Faculty

THE FACULTY

Brad-Anderson Brian-Marcum Joey-McKneely Jarrod-Emick
Jennifer-Savelli Jessica-Patty Mark-Myars Dan-Knechtges
Margot-de-La-Barre Michael-Paternostro Nathan-Peck Kasey-Marino
Ray-Hesselink Wendy-Seyb Michael-Cassara Julie-Tolivar
PhilipM-Baskerville Jason-DeBord Stephanie-Waters Tracy-Lynn-Olivera
Vanessa-Van-Vrancken Savannah-Wise Shane-Rhoades Marcos-Santana
Phill-Hall Robb-Hunter Vanessa-McMahan Chad-Schiro
Craig-DAmico Dennis-Lue Michelle-Kittrell Rusty-Mowery
Bryan Batt headshot Jason Styres headshot John Bell headshot Charlie Sutton
Kelly Crandall d'Amboise headshot Michael-Baxter
THE FOUNDERS

Jason-Lacayo

Jason Lacayo

George-Smallwood

George Smallwood

Jessica-Hartman

Jessica Hartman

*The BTC faculty are currently working professionals in the theatre industry. Due to their high demand and possible scheduling conflicts, BTC reserves the right to initiate changes to the teachers and curriculum. The number of faculty present is based on the total enrollment of students per session. Broadway Theatre Connection guarantees a well-rounded workshop experience and an unmatched caliber of teachers. Check the Home Page and Facebook to stay on top of any news and announcements for the BTC faculty members coming to your workshop.

     
 

Brad-AndersonBRAD ANDERSON: has performed in 6 Broadway shows including A CHORUS LINE (Don Kerr), ALL SHOOK UP (Chad), THE BOY FROM OZ (Mark Herron/Peter U/S), KISS ME KATE (Gremio/Bill Calhoun), FOSSE (Featured Singer/Dancer), and ANYTHING GOES (Lincoln Center). Brad has performed at such prestigious theatres as Arena Stage, Northshore Music Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, and the Ahmanson in LA. He also has an extensive career in Film and Television as well as performing in Commercials and Industrials. Brad has performed on the Tony Awards with three shows and can be seen on the Fosse DVD.

 

 
     
 

Brian-MarcumBRIAN MARCUM: has performed in six Broadway shows, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm, Saturday Night Fever, the TONY award winning revival of 42nd Street, The Boy from Oz (Gypsy Robe Recipient), The Drowsy Chaperone and Monty Python’s Spamalot. He has toured nationally with State Fair and Annie Get Your Gun and internationally with The Who’s Tommy as well as regional theatres all across the country. Brian is the associate choreographer of the Broadway holiday musical ELF! and recently directed and choreographed A Grand Night for Singing at Alpine Theatre Project in Whitefish, MT has choreographed Anything Goes at the Gaslight Dinner Theatre and Hello, Dolly! at Mac-Haydn Theatre. He has also choreographed for the Momentum Dance Company at Vanderbilt University and for The School of Nashville Ballet as well the American Spirit Dance Company.Brian is currently Assistant Professor of Dance in the Ann Lacy School of American Dance at Oklahoma City University and has also been on the dance faculty at Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and the School of Nashville Ballet. He has taught all across the country for Dance Olympus, Southern Association of Dance Masters and the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. In NYC, Brian has taught at Ballet Arts and Broadway Dance Center.Brian is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and lives in OKC with his wife, Jennifer and daughter, Sophie.

 

 
     
 

Joey-McKneelyJOEY McKNEELY: was first introduced to West Side Story by Jerome Robbins himself when he danced in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. He was then chosen 11 years later to direct and reproduce his choreography for West Side Story at La Scala Opera House in Milan, Italy, his directorial debut. His productions of West Side Story have been produced throughout the world, including the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and premiered at Sadler’s WellsTheater in London in 2008. He is currently representing Robbin’s Choreography in the hit Broadway Revival , directed by Arthur Laurents, the shows original librettist.On Broadway, Joey’s choreographic debut was Smokey Joe’s Cafe, followed by The Life, Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center, The Wild Party, and The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman. He has earned 2 Tony Award Nominations, 2 Outer Critics Circle Nominations, an NAACP Image Award, and a LA Ovation Award.He has also directed/choreographed US national tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie Get Your Gun, Crazy for You, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and the off-Broadway production of Jerry Herman’s revue, Showtune. In addition, he has directed Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s The Beautiful Game in Tokyo, Japan.Other theatre credits include Whistle Down The Wind, A Wonderful Life, Time Of Your Life, Juno, Making Tracks and the national tour of Jolson: The Musical. McKneely’s feature film choreography can be seen in IQ and Ben Stiller’s Zoolander, as well as a TV episode of Hope and Faith. As a performer, McKneely was in the original casts of Starlight Express, Roza, the revival of She Loves Me, and of course, the endlessly infamous Carrie.

 

 
     
 

Jarrod-EmickJARROD EMICK: has performed on Broadway in the following shows RING OF FIRE (Himself), THE BOY FROM OZ (Greg Connell), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Brad Majors), THE FULL MONTY (London premiere/Jerry Lukowski), DAMN YANKEES (Joe Hardy/ 1994 Tony, Drama Desk, and Theatre World Award Winner), MISS SAIGON (Chris) as well as the National Tours of LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON. Jarrod also teaches master class in song preparation, mock auditions and scene work for the Broadway Dreams Foundation.

 

 
     
 

Jennifer-SavelliJENNIFER SAVELLI: has danced professionally for 20 years and has taught all forms of dance at studios across the country sharing her vast knowledge and love For the performing arts. She is a member of the permanent Guest Faculty at the Rock School in Philadelphia and has taught at Akron University and Pennsylvania University’s Dance Arts Company. She also has served as Director and Choreographer for Princess and Radisson Cruises. Jennifer likes to encourage the importance of being proficient in as many forms of dance as Possible in order to have the freedom and flexibility to make the choices desired for a long career in dance.As a performer, Jennifer was a member of the Pennsylvania Ballet for four years and a Radio City Music Hall Rockette in Las Vegas under the Direction of Maurice Hines. Broadway shows include “Guys and Dolls”, “The Boy From Oz”, “Dance of the Vampires”, and “Fosse”. First National tours include “Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life”, and “Fosse”. Off-Broadway City Center Encores! Productions include “Bells Are Ringing”, “Applause”, “Kismet”, and “No Strings”. Movies: CHICAGO, and most recently in the short “Not Your Time”. She has performed in several television award shows including The Kennedy Center Honors (honoring both Chita Rivera and Steve Martin), The Tonys, The Academy Awards, and The MTV Movie Awards, and The VMA’s with J.Lo and Ja Rule. Also, the PBS series Broadway: The American Musical. She recently got to workshop Bruce Lee: Journey To the West with Dou Dou Huang. You can see Jennifer in Roundabout Theater’s upcoming Broadway Revival of “Anything Goes”!

 

 
     
 

Jessica-PattyJESSICA PATTY: The People in the Picture at Studio 54 opening this spring. Broadway credits include the original company of The Addams Family where she played an Ancestor and understudied the roles of Morticia Addams, played by Bebe Neuwirth, and Wednesday Addams. She also played the role of Cassie every Sunday in the Broadway Revival of A Chorus Line as well as understudying and performing the roles of Sheila, Diana, Maggie and Judy. Her other Broadway credits include the original company of 9 to 5 the Musical understudying Judy Bernly, and The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman. Television appearances include Dancing With The Stars, numerous Tony Awards, The Last Show with David Letterman, and the CBS Morning Show. Jessica is a graduate of the BFA Music Theatre program at Florida State University.

 

 
     
 

Mark-MyarsMARK MYARS:

started dancing at the age of 3 and has a varied career in NYC as both a performer and choreographer. Broadway credits include the Original Companies of Footloose, Wicked and 9to5, as well as the revival of West Side Story and Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away. Off-Broadway Mark has been seen as “Dream Hannibal” in Silence! The Musical. He recently played the role of “Mike” in Papermill Playhouse’s acclaimed production of A Chorus Line. He can be seen in the films “Centerstage”, “The Producers”, “Across the Universe”, “Rock of Ages”, “Life of an Actress”, and “Winter’s Tale”.  Mark is currently the Dance Supervisor for the North American productions of Wicked and was the Assistant Choreographer on seven Wicked companies worldwide. He is an Associate Choreographer of one of this season’s newest Broadway musicals If/Then.

 

 
     
 

Dan-KnechtgesDAN KNECHTGES is a Tony Nominated choreographer and director working in theater, opera, television, film and music videos. Dan has directed and choreographed for numerous theatres across the country and internationally on shows ranging from Gilbert and Sullivan to Rodgers and Hammerstein to Brecht. Dan also has a range of special skills he uses when directing and choreographing including roller-skating, flag-twirling, baton-twirling, fire-baton, juggling, piano playing, stilt walking and gymnastics to name a few. Dan’s Broadway credits include Xanadu (directed by Chris Ashley, Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination), Sondheim on Sondheim (directed by James Lapine), 110 in The Shade (starring Audra McDonald) and The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee (directed by James Lapine.) Dan had the blessedly rare occurrence to have all three shows running simultaneously on the Great White Way in 2007. Dan also choreographed the Off-Broadway incarnation of The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee at Second Stage, which earned him a Lucille Lortel Award nomination.Other credits include Der Schuh Das Manitu (Berlin, Germany), Vanities (Theatreworks Palo Alto), Girl In The Frame (Goodspeed), Boys From Syracuse (Centerstage Baltimore), Godspell (Papermill Playhouse), Oklahoma!, The Wiz, Cats, My Fair Lady, Chalk Circle, Sound of Music, Joseph (Hangar Theatre), Mame, Angel Street, Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Surflight Theatre), Don Giovanni (Indianapolis Opera), Carousel, The Merry Widow, West Side Story (Opera Illinois). He also has had the pleasure of working on almost every Gilbert & Sullivan operetta including The Grand Duke, Iolanthe, Ruddigore, The Mikado, Patience, The Gondoliers, H.M.S. Pinafore and The Sorcerer all with the Blue Hill Troupe in NYC. Dan’s choreography can be seen in the Todd Solondz’s movie Palindromes, Dark Horse and in Fatboy Slim’s music video “It’s a Wonderful Night,” which reached #1 in the U.K. He has also taught dance at numerous institutions and often does master classes all over the country.Dan holds a BFA in musical theatre from Otterbein College in Westerville, OH and hails from Cleveland, OH. He is also a member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.

 

 
     
 

Margot-de-La-BarreMARGOT de La BARRE: Margot has appeared on Broadway in the original revival companies of South Pacific and the current Anything Goes, as well as Promises, Promises & the original Broadway company of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. She also toured as Martha in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Nancy in The Boy Friend (directed by Julie Andrews). Regional theaters include Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Theater Under the Stars, North Shore Music Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Arizona Theater Company & Theater of the Stars. Margot was born & raised in New Orleans where she trained with Giacobbe Academy, New Orleans Youth Ballet & Delta Festival Ballet.

 

 
     
 

Michael-PaternostroMICHAEL PATERNOSTRO: Broadway: Guys and Dolls (Rusty Charlie/ dancer), Beauty and the Beast (LA, Lumiere/LeFou), Saturday Night Fever (Monty). Original companies: Fosse, Sweet Smell of Success, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and A Chorus Line 2006 Revival (Gregory Gardner). Touring: West Side Story (Action/Arab), The Producers (Carmen Ghia), SHOWBOAT (Frank Schultz) Hollywood Bowl. At MTW: THE PRODUCERS (Carmen Ghia, Ovation Award), pianist/musical director FORBIDDEN BROADWAY and RENT. Eddie Ryan opposite Vicky Lewis in FUNNY GIRL, Sacramento Music Circus. Musical Director: Havok’s Kiss of the Spider Woman, Story Of My Life, and Thrill Me, Cabrillo’s Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Roger Bean’s LIFE COULD BE A DREAM, Hudson Mainstage (LADCC and Garland Awards), SUDS, Cosmopolitan Cabaret Sacramento, and in NYC, Trouble in Tahiti, and Landscape of the Body. Piano playing actor: Sidney Cohn, On Your Toes and Oscar, 42nd Street (both twice). Assistant Director: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Old Globe San Diego. Composer: SCARY MUSICAL a new musical.

 

 
     
 

Nathan-PeckNATHAN PECK: Nathan’s Broadway credits include: “Dance of the Vampires” as the swing and Assistant Dance Captain, “Taboo” produced by Rosie O’Donnell and starring Boy George, “The Boy from Oz” starring Hugh Jackman, and the Tony award winning revival of “La Cage aux Folles” where Nathan served as Dance Captain. He also appeared in the GAP “West Side Story” campaign, the short lived television series “The Book of Daniel”, and the film “Across the Universe” directed by Julie Taymor. Nathan has taught dance in studios and schools in Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.

 

 
     
 

Kasey-MarinoKASEY MARINO: a native of New Orleans, attended the University of New Orleans as a drama major before receiving his BFA from The Boston Conservatory. Since moving to New York, as an actor he has appeared in lead roles at several major regional theatres such as The Paper Mill Playhouse, The Muny in St. Louis, Sacramento Music Circus, North Shore Music Theatre, Kansas City Starlight, Theatre Under The Stars in Houston, and Westchester Broadway Theatre to name a few. He was thrilled to return home and perform at Le Petit Theatre in White Christmas and Tulane Summer Lyric in Company. He made his Broadway debut in the hit musical Hairspray and closed the show along side it’s original Tony Award winning stars Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Winokur. He has gone on to assistant direct to fellow New Orleans native and two time Tony Award nominee Joey Mckneely’s direction on several upcoming projects such as the Broadway bound Josephine and Empire. Recently he worked on pre production and workshops of the new sure to be Broadway hit Catch Me If You Can and the upcoming Allegiance starring Lea Salonga and George Takei. A budding writer, Kasey is currently at work writing his first full length musical Dust and Shadow, an account of the Ripper killings with college friend and composer Jonathan Reid Gealt.

 

 
     
 

Ray-HesselinkRAY HESSELINK: Ray Hesselink is a Director/Choreographer living and working in New York City. Ray has presented choreography at various festivals and venues around NYC, most recently at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. As a dance instructor, Ray has had the privilege to help train the children currently performing in Broadway’s Billy Elliot: The Musical. Ray is on Faculty at Juilliard, Broadway Dance Center and STEPS on Broadway in NYC. He also coaches actors privately. Ray holds a B.A. from the School of Theater at UCLA.

 

 
     
 

Wendy-SeybWENDY SEYB: creates in both worlds of dance and theater. Broadway: THE PEE WEE HERMAN SHOW. International/Off-Broadway: THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL – Dora, Lortel and Callaway Nominations, CLICK CLACK MOO – Lortel Nomination. Regional: SPELLING BEE (Philadelphia Theatre Company/Paper Mill Playhouse), Harry Connick Jr.’s THE HAPPY ELF (First Stage), AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND (Prince Music Theater). Tours/Radio City: Nickelodeon’s STORYTIME LIVE, VIRTUALLY ME. Dance Comedies: Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce SoHo, The Kraine – Golden Nose Award, DRA’s Gala DANCE FROM THE HEART, The Flea Theater, St. Mark’s Church and HERE Arts Center. Wendy is a proud member of SDC.

 

 
     
 

Michael-CassaraMICHAEL CASSARA: is a casting director and producer, working on theatre and film projects in New York City. As a producer, he recently concluded Kerrigan-Lowdermilk’s You Made This Tour featuring Alison Fraser, Joshua Henry, Laura Osnes, Anthony Rapp, and dozens of Broadway and music-world stars, selling out (Le) Poisson Rouge, Rockwood Music Hall, Canal Room and other NYC venues. Recent casting credits include Lillian Hellman’s rarely-seen Another Part of the Forest (Peccadillo Theatre Company), the off-Broadway run of Falling For Eve at the York Theatre, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (starring Richard Kind), and the films Clear Blue Tuesday and Alienated. Recent regional theatre: The Old Globe, Olney, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse and more. Michael is the resident casting director for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) where he has cast over 45 new musicals since the festival’s inception in 2004. Upcoming projects include Fat Camp (Broadway), WTC View (59E59) and the fifth annual National MFA Playwrights Festival. As an educator, Michael has served on the faculties of New York University, Pace University and The University of The Arts and regularly teaches musical theatre repertoire and audition technique classes throughout the United States and Europe. Michael is a native Clevelander and a member of the Casting Society of America.

 

 

     
 

Julie-TolivarJULIE TOLIVAR: A native of Kenner, LA, Julie grew up in the New Orleans theater community, performing in productions at Rivertown Rep., JPAS, Le Petit, and learning from local creatives such as Jack Payne, Elliott Keener, and Cynthia Owen. After graduating from Mt. Carmel Academy and NOCCA , she went on to pursue a musical theater education at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. She then moved to NYC and began working professionally in the industry. Her credits include Broadway and Off-Broadway productions: Curtains (U/S Karen Ziemba as “Georgia”); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (U/S and performed the role of “Truly Scrumptious”, Lonestar Love (“MissAnne Page”, original cast recording); and Warning: Adult Content (“Venus”, Bridge Theater Co.). She has also performed around the country in regional productions and received a Kevin Kline Award for her work in Crazy for You as “Polly” at Stages St. Louis. Other regional productions include the premiere of the new Michael John LaChiusa musical, Giant (The Signature); Nine (“Carla”, Westchester Bway); The Last 5 Years (“Cathy”, Riverside); Swing (“Laura”, Sacramento Music Circus); Cats (The MUNY, Northshore, KC Starlight). TV and film credits include appearances on “The View”, Guiding Light, All my Children, and Across the Universe. She has also been fortunate enough to sing with both the Cincinnati Pops and Symphony orchestras, and has performed at Joe’s Pub and The Triad in New York City. In 2009, Julie returned to Le Petit Theater in New Orleans after many years to play “Judy” in their holiday production of White Christmas opposite the very talented New Orleans native, Richard Arnold. She was also honored to be able to give back to the community she grew up in teaching master classes at the Metropolitan Dance Theatre of New Orleans and to the musical theater students at NOCCA.

 
     
 

PhilipM-BaskervillePHILIP MICHAEL BASKERVILLE: Veteran performer, has had the pleasure of working with some of the best directors/choreographers in the business and performed at some of the most reputable regional theatres. His Broadway and National Tour credits include THE PRODUCERS (O’Houllihan)–also the Las Vegas Co. at the Paris; CATS (Rum Tum Tugger/Macavity); DREAMGIRLS (Concert); MISS SAIGON; RAGTIME; SUNSET BOULEVARD; A CHORUS LINE; and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Regional credtis: OKLAHOMA!, DUKE ELLINGTONS SOPHISTICATED LADIES; DAMN YANKEES ( Mead Center For The American Theater); MISS SAIGON (John)–Houston TUTS and Walnut Street; EVITA (Magaldi), SWEENEY TODD, LES MISERABLES, JEKYLL & HYDE, ANNIE–SMC; THE WHO’S TOMMY (Hawker)–Bay Street; and the World Premiere of THE COLOR PURPLE–Alliance Theatre. Proud member of both Actor’s Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild. Graduate of The Ohio State University.

 

 
     
 

Jason-DeBordJASON DeBORD: played his first show at age 14 for San Diego Junior Theatre and has been found in pits, on podiums and on stage ever since. He recently finished a run on Broadway as Associate Conductor for Shrek – The Musical. Additional Broadway credits include Legally Blonde, All Shook Up, Rent and Lestat. Other New York credits include Bat Boy, The Musical (Off Broadway), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, City Center’s Encores and a multitude of workshops. He’s been on the road with the National Tours of A Chorus Line, Rent, and Urinetown The Musical (Independent Reviewers of New England award for Best Music Direction). Regionally, he’s performed at the Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, A.C.T. San Francisco, Prince Music Theatre, 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle and The Colonial Theater (Berkshire Eagle Award for Best Music Direction, 2004) – he has also served as a teaching artist at the McCarter theater in Princeton, NJ. Jason has performed as accompanist for such luminaries as Sally Ann Howes, Christiane Noll and Laura Bell Bundy (music directing Bundy’s NYC country band, The Distillery.) He has appeared numerous times at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, and in that role has accompanied – among others – Marin Mazzie, Jason Daniely, Emily Skinner and Christine Baranski. Jason is a highly sought-after audition pianist; his playing (and forehead) is featured prominently in the 2009 Sony Pictures Classics release, Every Little Step.

 

 
     
 

Stephanie-WatersSTEPHANIE WATERS: is currently working with internationally renowned sculptor John Henry to bring the largest contemporary sculpture in the nation to Baltimore’s Westport Waterfront as a new symbol for Baltimore, celebrating the innovative and creative spirit of Baltimoreans. Prior to her work in arts management and consulting, for fifteen years, Stephanie worked full-time as an actress and singer appearing in theatre, films, commercials, and concerts starting at the age of twelve. Just one year after becoming a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts YoungArts Awardees and White House Presidential Scholar in the Arts, Stephanie went on to play Cosette in the Broadway and National Touring companies of Les Miserables. Other favorite credits include Show Boat (Magnolia), Into the Woods (Cinderella) and A Little Night Music (Anne) at the Tony Award winning Signature Theatre; A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre; Peer Gynt at The Shakespeare Theatre; and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at Toby’s Theatre for which she became the youngest person ever nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Lead Actress in a Musical. She is currently working on a new musical adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow written by Hunter Foster and Matt Conner. Stephanie also teaches voice and acting privately and develops arts education curriculum for workshops across the country. She is most proud of her volunteer and civic work through service on the Board of Trustees for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts/YoungArts, Board of Directors for the White House Presidential Scholar Association and as the founding President for the YoungArts Alumni Association. Additionally, after Hurricane Katrina, Stephanie spent six months living in a church and eventually a FEMA trailer doing relief work with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans. Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in political science and was inducted into the American Academy of Achievement.

 

 
     
 

Tracy-Lynn-OliveraTRACY LYNN OLIVERA: has been acting and teaching professionally in the Washington, DC area for 12 years. She played Bridget in the 2009 Broadway revival of RAGTIME, and has appeared in Washington DC at The Kennedy Center, The Shakespeare Theatre, Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre, MetroStage, Theater J, and Rorschach, where she is a company member, and at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Tracy is a 4 time Helen Hayes Award nominee. She is part of the Musical Theatre Faculty at Catholic University, and has also taught at Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, and is a Teaching Artist at Signature Theatre’s prestigious Overtures Musical Theatre program.

 
     
 

Vanessa-Van-VranckenVANESSA VAN VRANCKEN: a native New Orleanian, is a graduate of The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and The Academy of the Sacred Heart. She has worked locally with the Philelectic Society at Jesuit with Sonny Borey, Tulane Summer Lyric, Le Petite, Rivertown, NORD, and The New Orleans Opera Association. She moved to New York 15 years ago to study musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. After completing the program, she began auditioning. Besides performing in New York, her career has taken her to perform in 15 regional productions, 3 National tours, 2 European tours, 49 States, 7 countries and in 2 languages. Traveling the world has been one of the best perks of the job, but coming back to New Orleans has always been a priority. This proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is elated to be a part of the Broadway Theatre Connection and looks forward to working again in her hometown.

 
     
 

Savannah-WiseSAVANNAH WISE: has been performing in musical theater since the age of 8 when she played Young Cosette in the Broadway company of Les Miserables. She grew up in New Orleans and went to high school at Mount Carmel Academy. Since then she has performed in many professional productions. Broadway: Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), Rock of Ages (Sherrie). She was nominated for an Astaire Award for her dancing in both of these productions. Other shows include Happy Days (Joannie Cunningham), Beauty and the Beast (Belle) for which she won a Big Easy Entertainment Award for Best Actress, Get Your Gun (Winnie Tate), and the first national tour of Disney’s High School Musical. She has also performed on television as a guest star on “Gossip Girl,” “Law & Order: CI,” and “Rescue Me.” She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music where she received a BA in Musical Theater.

 
     
 

Shane-RhoadesSHANE RHOADES: has had a successful career as a performer and choreographer. On Broadway he was the Associate Choreographer for Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Regionally he was the Assistant Choreographer for Li’l Abner (Goodspeed Opera House) and Adapting Choreographer for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Atlanta TOTS). He has had the pleasure to Dance Captain some wonderful shows including Oklahoma (Arena Stage, Washington DC), …Grinch (National Tour), Seven Brides… (Paper Mill Playhouse), and Brigadoon (Sacramento Music Circus). Additional performing credits include The Boy From Oz (Broadway), Fame on 42nd Street (Off-Broadway), Chicago, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Pippin (National and International Tours), Mike in A Chorus Line (Paper Mill Playhouse), Riff in West Side Story (St. Louis MUNY and Sacramento Music Circus), Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Tommy Djilas in The Music Man, and Sohovik in Damn Yankees (Sacramento Music Circus).

 
     
 

Marcos-SantanaMARCOS SANTANA: was born and raised in Puerto Rico. Marcos has had the privilege of working with distinguished choreographers and directors such as Dianne Paulus, Franco Dragone, Sergio Trujillo, Andy Blanckenbuehler, Des McAnuf, and Hal Prince, among others. Choreography Credits: BMP (Co-Creator/ Co-Choreographer), Fortress Of Solitude (Assoc. Choreographer), Guys & Dolls (Peter Flynn director), White Noise (Assoc. Choreographer) OKLAHOMO “The Adventures of Dave & Gary” (NYMF), My Fair Lady (John Engeman Theater) Paul Simon’s The Capeman (The Public Theater –Associate Choreographer), Guys and Dolls (2008 Revival-Asst Choreographer), The Wiz (La Jolla Playhouse), Carmen The Musical, Tarzan (Europe). Other credits: Broadway After Dark, Broadway Underground, Ballet Hispanico, Danza Jazz P.R. Film & TV: Chasing Papi, Drug Free Alliance, “Candela”, Baño De Luna”. “Flash Mob at Washington Square Park”.Performance credits: Tony Award Winning show “In The Heights”, Guys & Dolls, Mambo Kings, Evita, West Side Story, The Wiz, Contact. He has performed with artists such as, Missy Elliot, Paulina Rubio, Anastacia, Mary J Blige, Chayanne, and Jon Secada, among others.

 
     
 

Phill-HallPHILL HALL: has created significant achievements in just about every aspect of the musical theater industry. On Broadway, he was the conductor for Play Me A Country Song and was the associate conductor for the revival of Mame, which starred Angela Lansbury. Phil was also the musical director and conductor for dozens of productions including Phantom, the national tour of CATS, Side By Side By Sondheim, The Merry Widow, 42nd Street, The Desert Song and The Wizard of Oz. His work was featured at such renowned venues as the Kennedy Center, the Paper Mill Playhouse, Atlanta’s Theater of the Stars, Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars, Seattle’s Fifth Avenue Theatre and the Michigan Opera Theatre.Phil also maintains a prestigious vocal teaching and coaching studio in Manhattan. A short list of luminaries from the performing arts world who have worked with Phil include: Lily Tomlin, Tommy Tune, Ron Raines, Nanette Fabray, Phyllis Diller, Nancy Marchand, Madeline Kahn, Judy Kaye, Donna McKechnie, J. Mark McVey, Catherine Hickland, Gregory Hines, Nancy Dussault, Charles Shaugnessy, Teri Hatcher, Laurie Beechman and Bernadette Peters.

 
     
 

Robb-HunterROB HUNTER: is a professional Fight Director and movement instructor in the Washington, DC area. He is a member of AEA, SAG, AFTRA, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and is a certified teacher of Stage Combat for the Society of American Fight Directors who has choreographed violence/movement for many theatres including The Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, Center Stage, Washington National Opera, The Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre, The Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Rep Stage, and Ford’s Theatre. He holds an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from the Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently Artist in Residence at American University where he teaches movement, stage combat and theatre history. Robb also teaches in the MFA program at Catholic University (movement) and for the Art History department at George Mason University (The History of Arms and Armor). When he is not teaching or directing violence he is “enabling” it through his theatrical weapons rental company, Preferred Arms, which supplies swords, knives and assault rifles to theatres and universities nationwide (www.preferredarms.com). Before becoming a Fight Director full time, Robb spent considerable time on stage as a performer and, while in NYC, was fortunate enough to have spent an amazing three years working with Michael J. Fox as his stand-in and stunt double.

 
     
 

Vanessa-McMahanVANESSA McHAHAN: Vanessa has been dancing since age 4. After attending Oklahoma City University as a dance major, she booked her first professional job as a Kid of the Kingdom at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. From there, she moved to New York City to attend NYU’s CAP 21 Theater Program and began auditioning. Since then, Vanessa has booked work in Broadway tours, commercials, industrials, theme parks, cruise lines, Vegas shows, and regional theater. Most recently, she was swing and assistant dance captain for the national tour of Mary Poppins and performed as a flying monkey in Wicked (Chicago company). Vanessa also performs during the Christmas season with the world famous Radio City Rockettes. She loves sharing her experiences with her students and hopes to instill in them that all dreams are possible!

 
     
 

Chad-SchiroCHAD SCHIRO: A Metairie native, enjoys working in every facet of “The Business “. He was the choreographer of Disney’s Old Dogs The Movie creating movement for John Travolta, Robin Williams, and Bernie Mac. He has choreographed off Broadway at Urban Stages, and in The New York Fringe Festival. On Broadway Chad most recently served as Associate Choreographer and Dance Supervisor for the 2009 revival of Bye Bye Birdie starring John Stamos and Bill Irwin. Other Associate credits include Urban Cowboy The Musical(2003 Tony Nomination, Best Choreography), Can Can starring Patti LuPone(City Center’s Encores), Showboat(Carnegie Hall), and Carnival(The Kennedy Center). He also served as Dance Assistant to Danny Glover on the Broadway Production of Master Harold and The Boys.Other noteable performances include Gregor in Mame(The Kennedy Center), Mitchell in Forty Deuce(Spotlight On Award, Best Supporting Actor), First national tours of Saturday Night Fever and Victor/Victoria, several episodes of Saturday Night Live, and national commercials for Campbell’s Soup, Pontiac, and Ebay. In NOLA, Chad recently played the role of Gary in Incendiary at Southern Rep. with Michael Cerveris and Aimee’ Hayes. He also choreographed several 1940′s inspired musical numbers for On The Air at the National World War 2 Museum.Chad is the resident Theater/Jazz teacher for SSDI, a New York City Ballet based dance intensive and has choreographed The Wisconsin Singers at The University of Wisconsin for the last seven years.

 
     
 

Craig-DAmicoCRAIG D’AMICO: has performed on Broadway with Reba Mc Entire and Brent Barret in the role of Tommy Keeler in the Tony Award winning revival of Annie Get York Gun, Craig was also apart of the Tony nominated revival of Fiddler on the Roof starring Harvey Fierstein and Rosie O’Donnell.
Annie Get your Gun: Tony Award Winning Broadway Revival (Tommy Keeler) with Reba Mc Entire & Brent Barret; Fiddler on the Roof: Tony Nominated Broadway Revival (Vladek) with Harney Fierstein, Andrea Martin, & Rosie O’Donnell. Broadway National Tour: Annie Get your Gun; Marylu Henner, Crystal Bernard, & Tom Wopat. Regionally: Light in the Piazza (Fabrizio); Parade (Leo Frank) Outstanding Achievement by a lead actor; Damn Yankees (Sohovick)(Arena Stage); Hot Mikado (Ford’s Theatre) Pish Tush; Kiss of the Spider Women, Chicago, Sweet Charity. Hosting; I Wanna Be a Soap Star (Soap Network)Mr. D’Amico has been teaching master classes in Acting for the past seven years and has been on faculty at TVI Actors Studio in NYC; Rosie’s Broadway Kids Academy; The Amy Murphy Studio, Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham Alabama; The Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education (Rochester, NY); Learning on Location (NYC).Mr. D’Amico holds a BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied at the Cap 21 Musical Conservatory, Stonestreet Television Studio, and Classical Studio.

 
     
 

Dennis-LueDENNIS LUE:

 
     
 

Michelle-KittrellMICHELLE KITRELL: originally hails from Atlanta, Georgia but officially considers herself a Yankee now! Michelle has performed in eight Broadway shows and won the Gypsy Robe Award three times. Most recently she has been seen in the Broadway musical, Legally Blonde, where in addition to playing D.A. Joyce Riley she was also the dance captain. She also has appeared in the Broadway hit, Hairspray, as the dance captain as well as playing the role of Penny Pingleton. Additional Broadway credits include: All Shook Up, Bebe Bubbles Baker in Urban Cowboy, the Senator’s Girlfriend in Sweet Smell of Success starring John Lithgow, Seussical starring Rosie O’Donnell, Footloose, Wonderful Town (Encores) and Grease! Michelle has toured the U.S. with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease!, Footloose as well as Europe playing the role of Lorraine in 42nd Street. She has performed regionally as Velma Kelly in Chicago, Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime, Graziella in West Side Story, Millie in Good News! in addition to working with Tommy Tune in the workshop of Easter Parade. On television she has appeared on Law & Order, Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods, Live with Regis and Kelly, Broadway: An American Musical, Miss America Pageant with Tony Danza, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,
The View, This is the Moment with Donny Osmond as well as numerous appearances on the Today Show and Good Morning America. Michelle teaches musical theatre, audition technique as well as tap, jazz, and lyrical master classes in NYC and across the country. www.NYCTalentProject.com Michelle was also named one of the top 10 tap dancers in the US and Canada in the Gregory Hines National Tap Challenge.
Michelle now works as a talent manager, at Industry Entertainment, representing some of the familiar faces you might recognize from television, film and theatre.

 
     
 

Rusty-MoweryRUSTY MOWERY: Associate Choreographer to Jerry Mitchell’s KINKY BOOTS Broadway 2012-2013
Associate Director/Choreographer HAIRSPRAY Hollywood Bowl July 2010
Choreographer LEGALLY BLONDE Ogunquit Playhouse August 2010
Choreographer LEGALLY BLONDE The Muny June 2010
Associate Choreographer
LEGALLY BLONDE London Savoy Theatre West End 2009-present
Chorographer/Choreographic restaging Troika LEGALLY BLONDE Non-Equity National Tour Production Dance Supervisor LEGALLY BLONDE 1s national Tour
Production Dance Supervisor/Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain: HAIRSPRAY Broadway Company, 1st National Tour, Toronto Company 2004-2007
Dance Captain LEGALLY BLONDE Broadway Original cast
Associate Choreographer ZANNA DON’T Off Broadway ( Lucille Lortel Award, GLAAD award) and World Premiere 2002-2003
Choreographer HAIRSPRAY Theatre Under The Stars Houston Texas Sept-October 2010 Choreographer RAGTIME Music Theatre Wichita 2001
Choreographer Tualan Dance Team 2008
Performer on Broadway:
LEALLY BLONDE, HAIRSPRAY, SEUSSICAL, RAGTIME, and CATS
Rusty is a member of SDC, SAG, AEA, and AFTRA.

 
     
 

Jason-LacayoJASON LACAYO: was raised in the Lakeview area of New Orleans, La. Jason began his dance training at the Giacobbe Academy of Dance and performed locally with the New Orleans Youth Ballet, The Delta Festival Ballet, Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre and The New Orleans Opera. Because of the level of training and experience that he received while he was in New Orleans, Jason was offered a dance scholarship to attend Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and received a degree in Communications.

Upon graduating from SMU, Jason relocated to Los Angeles where he decided to utilize his dancing to access other opportunities in theater and the entertainment industry. As a result of that decision, he performed in National tours, feature films, television, regional theatre, dance theatre, commercials, music videos, industrials, commercial print, with multiple opera companies and on Broadway. Jason has performed in 48 of the 50 states, throughout Canada and in China.

Jason worked with many choreographers, composers and directors such as: Andy Blankenbuehler, Arthur Seidelman, Brad Rouse, Casey Nicolaw, Charles Strauss, Chistopher D’amboise, Clayton Phillips, Danny Pelzig, David Leveaux, James Brennan, Jerry Mitchell, John Kander, Jonathan Butterell, Peggy Hickey, Placido Domingo, Rob Ashford, Sam Mendes, Sergio Trujillo, Susan Stroman and Travis Payne. Some of his favorite projects include: Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway), Contact (First National Tour), Across the Universe (Feature Film), Chicago (Macau, China: International Music Festival), Kiss of the Spiderwoman (National Tour), The Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Pacific, New York City Opera and Bloomer Girl (Encores! City Center, NY).

 

 
     
 

George-SmallwoodGEORGE SMALLWOOD: began his dance training in New Orleans where he attended NOCCA for three years. Early in his career, George performed at Le Petit Theatre, Rivertown Repertory, and Tulane Summer Lyric. As a graduate of Southern Methodist University, George holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance performance and a Bachelor of Business Administration with an International Focus. Shortly after graduation, Mr. Smallwood joined the prestigious Parsons Dance Company where he performed the company’s signature solo, Caught. As co-founder of Battleworks with choreographer Robert Battle, Mr. Smallwood continues to perform with the company and has taught master classes and re-staged Mr. Battle’s works across the United States. Mr. Smallwood was Ballet Master for Tremaine Dance Conventions and has been seen in regional productions of Spamalot, Chicago, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Crazy for You, Music Man, White Christmas, Seven Brides… and 42nd Street. He danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company in the 2007-8 Season and in the 40th Anniversary Season of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.

Most recently he has been a Guest Artist with BalletMet in Columbus, OH and with the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

 

 
     
 

Jessica-HartmanJESSICA HARTMAN: has had the honor of working with some of the best directors, choreographers, and stars of the Broadway world such as Gregory Hines, Liza Minnelli, Ann Reinking, Hugh Jackman and Jerry Mitchell to name a few. Some of her choreography credits include Lysistrata Jones (Broadway/Associate Choreographer); The Boy From Oz on Broadway starring Hugh Jackman (Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain/Swing), Showtune Off-Broadway for Jerry Herman (Assistant Director and Choreographer to Joey McKneely), as well as working with Tony nominated Broadway Choreographer, Dan Knechtges on and off Broadway, in Berlin, and around the country. Jessica has also choreographed for the Hangar Theatre, the NYC Fringe Festival, Ford’s Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, The Gym at Judson, Olney Theatre, and The Transport Group as well as directing and choreographing Break Out In Song in NYC.

Besides performing on Broadway, she has performed all over the world at many venues including Radio City Music Hall in NYC, La Scala Opera House in Milan, Arena Stage, Goodspeed Opera House and at Lincoln Center with the New York City Opera and New York Philharmonic. Other theatre credits include My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, Camelot, Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story, 42nd Street, Peep Show and The Most Happy Fella, to name a few. Jessica has appeared at the Tony Awards, in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and was chosen to tour with the legendary Rolling Stones in their Bigger Bang Tour.

She has taught a musical theatre master class for Eliot Feld in NYC, as well as guest teaching Broadway repertoire for workshops, classes and at colleges across the US. She was born in New Orleans, where she began her dance training under Sylvia and Sandra Labourdette. Jessica was part of the theatre community since the age of six with such local theatres as Le Petit, Rivertown, JPAS, and the Jesuit Phils. She is a graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Mount Carmel Academy, trained at the Broadway Theatre Project with Ann Reinking, and has a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Florida State University. She is thrilled to see her dream of starting an arts education company coming true with Broadway Theatre Connection.

Jessica is a member of Actor’s Equity, SAG, AGVA, AFTRA, and AGMA.

 

 
     
 

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BRYAN BATT: is a native New Orleanian, actor, designer, fundraiser, and civic activist has won 2 Screen Actor’s Guild awards for his portrayal of “Salvatore Romano” on AMC’s critically acclaimed, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Peabody award winning dramatic series MAD MEN .

As an Author, both his “momoir “SHE AIN’T HEAVY, SHE’S MY MOTHER” and décor book  ”BIG, EASY STYLE have received rave reviews.

Theatrically Bryan is most proud to have created the role of DARIUS in both the N.Y. and L.A (Drama Logue Award) productions as well as the film adaptation of Paul Rudnick’s ground breaking comedy JEFFREY. Other films include the Oscar winning Best Picture 12 YEARS A SLAVE, PARKLAND, and THE LAST OF ROBIN HOOD.

 Broadway leading and principal roles include: 2005 revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SUESSICAL THE MUSICAL, SUNSET BLVD., SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, and CATS. Off Broadway: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY STRIKES BACK, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY CLEANS UP ITS ACT (Drama Desk Nomination).  

 In the wake of Katrina Bryan organized, hosted and/or performed in numerous events and fund raisers both in New York and in New Orleans benefiting Habitat For Humanity, Second Harvest Food Bank, NO-AIDS Task Force, The Contemporary Arts Center, LA-SPCA, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, The Preservation Rescore Center, New Orleans Museum of Art, Friends of City Park, and more.

In 2003 Bryan and his partner, Tom Cianfichi, opened HAZELNUT, a fine gift and home accessories shop (Featured in the NY Times, TOWN & COUNTRY, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, IN STYLE, TRADITIONAL HOME, ELLE DÉCOR and more). (www.hazelnutneworleans.com.) Through the sales of his signature “New Orleans Toile” and “Pontchartrain Beach designs”, Hazelnut has been able to generously contribute to local charities.

Honors include 2007 HRC Equality award, OUT Magazine’s Artist of the Year 2007, N.O.Aids Task Force Humanitas award, Big Easy 2008 “Entertainer of the Year”, Backstage Magazine’s Bistro award for best vocalist 2008, and the Isidore Newman School Distinguished Alumnus Award 2008-2009.

Bryan serves on the boards of N.O.AIDS Task force and Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre.

 

 
     
 

Jason Styres headshotJASON STYRES, CSA: is a casting director at Binder Casting, which has cast over 70 Broadway shows.  He casts such Broadway shows as the critically acclaimed A Gentlemanís Guide to Love & Murder, the upcoming Dames at Sea (Randy Skinner, dir./chor.), The Lion King (Broadway and National Tour), and previously Nice Work If You Can Get It.  He is also the casting director of the National Tour of Irving Berlinís White Christmas (Randy Skinner, chor.), and the prestigious NY City Center Encores! series, including this seasonís Little Me, Most Happy Fella, and Irma la Douce.  He was also the casting director of the three-time Emmy nominated production of Carousel, produced by the NY Philharmonic/PBS.   He recently worked on the smash hit television show So You Think You Can Dance and the highly praised HBO documentary Six by Sondheim.  He has cast for such directors/choreographers as Kathleen Marshall, Darko Tresnjak, Warren Carlyle, Casey Nicholaw, John Rando, Josh Bergasse, John Doyle, James Lapine, and of course Randy Skinner, amongst many others.  Regional/Other: Hartford Stage, New York Philharmonic, Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), San Francisco Symphony, North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Dallas Summer Musicals.

 

 
     
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JOHN BELL (Music Director and Pianist): This fall, John will be the Assistant Conductor of the Broadway revival of On The Town. New York:  Sondheim’s Marry Me A Litte (Keen Company, New Cast Recording, Drama League Nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Musical); Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Donnybrook, New Girl in Town, Meet Me In St. Louis, Transport, and A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Irish Rep); Tomorrow Morning, Harold & Maude, The Body Beautiful (Cast Recording), Plain & Fancy, and Knickerbocker Holiday (York Theatre Company); as well as many readings and workshops of new musicals, including four productions in NYMF.  John has worked with City Center’s Encores (Irma La Douce), the New York Pops, Pittsburgh CLO, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College, an MA in Piano from CUNY, and has studied at the Manhattan School of Music.  John teaches musical theatre workshops in New York City and around the country.

 

 
     
  Charlie Sutton

CHARLIE SUTTON:
Broadway: Kinky Boots, Lysistrata Jones, How To Succeed, Catch Me If You Can, Women On the Verge, The Addams Family, Crybaby, La Cage Aux Folles, Wicked. Encores!: Merrily We Roll Along, Pipe Dream, On The Town.

 

 
   
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KELLY CRANDALL d'AMBOISE: Trained at the School of American Ballet and the University of Michigan, Kelly has performed on Broadway, on the road, in Hollywood and in Vegas. She was an original cast member of The Boy From Oz where she had the great pleasure of working with Hugh Jackman and creating an original role on Broadway. Performance credits include work as the lead dancer in the Disney film, A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey, Chicago on Broadway, Susan Stroman’s A Christmas Carol, the national tour of The Producers, the Broadway workshops of Dirty Dancing and Last Dance, The Most Happy Fella with NYC Opera, EFX at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and Samson and Delilah with the LA Opera. She was a series regular on Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular and has appeared in numerous commercials, videos, on the Academy Awards and the Tonys. In addition, she has been the Associate Choreographer on numerous productions including those at Lincoln Center, Westport County Playhouse, South Coast Rep., Busch Gardens and Signature Theatre. Kelly’s teaching credits include work at Interlochen Arts Academy, Triple Arts, Orange County Performing Arts High School, George Mason University, DCDC, Camp Broadway, Arts Horizons, and the Broadway Theatre Project. She is thrilled to be teaching for BTC.

 

 
   
 

Michael-Baxter

MICHAEL BAXTER: has had a varied career as a performer and choreographer in theaters all across the country. Recently Michael appeared onstage in the 50th Anniversary National Tour of Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers. Other performance credits include: Off-Off Broadway - The Cradle Will Rock; Regional - The MUNY, Maltz-Jupiter Theatre, Riverside Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, Stages St. Louis, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre and Variety Children’s Theatre of St. Louis.

Michael is the Resident Choreographer of the Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis (The MUNY). Since joining the dance team in 2012, Michael has worked closely with the administrative/artistic staff to develop and implement a fully immersive (training and performance) professional experience for the youth programs throughout the summer season.

Outside of his theatrical career, Michael enjoys being in the classroom and values the importance of a strong and well-rounded education for aspiring artists. He feels honored to have appeared on the faculty at the US Performing Arts Camps, StudentsLive/Passport to Broadway, St. Paul’s School, Texas Arts Project and various performing arts institution across the country. As an educator, he strives to provide his students with the highest quality of professional training in musical theatre arts.

Michael is a graduate of The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.

 

 

 

   
 Megan-Larche

MEGAN LARCHE DOMINICK, CSA is the resident Casting Director and Producing Associate for The Muny, America’s premiere outdoor theater. She has cast multiple Broadway shows including the revivals of A Chorus Line and Grease, and served as the Children’s Casting Director for the Broadway and all touring companies of The Lion King. Film work includes: “True Grit,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “It’s Complicated,” and “Hairspray.” She was the Associate Producer on projects that included Bring It On: The Musical (Broadway & Nat’l Tour), Grace with Paul Rudd (Broadway), TRACES (New York & Nat’l Tour) and Legally Blonde the Musical (Broadway & Nat’l Tour).  She also produced The Two Lives of Napoleon Beasley and Pvt. Wars while the Artistic Director of the Incumbo Theater Company. She can be seen at work in the documentary film “Every Little Step.” Her proudest production is her daughter Olive June. 

 

 

 

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