Neil Berg is the composer/co-lyricist of the award-winning new rock musical The 12, written with Pulitzer Prize/Tony-winning playwright, Robert Schenkkan, which premiered at the Denver Center in April 2015. His other shows include the hit Off-Broadway musical The Prince and the Pauper, the new Broadway-bound musical Grumpy Old Men which premiered at the Royal Manitoba Theater Center in Winnipeg, Tim and Scrooge opening in December 2015 at the Westchester Broadway Theater in NY and The Man Who Would Be King. Neil is the creator/co-producer of the #1 Broadway touring concert in America, Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway and the co-producer of the Off Broadway Alliance Award-Winning revival of Closer Than Ever. www.neilberg.com
Stephanie J. Block most recently starred in the Broadway musical revival of Falsettos. She received both the 2013 TONY Award and Drama Desk nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Alice Nutting/Edwin Drood in The Roundabout Theatre’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Other Broadway credits include Elphaba in Wicked, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Judy Bernly in 9 To 5: The Musical (Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Musical). She created the roles of Grace O’Malley in The Pirate Queen and Liza Minnelli in The Boy From Oz (opposite Hugh Jackman). www.stephaniejblock.com
Carter Calvert’s Broadway and National Tour credits include It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues (Original Broadway Cast Album), Cats (Grizabella), Smokey Joe’s Café (Europe). Off-Broadway she has appeared in Forbidden Broadway and The Thing About Men at the Promenade Theatre. She appeared in the World Premiere of Forbidden Vegas and as the title role in Always, Patsy Cline. Other credits include Evita (Eva Peron) Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley).
Lawrence Clayton most recently appeared in the Tony Award winning the Broadway Revival Production of The Color Purple. He starred as Jean Valjean in 25th anniversary production of Les Miserables. He starred in the New York Premier of Jerry Springer the Opera at Carnegie Hall with Harvey Keitel. Broadway appearances include Bells Are Ringing, It Ain’t Nothin but the Blues, The Civil War, Once upon a Mattress, and Dreamgirls.David Elder’s Broadway credits include: Curtains (Bobby Pepper), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor, Outer Critics and Astaire Award Noms.), Kiss Me Kate (Bill Calhoun/Lucentio), Once Upon a Mattress (Sir Harry) with Sarah Jessica Parker, Damn Yankees (Bomber) with Jerry Lewis and Guys and Dolls (Broadway debut) with Nathan Lane.
Rita Harvey’s Broadway credits include Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera and Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof. Other credits include: Diana in Next to Normal, Lady Edith in The Prince and the Pauper, Elizabeth in Frankenstein the Musical, Laurey in Oklahoma!, Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Julie Jordan in Carousel.
Craig Schulman is the only actor in the world to have portrayed three of the greatest musical theatre roles: the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom Of The Opera”; Jean Valjean in “Les Misèrables”; and the title roles in “Jekyll & Hyde”. He has portrayed Jean Valjean in four different companies in three countries for a total of nearly 2,000 performances. Widely recognized from the PBS broadcast of “The 10th Anniversary: Les Misèrables In Concert,” he has also played Che in “Evita,” Tevye in “Fiddler On The Roof,” Archibald in “The Secret Garden,” and Father in “Children Of Eden”.
Jason Wooten has performed in 8 Broadway shows: Jekyll & Hyde (Simon Stride), Hair (Woof), The Rocky Horror Show Live! (Riff Raff), Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon), Footloose, The Times They Are A Changin’, Dance of the Vampires, and Grease. In Las Vegas, he starred as Galileo Figaro in We Will Rock You, and has performed around the world with many groups including Broadway Rox, The Music of Queen, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Bad Boys of Broadway.
Roger Cohen (Drums) has performed with Martin Short, Rita Moreno, Sally Struthers, Sir Cliff Richard, Kathy Lee Gifford, Bernadette Peters & Dom DeLouise. Roger has also worked with progressive rock superstars James Labrie and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater). He is also the drummer for Rob Evan (Jekyll & Hyde, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and performed with Jim Steinman at The U.S. Open. Roger was the drummer for the off-Broadway show The Joys of Sex. He is married to performer Carter Calvert. Their CD, "Carter Calvert & The Roger Cohen Trio," debuted at #13 on the CMJ National Jazz charts. It garnered rave reviews & received National radio play. Available on CDbaby & iTunes.
Abe Saenz collaborated in the Latin Grammy award winning concert for Best Salsa Performance, Celia and Friends: A Night Of Salsa with the RMM Orchestra. Abraham has played the main stage at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre playing for Pablo Cabrera’s musical ‘’Quien Mato a Hector Lavoe?” and Carmen Rivera’s “La Lupe: My Life, My Destiny.” He has worked with musical figures such as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Alvaro Torres, Tito Nieves, DLG, Lisette Melendez, Isidro Infante and many more. Currently, Abraham can be seen as a member of such musical groups and artists as Jimmy Sabater Jr. y Los Salseros del Hudson, Kevin Ceballo, Groupo Caribe, and acclaimed charranga band Orquesta Broadway in some of the most famous venues in NYC.
Dan Walker (Keyboard) Over the past twenty-five years, Dan has served as music director and associate music director for numerous regional productions in and around the New York area. Dan also performs as a solo entertainer at private functions throughout the US.
Brett Nichols has been the Production Stage Manager for the Night of Broadway stars for many years. He was Tour and Production Manager for Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway tours for nearly a decade, and has worked Off-Broadway and around the country as a stage manager and performer. He has a degree in acting and directing from Binghamton University, and is currently the Production Manager of the Capitol Theatre, in Clearwater, FL.
Susan Nicholson has been illuminating productions professionally since 2004. Favorite shows include “Ragtime” and “Xanadu” at Cape Rep, “Chicago” at CCSU, and “Death for Five Voices” at Prospect Theatre Company. She has been lighting Covenant House Concerts in various cities since 2005. Regionally, she has designed at the Forestburgh Playhouse, Enchanted Dance, AADA, Harbor Lights Theatre and Provincetown Theater. In the last year, she has had the honor of lighting The First Lady Michelle Obama, Mary J Blige, Amy Schumer, Kevin James, and Laura Benanti.
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