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Lindsay Mendez

was most recently seen on Broadway starring in Joshua Harmon’s highly-acclaimed new play, Significant Other. On Broadway, she starred as Elphaba in the smash hit, Wicked. Her time there included performances on The Today Show and The Katie Couric show, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the production. She received a Drama Desk Nomination, Outer Critics Circle Nomination, and a Drama League nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance as Rose Fenny in the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight. Lindsay was one of the stars of the Broadway Revival of Godspell at the Circle in the Square Theatre. In 2010, she was seen on Broadway as a Mennonette to Sherie Rene Scott in Roundabout’s Tony-nominated production of Everyday Rapture. She made her Broadway debut as Jan in the 2007 revival of Grease, directed by Kathleen Marshall. Off-Broadway, she has appeared in Dogfight (2nd Stage), Everyday Rapture (2nd Stage), Significant Other (Roundabout), and The Marvelous Wonderettes (West Side Theatre). Other favorite credits include: The Rose Tattoo (Williamstown Theater Festival), The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare in the Park, Delacorte), and 21 Chump Street as part of This American Life LIVE (BAM). She has performed in concert with the Lincoln Center American Songbook, Annapolis Symphony, and the Hartford Symphony. Notable New York venues include Feinstein’s, Birdland, Subculture, the Delacorte, Joe’s Pub and 54 Below. Last year, she was a featured singer inducting Marvin Hamlisch’s music into the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Lindsay is a renowned voice and acting coach for artists around the country. With composer Ryan Scott Oliver, she co-owns and runs Actor Therapy, an NYC based musical theater master-class series that mentors artists navigating the performing arts industry. www.actortherapynyc.comHer debut album with jazz pianist Marco Paguia entitled This Time, is available for purchase on iTunes.@lindsaymendez

 

Ryan Scott Oliver

was called “the future of Broadway… a major new voice in musical theatre” (Entertainment Weekly) and the “best composer working today without a major production” (Backstage Magazine). Most recently his music and lyrics were heard Off-Broadway in Jasper in Deadland (book by Hunter Foster), which enjoyed a totally sold-out spring 2014 run starring Matt Doyle. He is a Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient, Richard Rodgers Award Winner, Lortel Award Nominee, ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award Winner, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, and the recipient of residencies at 5th Avenue Theatre, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Weston Playhouse, Cap 21, and San Diego State University for We Foxes, a commission by Broadway Across America. Additionally, he is the Director of New Musicals at Pace University in downtown Manhattan and the Artistic Director of the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program. His songbook, Music+Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver: Vol. 1, was published by Hal Leonard in 2011, and since then he has released three more digitally …Vol.2…For Guys, and …For Girls. M.F.A. Musical Theatre Writing NYU; B.A. Music Composition, UCLA.

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Sierra Boggess

most recently starred in School of Rock at the Winter Garden Theater. Other Broadway: It Shoulda Been You, The Phantom of the Opera, Master Class, The Little Mermaid  (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations).  London: Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera (Royal Albert Hall), Love Never Dies (Olivier Award nomination).  Other NY credits: Secret Garden (Lincoln Center); Guys and Dolls (Carnegie Hall); Love, Loss, and What I Wore; and Music in the Air (Encores!).  Recordings: School of Rock, It Shoulda Been You, 25th Anniversary Concert of The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, The Little Mermaid and A Little Princess.  Concerts: Princeton Symphony, BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook, New York Pops (Carnegie Hall), 54 Below, and internationally across Japan and Australia. Solo album: Awakening: Live at 54 Below.

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Peter Duchan

wrote the book of the musical Dogfight, which won the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and was nominated for five Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Off-Broadway Musical and Book of a Musical. The subsequent London production was nominated for two Evening Standard Awards, including Best Musical. Other theater work includes Stu for Silverton(Book), Carefree: Dancing with Fred and Ginger (Book; Co-Conceiver), Waitress (Script Consultant), The Other Place (Assistant Director), Not a Genuine Black Man (Assistant Director). His play Lavender Scare was a finalist for the Princess Grace Award. His writing has been developed and/or produced by Second Stage, Lincoln Center Theater, Intiman Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theater Latte Da, Geva Theater, NAMT, NJPAC, etc. He has directed various concerts/cabarets, including Klendez at 54 Below. Film credits include co-writing the screenplays for Breaking Upwards (feature; released by IFC Films) and Unlocked (short; official selection, TriBeCa Film Festival). Honors: Richard Rodgers Award, 2011; Dramatists Guild Fellowship, 2011-2012; Robert Chesley Playwriting Award, 2015.

Stephen Sposito

is currently the Associate Director for THE BOOK OF MORMON, where he oversees the Broadway company in addition to the first and second National Tours. He previously served at the Resident Director for the Broadway and touring productions of WICKED. Directing credits include the National Tour of SHREK THE MUSICAL, The American Theatre Wing Gala, and The Obie Awards. Associate Director credits include the Broadway companies of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF starring Scarlett Johansson, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS…. starring Daniel Radcliffe, PROMISES, PROMISES starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, SCANDALOUS and SHREK THE MUSICAL.He is a member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and a graduate of The University of Michigan.

Kirsten Wyatt

is an award winning actress who has been seen on Broadway, in theaters around the country and on television.  To date, she’s appeared in nine Broadway shows – the most recent being Annie the Musical where  she portrayed villainess Lily St. Regis.  Wyatt has also been seen on Broadway in A Christmas Story the Musical (Crusty Elf/Mrs. Schwartz), Elf (Santa’s Elf), Shrek(Shoemaker’s Elf), Grease (Frenchy, 2007 revival), High Fidelity (Anna), The Pajama Game (Poopsie), Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes), and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy/Sally standby).  Favorite regional roles include Agnes Gooch in the Goodspeed Opera House’s production of Mame for which she won a Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Ellie Mae Chipley with San Francisco Opera, Charity in Sweet Charity at the Cape Playhouse, Miss Adelaide in Guys & Dolls at the Great Lakes Theater Festival, Paulette in Legally Blonde at The Cape Playhouse, Peter in Peter Pan at Pioneer Theater and as Dulcie on the national tour of The Boy Friend directed by Julie Andrews. She’s also performed regionally at Baltimore Center Stage, American Repertory Theater, St Louis MUNY, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Alabama Shakespeare Festival. TV credits include Blue Bloods, Naked Brothers Band, As the World Turns and All My Children. Proud graduate of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  She is the creator and host of the new web series Broadway Nosh. You can also check out her website at KirstenWyatt.net or follow her on Twitter @KirstenWyatt.