Broadway in the Borough
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@ Sprout Music Collective in West Chester
Broadway in your Backyard!
You don't have to drive to The City to hear professional voices and Broadway music anymore.
Come hear amazing voices from New York, Philly, and our own area bring the house down with your favorite Broadway music. And not only will you be sitting in the audience, you'll have a chance to chat with the performers after the show, and become a part of the new New York arts community in Chester County.
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to find out what The Resident Theatre Company is all about.
Check out the amazing Casey Erin Clark,
who played Fantine in Les Mis performing at
RTC's Broadway in the Borough
May 9th Cast
Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton is happy to be back with RTC for another Broadway in the Borough! Born and raised in Philadelphia—Kevin is now a NYC based actor/singer. Kevin was last seen in West Chester in RTC’s inaugural production of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT as Dennis, Galahad, et al. in the Spring of 2017. Favorite regional credits include: Mr. Cooger/ Mr. Electrico in the world premiere of SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (Delaware Theatre Company), Anatoly in CHESS (Fuse Productions), Lancelot in CAMELOT (Act II Playhouse), Gaston in BEAUTY & THE BEAST (New Stage Theatre) and singing and dancing in the Ensemble of MATILDA (Walnut Street Theatre). Kevin is a proud graduate of Penn State University, a member of AEA, and a NASM certified personal trainer. Love to Mom and Dad. www.kevintoniazzonaughton.com ig:k_toniazzonaughton
Alyssa Arcangeli is a proud graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy’s conservatory program of Musical Theatre in NYC. She is extremely happy to be performing with RTC again! Recent Credits include: Ensemble in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (Resident Theatre Company), Newsie/Katharine u/s in “Newsies” (The Broadway Theatre of Pitman), Ponytail Girl in excerpt of “Rich Man’s Frug” (Norwegian Cruise Lines), Asst. Choreographer/Ensemble in “Kiss Me Kate” (The Broadway Theatre of Pitman), Go-To-Hell Kitty in “Chicago” (The Broadway Theatre of Pitman), “Dancin! Fool” (Norwegian Cruise Lines), and Lead Singer/Dancer in 5 mainstage shows aboard the Oceania Marina. Many thanks to her students at Mainstage School of the Arts and Gloucester County Institute of Technology for letting her not only teach them, but learn and grow with them constantly. All the love to Mom, Dad, Sam, and her amor, Mario, who support her endlessly! @thequirkyshowgirl
Angel Sigala is thrilled to be back at the RTC, where he was recently seen as Bellhop in Lend Me A Tenor and in the Ensemble of Evita. Other select credits include Bonnie & Clyde (Clyde Barrow, 11th Hour Theatre Co.), A Chorus Line (Al Deluca, Bucks County CPA, and Paul SanMarco, Ocean City Theatre Co.), as well as the Barrymore Award-Winning play, How To Use A Knife (Miguel, InterAct Theatre Company). Upcoming projects: AIDA (Mereb, Axelrod PAC) Dir: Luis Salgado (Broadway's In The Heights and On Your Feet!), Mamma Mia! (Ensemble, OCTC), Newsies (Spot Conlon/Ensemble, OCTC). Angel, proudly born and raised in Mexico City, holds BA in Musical Theatre from Temple University. A huge thanks to Kristin for all of her work to bring professional theatre to West Chester, and doing so successfully. Con Amor, para mi Madre. Instagram: _angelsigala
Taylor Ruffo is absolutely ecstatic to be back at RTC’s Broadway in the Borough series (as an adult this time)! She is a rising junior at Rider University pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre and is a 2017 graduate of PALCS Center for Performing and Fine Arts. Favorite production credits include Katherine Plumber in “Newsies”, Martha Dunnstock in “Heathers”, and Olive Ostrovsky in “Spelling Bee”. This summer, she will be heading to Brookings, South Dakota to play Laura in “Beehive” and Kay Banks in “Father of the Bride”. HUGE thanks to Kristin and the RTC team for the constant support!
Music Director/Pianist - Brigitte Rottman
Featured Teen - Caitlin Howe
Sprout Music Collective
130 E. Prescott Alley
West Chester, PA 19380
(Behind Roots Cafe which is at 133 E Gay St)
Enter from E. Prescott Alley behind Roots. The building the arrow is pointing to is Roots, the long building behind is Sprout.
West Chester Map:
Parking for Sprout in West Chester:
There is a large parking garage just 1/2 block away from Sprout.
Chestnut Street Parking Facility
14 E Chestnut St
West Chester, PA 19380
Elena Camp performing at Broadway in the Borough
Meet some of the Performers from previous BIBs
JENNIE EISENHOWER is an actor/director based in Philadelphia. She has performed Off-Broadway and at regional theaters across the country. She is a two time Barrymore Award winner - for “Forbidden Broadway” at the Walnut Street Theatre (Best Actress) and “The Wild Party” at Media Theatre (Best Supporting Actress). Additional Philadelphia theatre highlights include Lucille Frank in “Parade” at the Arden Theatre, Jo in “Little Women” at Bristol Riverside Theatre, “Adrift in Macao” at Philadelphia Theatre Company, Shipley Barnes in “Field Hockey Hot” at 11th Hour Theatre Co, “Embarrassments” at the Wilma Theater, and Lady Chiltern in “An Ideal Husband” at the Walnut Street Theatre. Her film work includes “Mona Lisa Smile,” “Arthur” starring Russell Brand, and “The Suspect” starring Mekhi Phifer. Directing highlights include “1776” and “Chicago” at Media Theatre, “A Christmas Carol” and “Flat Stanley” at Walnut Street Theatre, and “Home Sweet” at the Straz Center. She is an adjunct professor at Temple University and proud mother of Chloe Cheslock, who will be 4 in June. Visit www.jennie-eisenhower.com for information on upcoming performances.
JENNY LEE STERN is a Bucks County native and Broadway veteran. She was seen on the Great White Way in ROCKY (Original Broadway Cast) and A CHRISTMAS STORY (Madison Square Garden). She toured the country as "Mary Delgado" in JERSEY BOYS, originating the role in the Chicago and Toronto companies. Off-Broadway, Ms. Stern garnered critical acclaim for her portrayals of Judy Garland, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, Sutton Foster (and more!) in FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE & KICKING. Ms. Stern has been seen frequently on the cabaret circuit in NYC, performing at Town Hall, Feinstein's, Birdland, Lincoln Center, and 54 Below, including her solo show JUST A GIRL. Regionally, she has found her niche playing "Patsy Cline" in ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE. She recently played the role (for the 5th time!) at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Other Philadelphia credits include: WEST SIDE STORY, GODSPELL, LOBBY HERO, 42nd STREET, HIGH SOCIETY (Walnut Street Theatre); SUESSICAL, CATS (Media Theatre), THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK XMAS MUSICAL (Montgomery Theatre). She has been seen on TV in THE SOPRANOS and THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA as well as annually in the Philadelphia THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE. Jenny studied acting at NYU and North Carolina School of the Arts. She is mother to two young daughters and lives happily in Doylestown, PA.
Casey Erin Clark’s acting credits include the 25th Anniversary national tour of Les Miserables (Factory Girl, u/s Fantine), Frankenstein (Agatha, original cast album) and Shout! the mod musical (Red Girl), both Off-Broadway, The Incredibly Deaf Musical (Lisa, NYMF 2010), The Hatpin (Marianne, NYMF 2008), and concerts like Her Song at world-famous Birdland Jazz Club and the Broadway Loves the 80’s series at Joe’s Pub. She also appeared with the Les Miserables ensemble and movie cast performing on the 2013 Oscars Telecast. Regional favorites: Spitfire Grill (Percy), City of Angels (Donna/Oolie), Jekyll and Hyde (Emma), The Sound of Music (Maria, STL Post Best Actress Award) and Little Women (Jo, Kevin Kline Award nomination). Some of her favorite work in the big city has been taking part in the development of new musicals including Newton’s Cradle, Play Like a Winner, The Calico Buffalo, Big Tent, Friends Like These, and This Life! (based on the classic film Hobson’s Choice) where she created the role of Maggie Hobson. Check out Casey’s album, the song begins . . . available on itunes and through her website www.caseyerinclark.com.
Luke Grooms is quickly earning a name for himself around the country as an up-and-coming leading tenor.
In recent years Mr. Grooms joined the Metropolitan Opera Roster for their production of Prokofiev’s The Gambler. He also made his Carnegie Hall debut as Fante in Opera Orchestra of New York’s concert of Verdi’s I Due Foscari, and has also covered the roles of Barbagio (I Due Foscari) and Elvino (La Sonnambula), and Bomelii in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride, all with Opera Orchestra of New York. Some of his other career highlights include Tonio, Rodolfo, Belmonte, Riccardo Percy, Tebaldo, Des Griex ,Lindoro, Ramiro, Almaviva, Ernesto,Nemorino and many others.
In musical theatre, Luke performed the role of Piangi on the final tour of the original production of The Phantom of the Opera, the New York premiere of Jerry Springer: The Opera at Carnegie Hall playing Dwight/God and reprised this performance for Speakeasy Stage Company in Boston (Elliot Norton Award Nomination), as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables with Skylight Music Theatre and at Red Mountain Theatre Company, as Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd with Fulton Theatre and for Hawaii Opera Theatre. He has also performed over 30 leading operatic roles for companies such as Opera Orchestra of New York, The Metropolitan Opera (cover artist), Mississippi Opera, and many others, with a focus mainly in the bel canto repertoire of Rossini, Donizetti, and Belini. In October Luke will travel to Korea to play The Bishop of Basingstoke in the Korean tour of Jekyll and Hyde.
For more information please go to www.lukegrooms.com
Luke Brahdt - A recent import from the Midwest, Luke Brahdt is delighted to appear at R.T.C. Originally from North Saint Paul, Minnesota, Luke earned his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Since moving to Philadelphia, Luke has appeared in Biloxi Blues at the People's Light and Theatre Company and in Hot 'N' Cole with the Mauckingbird Theatre Company. This fall. he will be appearing in According to Goldman at Act II Playhouse. www.lukebrahdt.com
Alanna Smith is excited to be a part of RTC’s Broadway in the Borough! A Philadelphia-based actor and singer, Alanna will appear next in The Pop Musical Diary of a Gay Man! as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Other Philly credits include Fancy Nancy (Nancy), A Christmas Carol (Belle) and Schoolhouse Rock, Live! (Shulie) at the Walnut Street Theatre. Proud Ithaca College grad, BFA Musical Theatre. www.alanna-smith.com
Sarah Moya is thrilled to be performing with Resident Theatre Company in this installment of Broadway in the Borough! Past regional credits include Heather Duke in the regional premiere of Heathers the Musical (Vulcan Lyric, The Prince Theater), Eponine in Les Miserables, Rosa Santiago in Ghost: The Musical (The Media Theatre), Annie in the US Premiere of Muswell Hill, and Shelley in Bat Boy: The Musical (Villanova Theatre). Sarah graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Communication and minors in Theatre and Spanish. Undergraduate credits include Cheryl in Evil Dead: The Musical, Kate in Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, and Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Sarah is currently playing Holly in the Broadway Theatre of Pitman's holiday musicale Holly & Ivy. She would like to thank her friends, family and mentors for their continuous love and support.
TOPHER LAYTON is a Missouri native, now living in Philly. He just closed Camelot at The Candlelight Theatre, and will soon open Crazy For You there. You may have also seen him in Billy Elliot and A Christmas Story at The Media Theatre or in Marry Poppins at The Walnut or in Young Frankenstein, How to Succeed…, Sweeney Todd, Secret Garden, Spamalot, at The Candlelight Theatre. Favorite roles include: Zanna (Zanna Don’t), George (The Drowsy Chaperone), Lefou and Cogsworth (Beauty and the Beast), Ephraim (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). You can see Topher in upcoming NYMF production of Dorian Gray: The Musical (Basil). When Topher isn’t busy on stage, you can find him taking care of his two wonderful fur babies, or drinking too much coffee. Thank you, husband Theo, for the love and support.
KIMBERLY SUSKIND is thrilled to be performing with RTC's Broadway in the Borough series! Past favorite credits; Eagle Theatre: John & Jen (Jen), Godspell (Bless the Lord), Bonnie & Clyde (Blanche Barrow), The Civil War (Sarah McEwen), Footloose (Rusty). Delaware Theatre Company: Burt & Me (Lacey). Other Regional Credits; The Theatre Barn (NY), Metro Stage Company (MA), Village Theatre & Civic Light Opera (Seattle). Kimberly conceived her one-woman act, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Broadway, as part of Nightcap Cabaret’s Headliner series. She can also be heard on the demo cast recording and upcoming Philadelphia staged reading of Brilliant, a new musical. Instructor/arts educator, Kimberly has worked for many institutions and is proud to be the Director of Youth Education for Eagle Theatre's Conservatory. BFA from The Boston Conservatory. She would like to thank the RTC team for this opportunity! Thank you to her family, friends, and especially Ted, for their constant love and endless support!
Julia Johanos is thrilled to be a part of Broadway in the Borough! She originally hails from Louisville, Colorado. Credits include Maureen in Rent (The Palace Theatre, NH), Laurey in Oklahoma! (CCM), Florence in Chess (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater), The Deb in Jack: A Musical Drama on the Life of JFK (York Theatre Company, NYC), Serena in Legally Blonde (Stages St. Louis and The Palace Theatre), Vivienne in Legally Blonde (Music Theater of Wichita), as well as a summer season with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), B.F.A. in Musical Theater. Much love and thanks to Team Johanos for their endless support
Zach Miller is excited to be joining the Resident Theatre Company for his first Broadway in the Borough. National Tour: Anything Goes (Ensemble, U/s Purser). Regional Credits: The Pittsburgh CLO; Music Theatre of Wichita; Connecticut Repertory Theatre; West Virginia Public Theatre. Proud Penn State musical theatre alumnus. Favorite PSU credits: Jeff in [title of show]; Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance. In addition to performing, Zach currently teaches voice, acting, and piano out of his home studio in Marlboro, NJ. Much love to family, friends, and Alex. www.ZachLMiller.com
Elyse Langley is pleased to be joining RTC for the Broadway In the Borough series! Regional Credits: Man of La Mancha(TUTS), Kiss Me, Kate(Kate), Sweeney Todd, 1776(NJPAC). Elyse holds a Bachelor's of Music Degree in Musical Theatre from Westminster Choir College of the Arts. She has appeared in various seasonal concerts at Bristol Riverside Theatre and will be performing the role of Abigail Adams in 1776 at the Media Theatre this spring. Favorite Credits: Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Ragtime (Emma Goldman)-Princeton University, and Midnight Madness(NYMF). Love always to family and friends for endless support! Proud member of Actor's Equity Association. www.elyselangley.com
Jeffrey Hyman is thrilled to be singing with RTC this evening. He has recently moved back to the Philadelphia area after spending much of the last several years touring the country with Chamber Theatre Productions. He has also worked at several regional theatres including Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Redhouse Arts Center, and the Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts. Past credits include You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie), Sister Act (Eddie Souther), The Little Mermaid (King Triton), and Rock of Ages (Dennis Dupree). He would like to thank the wonderful artistic staff at RTC for having him. Proud graduate of UArts '11.
Alyssa McGuigan - Alyssa is a graduate from Marymount Manhattan College with a BA in Theatre Arts with minors in Musical Theatre and Drama Therapy. Alyssa is fresh off of a national tour where she played Miss Nelson and Viola Swamp in "Miss Nelson is Missing". Previous theatre credits include Disney Cruise Line's "Villains Tonight" (Ursula the Sea Witch) and Believe "Fairy Godmother", "Wild Women of Planet Wongo" (Queen Rita), "Quiet Clock, the Musical!" (Swing, u/s Mrs Yawns and Gypsy), "From Opera to Broadway" (The Ziegfield Society), "Legally Blonde" (Vivienne), "Rags" (Rebecca u/s and Rosa), "Anything Goes" (Hope Harcourt), "Bye Bye Birdie" (Ursula Merkle), "Hello, Dolly" (Minnie Fay), "Montreal Idle" (Saidye Bronfman Theatre). Film credits include "Memoi Shapewear" (Dignity Entertainment), "The 12 Days of Cruising" (Disney Commercial Media) and "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?" (CBC). Previous singing credits include Holland America Cruise Line (Lead Contemporary Singer), The Canadian Football League (CFL) (Recurring National Anthem Singer), "Marty Thomas Presents DIVA," (Contestant) "In the Writer’s Mind" (Marymount Manhattan College) and "Broadway & Beyond Cabaret" (Duplex Theatre). To learn more about Alyssa, please visit www.alyssamcguigan.com.
Elena Camp - Elena is an actor, singer and teaching artist in the Philadelphia area. Recent credits include Forbidden Broadway at Act II Playhouse, Cinderella in Into the Woods at The Eagle Theatre and Dance Captain and Ensemble in Ragtime at Bristol Riverside Theatre. A 2013 graduate of Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts, she received a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theater where her favorite credits included Luisa Contini in NINE: The Musical and Julia Sullivan in The Wedding Singer. She was honored to win 3rd Place in the ‘National Association of Teachers of Singing’ competition in Boston last year, judged by Andrew Lippa, Sheri Sanders and Kate Baldwin. www.elena-camp.com.
Hillary Parker was most recently seen as the Character Woman in Big Red Sun (11th Hour Theatre), Maudie Atkinson in To Kill a Mockingbird and Mazeppa in Gypsy (Media Theatre). Other recent credits include: God of Carnage (The Hangar Theatre), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Saratoga Shakespeare Festival). Regional credits include: A Midsummer Nights Dream and Gypsy (Capital Rep), Our Town w/ James Whitmore and Marybeth Hurt (Peterborough Players), Mary Zimmerman’s The Arabian Nights, Macbeth, Cabaret, The Three Penny Opera (Connecticut Rep), She Loves Me (Hope Summer Rep), The Miracle Worker and Hello Dolly (Media Theatre), The Merchant of Venice (Saratoga Shakespeare). She has been seen in readings with the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, Interact Theatre and Quintessence Theatre Group. This summer she will be seen in Almost Maine at The Lake Theatre in the Adirondacks. Hillary holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. Proud member of AEA. www.hillary-parker.com
Jessica Mary Murphy is thrilled to be joining RTC for their Broadway in the Borough Series! Jessica has performed across the U.S. and Internationally as a crossover artist in Musical Theatre and Opera. Tours: The Sound of Music - 2nd National and Asia (Sister Margaretta /Frau Schmidt). Regional: A Christmas Story - Flick's Mom, Ensemble/u/s Mrs. Schwartz (Walnut Street Theatre, PA), A Wonderful Life - Mrs. Martini/Mrs. Bishop (Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ), The Music Man - Ethel Toffelmeyer/u/s Eulalie Shinn, Titanic - Kate Murphey (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, NY), Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Madame de la Grande Bouche (Mill Mountain Theatre, VA), Nunsense - Sister Mary Hubert (The Palace Theatre, NH). Opera: Carmen - Frasquita (Opera MODO, MI), I Capuleti e i Montecchi - Giulietta, Giulio Cesare - Cleopatra (Opera MODO, NJ), La Traviata - Ensemble (Opera Philadelphia), The Rake's Progress - Ensemble (The Princeton Festival, NJ). A graduate of the University of Michigan Musical Theatre program (BFA) and Westminster Choir College (MM Vocal Performance), Jessica lives in West Philly with her husband James and their cat, Poulenc.
Nikki Van Cassele is thrilled to be here for the benefit of RTC! Favorite credits include: Broadway National Tour of Cabaret, Diana in Next to Normal, Taylor Taylor in Legacy Falls (NYMF) , Violet in Side Show, Yellow Girl in Shout! The Mod Musical, His High School Sweetheart in In Trousers, Godspell at Walnut Street Theatre, Spider Woman in Vortex Theater Company's re-imagined production of Kiss of the Spider Woman directed by drama desk nominated director Gisela Cardenas. Thanks Kristin. You rule! www.nikkivancassele.com
Janine Merolla is an actor and director in the Philadelphia area. She has worked at theatre companies such as: the Walnut St. Theatre, Theatre Horizon, Uptown Theatre Alliance, The Candlelight Theatre and the Ritz Theater in NJ. Some of her favorite roles include: Enid (Legally Blonde), Jeannie (The Great American Trailer Park Musical), Madelaine True (Lippa's Wild Party) and Miss Jones (How to Succeed).
Austin Turner is ecstatic to be performing for RTC's Broadway In the Borough! He is beginning his fourth year as a Music Education major at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. Favorite roles include: Drew(Rock of Ages), Jasper(The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Gabe(Next to Normal), Margaret Meade(Hair). In addition to his endeavors in musical theatre, Austin is a choral singer and has performed with choirs at Oxford University, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center in Philly. He currently sings with James Jordan's Grammy Nominated Williamson Voices.
Lorraine C. Perri is excited about the opportunity to perform with Resident Theatre Company in Broadway in the Borough! Lorraine has performed all over New Jersey and in NYC as well. She is a Perry Award winner (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical—Daniela, In the Heights) and is nominated again this year for the same award (Anita—West Side Story). Favorite credits include: the roles/shows listed above, Holi-Daze (Lilly), The Vagina Monologues, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Dr. Frank N. Furter), Reefer Madness (Mae), Bye Bye Birdie (Rosie Alvarez), Hair (Sheila Franklin), The Wedding Singer (Julia Sullivan), and Beauty and the Beast (Belle). Next up: she will be playing Extraordinary Girl in Green Day’s “American Idiot” at the Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor, NJ. Many thanks to God, her family and friends, and RTC for giving her a chance.
John Wilkening is excited to be a part of Broadway in the Borough! Originally from Minnesota, John now lives in New York City. Favorite regional credits include Huey in Memphis (New Hampshire Theatre Award - Best Actor in a Musical), Floyd in Floyd Collins, Gabe in Next to Normal, Malcolm in The Full Monty, and Jamie in The Last Five Years. He made his NYC solo debut with his show That’s It. I Quit. at The Duplex. Love to Mom, Dad, Amber, Brianne, Mike, and Aiden. www.johnwilkening.com
Kristin Piacentile is excited to make her RTC debut! Recent credits: This Life! (John DeSotelle Theater), ZM: A Zombie Musical (Eugene O'Neill Theater), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Bryant Park, NYC), Jeff Marx's new musical Home Street Home (Eugene O'Neill Theater and Z Space, San Francisco), Sweet Charity and Big River (Lake Dillon Theatre), Samantha and the Glass Ceiling (Theatre For the New City), All's Well That Ends Well (RADA). Come March watch out for Kristin as the Janis alternate in the upcoming 5th Avenue Theater Seattle production of A Night With Janis Joplin! Proud member of AEA. Follow her @KristinPiatch
Meg McWhorter is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Meg McWhorter is excited to be here in Westchester, PA! Meg resides in New York City and is currently working on several projects to be performed at the Laurie Beechman Theatre throughout 2016. Favorite credits include Nellie in South Pacific, Kate Keller in The Miracle Worker, Luisa in The Fantasticks and her one woman show, “Life’s A Garden, Dig It. www.megmcwhorter.com
Will Connell is thrilled to join RTC for Broadway in the Borough! A proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he has appeared on many stages in the Philadelphia area, including the Walnut Street Theatre, Bristol Riverside, the Eagle Theatre, and more. Recent credits include High Society (Walnut Street Theatre), Ragtime (Bristol Riverside Theatre), and Assassins (Eagle Theatre). Up next: Our Town at the Eagle Theatre this summer! www.willsconnell.com
Elliott Litherland - Elliott is thrilled to be a part of RTC’s Broadway in the Borough Series. A graduate of Western Michigan University, credits include: My Fair Lady (Freddy Eynsford Hill), Starmites (Herbie Harrison), Oliver! (Dr Grimwig/Ensemble), and Minnie Quay (James Quay) at Porthouse Theatre, Forever Plaid (Smudge), She Loves Me (Georg Nowack), Godspell (John the Baptist/Judas), Almost Maine, and Sound of Music (Herr Zeller/Ensemble) at the Clinton Showboat Theatre, Avenue Q (Bad Idea Bear/Swing) at Mason Street Warehouse, Twice Charmed (Prince Charming, Disney Dreams (Prince Charming), Tangled (us Flynn), Dream Goes On (Bert), and Villains Tonight! (Scar/Jafar) with Disney Cruise Line, Double Trouble (Bobby Martin) at Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, The Last Five Years (Jamie) at WhatADo Theatre, and I Love A Piano (Jim) at Farmer's Alley Theatre. Many thanks to my family and Becca for keeping me humble and for their endless love and support.
Zachary J. Chiero - Zach is thrilled to be joining Broadway in the Borough! After touring nationally with Enchantment Theatre Company for four years, Zachary has most recently performed with The Candlelight Theatre, Quince Productions, Tudor Theatrical, BRAT Productions, Simpatico Theatre Project, The Media Theatre, the Eagle Theatre and others. Zachary is a proud company member of the physical theatre company, Tribe of Fools, where he has recently performed in Philadelphia Fringe favorites, Two Street: A Tale of Star Crossed Mummers and Zombies with Guns! Up next is Kiss Me, Kate at Act 2 Playhouse. zacharyjchiero.com
Joe Pudetti is a native of Rochester, New York and an alumnus of Point Park University with a BA in Musical Theatre. Since completing his training, Joe has traveled the world spanning four continents and over 50 countries while performing on Azamara Club Cruises’ Journey and Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas. More recently Joe has become the swing for the world famous disco group, the Village People. Outside of performing on occaion with the Village People, Joe has joined the Sing Off’s very own Cat’s Pajama’s acapella group where he made his debut in Cancun, Mexico, April 2016. Joe recently worked with Theatre Now New York in their production of Carrie: The Musical, playing the John Travolta role Billy Nolan and recently made his Philadelphia Debut as Boland at the Media Theatre in the Regional Premiere of Dogfight. Joe is a National Academy of Sports & Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Bailey McCall Thomas is thrilled to be part of this month’s Broadway In The Borough. Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Bailey moved to New York in 2013 to attend the CAP21 Conservatory for musical theatre. After two and a half years of training, she graduated and completed the Industry Practicum and Showcase in January 2016, signing with Harden-Curtis Associates. Some of Bailey’s favorite roles include Flaemmchen (Grand Hotel), Ilsa (Spring Awakening), and Peter Pan (Peter Pan). Many thanks to RTC for this incredible opportunity! Learn more about Bailey at baileymccallthomas.com. Social: @baileymccallthomas
Rebecca Monk is so excited to be part of her first Broadway in the Borough! She recently graduated from Montclair State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Some NYC credits include: Steppenwolf (Rose) (world premiere), Putting the Pieces Together, and The History of Light (Alma). Some Regional credits include: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Light Opera of NJ), Urinetown the Musical (Little Sally) (Thunder Bay Theatre), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Trix) (Thunder Bay Theatre). Other favorite roles include: Noises Off! (Brooke), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas(Doatsy Mae) where she was nominated for a Irene Ryan Award. www.rebecca-monk.com
Erica-Anne Bossman is delighted to be returning to The Resident Theatre Company's Broadway in the Borough. Recent/Favorite credits include Shrek: The Musical (Fiona) with Steel River Playhouse, Wonderful Town (Eileen) with Ursinus College's Theatre and Dance Department, and Gypsy (Baby June) with Media Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, and the Paper Mill Playhouse. She earned her Undergraduate Degree at Ursinus College in both Theatre Arts and English Literature. Erica-Anne is a proud member of the AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Love and kisses to her amazing fiancé, Steven. She would like to dedicate her performance to her loving and supportive family and friends.
KEVIN TONIAZZO-NAUGHTON, a Philly Native, will be making his RTC debut this spring In Spamalot, reprising his role(s) as Dennis, Sir Galahad and other various and others in this hilarious and wonderful production. Credits include: Mainstreet Musicals: Sundown. Bristol Riverside Theatre: Working, & An American Christmas Songbook. Act II Playhouse: Kiss me Kate. Walnut Street Theatre: A Christmas Story. Gretna Theatre: Tarzan, It Shoulda Been You, Moon over Buffalo, & Camelot. Lancaster Opera House: Spamalot. FUSE: Les Miserable. Pennsylvania Centre Stage: Dogfight, Marry me a Little, Into the Woods, Guys & Dolls, Good People, Grand Hotel, & Sweeney Todd. Kevin is a graduate of Penn State University (BFA Musical Theatre), a proud AEA member, and a NASM certified PT. *Love to Mom and Dad*
Michaela Shuchman is thrilled to be performing at RTC with Broadway in the Borough! Raised in Philadelphia and a recent graduate of Swarthmore College, Michaela is very proud to still call Philly her home. She has recently been seen around town as Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher at the Walnut Street Theatre and in 11th Hour Theatre Company’s Next Step Concert Series production of Urinetown. Michaela’s performance in her one-woman show, Scarlet Letters, which premiered at the Edinburgh & Philly Fringe Festivals, was named one of DC Metro’s Favorite Fall 2016 performances. For more info, please go to www.michaelashuchman.com.
FAYE MEYER was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. She then went on to attend The Boston Conservatory earning a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. During her time in Boston, she performed at many theatres including American Repertory Theatre, The Publick Theatre, and Fiddlehead Theatre Company. She has lived in the Philadelphia area since 2000 and has performed at the Arden Theatre, Centre Theatre, Act II Playhouse and The Montgomery Theatre. She has done numerous commercials as well. She is on the Voice Faculty at The Conservatory of Doylestown. She resides in New Britain with her husband Brian and children, Jake and Liv. She is a proud member of Actors Equity.
Maggie Griffin-Smith is so excited to be on stage with Broadway in the Borough! Originally from Ithaca, NY, Maggie received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University. Favorite credits include: The Eagle Theatre – Bonnie & Clyde (Bonnie), Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), Our Town (Emily Webb); Walnut Street Theatre – Harvey (US Myrtle Mae), Broadway Theatre of Pitman – My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle), Jekyll & Hyde (Emma), Phantom (Christine); Storybook Musical Theatre – Cinderella (Cinderella), Little Red Riding Hood (Little Red). Maggie has studied with Shakespeare & Co., Circle in the Square and Walnut Street Theatre and performed in Tennessee, Atlanta, Las Vegas, New York and New Zealand and recorded a solo album,Something's Got a Hold on Me. She teaches for Theatre Horizon and Storybook Musical Theatre, as well as offering private coaching. Up next: Godspell (Eagle Theatre, Nov-Dec 2016) and The Shape of Things (Eagle Theatre, Sept-Oct 2017). More info./show dates: maggiegriffinsmith.net.
Kelly Briggs - Broadway credits include Les Miserables (original production) and CATS. Kelly also toured nationally with both productions as well as performing Les Mis in Singapore. He has appeared in over 50 regional productions including Spamalot (King Arthur), Les Miserables (Thenardier) at Surflight Theatre, Gypsy (Herbie), Hello Dolly (Vandergelder) opposite Andrea McArdle, Mame (Dwight Babcock) opposite Andrea McArdle & Lea DeLaria, To Kill A Mockingbird, Billy Elliot and Sunset Boulevard at the Media Theatre. Kelly was also the host of the nationally syndicated television show Debates/Debates. He has performed in concert and cabaret throughout the country. Kelly is the Gwen Verdon scholarship recipient and graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. For more information and updates please visit Kelly’s website at www.kellybriggs.org
Amanda Spivack is so excited to be performing with RTC! Amanda has worked at regional theaters throughout the Greater Philadelphia area including The Walnut Street Theatre, The Eagle Theatre, The Candlelight Theatre, and The Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Amanda is a proud graduate of The University of the Arts. Next up, see Amanda in Sweeney Todd at The Media Theatre in Media, PA! amandaspivack.com
Connor McAndrews is a Philly-based actor and singer, and has performed regionally with The Walnut Street Theatre, 11th Hour Theatre Company, Montgomery Theater, Prather Entertainment Group, Nightcap Cabaret, MainStreet Musicals, KN Dance & Entertainment, and The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company. Favorite roles include Sparky in Forever Plaid, Tateh in Ragtime, and Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys & Dolls. Love and big thanks to RTC and his amazing family for their support! Up Next: Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum with Scranton Shakespeare Festival! connormcandrews.weebly.com
Jenna Kuerzi is an actress, singer, and director, whose work has been seen throughout Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York City. Selected recent credits include: "The Taming of the Shrew" (Kate), "Twelfth Night" (Maria), and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Hermia) with the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, "Xanadu" (Kira/Clio) at City Theater Company, "Exit the King" (Juliette) with the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, "Stairs to the Roof" (Alma, et. al) with EgoPo Classic Theatre, and "Spookfish" (Kori) in the Philly Fringe Festival. Upcoming: "Bad Hamlet" with The Greenfield Collective (July), and "Birdie's Pit Stop" with 'On the Rocks' for the Philly Fringe Festival (September). www.jennakuerzi.com
Tyler Lemire is extremely excited to be a part of RTC’s Broadway in Boroughs! Tyler is a recent Graduate from Cal State Fullerton and has recently relocated to New York City. He made His New York debut in The Christians earlier this year. Some of his favorite regional credits include; Danny in The Submission, Otto in Spring Awakening, PCPAs Oklahoma, and Legally Blonde. He would like to thank his Friends and Family for their unwavering support, and most importantly he would like to thank his Mom and Dad, for without them none of this would be happening.
Jeanine Follette - Jeanine is a native of Rochester NY and is thrilled to be making her RTC debut! She has performed on the stages of Holland America Line and Royal Caribbean and seen beautiful destinations all while doing what she loves. Previous credits include the Ice Queen in the National Tour of Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Tess* in 6 - A New Musical at the Cultural Arts Playhouse, and is currently a lead singer of The Main Event Band based just outside of Philadelphia. Jeanine would like to thank Kristin and Brent for the opportunity to sing tonight as well as her husband Joe for his constant support.
Mike Dorsey is excited to make his debut with RTC! Originally from the small town of Galax, VA, he moved Philadelphia to be an Acting Apprentice at the Walnut Street Theatre. Some of his favorite Philly credits include: Benjamin in The Graduate (Eagle Theatre), Princeton/ Rod in Avenue Q (Mazeppa Theatre), Jinx in Forever Plaid (Montgomery Theatre), and Dickon in Secret Garden (11th Hour Theatre Co.). Mike is also a member of the Philly based a capella group, Broad Street Beat. Their summer concert, Summer Beats Make Me Feel Fine, will be taking place on August 13th at the Arden Theatre's Hamilton Family Arts Center. To purchase tickets and to keep up to date on what Mike will be doing next, visit www.mike-dorsey.com and say hello!
Jenna Pinchbeck is so excited to be singing with Resident Theatre Company. She is a Philadelphia based actor having worked with 11th Hour Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, and more. Recent favorites: Jane in Jane Eyre, Amy in Company, Hope in Urinetown. Up next: Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Podcast: Learning Through Laughter with Ruth and Estelle. www.jennapinchbeck.com.
Chris Withers is thrilled to work with RTC! Upcoming: Grease at the Fireside Theatre. National Tour: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! (Swing, Dance Captain). Regional: Life Could Be a Dream (Cortland Rep), Show Boat and My Fair Lady (Prather Entertainment), Spamalot and 9 to 5 (Riverside Center Theatre), Hairspray (CPS Productions), Les Miserables (Cohoes Music Hall). BA from Christopher Newport University, AMDA alumnus.