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Bio:
Broadway: Ragtime (Whitman), Grease (Vince), Apple Tree, The Producers. NYC: Bernstein's Mass, Thou Swell (Lincoln Center, NYCB), Body Beautiful (York), Ringling Bros. (Ringmaster), Macbeth (Macbeth). Regional: Kiss Me Kate (Petruchio/Fred, Paper Mill), Carnival (Marco, Goodspeed), Candide (Max), ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Ragtime (Whitman), Grease (Vince), Apple Tree, The Producers. NYC: Bernstein's Mass, Thou Swell (Lincoln Center, NYCB), Body Beautiful (York), Ringling Bros. (Ringmaster), Macbeth (Macbeth). Regional: Kiss Me Kate (Petruchio/Fred, Paper Mill), Carnival (Marco, Goodspeed), Candide (Max), ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: Sandy Springs Comes to Life with THE SOUND OF MUSIC at City Springs Theat Photo BWW Review: Sandy Springs Comes to Life with THE SOUND OF MUSIC at City Springs Theatre
by Caroline Powell - Sep 15, 2021

City Springs Theatre Company (CSTC) has returned for their fourth season in the Byers Theatre, opening with the classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Directed by Atlanta native and Tony Award-winner Shuler Hensley, this production kicked off the season with delightful fanfare.

Emmy Winning Digital Drama Joins OUTFEST Worldwide Live Watch Party Photo Emmy Winning Digital Drama Joins OUTFEST Worldwide Live Watch Party
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 22, 2020

On Saturday, June 27th After Forever Season 2 joins Outfest's inaugural United in Pride digital film festival for a live virtual watch party starting at 4:30PM PST at unitedinpridefest.com.

AFTER FOREVER Receives 6 Daytime Emmy Nominations Photo AFTER FOREVER Receives 6 Daytime Emmy Nominations
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2020

Season 2 of After Forever, has been nominated for 6 Daytime Emmy Awards. This follows its history-making first season's 5 Emmy wins including Outstanding Digital Drama Series; making it the most Emmy-awarded LGBT-themed Drama Series on any platform.  Both seasons of After Forever stream via Amazon Prime Video.

Digital Drama Series Returns For Season 2 On Amazon Photo Digital Drama Series Returns For Season 2 On Amazon
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2020

Season 2 of After Forever picks up 6 months after Season 1 ended. Brian (2019 Emmy Award winner, Kevin Spirtas) is dating David (Mike McGowan) with whom he was set up at the end of Season 1 by his late husband's parents, Frannie and Carl (2019 Emmy Award nominee Anita Gillette, and Lenny Wolpe).

Five-Time Emmy Winning AFTER FOREVER Premieres Season Two Photo Five-Time Emmy Winning AFTER FOREVER Premieres Season Two
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 24, 2020

A standing room crowd gathered for a Season 2 Premiere launch last week at The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre including Sam Harris, Bill Brochtrup, Lawrence Zarian, Gregory Zarian, Todd Sherry, Christopher J Hanke, Nick Adams, and Tony Award winning producer for Dear Evan Hansen, Scott Mauro.

ANNIE Comes to Casa Manana Photo ANNIE Comes to Casa Manana
by Julie Musbach - Oct 14, 2019

Casa Mañana continues its 2019-20, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac, with Annie, November 2-10, 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

Emelin Theatre Announces October Events Photo Emelin Theatre Announces October Events
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 26, 2019

October events have been announced at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, See the full lineup below.

 Photo Flash: First Look at MTWichita's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Photo Photo Flash: First Look at MTWichita's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 26, 2019

Music Theatre Wichita has begun its 2019 Season with a brand new production of The Sound of Music, starring Broadway artists Catherine Charlebois (Wicked), Mike McGowan (Mormon, Priscilla), and Katie Banks-Todd (Phantom), along with Jennifer Byrne (The Evil Dead) and Monte Riegel Wheeler (The "It" Girl) leading a 52-member cast. The production was created with new scenic designs by Adam Koch, enhanced with Alpine backdrops by XuZheng He, choreography by Brian J. Marcum (Elf - The Musica), and a 29-piece orchestra conducted by Thomas W. Douglas. 

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Music Theatre Wichita, A thought-provoking musical  Photo BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Music Theatre Wichita, A thought-provoking musical still poignant to our times
by Craig Richardson - Jun 13, 2019

Opening Night. There's nothing like it in the world. Jitters can occur. Mistakes could happen. One hopes everything comes together and the rehearsal time and hard work has paid off. Luckily, for Music Theatre Wichita's producing artistic director Wayne Bryan, opening night was nothing short of absolute shear success for his season opener “The Sound of Music.” Music Theatre Wichita is in its 48th year.

BWW Review: Peter Rothstein's Extraordinarily Moving and Beautifully Realized ALL IS  Photo BWW Review: Peter Rothstein's Extraordinarily Moving and Beautifully Realized ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914
by Michael Dale - Dec 22, 2018

Shortly after midnight, on Christmas Day of 1914, a German soldier whose name is now lost to history committed what might be the most subversive act in all of modern warfare.  He walked, unarmed, out of the front line trenches and into the middle of No Man's Land, faced the enemy British soldiers before him and, in his native tongue, began singing 'Silent Night.'

ALL IS CALM Holiday Engagement Comes to The Sheen Center Photo ALL IS CALM Holiday Engagement Comes to The Sheen Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 3, 2018

Laura Little Theatricals and Theater Latte Da present the American premiere production of the off-Broadway premiere of the new musical All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, now playing off-Broadway at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culturein a limited holiday engagement through December 30. Performances are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM; Sunday at 7pPM; Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday at 2PM. (Exceptions: There are no performances on Sunday, December 9 at 2PM or Sunday, December 23 at 7PM; there is an additional performance on Monday, December 24 at 2PM.)

Von Essen, Oscar, & More to Lead Reading of A NEWER WORLD Directed by Jerry Mitchell Photo Von Essen, Oscar, & More to Lead Reading of A NEWER WORLD Directed by Jerry Mitchell
by Julie Musbach - Nov 27, 2018

A Newer World, an original musical based on the Harvard Scandal of 1920, with a book by Grammy Award nominee Jonathan Sheffer, and score by Sheffer and acclaimed producer and songwriter Bruce Roberts [Barbra Streisand/Donna Summer duet 'No More Tears (Enough is Enough)'], will have an invitation-only reading on Thursday, December 6 at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue. With direction by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Pretty Woman), the reading will feature musical direction by Will Van Dyke (Pretty Woman).

Photo Flash: ALL IS CALM Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice Photo Photo Flash: ALL IS CALM Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice
by Marika O'Hara - Nov 15, 2018

On Sunday, November 11, the cast and creative team  All Is Calm honored the 100th anniversary of the armistice with a reading of an excerpt from "For the Fallen,' a poem by Robert Laurence Binyon, first published in The London Times on September 21st, 1914 and a singing of "Silent Night.'

ALL IS CALM Announces Casting For Off-Broadway Premiere; Ben Johnson, Riley McNutt, a Photo ALL IS CALM Announces Casting For Off-Broadway Premiere; Ben Johnson, Riley McNutt, and More
by Julie Musbach - Oct 24, 2018

Laura Little Theatricals and Theater Latte Da announce casting for the Off-Broadway premiere of the new musical ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914.

Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC Opens at The Cape Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC Opens at The Cape Playhouse
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 7, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, South Pacific, the award winning Broadway musical. Starring Becky Gulsvig, Mike McGowan, Tim Rogan, Shea Renne, Michael Thomas Holmes, and Yvonne Strumecki; and directed by Michael Rader. One of Rogers and Hammerstein's most beloved scores, South Pacific runs August 7-18, 2018.

Judy Kuhn, Lesli Margherita, and More Join Cape Playhouse 2018 Season Photo Judy Kuhn, Lesli Margherita, and More Join Cape Playhouse 2018 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2018

Some of the top talent in the Broadway community will be gracing the stage of The Cape Playhouse this summer. The impressive list of headliners includes Judy Kuhn, Michelle Pawk, Mary Testa, Nancy Opel, Jennifer Simard, Mike McGowan and Jennifer Cody..Michael Rader, Artistic Director, today announced the casting for the historic theatre's 92nd season in Dennis, MA. The six-play schedule, running from June 12 - September1, 2018, features three plays and three musicals-including three Playhouse premieres-in a season featuring Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning shows and the premiere and Pre-National Tour Engagement of a new production of the classic movie Clue: On Stage.

Up-and-Coming MEDUSA: A New Musical Announces Strong Cast For Reading Photo Up-and-Coming MEDUSA: A New Musical Announces Strong Cast For Reading
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 20, 2018

A private, developmental reading of Medusa: a new musical by Wes Braver and Rachel Dean will be presented on February 26 and 27 in Manhattan.

Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below! Photo Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 11, 2018

The the upcoming lineup of events coming your way next week at Feinstein's/54 Below!

Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, The Skivvies, and More Headline ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNK Photo Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, The Skivvies, and More Headline ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS
by Julie Musbach - Dec 28, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, Josh Young, Emily Padgett, Nick Adams, The Skivvies and many more in a concert of Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens on Thursday, January 18 at 7:00 and 9:30. With book and lyrics by Bill Russell, who will also host and music by Janet Hood, who will serve as Musical Director, Elegies ... was inspired by personal stories of those affected by HIV/AIDS and has been performed around the world. The score features such songs as My Brother Lived in San Francisco, And the Rain Keeps Falling Down and Learning To Let Go.

New Musical FORGET ME NOT Holds Starry NYC Reading Today Photo New Musical FORGET ME NOT Holds Starry NYC Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

A private, developmental reading of the new musical Forget Me Not will be presented today, December 8, in Manhattan.

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