Frankenstein: The Musical


7/7/2006 - 7/30/2006

Cast


Martin Giannini (Clerval)

Is a new arrival to New York after receiving his BA from the University of California, Irvine in 2005. Recent roles include Edwin Stanton in The Civil War (Schorr- Tour),The Beast in Beauty and the Beast, SRT, Santa Rosa, CA, The Player King in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and The Narrator in Blood Brothers. Martin wishes to thank his Parents, Grandparents and Kaylen. Proud member of AEA since 2006.


Paul Jackel (Father)

made his Broadway debut in the original cast of The Secret Garden. His other NYC credits include A Christmas Carol (Scrooge's nephew Fred), Side by Side by Sondheim, and the world premiere of The Last Starfighter. He performed leading roles in the national tours of The Secret Garden, Into the Woods (The Wolf/Cinderella's Prince), and Camelot (stand by for Robert Goulet as Arthur) and is featured on the cast recordings of Garden and Starfighter. Favorite roles from his long list of regional credits include Father in Ragtime (Fulton Opera House) and Tito Merelli in Lend Me a Tenor (Olney Theatre Center). Proud member of Actors' Equity Association.


Cadden Jones (Elizabeth)

Off Broadway and Regional credits include: INFERTILITY; the musical that's hard to conceive (Jane) - Original Cast Album; The Music Man (Marian) - Fireside Playhouse; West Side Story (Maria) -Reagle Players; The Wild Party (Queenie)- CAP21. BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Cadden is thrilled with this opportunity to help bring Frankenstein, the musical to LIFE here at Wings! Love to Momma, Pops, Jache and the Bean...


Brian Charles Rooney (Victor)

BROADWAY: Lucy Brown in the recent revival of The Threepenny Opera (Roundabout Theatre Co.). OTHER NEW YORK: Deacon Jones in The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde (Manhattan Theatre Club & 2005 NYMF); Scott (original cast) in The Taxi Cabaret (Prospect Theatre Co.); Andy Williams in Pure Heaven: The Music of Kax Thompson (Birdland Jazz Club); Louis XIV in The Man in the Iron Mask (workshop at The Lambs Theatre). TOURS: Tony in West Side Story (Euro Tour); Featured Soloist - The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with British pop-star, Petula Clark (North American Tour). REGIONAL: Jinx (2005 Metrocarolina Theatre Association Award nomination for Best Feat. Actor in a Musical) in Forever Plaid (Van Kaplan & Tom Gabbard for The Blumenthal P.A.C.); Homer Collins (2003 Carbonell Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical) in Floyd Collins (Actors' Playhouse, Miami); title role in Bat Boy: The Musical (Charleston Stage Co.); The Student Prince (Paper Mill Playhouse); please visit www.briancharlesrooney.com


Kim Volpe (Justine)

Wings debut. Regional credits include Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy), Funny Girl (Fanny), Cabaret (Sally), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), A View from the Bridge (Catherine), Sweet Charity (Charity), Victor Victoria (Norma), Tommy (Mrs. Walker), Big (Susan) and Songs for a New World. A Hofstra and NYU graduate, she holds a bachelor's in drama and journalism, and a master's in musical theatre performance. NYC credits: Weill's Broadway Years, The Chairs, The Wedding, Green Enough and Travis Tanner. Special thanks to family, friends and her husband, Pete.


Timothy Warmen (Creature)

Most recent: Spring 2006 the NY Premier of 22 Caliber Mouth. Kennedy Center: Mister Roberts Broadway: The Who's Tommy (Original Cast), Steel Pier, Sideshow, Wonderful Town (Lincoln Center). Jekyll and Hyde, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Dance of the Vampires. Film/TV: "Law and Order C.I.". Film School (IPC), "One Life lo Live", "Guiding Light", "The Amadu Dialo Story", and "Hit it off". Upcoming: Us/A Love Story Sept. 2006. Regional: Muny, Papermill. Goodspeed, Berkshire Theatre Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, and many others.

Creative Team

Actors' Equity Association

was founded in 1913, to protect Actors from the severe mistreatment that permeated the industry at that time. Since its inception, Equity has had only thirteen Presidents. Its current President is Patrick Quinn. The 45,000 member Association consists of distinguished stars and other professional Actors and Stage Managers who work nationwide, from New York's Broadway to Los Angeles, from Minneapolis to Miami Beach, in regional, slock and dinner theatre, and in theaters for young audienceswhich are the audiences of tomorrow.These Actors and Stage Managers are committed to working in the theatre as a professon, not an a vocation, and bring to you the finest professional training and experience. By presenting Equity productions, this theatre offers to you, our audience, the best entertainment presented by the finest quality Actors and Stage Managers that your admission dollars can buy AEA is a member of the APL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. For more information please visit: www.actorsequity.org

B.H. Barry (Fight Director)

Last production of Frankenstein was on Broadway in 1981. Recent prods; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Broadway, Measure for Measure, Public Theater. He has both a Drama Desk and Obie award for Sustained and Consistent Excellence in stage fighting.

Amith A Chandrashaker (Lighting Designer)

Designs include, Clean by Aruba Productions at Urban Stages, The Legend of Pearl Hart by LCO at The Barrow Group Arts Center, Out of Orbit by Vital Theater at The McGinn Cazale Theater, Young Angry Woman.... by KADM at the Duo Theater. Broadway Kids Sing Christmas by Broadway Kids! at The Lambs Theater, ...Four One Legged Men by Gary Corbin Productions at The Producers Club, The Chosen Wife by Liquid Productions at Altered Stages, The Shape of Things by William Paterson University at Hunziker Hall, and 8 productions with Rutgers Theater Company. Amith has assisted F. Mitchell Dana on the Papermill Play House production of New Voices 2003, The Tutor with Aaron Mason at 59E59 Theaters, and Jayson with a Ywith Russel Champa/Justin Partier at TheaterRow. Amith received his BFA in Lighting Design from Mason Gross School of the Arts: Rutgers University.

Jennifer Clarke (Developmental Director)

has worked in Arts Administration for 17 years. Organizations she has worked with include: The Royal Court, The Half Moon, The Women's Theatre Group (London), Manhattan Tap, The Queens Museum of Art, Roots and Branches Intergenerational Theatre, Carlota Sanlana Spanish Dance, TNA. and the Women's Project and Productions (NY). She holds a BA in English and Music from Leeds University, England, and an MA in Arts Management from NYU.

Thomas Claypool (Technical Coordinator )

has been in theatre all his life. His design work has been seen from upper Fifth Avenue to Wall Street and in the homes of Paul Mellon and Jackie Kennedy. He hasn't missed a curtain in 60 years.

Jon Collins (Assistant Set Designer)

is pursuing his MFA in Design at NYU's Design for Stage and Film program. When not assisting or doing schoolwork, he performs in and attends the WYSIWYG talent show, a reading series for bloggers. He's excited to be a part of Frankenstein the Musical.

Erica E. Conrad (Stage Manager )

just finished Rounding Third at the Tri-State Actors Theatre. NYC Credits: Survived by.... Brother's Karamozov, Part II, and Brilliant Traces. Touring Credits: Freedom Train and Charlotte 's Web for Theatreworks/USA and Really Rosie for Syracuse Stage. Regional credits: An (Women's Theatre Co.), Sleepy Hollow (12 Miles West), and ASM for Travels With My Aunt (Shakespeare Theatre of N.J.). She holds a BFA in Stage Management from Syracuse University where she stage managed: Into the Woods, The Day Room, Street of Crocodiles, and The Shape of Things. Erica is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

Jeffery Corrick (Artistic Director)

founded Wings in 1986 after serving for six years as director of Hutchinson Repertory Theatre, a professional company touring sixteen states. In addition lo being a published author, he has worked as director, choreographer, actor and lighting and scene designer at theatres on both coasts and in the Midwest. Jeffery has served on the boards of the American Theatre Association's Professional Theatre Program and the Association of Kansas theatres and was named to OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN IN AMERICA. He holds a BA in directing from US International University School of Performing and Visual Arts.

John Henry Davis (Director)

is a director of film, television, and theatre in New-York and regionally. He directed Oz for HBO. the feature film "Ordinary Sinner" (released nationally and now on DVD and on Logo), "The Sarah Jones Show" for Bravo, and the ten minute musical It's Always Something for Ripfest 2006. Theatre credits include the Off-Broadway premieres of Papa and Mountain starring Len Cariou. Daughters at the Westside Arts with Marisa Tomei, and Cold Sweat by Neal Bell at Playwrights Horizons. His regional credits include work at the Dallas Theater Center, the Mark Taper forum, Baltimore Center Stage, and the Kennedy Center. Mr. Davis has directed world premieres of many new musicals, including Eleanor in Seattle and Los Angeles, Once On A Summer's Day at Ensemble Studio Theater, and Paul Robeson by Ossie Davis and Jason Robert Brown for Thcatreworks. USA. Mr. Davis is married to Bravo Television executive Amy Introcaso Davis and is the proud father of Scan, Bonnie, and Christopher.

Kevin Diamond (Sound Designer )

was born and raised on Nantucket Island, MA. Kevin attended Syracuse University's Department of Drama for four years, where he majored in acting. He also took classes in Sound Design, and designed such shows as The Pavilion by Craig Wright.True West by Sam Sheppard, Freedom of the City by Brian Friel, and American Buffalo by David Mamet. Since he moved to New York City in early 2006, Kevin has designed sound for It's Called the Sugar Plum by Israel Horovitz, and Cold by Present Tense Theatre Company.

Shoko Kambara (Production Designer)

has been designing and assistant designing in New York since 2000 when she received her MFA in Scenic Design from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Recent projects include Nerds: A Musical Software Satire (New York Musical Theatre Festival, 2005). The Name of the Play is Talking Heads (Under St. Marks), Pulling the Lever (Rising Circle Collective at Wings Theatre). Heliantha (PS 122). Like You Like It (New York Musical 'Theatrefestival. 2004). Fatwa (Alter Ego Productions at the Blue Heron Theatre), In the Heart of America (The Walker Theater, Studio Tisch), The King of Mackie Street (Vital Theatre). Six Available Men (TIB Studios) as well as a Math/BotanyExhibit at Smith College. As an Assistant Designer she has worked with Derek McLane on many projects over the pastlive years including Lestat, Little Women. I Am My Own Wife, and The Sondheim Celebration at the Kennedy Center.

Brad Lemons (Assistant Fight Director)

NYC: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway (assts. to B.H. Barry), Rashomon, looking4sex, Richard III, Agrippina, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Witch of Edmonton, Moby Dick. Regionally: A Stone Carver (assts. to B.H. Barry), Murder in the Cathedral (dir. Louis Burke), As Bees in Honey DrownHamlet, Klonsky and Schwartz, Old Clown Wanted. Recent Film: "Bust" (w/ Dan Lauria), "Sandwich". Spotted fighting for the Metropolitan Opera, ABC's "All My Children", NBC's "Conan O'Brien". Teaching: CAP 21, New School, HB Studios, SCSU, NYFA, Showtix, New Dance Group, Circle in the Square. www.thefightguys.com.

Janina Mattsoff (Assistant to John Henry Davis)

came to NYC from Long Inland in 2004. Currently she is studying at LaGuardia Community College. She was Antigone in The Antigone Project by John Henry Davis, performed in May. In fall of 2005 she did Scapin by Will Koolsbergen also performed at LaGuardia. Prior to Lagcc she took acting classes and did a showcase with Total Theatre Lab in direction of Caroline Thomas. Janina would like to thank her family and everyone who believes in her.

Mel McCue (Assistant Stage Manager )

makes her NYC debut with Frankenstein.She recently graduated with a BFA in Stage Management from Syracuse University. There she stage managed Rhinoceros, Italian American Reconciliation and The Pavilion among others. She is from Boston MA, and would like to thank everyone who has made her life better, and the Frankenstein team for making this such a great experience.

Robert Mitchell (Composer/Lyricist/Book)

Prior to his 2005 production of They All Knew, which received critical acclaim from The New York Times, The New Yorker, and others. Mr. Mitchell's most recent theatrical production, Vincent, based on the life and letters of VanGogh, won the OOBR AWARD for "BEST MUSICAL" of the 2003/2004 season in New York City. Other musicals include Rappaccini's Daughter - produced at Music Theatreworks in Palo Alto, Ca. the former Whole Theatre Co. in Monlclair. NJ. and Wings Theatre. Bags, produced off-Broadway by actress/producer Lee Grant, and Lone Star, commissioned by the Mary Moody foundation and performed at the Moody State Theatre in Galveston. Texas, was recorded by members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The dramatic song cycle One Man, Two Minds, commissioned by "Meet The Composer", originally performed by Golden Fleece Ltd., was broadcast live on WQXR radio (NYC). Mr. Mitchell has also written several film scores and a documentary for PBS TV, a latin-jazz arrangement of The Carmen Ballet - commissioned by the Chicago Ballet Co. and was music director for several European tours

Robert Mooney (Managing Director)

in 2000 directed As You Like It (RSC, England) and Dario Fo's Can't Pay! Won't Pay! (Dysfunctional Theatre NYC). Other credits: Riverside Shakespeare Company of NYC, Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh & Berkeley Repertory Theatre, CA. Shows include The Taming of the Shrew,Twelfth Night, Macbeth, The Crucible, Murder in the Cathedral, The Good Woman of Setzuan and Hay Fever. Acting credits include four years with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, four years with Berkeley Repertory Theater, and seasons with Riverside Shakespeare Company of NYC at Playhouse 91. Roles include Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night. Ragueneau in Cyrano, Aston in The Caretaker, and Cheswick in Cuckoo's Nest. His VO and recording work includes the uncut Dickens novels MARTIN CHUZZLEVVIT and OURMUTUAL FRIEND (RBI). Mr. Mooney has taught at Stanford, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz. Riverside Shakespeare and he teaches privately in NYC.

Dan Renkin (Assistant Fight Director)

NYC: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway (assts. to B.H. Barry), Rashomon, looking4sex, Richard III, Agrippina, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Witch of Edmonton, Moby Dick. Regionally: A Stone Carver (assts. to B.H. Barry), Murder in the Cathedral (dir. Louis Burke), As Bees in Honey Drown, Hamlet, Klonsky and Schwartz, Old Clown Wanted. Recent Film: "Bust" (w/ Dan Lauria), "Sandwich". Spotted fighting for the Metropolitan Opera, ABC's "All My Children", NBC's "Conan O'Brien". Teaching: CAP 21, New School, HB Studios, SCSU, NYFA, Showtix, New Dance Group, Circle in the Square. www.thefightguys.com.

Nelson Rosado (Box Office Manager )

has been a part of Wings since its inception. He runs Wings' Box office, sells concessions, paints, hammers, and generally makes himself indispensable to the company.

Pete Sanzone (Photographer )

was born in New York City and currently resides in Glendale, Queens. He went to Thomas A. Edison High School, where his concentration of studies was Graphic Arts. It was there that he was first exposed to photography and he has pursued it ever since. He then went on to study photography at LaGuardia Community College. He first worked with John Henry Davis on the Antigone Project as a still photographer and was happy to work with him again on Frankenstein. He hopes to continue his education and one day teach photography to college students.

Kathryn Savannah (Assistant to Miss Strauss)

is a classical actress and dancer, favorite roles include Peggy Marlowe in The Butter & Egg Man (Jean Cocteau Rep), Desdemona in Othello and Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest (American Globe Theatre), and Marie Antoinette of the future: Motorcycle Commando in the short film "Hamlet, Prince of Mars". Choreography credits include the biopic Makin' Moves: The David Mader Story (Central Park West Studios).

Paul Staroba (Music Director)

a native of Santa Rosa, California, recently moved to New York in the fall of 2005. He graduated in the spring of 2005 from the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. California with a Bachelor of Music in piano performance. Paul began working as a theater musician at age 14, music directed his first production at a summer repertory company in Santa Rosa when he was 19, and has been part of over 40 musical productions before moving to New York. East coast credits include the New York readings of Glen Roven's The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T, Alisa Bair's A Woman on Paper, the world premiere of Pompeii: The Musical in Wilmington, North Carolina, in addition to playing keyboard in the orchestras of Grey Gardens (also featured on the forthcoming cast recording) and The Drowsy Chaperone this season.

Haila Strauss (Musical Staging)

has choreographed over 150 productions. Highlights: Roundabout Theatre's revival of Harold Rome's Pins and Needles; Kuni Lend, winner four Outer Circle Drama Critics Awards: Obie award winner The Present Tense: Outdoor Drama and Pulitzer prize-winner The Lost Colony: regional debut of The Robber Bridegroom. The Alliance Theatre: TheatreWorks USA with John Henry Davis; The Princeton Triangle Show; Pearls with Rosalind Flias; The Special composer Gall McDermott. Currently, Associate Professor Theatre Arts. Marymount Manhattan College. Private practice: Dance Workshop for Actors and Singers, coaching performers in dance, movement, musical staging for auditions/performance.

Court Watson (Costume and Set Design)

Snake Lady, Rain Falls, and Landscape of the Body (New York University). Cherry Orchard (Columbia University), Betty's Summer Vacation. 1st Place Design Southeastern Theatre Conference. 1st Place Barbizon Award Region IV American College Theatre festival (Virginia Commonwealth University). 1940's Radio Hour, Fully Committed (Barksdale Theatre). A Little Night Musical, Tartu (Opera VCU). Assistant Set Design: Little Women. Lestat. Great American Trailer Park Musical (Designer: Derek McLane) The Laramie Project. Prelude lo a Kiss (Designer: Ron Keller). Night Sky (Designer: Scott Bradley) Four seasons at The Lost Colony. M.F.A., New York University.