Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for MTC's AN INTIMATE NIGHT Benefit, 1/28
Lindsay Mendez most recently starred as Rose Fenny in the World Premiere musical Dogfight at Second Stage Theatre Company, directed by Joe Mantello. Broadway: "Bless The Lord" in the 2011 revival of Godspell, Everyday Rapture (Roundabout), Grease. Off-Broadway: Everyday Rapture (Second Stage Theatre Company), The Marvelous Wonderettes (West Side Theatre). Other Credits: Love's Labour's Lost (directed by Alex Timbers), Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (TRTC), Unknown Soldier (O'Neill), Ryan Scott Oliver's 35MM (Galapagos Art Space), The Trouble With Doug (NAMT, directed by Victoria Clark), Princesses (NAMT, Goodspeed, 5th Avenue Theatre). Mendez can be heard in NYC singing jazz and contemporary music with her collaborator, jazz pianist Marco Paguia (www.LMandMP.com). Together, they will make their Lincoln Center debut with the American Songbook series in the Kaplan Penthouse on March 29, 2013. She is also a member of the League of Broadway Super Friends, a five-person band singing to benefit organizations in need. www.LindsayMendez.net
Sherie Rene Scott. Actor, singer, and writer known for her work in numerous theatrical productions including: Everyday Rapture, written by Dick Scanlan and Scott, directed by Michael Mayer. Everyday Rapture received Tony Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical and Best Book. In addition, the show received Best Musical nominations from the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel Awards. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Drama Desk nomination), Ursula in Disney's The Little Mermaid (Outer Critics Circle nomination), John Guare's Landscape of the Body directed by Michael Greif (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels directed by Jack O'Brien (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (Derwent Award), Tommy (OBC), Rent, The Last Five Years directed by Daisy Prince (Drama Desk nomination), Debbie Does Dallas, Randy Newman's Faust, and Kander & Ebb's Over and Over (Helen Hayes nomination). With Kurt Deutsch, she founded both Sh-K-Boom Records and Ghostlight Records, producing over 120 albums, garnering several Grammy nominations and Grammy Awards, most recently for the cast album of The Book of Mormon. Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records also received a 2006 Drama Desk Award for dedication to the preservation of musical theatre through cast recordings. www.sh-k-boom.com and www.ghostlightrecords.coM. Scott may be heard on several Grammy Award-winning or nominated cast albums, a single with jazz great Bill Charlap, a Billboard hit single with Elton John, as well as her own self-produced critically acclaimed recordings, "Sherie Rene...Men I've Had" and "Everyday Rapture." Scott premiered a new work in New York City this fall entitled, Piece of Meat, with musical direction and arrangements by Todd Almond, at 54Below. Her extensive training includes graduating from The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York City, and at least nine months selling shoes on Columbus Avenue.
Will Swenson most recently was seen in the MTC hit Murder Ballad. Before that he was seen on Broadway starring in the hit musical Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Prior to that Swenson received a Tony and a Drama Desk Award nomination for his performance as Berger in the Broadway revival of Hair. He also played the role on London's West End. Other Broadway credits include: 110 in the Shade, Lestat, and Brooklyn: the Musical. Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Adrift in Macao, The Slugbearers of Kayrol Island, Camelot with the New York Philharmonic. Tours include Miss Saigon, We Will Rock You, and Fame! Film and television credits: "Gods Behaving Badly," "The Switch," "The Singles Ward," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order," "6 Degrees." Swenson is also a film maker. His first film Sons of Provo about a clueless Mormon boy band, which he directed, co-wrote, and starred in, won several film festivals. He will soon be directing the new feature Facing East.
Betsy Wolfe is currently playing Rosa Bud/Dierdre Peregrine in the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Next month she heads to Second Stage to play Cathy in the revival of The Last 5 Years. Other NYC credits include Everyday Rapture, 110 in the Shade on Broadway, and Merrily We Roll Along at Encores! Regionally, she created the role of Mary Ann Singleton in Tales of the City at American Conservatory Theatre. Other regional roles include Mrs. Walker in Tommy at DTC and Evelyn Nesbitt in Ragtime at Paper Mill. She also appeared in the San Francisco and Boston productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She has appeared as a soloist for more than 25 symphony and pop orchestras across the U.S. and internationally, appearing at Carnegie Hall and the London Coliseum, among others. At 23 she made her concert debut at Carnegie Hall as a headliner with the Cincinnati Pops under Maestro Erich Kunzel. Wolfe was a guest soloist for the New York City Ballet where she performed at Lincoln Center and at The Coliseum in London. She holds a BFA in musical theatre from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM).
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