Gilbert & Sullivan in Brief(s)

6/21/2012 - 7/1/2012


Parker Andrews (The Baritone)

Los Angeles Native; Singer, Actor, Voice Over; Writer & Co-Founder (with Shuler Hensley) - Parsley Theatricals; Trained at Occidental College (BA), Northwestern University (MM), Eastman School of Music (DMA), & The Juilliard School; Favorite roles: Bialystock (Seattle Musical Theatre), Pirate King (Seattle G&S Society and others) & Petruchio (Chicago Light Opera). CD: Zing A Little Bing - A Tribute to Bing Crosby; Baseball fan and dog lover. Proud member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA; Thrilled to be making his Queens Theatre (& Edinburgh Festival Fringe) debuts. 

Kate Chapman (The Mezzo)

Queens Theatre debut!  Broadway: Original Broadway Casts of Sweet Smell of Success, Pajama Game, and Les Miserables (revival); Mary Poppins, Saturday Night Fever.  Other New York/Tours:  Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Mrs. Claus), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare in the Park), Godspell (2000 Revival). Love and thanks to Ed, Mer, Johnny, and Eddie.

Carolann Sanita (The Soprano)

Most recent: The Music Man (Marian), First National; West Side Story (Maria), European and Asian Tours; Beauty and the Beast, Artpark; Sweeney Todd, Sacramento Music Circus; A Little Night Music, South Coast Repertory; Encore’s No, No Nanette, New York City Center; Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Cape Playhouse; Urinetown, Geva Theatre; Barnum, Westchester Broadway; Fiddler on the Roof, Fulton Theatre.  Just made NY cabaret debut with her very personal show entitled Life Happens...

Matthew Charles Thompson (The Tenor)

Regional: Secret Garden (Stages St. Louis), Camelot (Pittsburgh Public, Goodspeed), 1776 (Paper Mill), Parade (Speak Easy). NYMF: Things As They Are.  Recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory (M.M. in Musical Theater), where his favorite projects included Chess (Anatoly), Iolanthe (Strephon) and A Bernstein Tribute with the Boston Pops.  B.A. in Sociology from Boston College and a Fulbright Scholar (Germany).  Proud AEA member!

Creative Team

Michael Cassara (Casting Director)

Ray Cullom (Director, Author)

is the Executive Director of Queens Theatre, and he is delighted to have worked with this wonderful cast on a production very near and dear to his heart. Ray would also like to thank the dedicated staff of Queens Theatre for their hard work this season. Ray has been an active Director, Designer and Producer over the past 20 years, and wishes to thank his stunning wife Meryl and his 3 brilliant and well-behaved children for their constant love and support. 

Charles Czarnecki (Music Director/Accompanist)

is a New York based creative entrepreneur, who stands at the helm of a new and innovative generation of entertainment. His exhilarating work and influence can be seen and heard in theater, film, live concerts, and recordings of the highest caliber. From his awards of merit and distinction as a classical pianist, to his catalogue of tracks and albums of every genre as a music producer, Czarnecki makes for a particularly unique visionary. The maestro made his Broadway debut conducting Jersey Boys and his Carnegie Hall debut conducting (and orchestrating for) the New York Pops. He's scored four films to date, all of which have seen the screens of international festivals including the Cannes Film Festival. As a personal music director and creative confidant, his clients range from Broadway stars to Hollywood visionaries. He has orchestrated and vocal arranged seven full-length musicals, several live concert and cabaret acts, and is the musical supervisor of over 15 projects. This year Czarnecki composed his first modern ballet which is the subject of a documentary film celebrating the diversity of choreographic visionaries. His work as a creative consultant and a project coordinator can also be seen in most of his projects. Charles earned his Bachelor's in Classical Piano Performance and Psychology from Purchase Conservatory of Music (SUNY), his Master's in Classical Piano from the Manhattan School of Music, and certificates of completion from the Sarasota Music Festival, Piano Summer at New Paltz, the International Academy of Music (St. Petersburg, Russia), and the Amherst School of Music.