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Cast Set for MY BIG GAY 'GAY CAMP' CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, 12/12 at the Duplex

The creators of the hit comedy show Gay Camp are returning with a one-night-only cabaret titled My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Christmas Spectacular, playing at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Friday, December 12 at 7pm.

Kicking off the holidays with a fabulous bang, this hilarious cabaret night will feature 13 of New York's finest singers, drag stars, improvisers, go-go boys, and comedians.

Drag comedian and singer Marti Gould Cummings will join in the festivities as a special guest performer. Cummings is no stranger to the nightlife scene, currently hosting 7 weekly shows at various clubs around New York City.

Rounding out the cast will be Seth Tucker (Pageant: The Musical), Mariand Torres (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Chuck Ragsdale (Silence! The Musical), Sheila Coyle (National Tour of Rent), Dan Gutierrez (National Tour of Chicago), Brian Cheng, Elizabeth McMonagle, and Rhys Gilyeat.

Comedic actors Christian Mansfield, Ken Urso, and Philip Mutz (also co-author of Gay Camp) will reprise their Gay Camp roles as hosts of the cabaret evening. Composer/lyricist Bradford Proctor (Gay Camp; Bunked! The Musical) will serve as onstage accompanist. My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Christmas Spectacular is directed by Arizona-native Phillip Fazio (Gay Camp; Arizona premiere of Follies and August: Osage County).

My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Christmas Spectacular will perform on Friday December 12 at 7pm at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, upstairs at 61 Christopher Street, NYC. My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Christmas Spectacular runs 60 minutes with no intermission. Doors open at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7pm. Tickets are now available on www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door (plus a 2 drink minimum).

For more information on My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Christmas Spectacular, contact GayCampThePlay@gmail.com or visit www.gaycamptheplay.com.

BIOGRAPHIES:

Phillip Fazio - Director
Phillip Fazio graduated from The Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre and Directing. Regional Directing credits include Proof, Rent, Ragtime, Grey Gardens, Hidden in this Picture, West Side Story, Macbeth, The Last Five Years, Rocket Man, Cabaret, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and Almost Maine. Assistant Director credits include the Center Theatre Group/Deaf West revival of Pippin (Directed by Tony Award Nominee Jeff Calhoun) at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and the New England Premiere of Take Me Out at Speakeasy Stage Company in Boston. New York City directing credits include Gay Camp for the 2012 Fringe Festival and subsequent Duplex run, Ben and Leslie Save the World and SuperBen for The Think Theater Project, and The Real Life with The Identity Theatre Company. Phillip is a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab and Actors' Equity Association.

Marti Gould Cummings - Guest Performer
Marti Gould Cummings is a NYC nightlife comedian and actor who currently hosts 7 weekly shows at various clubs around the city. He has been nominated for 7 Glam Awards, 4 Get Out Magazine Awards, and 3 Odyssey Magazine Awards winning the 2014 Best Drag Host Award. Marti headlined at The Crown in Anchor in Ptown along with Billboard chart topper Kevin Aviance during the 2014 summer season, has appeared on 30 Rock, in the Drama Desk nominated musical Twist, and currently has a hit song "Real Girl" available on itunes. For more information or to find out tour dates of where he will be performing in 2015 across the USA visit www.martigouldcummings.com @martigcummings

Christian Mansfield - Performer
Mansfield was most recently seen in this year's Duplex run of Gay Camp in NYC. His previous Fringe endeavors include Gay Camp, The Penguin Tango at both Actors Playhouse and Theater Row, and Odysseus DOA where his cast was awarded "Best Ensemble". Other NYC credits: That Other Woman's Child (NYMF) and Christmas Rappings. Some regional favorites include 42nd Street (nat'l tour), Cabaret (Barter), and Romeo and Juliet (South Florida Shakes.) Christian is a Long Island native with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami.

Ken Urso - Performer
Urso has served as director, actor, producer, guest artist, and dramaturg throughout the U.S. Favorite roles include June in Gay Camp (Fringe; Duplex), Jules in Boom (Interplayers Theatre), Valentine in Twelfth Night (Manhattan Rep), Davey in Lieutenant of Inishmore (Strollers Theatre), and Philip in The Shape of Things (Actor's Repertory Theatre). Directing credits include regional productions of Chicago, Always...Patsy Cline, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged), Steel Magnolias, The Producers, and New York productions of Red Light Winter, Fallen Angels, Kidnapping Laura Linney, and Never the Sinner. Ken holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and an MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School.

Philip Mutz - Co-Author of Gay Camp and Performer
Mutz is a writer and actor in New York City. Recent acting credits include Comedy of Errors, Henry V, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Cymbeline (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), Kidnapping Laura Linney (Midtown International Theatre Festival), Gay Camp (Fringe; Duplex), King John (NY Shakespeare Exchange), and Romeo and Juliet (Columbia Stages). His writing credits include The Real Life (Identity Theater Co), Gay Camp (the PIT), Kidnapping Laura Linney (MITF), and SuperBen (Think Theater Project). He is currently head writer for the web series The Reality Whores (webisodes can be viewed at www.therealitywhores.com). His recent viral video Sh*t Gay Guys Say to Straight Guys has over one million views on YouTube. Philip holds a B.F.A. in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and has trained in sketch writing and improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Susan-Kate Heaney - Co-Author of Gay Camp
Susan-Kate Heaney is an actor and writer currently based out of Los Angeles. She is a graduate of New York University with a BFA in Drama. Most recently, she has been performing her comedic solo show Mop-oholic in New York and Los Angeles, at UCB, the Pit, iO West and Second City. Susan-Kate is a co-creator and lead actor in comedic web series The Reality Whores. She has performed in theaters all around New York including Bank Street and Rattlestick. Recent work includes roles on Mercy (NBC) and Masters of Sex (Showtime).

Bradford Proctor - Performer and Accompanist
Proctor is not only the most recent addition to the Gay Camp cast, but he also wrote the lyrics and book (along with Alaina Kunin) and the music for BUNKED!: A New Musical, which premiered at FringeNYC 2010. BUNKED! was extended as part of the Fringe Encores series, and won the prize for "Best Overall Production of a Musical". Bradford was commissioned to write a song for Lincoln Center's Holiday Songbook series and has also participated as a composer for 8 Minute Musicals, produced by AWOL. Bradford is a recent graduate of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater workshop.



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