Dan Adams (Mayor March)
Dan is making his return to the SBT stage after being seen in several SBT productions.
Mark Christine (Natty Bumpo)
Mark is thrilled to be working on this show with such a fantastic creative team and theatre! He recently finished a Theatreworks USA National Tour of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in which he played the role of Peter. Other regional credits include: Miss Saigon, Hair, Tommy, Singin' In The Rain, The Tempest, and more. Television: The Band, Law and Order and L&O: Criminal Intent. Mark holds a BFA Degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. He was the music director for the concert reading of Glory Days at Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C.; an accompanist for the New York reading / recording of the new musical Not Exactly Romeo; creator, director and music director of a concert version of The Civil War at the University of Michigan; and music director of productions of Hair, Tommy, and High School Musical. Many thanks to family, teachers, Bloc, and the team. Proud member of Equity! Visit www.markchristine.com for more info.(Mr. Christine's appearance is made possible through a Special Appearance Agreement with Actors' Equity, the professional union for Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.)
Zachary J. Corrigan (Soldier/Mingo/Townsfolk)
Zak thrilled to returning to SBT after having been'seen in the cast of The Klemperers' New Clothes. Zak has done most of his work in film, most recently appearing in Rhode Island Film Festival commercials. Since the age oftwelve Zak has attended acting camps, such as Kidseye in 2004 and 2005 where he played lead roles two years in a row. He has spent the last two summers at the School Of Cinema And Performing Arts (SOCAPA), He spent the summer of 2006 in SOCAPA's Northampton Mass. location where he studied Meisner Technique and appeared in short films such as The Elevator, Panic, and Case 53. He spent this last summer at SOCAPA's Brooklyn and Manhattan locations, where he studied Stanislavski Technique and appeared as the lead in many more shorts such as Oversight, and The Ignored and Mistreated. Zak sends out tons of love to his Mom, Dad, Brother, his family and friends.
Courtney Danieluk (Townsfolk)
Courtney was last seen on the SBT stage with Children's Letters To God.
Keithon Gipson (Chingachgook)
A native of Austin, Texas, Keithon graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in vocal studies. Ahighly sought after artist in the Texas theater and classical music scene, Keithon performed in numerous artistic engagements including Count Almaviva in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro; Mclean in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah; Husky Miller in Carmen Jones; Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz. In the Summer of 2002, he was invited to perform the role of Gulglielmo in Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutti. As a soloist, Keithon has performed the Mozart Requiem and Copeland's Old American Songs with University of Texas Symphony Orchestra and Duke Ellington's Sacred Music Concert with the Baylor Jazz Orchestra. Keithon was also a member of the Grammy nominated vocal group, Conspirare. Recently he was cast in the title role in Salvage Vanguard Theater's production of Genghis Kahn and was invited to participate in the workshop of Larry Gatlin's new musical Quanah Parker.
Brad Heikes (Harry March)
Brad is VERY excited to be a part of this beautiful experience. Favorite credits include: Pygmalion with Jefferson Mays and Claire Danes (Roundabout Theatre Company), Mister Roberts with Alec Baldwin (Roundabout Playreading Series), The Battle at Nong Son (The Actors Studio), Tiny Dynamite (Dreamscape Theatre Company), Working (Emmett Robinson Theater). For other information, please visit www.bradheikes.com. Many thanks to Brett and the whole artistic team. Much love to The Mine, Linda, Duggy, mom, and dad. For Sarah, my inspiration. Mitakuye Oyasin.
Evan Kenneth Jambor (Soldier/Mingo/Townsfolk)
Evan is thirteen years old. He has been taking dance lessons for five years and has been in chorus since the third grade. This is Evan's fourth show at The Spirit of Broadway Theater. Previous performances at SBT include Children's Letters to God, The Klemperers' New Clothes, and Top of the Heap, for which he was nominated for a 2007 Spirit Award. He also played the part of Ryan Evans in High School Musical on Stage! at the Capitol Theater Arts Academy in Willimantic. Evan would like to thank all his friends and family for all their love and support, especially his parents for driving him to rehearsals and helping him to follow his dream.
Christine Nolan (Elizabeth)
Christine is honored to be part of this new project. She graduated with a BFA from the Boston Conservatory and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England. She recently played the role of Misty Fields at the DiCapo Opera Theatre in New York City and the role of Linda in a new film entitled Rosaries and Vodka which will be premiering at the New York Film Festival. Fast credits include Rapunzel in Into the Woods, Jill in Equus, and Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Thanks to Doug Cohen and the entire cast/creative team for an incredible experience!
Brad Overturf (Tom/Sgt. Dunham)
Brad is making his return to the SBT stage after having been last seen in Assassins (Balladeer) and The Rose & The Ring (Glumboso).
Jon Peterson (Catamount/Pvt. Cobb/Judge Temple)
Jon returns to the SBT stage after having been seen in The Klemperers' New Clothes (Willard Mutz) and Seussical (Mr. Mayor). He would like to thank his family and friends and the entire cast of Glimmerglass.
Holly Pierson (Judith)
Holly is a recent graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts. Credits at NCSA include, Three Sisters, Laramie Project and Midsummer Night's Dream. Since moving to New York City she has appeared on Guiding Light as an armed hitchiker and is featured in Manhattan Mini Storage's new billboard campaign. She wishes to thank her parents and brother, her boyfriend Demetrios and all ofthe wonderful people at NCSA.
Richard G. Rodgers (Leatherstocking)
Richard happily makes his debut here at Spirit of Broadway Theater. He last stage appearance saw Richard performing 5 various characters in Play by Play, Desire Lines at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, NY. He portrayed John Mitchell in the Hudson/Stageworks production of Martha Mitchell Calling, He has performed in the European and North American tours of FAME and national tour of The Unsinkable Molly Brown with Debbie Reynolds. In thirty years Southern California audiences saw him portray a variety of roles including Meyers in Spinning Into Butter, Mack Sennet in Jerry Herman's Mack and Mabel, Sky Masterson (Guys and Dolls), Harold Hill (The Music Man) and Coach Johnson(Goot/ News). Other favorite offerings have been Cervantes in Man of La Mancha and Julian Marsh in 42nd Street. (Mr. Rodgers appearance is made possible through a Special Appearance Agreement with Actors' Equity, the professional union for Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.)
Shawn Rucker (Ensemble)
Shawn is no stranger to the Spirit of Broadway stage, having been seen in Top Of The Heap, (2007 Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress) Prodigal, Baby, The Spitfire Grill, Spirits, Chang & Eng and Assassins. In 2003 shewas seen in Heaven Knows, Oliver! and The Hidden Sky. In January of 2002, Shawn played Mama in the SBT production of Opal, a role that won her an Outstanding Actress award at the 2002 American Association of Community Theater State Festival (2002) Other roles include, Gertie in Fuddy Meers (2002 Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy I Drama) She has also appeared in or worked on Sweeney Todd, Working, Two Rooms, The Boy Who Stole The Stars, Some Enchanted Evening, Songs For A New World, Still Life With Iris and North Fork.
Brett Bernardini (Director)
Brett is the Founding Artistic Director of The Spirit Of Broadway Theater /The Best Production Company Inc. He has directed more than 250 productions in his career and has served as Musical Director/Director for such venues as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Thomaston Opera House, The York Theatre, The Hartford Children's Theater, Three Rivers Community College and Preston Community Chorus. In 2000, he was named Distinguished Arts Advocate by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and received a Commendation for Achievement in the Arts from the State of Connecticut General Assembly. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music in Winchester, VA. He has done graduate work at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and Golden Gate University (San Francisco, CA). He is included in the2001, 2002 &2003 listings of Who's Who in America as well as a 2002 listing in Who's Who in American Executives. Mr. Bernardini has served on the Board of Directors for The Norwich Rotary Club as well as President of Rose City Renaissance, the local Main Street Program. In addition to his responsibilities at SBT, Mr. Bernardini serves as a reviewer for several national new works programs.
Jonathan Bolt (Book)
Jonathan Bolt's first play, Threads, premiered at New York City's famed Circle Repertory Company. To Culebra and The Whore and the h'Empress premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville. His experience directing a Communist Bulgarian theater company led to his romantic comedy, Oh! Dubrovnik! He is the book author Eleanor: An American Love Story which has had major productions around the country including an extended run at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. as well as six plays and musicals produced by Theatreworks USA, America's largest producer of theatre for young audiences. As an actor he made his professional debut in the Broadway production of Look Homeward, Angel and has since appeared on and off-Broadway, on television and in films. In addition, he has worked extensively at major regional theaters around the country, playing leading roles in more than 100 productions and directing over 30, including premieres by Arthur Miller, Edward Bond and Paul Zindel. He is at present a principal director at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and head of the third year Academy Company. His recent productions include The American Clock, Vinegar Tom, Hedda Gabler and Bus Stop. He is the recipient of grants from the New York State Creative Artist, Program, the Pilgrim Project, the Berilla Kerr Award and a New York Drama League Award for Playwriting.
Michael Cassara (Casting Director)
is pleased to begin this association with the Spirit of Broadway Theatre on Glimmerglass. His office serves as the resident casting office for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, the Kitchen Theatre Company (Ithaca, NY), the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Arts (Fairfield, Iowa) and recent credits also include projects with the Olney Theatre Center and Goodspeed Musicals. Michael is thrilled to once again be working with composer Douglas J. Cohen, having previously served as the casting director for The Gig (York Theatre concert/cast recording) and Barnstormer (NYC workshops). Other current projects include Cassandra's Angel (featuring music by Grammy and Emmy Award winner John McDaniel) and the feature film Clear Blue Tuesday (currently in post-production). Member, Casting Society of America. For more information, please visit www.michaelcassara.net.
Douglas J. Cohen (Music)
Doug is thrilled to return to the Spirit of Broadway Theater for the world premiere of Glimmerglass. He is the composer/lyricist of Broadway bound The Big Time, an original musical with a book by Douglas Carter Beane which premiered in NYMF 2005 directed by Chris Ashley; and composer/lyricist/co-librettist for the off-Broadway bound new musical, The Opposite Of Sex based on the film by Don Roos, recently produced at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He was awarded two Richard Rodgers Grants and the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation Award for writing No Way To Treat A Lady (optioned for a New York revival and previously produced twice off-Broadway with over 100 regional produc tions) and The Gig (Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, Goodspeed, upcoming Jay Records CD). Nominated for a 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics for Children's Letters To God (off-Broadway's Lamb's Theatre, recorded on Jay Records, and produced atSBT in 2007), Doug is the composer of Barnstormer, which was recently presented at Hartford Stage Company's 2007 Brand: New Festival and received a Jonathan Larson Grant; and the librettist/lyricist of Valentino's Tango, (upcoming production at Western Illinois University Mainstage.) He contributed the original songs to off-Broadway's Boozy, written and produced by the Obie award-winning Les Freres Corbusier (Top 10 list New York Daily News and Time Out:NewYork).
Ted Drachman (Lyrics)
began acting in Cambridge, MA where he often dined with John Lithgow (and did some theater with him, too) and where Jane Curtin regularly gave him a lift home after performances together in The Proposition, the long-running improvisational revue. After Harvard, Ted did graduate study in San Francisco, before returning to Boston to act on radio and in children's theater. In New York, he co-wrote book and score for Work & Win!, a spoof of the Horatio Alger rags-to-riches success myth, and lyrics for three young people's musicals for TheatreworksUSA: Susan B!, The Amazing Einstein and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (all with music by Thomas Tierney); all three shows played in NYC, toured nationally, and were published by Dramatic Publishing. Narnia, the full-length version of LION...WITCH has received over a thousand productions in the U.S. and abroad. Ted's words have been sung in Goodspeed Opera's adaptation ofthe classic Oscar Straus operetta The Chocolate Soldier, on recordings; by Noel Pointer, John Forster, and the jazz group Jasmine; in revues in New York, Boston, and Toronto; heard in the movies Rich Kids and Nobody's Perfect and in the radio feature Profile of a Patriot. For adecade he was a judge in the Kleban Foundation's prestigous competition for lyricists. He is a logophile, a Yankees fan, a southpaw, a longtime member ofASCAP, and an inveterate late-night listener to Coast-to-Coast AM, when he probably should be scribbling ditties.
Jeffrey Lodin (Musical Direction)
is thrilled to be continuing his relationship with the Spirit of Broadway Theatre. Jeff and collaborator William Squier have had three of their shows produced at SBT: REBELS 1775 (2004), A HUNDRED YEARS INTO THE HEART (2005), and TOP OF THE HEAP (2007). The Spirit of Broadway Theatre was instrumental in their development. Jeff's other shows include DISNEY'S DOUG LIVE (co-book &lyrics:William Squier), produced for Walt Disney World (1999-2001); YOUNG ABE LINCOLN (book &lyrics: John Allen), for Theatreworks USA, Promenade Theatre and U.S. Tour in (1994 -1995); ABOUT FACE (book and lyrics, David Arthur), NAUGHTY GIRL (book and lyrics, Scott Hayes). Jeff has worked as a Musical Director, Conductor (most notably Chita Rivera) and Pianist (Andy Gibb, Mongo Santamaria) since the age of 12. He's tired! Please visit www.lodinandsquier.com.
Tyler Menard (Mask Design)
Ty has been with the Spirit of Broadway since 2001, when he appeared in Still Life with Iris. Other appearances include Charlie the Sparrow in Benjamin Starling, and General Genghis Khan Schmitz in Seussical; both of which earned him a Spirit Award for Outstanding Cameo Appearance in a Musical (2004 and 2006, respectively). He recently made his scenic design debut with the theater's production of My Way. Ty is in his third year at the University of Connecticut, where he is studying puppetry. He can be seen in April 2008 in a puppet production, Little Things, as part ofthe Whorls of Wonder Puppet Company at UConn. Please visit www.bytypuppets.com for further information.
Glenn J. Michaud (Lighting Designer)
Glenn has been Resident Lighting Designer from the inception of The Spirit of Broadway Theater. He has designed dozens of productions and been the lead designer on several collaborations. Glenn holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and currently works as a technical sales consultant for a global data processing firm. Glenn has practiced design for more than 10 years. Aside from The Spirit of Broadway, Glenn has designed lights for Summerwerx Summer Theater in New London, CT, Hartford Children's Theater in West Hartford, CT. and the New York Music Theater Festival, NYC in 2004. He has been recognized with Spirit Awards for lighting design for Sweet and Hot (2001), Sweeney Todd (2002), The Hidden Sky (2003) Man Of LaMancha (2004) Seussical (2006) The Tutor (2007). He has also been recognized by EMACT for Outstanding Lighting Design for Songs for A New World (2000). His most recent collaboration - and most beautiful work to date - is Lucy, his 2month old daughter with his wife (and SBT actress) Stacey Michaud.