) Sweet Smell of Success (Madge) A Catered Affair (Caterer/Delores) Titanic (Ida Straus) High Spirits (Madame Arcati) Fade Out / Fade In (Myra May Melrose/Ensemble) The Most Happy Fella (Marie) Street Scene (Emma Jones) A Man of No Importance (Mrs. Grace/Kitty) Redhead (Sarah Simpson) Little Mary Sunshine (Ernestine Von Liebedich) How Now Dow Jones (Mrs. Callahan) The Grass Harp (Dollyheart Talbo) The Robber Bridegroom (Goat's Mother) Yes, Yes Nanette (Ensemble) Take Me Along (Lily) Louisiana Purchase (Mme Bordelaise) Nine (Mama Magdelena) I Remember Mama (Dame Sybil Fitzgibbons) Bells Are Ringing (Sue)
Michael now lives and works in New York City. Though not currently active with the company, he remains a member. Best known for his work on HBO's "The Wire," he's had recurring and guest starring roles on dozens of TV show, including "Luke Cage," "The Good Wife," "Law and Order: SVU," "Blue Bloods," "Damages," "Elementary," "Louie," "Madam Secretary," and so on. A dedicated stage performer, he crisscrossed the country in the original cast of the first national tour of THE PRODUCERS, understudying the lead role of Max Bialystock—a role he's since played at theatres all over the country—and in LES MISERABLES, as the “Master of the House,” Thenardier. Regionally, he’s played Herbie in GYPSY, Tateh in RAGTIME, Nathan in GUYS AND DOLLS, Cookie in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, and Pseudolous, Hysterium, and Marcus Lycus in various productions of A FUNNY THING . . . FORUM. Michael is the author of the book, LETTERS FROM BACKSTAGE, (available at Amazon), and the creator of the popular Audition Psych 101 workshop.
MTG ProductionsIrma La Douce (Bob Le Hotu, Proprietor of the Bar des Inquiets) Fade In / Fade Out (Ralph Governor/Ensemble) Kiss of the Spider Woman (Warden / Ensemble) The Fix (Grahame Chandler) As Thousands Cheer (Revue) The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Cedric Moncreiffe / Reverend Crisparkle) It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (Dr. Abner Sedgwick) Li'l Abner (General Bullmoose) Do Re Mi (Hubie Cram)
Marsha Kramer created the role of Wendy in Sandy Duncan’s PETER PAN on Broadway and for the national tour. She was Agnes Gooch to Juliet Prowse’s MAME at Harrah’s Tahoe and on a California tour. In the Los Angeles area her roles have included various Madames in THE GRAND TOUR at the Colony Theatre, Alma Hix in THE MUSIC MAN at the Hollywood Bowl with Eric McCormack, Lynne in Pasadena Playhouse’s STEPPING OUT, Nina in THE COCKTAIL HOUR, 2nd Actress in THE DINING ROOM, Amy in COMPANY with Carol Burnett, Mickey in MY ONE AND ONLY, Susan in THE DESERT SONG, and the Usherette in BLAME IT ON THE MOVIES! Regionally she has appeared in THE SECRET GARDEN as Martha and SHOWBOAT as Ellie. Her television credits include Her television credits include "Modern Family", "Eagleheart", "General Hospital", "Days of Our Lives", "Malcolm in the Middle", "State of Grace", "Port Charles", "Titus", "Frasier", "Ally McBeal", "Touched By An Angel", "Nothing Sacred", "Love and War", "Cheers", "Life Goes On", "Newhart", and "The Bill Cosby Show" as well as the film "On Edge". She has participated in numerous STAGE and PAWS benefits. A UCLA graduate, Marsha attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and is the recipient of a Robby Award and four Los Angeles Drama -Logue Awards. She is also a founding member of another play reading group, Classic & Contemporary American Plays (CCAP), and a proud member of Actors’ Equity.
MTG ProductionsThe Spitfire Grill (Hannah) A Catered Affair (Aggie) Fanny (Honorine) 70, Girls, 70 (Ida) High Spirits (Mrs. Bradman/Ensemble) Fade Out / Fade In (Dora Dailey/Ensemble) Out of this World (Juno) As Thousands Cheer (Revue) A Man of No Importance (Miss Crowe) My Favorite Year (Daisy, Maxford House Girl) I Can Get It For You Wholesale (Mrs. Bogen) Lucky Stiff (Landlady, Nurse, Southern Lady, Hotel Maid) Extraordinary! A Tribute To Stephen Schwartz Working (Grace, Delores) A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Cissy) Two By Two (Leah) Rags (Social Worker, Ophelia) Carnival (Gladys Zuwicki/Bluebird Girl) Once Upon A Mattress (Princess Winifred) Here's Love! (Mrs. Finfer, Clara) The Apple Tree (Ensemble) Say It With Music Bravo! Say It With Music
Nancy Lam: National Tour: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (1st, 2nd & 3rd Nat’l Tour and Madison Square Garden) International: MISS SAIGON (Macau International Music Festival—China). LA Theatre: FROZEN: LIVE AT THE HYPERION (Disney’s California Adventure); BEIJING SPRING (East West Players), MISS SAIGON (McCoy Rigby, Plan B Entertainment); 42ND STREET (Musical Theatre West); THE MUSIC MAN (Musical Theatre West), SWEET CHARITY (Secondline Productions), FLOWER DRUM SONG (San Gabriel Musical Theatre)
MTG PRODUCTIONSWomen on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Ensemble) State Fair (Ensemble)
Adam Lendermon recently moved to LA after 17 years in NYC and is thrilled to be joining MTG. He holds a BFA in Acting and a Dance Minor from Adelphi University. Off Broadway/NYC: The Anthem (Lynn Redgrave Theatre), Cinderella (Avery Fisher Hall). Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Performance Riverside) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), H.M.S. Pinafore (Guthrie- filmed for PBS), 13 shows at Sacramento Music Circus, Children of Eden in concert (Kennedy Center), The Who’s Tommy (Arkansas Rep), Annie (Pioneer Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre), A Chorus Line (Maltz Jupiter Theatre). He has toured nationally with Cats (Skimbleshanks) and internationally with West Side Story (Big Deal). Next up: Scuttle in The Little Mermaid with SoundStage Live! and South Pacific at La Mirada. www.adamlendermon.com
MTG Productions:HIGH SOCIETY (Stanley)
Kelly Lester has been a guest soloist with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, The Knoxville Symphony, and The Pacific Symphony. Recently seen as Fräulein Schneider in CABARET at La Mirada Theatre. Kelly garnered Stage Scene LA and LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards for her portrayal of Peter Allen’s mother Marion in the long-running, hit production of The Boy From Oz at Celebration Theatre. She sang the female lead in the world premier of the one-act opera, The Open Heart. Other LA theatre credits include Ionescopade at The Odyssey, "The Adult Woman" in Spring Awakening, Mrs. Zero in Adding Machine - A Musical (Stage Scene LA winner) as well as The Golden Apple and Hallelujah, Baby! with Musical Theatre Guild. TELEVISION: Role of “Opera Singer” in Good Game for YouTube Red. Also: Angie Tribeca (TBS), The Haunted Hathaways (NICK), Criminal Minds, The Young and the Restless. FILM: Becoming Bond (HULU), Mr. Church (with Eddie Murphy), J. Edgar (directed by Clint Eastwood), The Bad Twin (LMN). In addition to performing, Kelly is the creator and CEO of EasyLunchboxes® - the best selling lunch containers on the internet. www.KellyLester.com MTG PRODUCTIONS Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Ensemble) SUGAR (Sweet Sue) Hallelujah, Baby! (Miss Minerva/Scientist) The Golden Apple (White Actress)
Ashley recently released her solo album "First Real Love," which she co-produced with King Kozmo/ Jazzheads Records. Broadway National Tours include WICKED and LES MISERABLES. Regionally, she has appeared in SUNSET BOULEVARD, S'WONDERFUL (Musical Theatre West), SWEENEY TODD (Cygnet Theatre), HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! (The Old Globe), BABY (North Coast Repertory), CALL ME MADAM (Goodspeed), EVITA (Helen Hayes) and A CHORUS LINE (Seacoast Repertory). Film/ TV credits include Amy Sawyer on "White Collar," "Have Dreams, Will Travel" and the voice of Natalie on "Pokemon." As a voiceover artist, she has lent her voice to many projects including "Babes in Toyland" for MGM, the "Spike & Mike" series and large brands like Jack in the Box, NY Lottery, Captain Morgan, FAO Schwarz, Google and FENDI. She has written numerous songs for "Holiday Magic," a charity organization bringing music to Children's Hospitals during the holidays, and she also writes for various lifestyle magazines. Ashley received her BFA from The Boston Conservatory and continued her training at Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC/LA and Groundlings in Los Angeles. She is a proud member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA and is currently on staff at the Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts. Please visit www.ashleyfoxlinton.com.
MTG ProductionsDo I Hear a Waltz (Jennifer Yaeger) Bonnie & Clyde (Bonnie Parker) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Ensemble) Sweet Smell of Success (Susan Hunsecker) Death Takes a Holiday (Grazia Lamberti) Wonderful Town (Helen) City of Angels (Avril/Mallory) Girl Crazy (Fauna)
Credits include: Betty Blake – THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES (CLO South Bay Cities, Music Theatre of Wichita, Musical Theatre West, Fullerton CLO, Cabrillo Music Theatre); Sally Bowles – CABARET (CLO South Bay Cities), Irene – CRAZY FOR YOU (McCoy / Rigby Productions & CLO South Bay Cities); The Witch - INTO THE WOODS (Musical Theatre West & Performance Riverside), Mona - THE NEW YORKERS (Musical Theatre West); Domina - …FORUM (Santa Barbara CLO); Cassie & Sheila - A CHORUS LINE (San Gabriel CLO); Reno Sweeny - ANYTHING GOES; and Claudine - CAN CAN with Gretchen Wyler, Lucille - NO, NO, NANETTE with Nanette Fabray, Gavin Mcleod and Kay Ballard, Dorothy Flynn - NIGHT CLUB CONFIDENTIAL with Barbara Eden (all for Long Beach CLO). She also appeared in the Southern California Premiere of GUN-SHY, West Coast Premiere of the musical GUNMETAL BLUES (Cast Recording) and WORKING, all at the Laguna Playhouse. Future projects include: Tessie Tura – GYPSY (Downey CLO), Ethel - FOOTLOOSE (Musical Theatre of Wichita) and Meg - BRIGADOON (Sacramento Music Circus).
MTG ProductionsHigh Spirits (Ensemble) Stop the World, I Want to Get Off (Evie, Anya, Ilse and Ginnie) Violet (Old Lady, Hotel Singer, Old Lady 2) The Most Happy Fella (Napa Valley Resident) Blood Brothers (Woman 1) A Connecticut Yankee (Angela) It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (Sydney) Merrily We Roll Along (K.T./Ensemble) Little Mary Sunshine (Blanche)
Melissa is happy to be a part of this wonderful company! She has been seen in MTG's productions of THE FIX (Donna), THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (Drood) and A CONNECTICUT YANKEE (Alice/Sandy). Some of her other credits include the National Touring Company of LES MISERABLES (Eponine), PETER PAN (Peter Cabrillo Music Theatre), ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (Lady Larken director Carol Burnett) and the television show "Passions". Melissa is the singing voice of Barbie for several toys and animated features, including the recently released "Barbie as the Island Princess". BA in Music, UCLA and a proud member of AEA. Always for my husband, Ken.
MTG ProductionsStop the World, I Want to Get Off (Ensemble) Seesaw (Citizen of New York) The Fix (Donna) Mystery of Edwin Drood (Alice Nutting / Edwin Drood / Datchery) A Connecticut Yankee (Alice/Sandy)
Broadway/National Tours: WIZARD OF OZ starring Mickey Rooney, Joanne Worley & Eartha Kitt (Dorothy U/S), Maggie/Connie - A CHORUS LINE (European/Canadian Tours) Regional: Minnie Fay - HELLO DOLLY! (w/ Lenny Wolpe and Carol Swarbrick) at Sacramento Music Circus, Cecily - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at the Grove Theatre Center, Sally - YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (revival version), Little Red Riding Hood - INTO THE WOODS, Mona - COME BACK TO THE FIVE & DIME and Connie Francis/Brenda Lee - BEEHIVE! Shauna is honored to have this opportunity to work with the Musical Theatre Guild and thanks her family for their constant love and support.
MTG ProductionsDas Barbecu (Brünnhilde, Norn, Texas Ranger, Rivermaiden) Finian's Rainbow (Resident of Rainbow Valley) The Roar of the Greasepaint (The Kid) Sail Away (Mrs. Candijack) Redhead (May) Lady in the Dark (Miss Foster) Little Mary Sunshine (Henrietta) Saturday Night (Mildred) How Now Dow Jones (Reporter/Ensemble) Working (Babe Secoli-supermarket checker, Sharon Atkins-receptionist)
Credits: PARADE, LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE, ROBERTA, SAIL AWAY, NO, NO, NANETTE, SUPERMAN, STREET SCENE, BLOOD BROTHERS and THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (MTG), BIG RIVER (Taper), BIG RIVER and OLIVER! (DWT), BACK TO BACHARACH (Sierra Rep), ASSASSINS and GODSPELL (Knightsbridge), SWEENEY TODD (Gold Coast) and DORIAN GRAY (OpenStage). He received his BA in Musical Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado. William would like to thank his wonderful father for his endless support.
MTG ProductionsTitanic (Bandmaster Wallace Hartley) Fanny (Escartifique) High Fidelity (Ian) High Spirits (Dr. Bradman/Ensemble) Finian's Rainbow (Resident of Rainbow Valley) As Thousands Cheer (Revue) The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Victor Grinstead / Neville Landess) Blood Brothers (Eddie Lyons) A Connecticut Yankee (Ensemble) Street Scene (Daniel Buchanan) It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (Jim Morgan) Merrily We Roll Along (Ru/Ensemble) No, No, Nanette (Tom) Do Re Mi (Senator Rogers, Ensemble) Sail Away (Passenger, Steward) Roberta (Billie) Lady in the Dark (Ensemble) Parade (Prison Guard)
John Massey created the role of the Genie in DISNEY'S BELIEVE aboard the cruise ship, the Disney Dream and toured North America as Howard Cunningham in Garry Marshall and Paul Williams' HAPPY DAYS - A New Musical. John’s 25 years of regional credits include: The Piano Player in GUNMETAL BLUES for Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara, Mr. Mushnik in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and Herr Schultz in CABARET for the Moonlight Amphitheater; Dimas in TRIUMPH OF LOVE (with Eden Espinosa) for Performance Riverside as well as John Hancock in their LA Ovation Award winning production of 1776; Moonface in ANYTHING GOES (with Kevin Earley and Lesli Margherita) and Zeke/The Cowardly Lion in THE WIZARD OF OZ for Musical Theatre West. Other credits include: Pseudolus in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM; Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; The Chairman in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD and the title role in SWEENEY TODD. John received LA Ovation Award nominations for his work as Dave Bukatinsky in THE FULL MONTY (2007- Musical Theatre West) and as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in GUYS AND DOLLS (2005- Musical Theatre West). John is also an accomplished director, musical director, pianist and conductor and vocal arranger; having staged and/or conducted over 75 productions. Favorites include productions of : ASSASSINS, A CHORUS LINE, SEUSSICAL, SWEENEY TODD, QUILTERS, WEIRD ROMANCE, THE SECRET GARDEN, CHESS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, BEEHIVE and RUTHLESS! John has composed incidental music for several plays and is researching ideas for a new musical. He is also in the process of recording his debut CD.
A graduate of the Boston Conservatory, Kevin has been featured in the 1st National Touring Companies of WICKED, CITY OF ANGELS and the Off-Broadway revival of LITTLE MOON OF ALBAN. Other recent credits include CAROUSEL (Musical Theatre West), HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (McCoy Rigby and Sacramento Music Circus), CHILDREN OF EDEN (Cabrillo), SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM (ICT) and Frank-N-Furter in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Fonda Theatre, Hollywood, Flamingo, Las Vegas, Ogden Theatre Denver). For his work as “Malcolm” in the Musical Theatre West production of THE FULL MONTY, he received an Ovation Nomination for Best Featured Actor. Other recent credits include: SWEENEY TODD (Sacramento Music Circus), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (South Coast Repertory), I LEFT MY HEART (Welk Resort), THE FULL MONTY (San Diego Musical Theatre), THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT (Starlight), SWEET CHARITY (Moonlight), ME AND MY GIRL and CRAZY FOR YOU (Musical Theatre West), plus TITANIC and THE SECRET GARDEN (CLOSBC). For over two years he co-starred as “Jinx” in the San Diego company of FOREVER PLAID a role he also played in the Las Vegas, Cabrillo, Welk Resort, Laguna Playhouse, McCoy-Rigby and touring productions, winning numerous awards. In addition, he has appeared in three other productions of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Ahmanson at the Doolittle Theatre, Gem Theatre and Theatre West), MARRY ME A LITTLE (American Conservatory Theatre and Coronet Theatre), SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Paper Mill Playhouse), THE FANTASTICS (Ford’s Theatre), AN UNFINISHED SONG (Charles Playhouse), GREASE (Sacramento Music Circus, Southern Arizona Light Opera), BRIGADOON (West Coast Opera), CINDERELLA (St. Louis MUNY) and LOVE OF A PIG (Andrews Lane Theatre – Dublin, Ireland). For his work with Los Angeles’ Storybook Theatre, he received the Valley Theatre League Artistic Director Award. Kevin is a featured soloist on six compilation CD’s on the Rialto/Shadowland label and has appeared in film, television and commercials. His debut solo CD, “Mirror” is available at Amazon.com and on iTunes. Kevin is proud to serve as a Councilor to the National Governing Board of Actors’ Equity Association. He is also the creator of THE HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATRE (IN 42 MINUTES AND 28 SECONDS), FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE and REVOLUTION!, MTG’s youth educational pieces, currently part of the Music Center on Tour series. www.kevin-mcmahon.com
MTG ProductionsBonnie & Clyde (Henry Barrow) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Gus Esmond) A New Brain (Gordon) Out of this World (Apollo) The Roar of the Greasepaint (Cocky) A Man of No Importance (Breton/Peter) Sail Away (Barnaby Slade) Roberta (Ladislaw) (Long Beach) Redhead (George Poppett) Little Mary Sunshine (Billy Jester) Allegro (Harry Buckley) Saturday Night (Hank) Extraordinary! A Tribute To Stephen Schwartz The Grass Harp (Narrator) The Robber Bridegroom (Goat) Rags (American) The Rink (Lucky) Louisiana Purchase (Lee Davis) Passion (Encore Presentation) (Major Rizzolli) Passion (Major Rizzolli) Colette Collage
Dana Meller is a graduate of Cal State Fullerson (B.A.) and New York University (M.A.). Dana has appeared on Broadway as Eponine in Les Miserables and as Estelle in the national tour of The Full Monty. Among her many regional credits are performances at the Kennedy Center, North Shore Music Theatre, Santa Rosa Theatre, Utah Musical Theatre, The Directors Club (NYC), The New York Theatre Workshop, Theatre Unlimited (LA), Noho Arts Center (LA), El Portal Theater (LA) and North Carolina Theatre, where she appeared as Tzeitel opposite Paul Sorvino in Fiddler On the Roof. Locally, Dana has especially enjoyed creating and developing new works, including productions at the Colony Theatre with the Academy of New Musical Theatre (40 is the New 15; Now and Then a Hero), The Musical Theatre Alliance (I Come for Love), and the NoHo Arts Center (Dorian, The Musical and Insanity). She received rave reviews as the outrageous Chantelle in the world premiere production of Canum Entertainment’s critically acclaimed Pest Control and for her star turn in the lead role of Katya in the world premiere workshop of The Thief at the El Portal Theatre. Recently, she has originated roles in readings of Rosemarie, Brushes, and Road to America, and appeared in MTG’s Promises Promises. Dana can be heard on several recordings, including Our Heart Sings, 40 Is The New 15, I Come For Love, Tim: The Musical, and Man Smarts. Her one-woman cabaret shows have packed houses at NYC’s Triad, L.A.’s Cinegrill, and Masquers Cabaret, along with multiple appearances at The Rockwell and Catalina clubs in Los Angeles. Television appearances include a recurring role on Days of Our Lives, The Lost Tapes, and The Today Show. Favorite roles include: Sally in Cabaret, Winifred in Once Upon a Mattress, Lottie in Mack and Mabel, Countess Charlotte in A Little Night Music, Lina in Singin’ in the Rain, and Maria in Lend Me a Tenor. As a board certified behavior analyst specializing in the treatment of autism, Dana is also co-founder of “Pass the Big ABA Exam”. She currently lives in Los Angeles with Mark and Jack.
MTG ProductionsPromises Promises (Miss Kreplinski)
Todd is no stranger to MTG having directed and choreographed their productions of A New Brain, Little Me, Seesaw, Out of This World, Merrily We Roll Along, Roar of the Greasepaint..., Where’s Charley?, Plain and Fancy and Rags. Recent directing projects include Dames At Sea for the Colony, The Wiz for the AMDA, The Robber Bridegroom for ICT, Urinetown for Chapman University and 1776 for Glendale Centre Theatre. Todd served as Resident Director for the Cheetah National tour of Disney’s The Lion King. Other past projects include White Christmas for Cabrillo Music Theatre, Lend Me a Tenor and Godspell for Chapman, Phantom for Moonlight Stage Productions, No Sex Please We’re British for the Norris Theatre, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune and How the Other Half Loves at ICT, Plaid Tidings for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Welk Resort and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast for the Croswell Opera House. Todd has also worked extensively with the Nine O’Clock Players, a charity organization that produces children’s theatre. As a performer Todd most recently appeared in She Loves Me for Alpine Theatre Project in Montana and South Bay CLO. Other performances include Annie, 1776 and The Wizard of Oz for Musical Theatre West, The Emperor’s New Clothes for South Coast Repertory, Leading Ladies for Norris Theatre, Side Show, City of Angels, Putting It Together, An Ideal Husband, Our Country’s Good, Incident at Vichy, How to Succeed... and Working for the Colony Theatre, Wonderful Town for Reprise and Me and My Girl for the Grand.
MTG ProductionsComing soon...
Brandon is thrilled and honored to be joining the Musical Theatre Guild as a new member. MTG credits include Gabriel in Kiss of the Spider Woman, the Postman in The Most Happy Fella and Frankie in The Fix. Last year, he starred alongside Millicent Martin in Ray Cooney's world premiere musical, Twice Upon a Time for South Bay CLO. He was also seen in their workshop production of the musical The Cotton Club. Brandon has performed in workshops and readings throughout Los Angeles with organizations such as the Academy for New Musical Theatre, LA Writer’s Center and the Disney/ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop. Favorite credits include Parade, Brigadoon, Phantom, Damn Yankees, Kiss Me Kate, The Winter’s Tale, The Crucible and Inherit the Wind. Graduate of Wright State University, BFA in Acting/Musical Theatre. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
MTG ProductionsIrma La Douce (Frangipane, a Mec) High Spirits (Ensemble) Stop the World, I Want to Get Off (Ensemble) Violet (Monty) Kiss of the Spider Woman (Gabriel / Ensemble) The Most Happy Fella (Cashier, Postman, Various Townsfolk) The Fix (Frankie Diamonte)
Monica Quinn is a charismatic and upbeat stage and screen actress born in Philadelphia. From a military family, she left the snow for the sun and relocated to San Diego. Growing up at S.C.P.A., a performing arts school like “Fame,” she expanded her acting skills to include becoming a singer, voiceover artist, producer, and a champion for arts education. Monica founded Chrysalis Pictures Productions and The Moving Parts Film Festival based in Los Angeles. As a SAG-AFTRA/ AEA performer, some of her clients include Sony PlayStation, Fox Entertainment, Beats by Dre, Boost Mobile, Vital Farms, San Diego Rep, and the Virginia Stage Company. Some of her Film/TV credits are The Wild, The Child, and The Miracle (Cannes Film Festival), Magic '85 (AFI), My Brother Wes (New York Film Academy), Three and a Half Thoughts (Winner Harlem Film Festival), SYNC (Winner iPhone Film Fest, Olleh International, Oxford iFest). Monica has also appeared in Dirty Laundry (pilot) as a series regular and 30 is Still 30 as a recurring guest star. As a member of The Actors Gang Theatre Company, she performed under the direction of acclaimed Academy award-winning actor Tim Robbins. She appeared in the world tour of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" directed by Tim Robbins, the national tour of "The Exonerated" directed by Cynthia Ettinger (The Silence of the Lambs, (HBO) Carnival, and Deadwood (HBO). Monica has also performed regionally in professional theaters across the nation and toured internationally with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and theater festivals in China, France, Spain, Romania, Brazil, and Italy. Monica has a B.A in Musical Theater from UCLA, as well as a Certification in Professional On-Camera Acting from UCLA. In addition to performing, Monica has a heart for arts education and nonprofit work. She received a Masters of Science in Nonprofit Management from Walden University. As a teaching artist, Monica coaches inmates with The Prison Project at The California Institution of Men, The California Institution of Women, and The California Rehabilitation Center. Through Theatre 360 and Drama Maniacs, she has also had the pleasure of teaching her artistry to children. Furthermore, she cultivates affirmative transformation with incarcerated youth at Camp Scott, encourages children who have left Juvenile Hall by working in continuation high schools, and has joined forces with The Youth Policy Institute to incorporate History and Spanish in Immersion Programs with Culver City and La Conte Middle School.
MTG PRODUCTIONS:HONEYMOON IN VEGAS - Ensemble A CLASS ACT - Felicia
Larry Raben recently completed a stint starring as Leo Bloom in the Las Vegas production of Mel Brook's THE PRODUCERS. This came after playing Leo and Carmen Ghia on Broadway in the New York production. He is best known to LA audiences as Sparky in FOREVER PLAID at the Canon Theatre (Ovation Award, L.A. Drama-Critics, and Dramalogue Awards). He also appeared in the original New York and London West End (Apollo Theatre) productions. While in London he performed a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II and had an audience with her. Other NYC credits include: CHESS revival in concert at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre and two appearances at Carnegie Hall-NOEL COWARD TRIBUTE and A CELEBRATION OF MGM MUSICALS. Regional favorites include: Ross in BRIGHT IDEAS (Laguna Playhouse), Ens. Pulver in MISTER ROBERTS (Old Globe Theatre), Man #1 in I LOVE YOU, YOU?RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE (Off-Broadway and LA productions), Hysterium in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (SBCLO), Man in THE THING ABOUT MEN (American Stage Company, Broward Center), Jerry/Daphne in SUGAR (Gateway Playhouse), Bryce in THE BIG BANG (Norris Center), Josh Baskin in BIG, the MUSICAL, Francis in BELLS ARE RINGING (Reprise), Cornelius Hackl in HELLO, DOLLY! (Pittsburgh CLO), Charlie Chaplin in CHAPLIN (Best Actor 'Handy' award winner), Sparky in PLAID TIDINGS (Pasadena Playhouse), and Finch in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TR YING. Films include: LOST AND FOUND, THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD, CAB TO CANADA, NIGHT OF THE RUNNING MAN. Television appearances include: GENETICALLY CHALLENGED (2006 WB TV Pilot), PARTY OF FIVE, CAB TO CANADA, CAROLINE IN THE CITY, THE TONIGHT SHOW, GENERAL HOSPITAL, WORKING, SUNSET BEACH. Larry is also an accomplished director who recently directed an awardin g winning production of SWEET CHARITY in Buenos Aires on the Corrietes, BA's Broadway district, and the first post-Broadway staging of NEVER GONNA DANCE starring Tony winner Harriet Harris in LA (2006). Other directing highlights: many international and US stagings of FOREVER PLAID, ALWAYS PATSY CLINE, I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, HOLLYWOOD'S HEYDAY, THE THING ABOUT MEN, CYRANO, HOT IN HOLLYWOOD, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and THE PRODUCERS. Mr. Raben completed principal shooting on FOREVER PLAID: THE MOVIE in August '08 which is scheduled for release this Christmas.
MTG ProductionsThe Wild Party My Favorite Year (Floor Manager, Roquefort) Floyd Collins (Reporter #3/Cliff Roney) How Now Dow Jones (Charley) Falsettos (Whizzer) On The Twentieth Century (Porter) Once Upon A Mattress (The Minstrel)
Glenn Rosenblum has been seen regionally on stage in musicals including Cabaret (Emcee), Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit), Man of La Mancha (Barber) and Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour). He also played himself in Annabelle Gurwitch’s hit comedy Fired!, recorded for National Public Radio at Los Angeles Theatre Works. His off-Broadway credits include Lucky Lucy and the Fortune Man starring Blythe Danner, Little Mighty with Sam Harris, and Rise of David Levinsky. Television work includes an Old Navy commercial with Kristin Chenoweth, Bones and Miami Vice. He was a participant in Master Classes at the Sundance Institute and Johnny Mercer Foundation’s Power of American Popular Song with teachers Margaret Whiting, Melissa Manchester, Billy Stritch, Charles Strouse and Jimmy Webb. Recently he has been traveling the world as a guest lecturer about Broadway Musicals on Crystal Cruises. Glenn holds a Bachelor Arts degree in theatre from UCLA, and has attended USC and Hofstra University. https://www.glennrosenblum.com/about/
MTG Productions:SUGAR (Bienstock) Promises, Promises - Mr. Dobitch Pajama Game -Max
Broadway/NYC: Tony Award winning revival of 42nd St (original cast), A Christmas Carol at M.S.G., My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies at Carnegie Hall. Other favorites include: White Christmas at The Orpheum in San Fran, Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Mrs. Claus), Falsettos (Cordelia) at Third St. Theatre, Disenchanted (Belle) at the El Portal Theatre and four seasons as a guest artist and the Broadwayworld.com Award winning Transcendence Theatre Company in Sonoma, CA. Some favorite TV credits: Criminal Minds (CBS), Shameless (Showtime), Scorpion (CBS), Castle (ABC), and Good Behavior (ABC). Wendy’s directing work includes: Hairspray (Winner of Best Musical – NoHo Fringe Awards and Valley Theatre Awards), Once On This Island, Seussical, Grease, Into The Woods, (Strasberg Theatre Institute), For The Record, Glory Of Love, And The Winner Is, Musicals That Rock (Marilyn Monroe Theatre – West Hollywood), Fantastical Family Night! – Assoc. Director (BroadwayWorld.com award winner for Best Theatre For Youth), West Side Story – staged reading series (AMDA-LA). Choreography credits include shows such as Cabaret, Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Rocky Horror Show, Side Show, The Full Monty, Under The Gaslight, Splendor In The Grass, Broadway Under The Stars, and over a dozen dance concerts at AMDA, LA campus. Wendy is also an educator and is currently on faculty at The American Musical And Dramatic Academy, as well as having taught at the Strasberg Institute, the Youth Academy Of Dramatic Arts, Bring It To Broadway Workshops, and the Millennium Dance Junior Professional Program. Proud member of AEA/SAG-AFTRA/AGVA. www.wendyrosoff.com.
MTG PRODUCTIONS:PROMISES, PROMISES - Miss Della Hoya
Brent recently returned from the national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by Jack O'Brien; locally, he played Captain Von Trapp at OCPAC and Herr Zeller at the Ahmanson. Other national tours: WEST SIDE STORY (Tony), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Peter, Simon the Zealot, Keyboards). Off-Broadway: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS - THE MUSICAL! (also at Laguna Playhouse, the Colony Theatre, Philadelphia's Prince Theater, the Cape Playhouse and Cincinnati Playhouse-in-the-Park). Here in L.A., he starred as Johnny Blue in Pasadena Playhouse's premiere of SOUTH STREET, Cosme in SOUVENIR at the Falcon (Garry Marshall) Theatre, Anthony in END OF THE RAINBOW at Int'l. City Theatre, Richard Hannay in THE 39 STEPS at Glendale Centre Theatre, Harold Hill in THE MUSIC MAN and Bob Wallace in WHITE CHRISTMAS (twice) at the Norris in Palos Verdes. He appeared in CITY OF ANGELS, NO STRINGS and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE with Reprise!, played the quarterback in ZANNA, DON'T! at West Coast Ensemble and an action-movie star in Mitch Albom's AND THE WINNER IS at Laguna Playhouse. At the Ensemble Theatre in Santa Barbara, he played the Guy in MARRY ME A LITTLE, as well the Guy/Keyboardist in STRIKING TWELVE (which he reprised at Laguna Playhouse). He played Franklin Shepard in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Actors Co-op in Hollywood and also appeared in the recent production at the Wallis Annenberg in Beverly Hills. Other credits include Curly McLain in OKLAHOMA!, Sky Masterson in GUYS & DOLLS, Tommy Albright in BRIGADOON, Cliff Bradshaw in CABARET, the title roles in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL and JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT, Romeo in ROMEO & JULIET and Stanley Kowalski in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Screen work includes COLD CASE and THIRTEEN DAYS with Kevin Costner, his hometown hero.
MTG ProductionsOne Touch of Venus Girl Crazy
Jennifer Shelton toured with the1st National Co. of Ragtime (Livent). She’s performed with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra/LA Philharmonic, CLO of South Bay Cities, Laguna Playhouse, McCoy Rigby, and Sacramento’s Music Circus. Jennifer’s also a frequent headliner at the Carpenter Center, Long Beach Symphony, and Pacific Southwest Symphony. Favorite credits: The All Night Strut and Jacques Brel is Alive ... for The Colony; Let’s Misbehave (Alice), Master Class (Sharon), Ain’t Misbehavin (Nell), Songs for a New World (Woman 1), Five Course Love, The Story (Yvonne), Honk! (Maureen/Queenie), and Swinging on a Star for ICT; Fanny (Fanny), One Touch of Venus (Venus), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Spider Woman), It’s a Bird … Superman! (Lois Lane), As Thousands Cheer, and Do Re Mi (Tilda) for Musical Theatre Guild; Proof (Claire), The Baby Dance (Rachel), And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (Ceil), and A Raisin in the Sun (Ruth) for CCAP; Man of La Mancha (Aldonza) for the Rubicon; Into the Woods (Cinderella) for Lamb’s Players; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Ragtime (Sarah) and Hello, Dolly! (Irene Molloy) for Moonlight Amphitheater; Hot Mikado (Yum-Yum) and World Goes ‘Round for Musical Theatre West; Rosemary in How to Succeed… for Starlight; and Sarah in Guys and Dolls. TV/Film credits include: Shameless, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives, Girlfriends, Prom, and 10 Things I Hate about Life. jennifer-shelton.com
MTG ProductionsPajama Game (Ensemble) Call Me Madam (Ensemble) Fanny (Fanny) One Touch of Venus (Venus) Stop the World, I Want to Get Off (Ensemble) Kiss of the Spider Woman (Spider Woman / Aurora) As Thousands Cheer (Revue) Street Scene (Mrs. Buchannan) It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman (Lois Lane) No, No, Nanette (Winnie) Do Re Mi (Tilde Mullen) Lady in the Dark (Ensemble)
Glenn has toured nationally with STARLIGHT EXPRESS (Hashimoto), THE KING AND I starring Debby Boone (Interpreter/Phra Alack), EVITA starring Valerie Perri (General/Eva Aide), ANNIE GET YOUR GUN starring Donna McKechnie and Laurence Guittard, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS and 42ND STREET. He most recently appeared in THE KING AND I starring Deborah Gibson (Kralahome - Cabrillo Music Theatre) and is currently performing at Disney's California Adventure as the Narrator/Sultan in ALADDIN–A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR. Regional credits include the Ovation Award winning shows MISS SAIGON (Assistant Commissar - CLO of South Bay Cities), ANYTHING GOES (John - Reprise!) and EMPIRE (Pomahac - Hudson Backstage Theatre). Other credits include MAME (Ito), MAN OF LA MANCHA (José) and CHILDREN OF EDEN (Snake/Storyteller). He has also had the pleasure of working seven summers at the Sacramento Music Circus. On television, Glenn has been featured on "It's All Relative", "Mrs. Santa Claus" starring Angela Lansbury, "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, "General Hospital" and "Passions".
MTG ProductionsSUGAR (Ensemble) The Mystery of Edwin Drood (James Throttle) Li'l Abner (Available Jones) No, No, Nanette (Ensemble) Redhead (Ensemble) My Favorite Year (Rookie Carroca) Dear World (President 3) Jubilee (Tour Guide, Sandwich Board Man, Process Server, Steele, Man on Beach #2) Allegro (Bertram)
Alyssa M. Simmons was last seen as Ilse in SPRING AWAKENING (La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts), Penny Pingleton in HAIRSPRAY (3-D Theatricals), and Esther in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (Cabrillo Music Theatre). She worked with creator Roger Bean in originating the role of Willow in SUMMER OF LOVE (World Premiere - Musical Theatre West). MTG: Jo in LITTLE WOMEN and Reporter/Hungarian Woman in CHESS. Other favorites: Andrina in DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID (US Regional Premiere - Tuacahn Center for the Arts), Jan in GREASE, Jeannie in HAIR, and Olive Ostrovsky in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Alyssa is part of a musical comedy duo called Former Fat Kids Society. Their original web series “OREGONe” will premiere this November. Check out their videos at vimeo.com/ffksociety.
MTG ProductionsSweet Smell of Success City of Angels
Leslie’s favorite recent theatre work includes playing the Stepmother in INTO THE WOODS and Sally Slaton in PARADE with 3D Theatricals and playing a lead role in STEEL PIER w MTW’s Reiner Reading Series. She also loved Empress in CINNAMON GIRL w Playwright’s Arena, Faye in CHAPTER TWO at Laguna Playhouse, Veronica in GOD OF CARNAGE with ICT and June in CHICAGO at the Hollywood Bowl. On Broadway, Leslie originated the role of Anne in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and appeared in VICTOR/VICTORIA with Julie Andrews. Other credits include: LA Opera – Darko Tresnac, Director; GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES - Dancing Aristocrat - Bruce Kimmel, Director – INSIDE OUT – Dena; Circle X Theatre Co – Stella Powell-Jones, Director – TREVOR – Sandra u/s (covering Laurie Metcalf); and 3D Theatricals – TJ Dawson, Director – SIDE SHOW – Choreographer On camera work includes the features THE BOARDER and THRESHOLD (2015), several festival-winning short films and guest appearances on Criminal Minds, Revenge, True Blood and Private Practice. IMDB: Leslie Stevens
Kevin recently won the Ovation Award for Best Acting Ensemble of a Play (with his two fellow cast mates) for The Complete History of America (Abridged) at Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre. He has appeared in numerous theatrical productions in Los Angeles and regionally at the Colony Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Rubicon Theatre, Alex Theatre, South Bay CLO, MET Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Grove Shakespeare and Off-Broadway at the York Theatre. He has worked with legendary directors and playwrights such as Edward Albee and Jose Quintero. On Television, he recently concluded four seasons on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and is currently starring on the Disney Channel series “Best Friends Whenever”. Recurring and guest star roles include “NCIS”, “Castle”, “Teen Wolf”, “Mad Men”, “Jessie”, “Wilfred”, “Haunted Hathaways”, “Weeds”, “Desperate Housewives”, “United States of Tara” “My Name is Earl” and numerous others. Film credits include “Alvin and the Chipmunks”, “Miss India America” and the upcoming “Echo Park Blues”. www.kevinsymons.net
MTG PRODUCTIONS:PROMISES, PROMISES - Sheldrake BONNIE & CLYDE - Sheriff Schmid TRIUMPH OF LOVE - Hermocrates CITY OF ANGELES - Stone CALL ME MADAM - Sebastian BATBOY - Dr. Thomas Parker ONE TOUCH OF VENUS -Whitelaw Savory HELLO AGAIN - The Writer
Mary is a multi-award winning Actress and Singer who has performed on stage, in film and television, and multiple national commercials in a career spanning 35 years. Her Broadway touring credits include originating the role of Miss Shingle for The First National Tour of 2014’s Tony Award winning Best Musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”, beginning in the fall of 2015; and originating the role of The Bird Woman for The First National Tour of “Mary Poppins”. Off-Broadway, she was seen in “Keep The Homefires Burning: The Cast of ‘Rebecca’ at 54 Below”, and “Cole Porter’s Paris”. Regionally, she has performed with ACT Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, The Hollywood Bowl, Fullerton Civic Light Opera, Theatre Under The Stars in Houston, Ogunquit Playhouse and many others. Seattle audiences still recognize her as the original cast member Jetta in the cult hit “Angry Housewives”. While in Los Angeles, she earned 3 Drama-Logue Awards for outstanding performances, as well as a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Musical Direction, and has received multiple award nominations. She was a member of Pacific Resident Theatre and Theatre West, as well as MTG, for many years, and has many credits with those theatres as well. Her long list of MTG credits are below. She made her feature film debut in the 1993 summer blockbuster, “In The Line of Fire”, and her television debut in a recurring role on “L.A. Law”. Other TV includes “Boardwalk Empire”, “Gilmore Girls”, “Miracles”, “Melrose Place” and many others. She can be heard on several recordings, including her own solo CD, “When At Night I Go To Sleep”, available at LMLmusic.com. In 2014 she was recognized, alongside many others, in New York City by the organization Broadway Salutes, for her many years as a professional Actress. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association; an eager fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids; and a proud Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She lives in New York City. http://www.maryvanarsdel.com
A bicoastal actress from sunny California, Natalie is often stopped on the street by people who ask her why she's smiling. She has performed on stages in Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, and across the U.S., as well as on numerous television shows and commercials. Her TV credits include recurring roles on HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE, NBC's DECEPTION, The CW's 90210, and BET's HELL DATE, as well as recent roles on ABC Family’s SWITCHED AT BIRTH and CBS’ NCIS: LOS ANGELES opposite LL Cool J. But she is most recognized on the street for playing "Sondra" on THE COSBY SHOW, which she definitely, definitely did not do. Her NYC theater credits include the Off-Broadway productions of RENT (Mimi), MURDER BALLAD (Standby Sara / Standby Narrator), and The Public Theater's production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE, which is now the Tony and Pulitzer Award winning Broadway musical HAMILTON. She has also performed alongside the original Broadway casts of A CHORUS LINE and DREAMGIRLS. In her travels Nata has been known to dance on tables, get acupuncture at open markets, and talk to exotic food. She has allegedly been overheard whispering to said food, phrases like, "Ooh, you're so good," and "Get in my mouth." There is absolutely no evidence of this. Natalie's pet peeves include the rampant misuse of the word "I," and of the term "catch 22." Her career goals include an appearance on SESAME STREET, where she dreams no one misuses the word "I," or the term "catch 22," without gettin' called on it. When time allows, Natalie can be seen performing her original cabaret and comedy at various New York and Los Angeles venues, and leading The Natalie Wachen Quartet. Social Media: @happiestactress • NatalieWachen.com
MTG ProductionsHallelujah, Baby! - Ensemble Finian's Rainbow - Necessity Trio
Stephanie is thrilled to be welcomed into the MTG family! Recent credits include: LEGALLY BLONDE (Elle Woods) with 3D Theatricals, GYPSY (Louise) directed by Richard Israel with West Coast Ensemble, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES (Cindy Lou/Missy u/s - original Los Angeles company) directed by Roger Bean, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (Clara) West Coast Regional Premiere at the El Portal Theatre. You can currently see Stephanie performing with LiveItUp! Productions at the brand new Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs, CA, and singing as Alice with the Mad T Party band in Disney's California Adventure. Thanks to her amazing husband David, her best production yet - Rylee, Mom & Dad, her families, friends, and incredible support team. Glory to God. Full résumé and contact info at www.stephaniereneewall.com.
MTG ProductionsGirl Crazy
Shannon Warne was a recent recipient of the Michelle Nicastro Award for “Lead Actress in a Musical” for her work as Fran Kubelick in Promises, Promises with Musical Theatre Guild. She has had the great pleasure sharing the stage with the likes of Jason Alexander, Jonathan Pryce, Cloris Leachman, Faith Prince, Sara Bareilles, Michael York, Vicki Lewis, Steven Weber, Jason Graae, Megan Hilty, and more; at/with: The Ahmanson, Reprise, The Hollywood Bowl, The Pasadena Playhouse, Musical Theatre West, Cabrillo Music Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, McCoy-Rigby, and Laguna Playhouse, to name a few. Shannon is a 2011 Ovation Nominee (“Lead Actress in a Musical”) for Amy in Having It All, and a 2004 Ovation Award Recipient for Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme (Ahmanson). A proud member of both AEA and SAG/AFTRA, Shannon has been an MTG member since 2009. Deepest love to my Little Man and the wonderful team at BBR. www.shannonwarne.com
MTG ProductionsPROMISES, PROMISES (Fran Kubelick) THE PAJAMA GAME (Babe Williams) Triumph of Love (Princess Leonide) CHESS (Florence) Violet (Violet)
SUSAN WATSON delighted Broadway audiences in the hit musical BYE, BYE, BIRDIE as well as CARNIVAL, CELEBRATION, BEN FRANKLIN IN PARIS, A JOYFUL NOISE, and NO, NO, NANETTE. She also appeared in the Richard Rodgers' production of CAROUSEL at City Center with John Davidson. A native of Tulsa, Susan studied at the Juilliard School. Her first professional job was in Jerome Robbins' London production of WEST SIDE STORY. Upon returning to the U.S.A. she was cast in a one-act musical seeking backers for an Off-Broadway production called THE FANTASTICKS. She later recreated the role of Luisa on TV's Hallmark Hall of Fame, starring Bert Lahr and Ricardo Montalban. She has been honored with a Tony nomination for her performance in A JOYFUL NOISE, with a New Jersey Drama Critics Award for Best Actress in a Musical for THE MUSIC MAN, and with the San Diego Starlight Award for MY FAIR LADY. She has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl and with other national symphonies. Regional theatre performances include FUNNY FACE - Buffalo Arena, TINTYPES - South Coast Repertory, INTO THE WOODS - Long Beach CLO, and many roles with the Cal Rep Company. She toured the U.S.A. with her own co-production of A BROADWAY CELEBRATION and has directed THE FANTASTICKS in Alaska, as well as CARNIVAL at the Pasadena Playhouse for the Musical Theatre Guild, of which she is a founding member.
MTG Productions70, Girls, 70 (Eunice) Kiss of the Spider Woman (Molina's Mother) Li'l Abner (State Department Woman) No, No, Nanette (Aunt Sue) Sail Away (Mrs. Van Mier) Roberta (Aunt Minnie) Dear World (Gabrielle) Parade (Nurse) Allegro (Grandma Taylor) Where's Charley (Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez) Rags (Morris' Mother) Take Me Along (Essie) Nine (Guido's Mother) I Remember Mama (Aunt Trina) Carnival (Director) Colette Collage (Colette)
Paul’s previous theatre credits include 13 different Sondheim shows, including the lead role of The Reciter in the recent critically acclaimed PACIFIC OVERTURES, his Vee-Cee Award winning performance as Hysterium in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, LA’s first Ovation Award winning production of SWEENEY TODD (Anthony), LA’s first fully stage production of PASSION (Sgt. Lombardi, Fosca’s Father, Vocal Director) and the US Premiere of the revised ANYONE CAN WHISTLE (George, Ensemble). His solo show is titled (what else?) SIMPLY SINGING SONDHEIM, ALMOST… He is the winner of the NAACP Theatre Award for Best Music Direction for DO LORD REMEMBER ME). www.Paul-Wong.com
MTG PRODUCTIONSHONEYMOON IN VEGAS (Raymond, Chan Elvis, Ensemble) THE GOLDEN APPLE (Ensemble) KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Fuentes, Ensemble)
Born and raised in Anaheim, California, Sam has been performing in the theater since the age of five. He is a graduate of the Professional Actor's Conservatory and later completed a double degree in broadcast journalism and theater from UC Irvine. After pursuing a reporter's career for a decade, his attentions returned to the stage and has since performed all over the world. His Broadway debut was in the Tony-nominated revival of PETER PAN, starring Cathy Rigby. The production was later filmed for the A & E network and earned an Emmy Award. Favorite regional credits include: Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLES, Horton the Elephant in SEUSSICAL, Captain Hook in PETER PAN; Gaston in DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; The Boatman/Redmond in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; James Vane in DORIAN (Goodspeed Opera House); Che in EVITA; Berowne in LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST; Tony in WEST SIDE STORY; Lopakhin in THE CHERRY ORCHARD; Curly in OKLAHOMA; Bo in BUS STOP; Herman in THE MOST HAPPY FELLA; Voltaire/Panglos in CANDIDE; Miles Gloriosus in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM; Tom in THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE; Matt/Larry in the opera, THE FACE ON THE BAR ROOM FLOOR; multiple productions of MAN OF THE LA MANCHA and SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS; and Dozer in the Broadway workshop production of MASK (directed by Richard Maltby Jr.). His television credits include Lt. Ch'targh on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Numb3rs," "Hannah Montana," "The Imagination Movers," "Lovespring International," "Phil of the Future," "Days Of Our Lives," "General Hospital," and the pilot for SoapNet's "The Nightshift." His film credits include "The Dukes of Hazzard 2," "Chasing Tchaikovsky," "Peter Pan," "Mystery Monsters," "Never Say Macbeth," and "Little Black Book." Sam, an avid sports nut, played minor league baseball with the Minnesota Twins organization, competes in tennis and fencing, and is a certified scuba diver. Website: www.samzeller.com
MTG ProductionsThe Most Happy Fella (Joe) The Fix (Bobby "Cracker" Barrell) Out of this World (Mars) The Roar of the Greasepaint (The Bully) The Wild Party (Eddie) Redhead (Tom Baxter) Dear World (Sergeant) Parade (Officer Ivey) Plain And Fancy (Ezra Reber)
An international recording artist, and a frequent performer in Europe and in Japan, Dina has worked with Perry Como, Juice Newton, Red and the Red Hots, and with well-known big bands Les Brown, Jr. and the Band of Renown, the Billy Vaughn Orchestra, and the Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra. Disney has featured Dina in numerous live shows and recordings but one of her favorites was playing Mary Poppins for the popular “Practically Perfect Tea”. Her recording credits include CD-roms, background vocals on many well known artist’s CDs, two children’s CD’s, and Dina’s voice can be heard singing TV theme songs and on movie trailers. You may see Dina performing with her own jazz band, “Dina Deluxe and the Mood Swings” or with her own girls trio, “The 40’s Flygirls”. Her favorite musical theatre credits include “Chess”, “Song of Singapore”, “The World Goes Round”,“Lies and Legends, The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin”,“The Rubicon Family Christmas” and the original musical “Poet’s Garden.”
Roy has played husbands, farmers, Dickensian pickpockets, bartenders, noblemen, ballet composers, Bard-spouting gangsters, disciples, Victorian women, carnival barkers, Pilgrims, Cookies, embittered puppeteers, Jewish dairymen, piano players, disembodied voices, cockneys, mad doctors, fast-talking salesmen, Russian Impresarios, comic strip dogs, hotel desk clerks, British AND Japanese Lords, gay alcoholics and several exceedingly mediocre nightclub performers. Working with directors as diverse as George Abbott and The Coen Brothers, performers as varied as Rosemary Harris and Roger Daltrey (in one show!), and in venues ranging from The Hollywood Bowl to shopping malls to The Grand Ol’ Opry to State Fairs to Walt Disney Concert Hall, Roy has performed in 48 states, 5 countries and on 4 networks and has received numerous Dramalogue, LA Weekly and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards for performing, writing and musical direction.
MTG Productions70, Girls, 70 (Walter) Irma La Douce (M. Bougne, a Ballroom Owner) Finian's Rainbow (Buzz Collins) The Mystery of Edwin Drood (William Cartright / Chairman / Mayor Sapsea) A Connecticut Yankee (Ensemble) Merrily We Roll Along (Terry/Mr. Spencer/Ensemble) The Roar of the Greasepaint (Sir) A Man of No Importance (Ernie) Sail Away (Mr. Candijack, Steward, Vendor)
Darrell Sandeen is a twice transplanted Midwesterner, having been born in Chicago. He moved first to New York, where he appeared on Broadway in HERE'S LOVE, A JOYFUL NOISE, THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING, and YOUNG ABE LINCOLN in which he played the title role. He continued his theatrical studies and was chosen for the National Companies of MY FAIR LADY and THE GREAT WHITE HOPE which brought him to Hollywood. West coast audiences have seen him in 1776, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, for which he won a Drama-Logue award, MAN OF LA MANCHA, and BRECHT, SACRED AND PROFANE at the Los Angeles Music Center. Television appearances include "Bonanza", "Father Murphy", "Route 66", and "Feather and Father". He has also been seen in feature films "LA Confidential", "Blazing Saddles", "Call Me Bruce", and Disney's "Island at the Top of the World".
MTG ProductionsLi'l Abner (Jack S. Phogbound) Redhead (Inspector White) Grand Hotel (Doctor) Floyd Collins (Lee Collins) Plain And Fancy (Samuel Lapp) Rags (Jake)
KATHRYN SKATULA has performed in over 40 MTG staged reading/concert projects. Favorite theatre roles include: SPLENDORA (Celebration Theatre); QUILTERS (Perf. Riverside—Inland Award); Musical Theatre West’s LA CAGE AUX FOLLES; Theatre League tours of SOUND OF MUSIC, CAMELOT w/David Birney, and OLIVER w/Richard Kline; SINGIN IN THE RAIN and MIRETTE (FCLO); HARRY CHAPIN: LIES AND LEGENDS (ICT/Dramalogue Award); Amanda McBroom’s HEARTBEATS (Pasadena Playhouse); MY FAVORITE HUSBAND w/ Marilu Henner (LATheatreWorks); both Liz Swados’ MISSIONARIES w/Sharon Lawrence and THE BEAUTIFUL LADY w/JoAnne Worley (Mark Taper); Westcoast premieres of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and CINDERELLA (Long Beach CLO); World Premieres of GOYA and MASADA; ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Alliance); MARRY ME A LITTLE (Met); Billy Barnes’ MOVIE STAR (Westwood Playhouse); and National Tours of Cathy Rigby’s PETER PAN, Tommy Tune’s NINE, and ANNIE with Reid Shelton. Film/TV: “ER,” “Frasier,” “Out On a Limb” w/Shirley MacLaine; Mel Brooks’ “Life Stinks,” “Passions” (Daytime Emmy Award); “The Jessica Savitch Story,” “Matters of the Heart,” “Saved By the Bell,” “Mrs. Santa Claus,” and “Geppetto.”
MTG ProductionsA Connecticut Yankee (Guinevere) Street Scene (Olga Olsen) Do Re Mi (Thelma Berman, Marsha) A Fantastick Evening (Company) Roberta (Mrs. Teale) Redhead (Maude Simpson) Little Mary Sunshine (Mabel) Parade (Lizzie Phagan) Saturday Night (Dakota Duran) Floyd Collins (Miss Jane) A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Mae) Plain And Fancy (Rachel) Rags (Rosa) The Baker's Wife (Denise) Louisiana Purchase (Quartet) Passion (Encore Presentation) (Fosca's Mother) Nine (Stephanie) Passion (Fosca's Mother) I Remember Mama (Aunt Jenny) Bells Are Ringing (Ensemble) Carnival (Princess Olga/Bluebird Girl) Over Here (Ensemble) Falsettos (Dr. Charlotte) On The Twentieth Century (Dr. Johnson) Here's Love! (Doris Walker) Colette Collage The Apple Tree (Princess Barbera) A Christmas Carol: The Musical (Widow Corney, Mrs. Fezziwig, Chairwoman) Say It With Music Bravo!
Betty had extensive credits, including the award-winning production of LOU GEHRIG DIDN'T DIE OF CANCER at the McCaddan Theatre, COUNSELLOR-AT-LAW & AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG at the Interact Theatre Company and THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA at The Kennedy Center. Musical theatre credits included: West Coast production of ANNIE, INTO THE WOODS, THE MUSIC MAN, PETER PAN, COMPANY, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, BABY, WEST SIDE STORY, OKLAHOMA, 110 IN THE SHADE, PIRATES OF PENZANCE, GUYS & DOLLS, COLETTE COLLAGE and I REMEMBER MAMA. She was the lead singer for Bobby Darin.