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Bios for Stage Stars Vocalists:

Amy Albert Amy Albert: Amy has performed across the US in touring and regional theater productions. Regional theater appearances include I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at the Virginia Musical Theater, Grace Farrell in Annie at the Children's Theater in California, Nicky in Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. She has also been an Improviser/Original cast member at the National Comedy Theater in New York.
Avionce Avionce: Avionce Hoyles is a Rock Hill, SC native and a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy of NYC. He is thrilled to be a part of this recording and would like to extend a special “thank you” to the Stage Stars for believing in him for this project, as it has always been a dream role. Avionce would also like to thank his family, friends and supporters for all the love and support, and a special thank you to James Chrismon and Ceceila Boles you guys are the best! Ephesians 3:20
Ryan Andes Ryan Andes: Ryan Andes earned his Bachelor of Music as a classical bass and a minor in Theatre from San Francisco State University in 2004. Immediately after graduation he was cast as Sarastro in Operafestival di Roma's DIE ZAUBERFLOTE. After performing and living in Rome for almost a year, he moved to New York City to further pursue his acting and musical endeavors. New York credits include: THE RED BOX (Martin), TROUBLE IN SHAMELAND (Blink Barker), FREEDOM TRAIN (Overseer), BREAKROOM (Brad), INTERNING (Ron Olden). TV: ONE LIFE TO LIVE.
Roberto Araujo Roberto Araujo: Roberto is native of Mexico City, has been performing for 14 years. In Mexico City he has been seen in the shows Guys & Dolls, Cats and Rent to mention just a few. He has toured around Brazil, Colombia and Mexico with The Disney Special Events Group and around Germany and Austria with Opera NY in the show The Best Of Andrew Lloyd Webber. His voice was featured as the title role in the Dreamworks' animated feature Joseph, King Of Dreams. Roberto has also been seen as a headline singer for Carnival Cruise Lines on seven different ships. He was last seen in New York City in the show Street Lights which was part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. He is currently touring Asia with Fame, The Musical in the role of Joe Vega. To see and hear more about Roberto
Andrew Arrow Andrew Arrow: Andrew has appeared all over the world as both a classical and musical theater performer. In the United States, Andrew has portrayed Che in Evita, Pirellis in Sweeney Todd, Ravenal in Showboat, John Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Archie in The Secret Garden, and Tony in West Side Story among many others. Venues he has worked at include the Westchester Broadway Theater, the Geva Theater Center in Rochester, NY and Atlantic City's Broadway on the Boardwalk series. Abroad, he appeared in the European Tour of The Best of Andrew Lloyd-Webber as both Che and Judas. He also toured with the Stanford Chamber Chorale, where he was a soloist at the Bethlehem Christmas Choral Festival, and appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Andrew has been associated with Stage Stars since its inception. He is married to actress Sarah Farnam.
Christina Bianco Christina Bianco: Christina Bianco: Christina recently starred Off-Broadway in Forbidden Broadway Goes To Rehab and can be heard on the original cast album. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts, she originated the role of Dora in the 1st nation tour of Nick Jr’s Dora The Explorer Live! Broadway/Off-Broadway: Raffi On Broadway (Gershwin Theatre), Forbidden Broadway Dances With The Stars (47th St Theatre). Regional: Candide (Cunegonde), Children Of Eden (Yonah), Joseph… (Narrator), Lippa’s The Wild Party (Kate), Pirates Of Penzance (Mabel), Evita (Westchester Broadway Theatre), A New Brain (Nancy D/Waitress) Finding Nemo (Nemo - NYC workshop), Tony And Tina’s Wedding (Tina), Beehive (Riverside Theatre), Into The Woods (Little Red/Cinderella), Jesus Christ Superstar (Helen Hayes PAC, starring Billy Porter). A Stage Stars Records veteran, she has sung the roles of Eponine (Les Miserables), Cinderella (Into The Woods), Sarah/April (Company), Mayzie (Seussical), Belle (Beauty and the Beast) Ariel (The Little Mermaid), and Ado Annie (Oklahoma). Christina currently performs to sell-out crowds with the ‘New Orleans gospel soul’ band, Brother Joscephus and is also a lead female vocalist for the band Celebration with Jason-Craig Entertainment. Christina is a proud member of The Actors Equity Association and is an active cabaret artist. For upcoming shows, visit
Amanda Bilger Amanda Bilger: Amanda can be heard on several Stage Stars albums, including Legally Blonde, South Pacific and The Little Mermaid. She was most recently seen as Nina in Charles Strauss and Lee Adams’ AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY at the York Theatre. Amanda has performed various roles as a part of the Downtown Cabaret’s Professional Children’s Theatre and was last seen as the understudy for Dorothy in THE WIZARD OF OZ there. Other favorite roles include Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and Sandy in GREASE.

Amy Bils (see bio for Amy Mahoney).
Amanda Brizzi Amanda J. Brizzi: Amanda is a 2002 graduate of Wagner College's theatre program. She has been living and working in the Philadelphia and NYC area for the past few years. Favorite roles include Jennyanydots (Cats), Marian (The Music Man), Rizzo (Grease) and Reno (Anything Goes). Regional credits: The Who's Tommy, Camelot, Seussical, Aspects of Love, La Vie en Bleu and A Christmas Carol. Many thanks to Stage Stars for this opportunity. 

Ashley Brooke Ashley Brooke: Ashley has been fortunate to perform in two Stage Stars recordings: Music Man (Amaryllis) and Peter Pan (Lost Child, Jane). Ashley is currently playing Louisa in the Sound Of Music National Tour; Broadway: Doctor Zhivago - original cast (u/s Young Lara, Young Tonya, Young Yurii, Katarina and Sasha); Off-Broadway: Lies My Father Told Me (Cleo); NYMTF Staged Reading: The Gold (Young Julie); Film: "Ernest & Celestine" - Oscar nominated (Voice of Nina); TV: Momsters, Celebrity Ghost Stories; Commercials: Kars4Kids National TV & Radio; Member: Broadway Youth Ensemble. Warm thanks to Stage Stars’ Stephen Pearl and Jason Wynn for their support.

Letecia Bryan:
(see bio for Letecia Moore).
Jonathan Castillo Jonathan Castillo: Jonathan most recently had the pleasure of working for NBC on numerous episodes of Saturday Night Live, specifically on the ESPN Classic Skits. Prior to that, he starred Off-Broadway in a limited engagement of JOHN & JEN at The Laurie Beechman Theater. National Tour: Stephen Schwartz’s CAPTAIN LOUIE (Mikey, U/S Ziggy, Julio, Archie). Regional: A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL (Gateway Playhouse), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Albany’s Park Playhouse), COLE! (Actor’s Harbor Theatre). A native of Baltimore, MD and a graduate of Wagner College (B.A. Theatre & Speech), other favorite credits include: INTO THE WOODS (Rapunzel’s Prince/Wolf) and SWING! (Lead Vocalist), for which he earned an Irene Ryan Nomination. Readings: A KABBALISTIC LOVE STORY and The DEVIL & DEXTER WEBSTER (The Lamb’s Club). Recording: INTO THE WOODS (Stage Stars Records). Alongside a plethora of TV/Film credits, he is also a dedicated musician, teaching private voice/piano and playing gigs throughout the NY metro area.
Brian D'Addario Brian D'Addario: Brian is currently appearing as Gavroche in the Broadway production of Les Miserables (dir: John Caird). Other professional theatre: Chip in Beauty and the Beast (Las Vegas, Baltimore; dir: Sam Scalamoni), Peter in Orphan Train (NYMF; dir: Patricia Birch), Sam in Green Eggs and Hamadeus (Vancouver, Boston), Workhouse Boy in Oliver! (Gateway Playhouse). Other theatre: JoJo (Seussical), Little Jake (Annie Get Your Gun), Billy (Assassins). Film/TV: Freddy in One Day for Barry, The View (with cast of Les Mis), Altar Boy in CSI:NY "Cold Reveal." Brian is an avid guitarist and Beatle fan.
Michael D'Addario Michael D'Addario: Michael recently appeared in the Broadway production of The Coast of Utopia at Lincoln Center (dir., Jack O'Brien). Other professional theatre: Workhouse Boy in Oliver! (Gateway Playhouse). Other theatre: Max the Dog in Seussical, Chubby Checker in Schoolhouse Rock, Jr. Film/TV: Charles Adams in John Adams, an HBO miniseries (in production, dir., Tom Hooper); Anthony in An Innocent Lesson; Barry in One Day for Barry. Michael is a drummer and classic rock fan.
Booth Daniels Booth Daniels: New York: THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE (World Premiere by Charles Mee), ARE WE THERE YET? (NYC Premiere), ORPHAN TRAIN (2005 NYMF directed by Patricia Birch). National Tour: Mr. Mayor in SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL (directed by Stafford Arima). Regional and stock: Milo Tindle in SLEUTH, Rick Steadman in THE NERD, Pirelli in SWEENEY TODD, Vernon Gersh in THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, Moonface Martin in ANYTHING GOES, Milo in SLEUTH, Bernard in DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER, Sitting Bull in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Barnaby in HELLO DOLLY!, Bellhop in LEND ME A TENOR. Booth has also performed in his critically acclaimed one-man cabaret, UNCONVENTIONAL in NYC. Graduate of Brandeis University and the masters program at Boston Conservatory.
Denise Devlin Denise Devlin: Denise Devlin is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a BFA in Acting and Directing. Her favorite roles include Susie in the premiere of the Stephen Schwartz compendium SNAPSHOTS at the Human Race Theatre, Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA which toured to the Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Romania, Maria in WEST SIDE STORY with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Diana Morales in A CHORUS LINE, Mrs. Kendal in THE ELEPHANT MAN, Jean Brodie in THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, and Princess Leonide in TRIUMPH OF LOVE. She is a recent transplant to New York, and will be embarking on the national tour of SEUSSICAL as Gertrude with Theatreworks USA.
AmaniDorn Amani Dorn: Amani recently moved to New York from Austin, Texas where she performed in many musicals including BEEHIVE, ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS PARTY, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, SEUSSICAL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, URINETOWN, WEST SIDE STORY and CABARET. She received bachelor's degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Plan II Honors from the University of Texas. She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support, and Stage Stars for the opportunity to work on such a fun project.
Liz Donathan Liz Donathan: Off-Off Broadway credits: Far from the Madding Crowd (Mrs. Coggan), The Embracers (Mrs. Bundlebee), Words Words Words & Music (Helena/Guildenstern), Company (Joanne), Dover Won't Get Out (Ms. Welt), Legal Tender (Cappy). Regional credits: Sound of Music (Sister Margaretta), Evita (Aristocrat+), Damn Yankees (Sister), The Who's Tommy (Mrs. Minister) and Snow White (the Queen), Christmas Carol, Love Comics, Son of Fire, Olympus on My Mind, Sweeny Todd, Annie, Personals, Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Chicago. Film: The Life Before Her Eyes (Jenkins); Television: Law and Order (Sharon Capp), Sex and the City. Recordings: Cats (Grizabella), Phantom of the Opera (Carlotta), Oklahoma (Aunt Eller), Damn Yankees (Gloria), Company (Marta), Sound of Music (Elsa/Sr. Margaretta), Chicago (Mama Morton), Bye Bye Birdie (Rose), Fiddler on the Roof (Fruma Sarah), and Words Words Words & Music (Helena/Guildenstern). Member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Sarah Downs Sarah Downs: Soprano Sarah Downs (member, AEA) has sung on several Stage Stars recordings, including Company, Beauty and the Beast, and Hairspray. As Marie Osmond's understudy in The Sound of Music national tour ('93-'95), Sarah earned praise from audiences and critics alike, when she stepped out of the chorus and into the leading role of Maria on many of the U.S. and Canada's most beautiful stages. She also toured the U.S in The Music Man (Marian), and The Wizard of Oz (Glinda - a role some insist she was born to play). After completing her A.B. in Art History and Comparative Literature at Harvard College, Sarah started her career performing at the Darien Dinner Theatre in The Student Prince, which starred Allan Jones (who was approximately 350 years old at the time). She then had the privilege to work with Eddie Bracken (who was even older) in Showboat at the Paper Mill Playhouse. That production was filmed for PBS, preserving Sarah’s insightful performance as a “Mincing Miss” for a grateful posterity. In summer stock and regional theatre, Sarah has played leading ladies in such shows as My Fair Lady (Eliza), West Side Story (Maria), Baby (Pam), and Dames at Sea (Ruby). Sarah has also originated leading roles in new works, including Marrano (Queen Isabella), a musical rather loosely based on the life of Christopher Columbus, directed by Mark Bramble, and Sister Carrie (Carrie), a musical adaptation of the Theodore Dreiser novel. She has also performed in cabaret, most recently in Bing Cherries, a 3-person homage to the musical stylings of Bing Crosby. Sarah studies voice with Susan Ormont, and has performed in opera concerts in Italy and NYC. She enjoys ‘crossing over’ between classical repertoire and musical theatre, and if that makes her wrong, she doesn’t want to be right.
Billy Ernst Billy Ernst: From Cincinnati, Ohio, Billy has performed regionally in A Christmas Carol at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Into the Woods (Prince), HMS Pinafore (Deadeye), Pirates of Penzance (Seargent), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), and the Riverside Theatre's Knight Life. He has recorded albums for Stage-Star Records including Company (Paul) and Beauty & the Beast (Beast), and he has toured with Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, and Dora the Explorer. BFA from Miami University. More at
Jen Espensen Jen Espensen Jen graduated Point Park University with a B.A. in theatre after a short stint at The Boston Conservatory and is now proud to call New York City home. Favorite projects include My One and Only (Edith Herbert), West Side Story (Rosalia), Grease (ChaCha), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), and Fiddler on the Roof (Chava). She is a proud member of AEA.
Debra Thais Evens Debra Thais Evans Debra, though having been in numerous opera and musical theatre productions, throughout Europe and the United States, is a native of New York and loves what she does for a living! Some of her favorite productions include All Shook Up (Sylvia), Smokey Joe's Cafe (BJ), Carousel (Nettie) and recently touring the country on the national tour of Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle).
Sarah Farnam Sarah Farnam: NYC credits include: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Rosa Bud) -Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Carnival (Lili) -St. Bart's Playhouse, To Whom It May Concern (Frederika) -St. John's in the Village, The Girl Friend (Ann) -Musicals Tonight. Sarah's regional credits include The Secret Garden (Lily), A Tale of Cinderella -NYS Tour (Floria), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), The Cat, the Sun, and the Mirror (The Sun) and Yours, Anne (Anne), all with the NYS Theatre Institute. Sarah performed for thousands of school children across the U.S. with ArtsPower National Tours, in their productions of A Little Princess (Sara Crewe), Salem Justice (Elizabeth) and Are You My Mother? (Cat). Other regional theatres she has appeared with are Westchester Broadway Dinner Theatre, Park Playhouse, The Theatre Barn, Mac-Haydn Theatre and Shawnee Playhouse. Stage Stars recordings include Wicked (Glinda), Les Misérables (Cosette), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), Man of La Mancha (Antonia) and Gypsy (Louise), among
Rasmiyyah Feliciano Rasmiyyah Feliciano: Rasmiyyah earned her Bachelor of Music from New York University in 2006. Immediately after graduation she was cast in the national tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Soul Sister/Mary Magdalene understudy) starring Ted Neeley from the original motion picture and Corey Glover of Living Colour. She was part of the company over its 4 year run, through 48 states (and Canada), 290 cities and 750 performances. She is currently living and working in the NYC area. Favorite performances include THE WIZ (Dorothy), and RAGTIME (Sarah's Friend).
Jennifer Fouche Jennifer Fouche Jennifer is a graduate of The American Academy of the Dramatic Arts and is an alum 2008 Academy Company. She is a member of the Amoralist Theatre Company and has been a member of The Flea Theatre's resident company, The Bats. Jennifer has performed both nationally and internationally as an actor and singer. Past credits include Kasper Hauser: A Foundling's Opera (The Flea Theatre), Amerissah (Gene Frankel Theatre), Babes in Toyland (Lincoln Center), Julius Caeser (Hudson Shakespeare Company), Bring Us the Head of Your Daughter (Gene Frankel Theatre). Film: Indelible, Avenging Disco Vampires, and Renaissance Man. Jennifer is thrilled to be part of the Stage Stars team!
Julie Garnye Julie Garnyé: A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Julie most recently appeared in the National Tour of Cats (Jennyanydots, Grizabella) and Bat Boy, The Musical. She has appeared on Broadway in Chess in Concert as well as The Easter Bonnet Competition (a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS). New York and Regional credits include: National Alliance of Musical Theatre NYC, Bye Bye Birdie (Rosie), FAB! The 60's Musical (Sharon), West Side Story (Rosalia), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), George M! (Ethyl), and the New York premiere of Children of Eden in Concert. Julie is a graduate of the Theatre & Dance program at Santa Clara University. For more information, visit
Alan Gillespie Alan Gillespie: Alan has completed over four albums with Stage Stars: as "Snoopy" in CHARLIE BROWN, "Harry" in COMPANY, Wickersham #1 in SEUSSICAL, HAIRSPRAY and recently "Lt. Cable" in SOUTH PACIFIC. Credits include, "Chris" in MISS SAIGON (national tour) "Steve Baker" in SHOWBOAT (national tour) "The Specialist " in THE WHO'S TOMMY (Tokyo, Japan) "Frankie" in FOREVER PLAID (Casino Niagara) (New Provincetown Players). He has performed at the Florida Studio Theatre, WBT, DCT, York Theatre, American Place Theatre, Lambs Theatre, Musicals Tonight, Carousel Dinner Theatre and is a guest artist at Carnegie Hall.
Amanda Goldstein Amanda Goldstein: : Although Amanda is only a 4th grader, she is no stranger to the stage. Her most recent role was Marta Von Trapp in the SOUND OF MUSIC at the Cultural Arts Playhouse. Her most exciting role was playing the lead role of Cinderella in USDAN's version of CINDERELLA. Amanda is also a finalist in LIPA's ENERGY STAR CONTEST. Over 600 children auditioned for LIPA's contest, Amanda made it into one of the nine spots. She is also involved with several school activities. She is in Project Challenge at Parkway and singing at Level 4 for the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). She is enrolled in the gifted program at C.W. Post.
Jacqueline Grabois Jacqueline Grabois: Jacqueline is thrilled to be apart of another Stage Star Recording. She recently toured with the Broadway national/international production of Hairspray, and Shout! - The Mod Musical. Coming up next, Jacqueline will be apart of ReVision Theatre’s production of The Full Monty, playing the part of Georgie. Other Touring Credits: Color Blind and Double V. Regional credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator), Into the Woods (Little Red), The Secret Garden (Martha). Member of ANMT L.A. Love to Mom & Dad for their endless support..
Carol Griffin Carol Griffin: Carol is presently 11 years old and attends the Albert Leonard Middle School in New Rochelle NY. Singing for friends and family since the age of 4, she is currently studying voice and plays clarinet at the Music Conservatory of Westchester. She recently played the role of the Gumbie Cat Jennyanydot for her Middle school production of CATS. Other recent roles include Duffy the orphan in the Bendeim Junior Performance production of ANNIE, and a role in ALADDIN. She has performed the leading role as Annie for Central Park Dance of Scarsdale. Carol has been cast in the original children's opera BLACKOUT at the Tarrytown Music Hall with Friends of the Mozartina. She has participated in performances with TADA theatre group in NYC and in the NY Theatre Ballet. Carol studies fine art and dance at the JCC Midwestchester and is on the competitive gymnastics team at the YWCA in White Plains. Carol will attend New York State School Music Association Evaluation (NYSSMA) festival in 2007 for voice and clarinet. She can be seen performing live this summer with the NYC cast of American Girl in CIRCLE OF FRIENDS (Roles: Keisha/Addy).
Carol Griffin Emily Grundstad: Emily, soprano, of Boone, Iowa, is a graduate of Simpson College (BM) and is a candidate for the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at Louisiana State University (LSU). She has recorded THE SOUND OF MUSIC, SWEENEY TODD (Johanna), and WEST SIDE STORY (Maria) with Stage Stars. Recently, Emily performed the roles of Peaches/Baby Jane in JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA with StageWest Theater in Des Moines, Iowa. She has also performed with Theater Ten Ten (NY, NY) LSU Opera (Baton Rouge, LA), Simpson College and Des Moines Metro Opera, and has sung roles such as Amy in Mark Adamo’s LITTLE WOMEN, Lisette in LA RONDINE, Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Rosina in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Pamina in DIE ZAUBERFLOTE. Yum-Yum in The ‘SINGAPORE’ MIKADO, which was nominated for “Best Ensemble” by Innovative Theater Awards, and was a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Emily resides and teaches voice in Des Moines, Iowa.
Tauren Hagans Tauren Hagans: Tauren's Off-Off Broadway credits include Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY (Madeline True), URINETOWN (Soupy Sue), SIDE SHOW (Bearded Lady), PIRATES OF PENZANCE (The Pirate King) and EMMA AND COMPANY (Miss Kelly). She also portrayed Dolly the Cloned Sheep in Raw Impressions' RIMT #12 performed at La MaMa E.T.C. Favorite regional credits include ANNIE (Miss Hannigan), TITANIC (Alice Beane), SOUTH PACIFIC (Bloody Mary), STARMITES (Balbraka) and GODSPELL (Turn Back, O Man).
Abeku Hayes Abeku Bomani Hayes: Abeku is pleased to be makinghis Stage Stars debut on this album of Seussical. He has performed both nationally and internationally and is happy to find himself back home in NYC.
Abeku Hayes Jillian Hemann: She has been seen previously in the National Tour of The Sound of Music (Sister Berthe). She has also been seen in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum(Domina), Phantom (Carlotta), The Lovely Liebowitz Sisters (LaVonne) in Atlantic City, Nunsense (Amnesia), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Fezziwig - National Tour), and The Pirates of Penzance (Major General) among other productions. Jillian holds a B.A. in Secondary Education and also holds a Master’s degree in Music from Webster University.
Mara Jill Herman Mara Jill Herman: Mara graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Musical Theatre in 2007. She made her Feature Film debut in the independent movie TROPHY KIDS as the Girl In Club. NYC readings/workshops include WELCOME TO THE CORN PALACE AND WAGON WHEEL (NYU), HILLTOP HOUSE (St. John’s Church), THE DREAM PALACE (New World Stages), THE FOUR(Prospect Theatre Co.) and TESS (York). As a cabaret soloist, Mara has appeared at the Duplex, Beechman and Arts Bank Cafe. Regionally, Mara has worked for Forestburgh Playhouse, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Broward Stage Door Theatre and ReVision Theatre. Mara's voice can be heard on Stage Stars Records' West Side Story ("Somewhere") and Mamma Mia! (Ali). She sang backup for the webisode The Battery's Down on various episodes. Mara has recorded for great writers including Glenn Kelly, Lisa Lambert, Larry O'Keefe, Nick Blaemire, Sean Mahoney, Julia Meinwald and Ryan Scott Oliver. She also collaborated with Katie Thompson and Scott Alan for the Monday Nights, New Voices series. Mara is an Equity Membership Candidate and SAG Eligible.
Christine Hope Christine Hope: ): Most recently, Christine has been seen in the Off-Broadway Musical FOR LOVERS ONLY at New World Stages. She also earned a 2009 Carbonell Award Nomination for her performance in DREAM A LITTLE DREAM: THE NEARLY TRUE STORY OF THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS (Michelle Phillips) at Florida Stage. Ms. Hope originally hails from the booming metropolis of Mechanicstown, Ohio, but is now based in New York City. She has been performing in the city and regionally for several years, and is extremely grateful for every opportunity she gets to work! Previous Stage-Stars recordings include SOUTH PACIFIC (Nellie), KISS ME KATE (Bianca/Lois Lane) and SWEENEY TODD. Christine earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from Otterbein College and is a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association. For upcoming news, please visit
Michael Hopewell Michael Hopewell: Previous albums include SEUSSICAL (Mr. Mayor), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Rolf), KISS ME KATE (Hortensio), YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (Schroeder), SWEENEY TODD (Tobias), GODSPELL (Jeffrey), HAIRSPRAY (Link Larkin), THE LITTLE MERMAID (Jetsam), LEGALLY BLONDE (Warner), and THE WIZARD OF OZ (Scarecrow). NYC theatre: KASPAR HAUSER (Flea Theater), RIP!, HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (The Actor's Studio). International tours: GREASE (Korea/Malaysia/Singapore/China). Regional theatre: FOREVER PLAID, URINETOWN (Gateway Playhouse), THE FAIR-HAIRED BOY (Playwrights Theatre), BABES IN TOYLAND, SING A MERRY MADRIGAL, GREASE, GYPSY. Demo recordings: ONCE UPON A TIME IN NARCISSIA, THE YELLOW WOOD (Richard Rodgers Award winner), BROADCAST (Richard Rodgers Award/ Jonathan Larson Foundation winner).
Collin Howard Collin Howard: Collin is a recent graduate of the Hartt School with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Favorite roles: Hud (Hair), Richard (A New Brain), Black (The Wild Party), Booker T. Washington (Ragtime). NYC: “Hell's Kitchen” (workshop) and “The Derailment of Penny Flyer”, an original work produced at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Collin can also be seen in the upcoming independent feature film, “Farmgirl in New York” directed by J. Robert Spencer of Broadway's “Jersey Boys”.
Shuwen Hsieh Shuwen Hsieh: Shuwen is thrilled to join this cast. Recently she has worked with Downtown Cabaret Theater,Gateway Playhouse, Raw Impressions Music Theater, Manhattan Theater Source, and Rome Opera Festival (Italy). Favorite credits: Yum-Yum (The Mikado); Tuptim (The King and I); Shizuko (Kokoro);The Queen of Night (The Magic Flute);Television: Law and Order S.V.U. 2004 fall season. She is a member of SAG and AFTRA. Currently, Shuwen is teaching musical theater acting at the National Taiwan University of Art.
Alissa Hunnicutt Alissa Hunnicutt: Alissa has been involved in the development of several new musicals in New York City and is currently the resident puppeteer for KidZone TV at Mount Sinai Hospital. Regionally, she has been seen as Milly in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Beauty in Beauty and the Beast, Dorothy in Wizard of Oz and Elmo in a tour of Sesame Street Games. In addition to her musical theater and opera credits, she is also an accomplished voiceover actor performing alongside such notable celebrities as Paul Giamatti, Joe Morton, John Ritter, Lili Taylor and Chip Zien. Alissa is originally from Iowa and is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music. For more info, see
Kevin Kiniry Kevin Kiniry: Kevin is a current member of the St. Bart's Players and has been seen in their productions of 1776 (John Dickinson) and FOLLIES (Buddy). A native of Pennsylvania, he has also performed at the historic Fulton Opera House and the Ephrata Performing Arts Center. Favorite roles include Molina in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Huck in BIG RIVER, Pippin in PIPPIN and Billy in ANYTHING GOES.
Liliane Klein Liliane Klein: Liliane is a graduate of Boston University's School of Theatre Arts with a BFA in Acting. Some of her favorite roles include the Charwoman in the National Tour/Lincoln Center performances of Scrooge, the Musical; Rose O'Sharon Connolly in Do I Hear $5 at St. Clements; Mrs. Peachum in The Three Penny Opera on BU's mainstage; and Celia in As You Like It, also at BU.
Kevin Knight Kevin Knight: Kevin made his Stage Stars debut on the “Dreamgirls” album. He is a graduate of The College of St. Rose with a B.S. in Finance and Banking. A newcomer to the theatrical scene, he has performed in over 30 productions in the New York regional area. Some of his most enjoyable roles have been: Jafar (Aladdin), Ken (Ain't Misbehavin'), James “Thunder” Early (Dreamgirls), No Max (Five Guys Named Moe), Uncle Albert (Mary Poppins) and Hud (Hair).
Aaron Lee Lambert Aaron Lee Lambert: Aaron Lee Lambert: Aaron Lee Lambert: Most recently, he appeared in Show Boat (in concert) at Carnegie Hall, directed by Francesca Zambello. He also played Bert in the workshop production of MEET JOHN DOE at Goodspeed's Norma Terris. Aaron has participated in several readings of new musicals, including: MADAM, ...AND WHAT SHE FOUND THERE, THE POPESICAL, THE JERUSALEM SYNDROME, and TWILIGHT IN MANCHEGO. New York: ANGELS (NYMF), BUT THE GIRAFFE/Brundibar (New Victory). Regional: COMEDY ON THE BRIDGE/Brundibar (Yale Rep), CHILDREN OF EDEN (NWNH). Other favorites: John & Jen (John), A NEW BRAIN (Gordon), FORUM (Pseudolus), BAT BOY (Hightower), FLOYD COLLINS (Bishop). Aaron is a 2006 graduate of Yale University and a proud member of AEA.
Michelle Lane Michelle Lane: Broadway: Original Las Vegas company of Avenue Q where she played various roles including Kate Monster/Lucy The Slut and Mrs. Thistletwat/Bad Idea Bear/2nd Hand. Original Opening Cast of Finding Nemo the Musical - Created Dory. West Coast Regional Premieres: Swing!, Ovation Award winner; Ragtime, Patté and Billie Awards winner (Evelyn Nesbit); Suburb (Alison), and Scarlet Pimpernel (Marie). Other Regional credits include: Sidd Workshop Production (Mala), La Gioconda Workshop Production (Isabella), Side Show (Violet), Chess (Florence), Noises Off (Poppy), Cabaret (Frau. Kost), Cloud 9 (Ellen/Mrs. Saunders), Kiss Me Kate (Bianca), 42nd Street (Lorraine) and Measure for Measure (Isabella). TV: The Truth about Jane with Stockard Channing & Ru Paul. B.F.A. University of Arizona. Proud Member of Actors Equity. Website:
Rob Langeder Rob Langeder: Rob starred in the title role of Energy Man as part of the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival. He is a popular cabaret artist, receiving a MAC Award and multiple nominations. He has created three one-man shows in Manhattan, Broadway Revival, Any Place I Hang My Hat and, most recently, a sold-out run of Undead In Hell's Kitchen. Rob has toured both the U.S. as Ritchie Valens in Buddy and Japan as The Prince in Cinderella. He is currently creating the role of Rip Van Winkle in the new musical Rip! Favorite New York roles include William Clark in Meriwether, an opera based on the story of Lewis and Clark, the Prince of Aragon in Merchant of Venice and Petrucchio/Guildenstern in Words Words Words & Music – the latter two for Revolving Shakespeare. Regionally, Rob has played Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Pozzo in Waiting For Godot and Roderigo in Othello among others. Recordings include Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, Fred/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate, Edna in Hairspray, Gaston in Beauty And The Beast and Galahad in Spamalot for Stage Stars Records and the original cast recordings of I Like Who I Am, Monky Business II and The Rabbi's Wife. Films include People I Know, Light It Up and The Watcher. Rob enjoys volunteering for Vocal Ease, a not-for-profit group that provides entertainment for seniors in New York City, and he recently donated his long hair to Locks of Love. Please visit

Michael Lavine: Michael has conducted the world over, most recently a Comden & Green concert at Lincoln Center starring Rebecca Luker, Stephen Boagardus, and Betty Comden. He conducted Chicago, How to Succeed in Business... and Honk! and co-produced the American premiere recording of Honk!, all at Music Theatre of Wichita. He was musical director for Billion Dollar Baby by Comden & Green, starring Kristin Chenoweth, Marc Kudisch and Debbie Gravitte, and Carmelina at the York Theatre off-Broadway. Michael played piano and sang in This Funny World: The Rogers & Hart Songbook at he the Kennedy Center, toured the UK with Noel Coward's Cavalcade, and was music director of Whoop Dee Doo, Listen to the Wind and Under Their Hats at the King's Head in London. He accompanied Rip Taylor in his one-man show in New York City and played for the Drama Desk Awards for several years. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University.
Marsha Lawson Marsha Lawson: Marsha is a professional Musical Theater performer with credits that include GODSPELL (Walnut Street Theater), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1st National Tour), IF THIS HAT COULD TALK (directed by George Faison) and FAME (Artpark) just to name a few. Miss Lawson has also worked on the Queen Elizabeth II and Disney Magic Cruise Ships as a featured singer. Marsha is a graduate of University of the Arts with B.F.A. in Musical Theater.
Susaye Lawson Susaye Lawson: Susaye is thrilled to be working on her first Stage Stars production. NYC theatre credits include: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, JUNGALBOOK, BLACK NATIVITY and YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE TOLD. She has created roles in several NYC independent feature films and made a recent appearance on the Today Show.
Lorinda Lisitza Lorinda Lisitza: Lorinda is from Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan. New York Stage: Hallelujah Lil in HAPPY END, title role in MOTHER COURAGE, Jenny in THE THREEPENNY OPERA and Frosine in THE MISER. THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1968, directed by Brad Oscar at the Town Hall, World Premier Opera CHERI at the Actors Studio and BERLIN TO BROADWAY with Kurt Weill. York Theatre's “Musicals in Mufti” DARLING OF THE DAY, (named in Time Magazine's “Top Ten Shows of 2005”), TAKE ME ALONG and I AND ALBERT. In concert: WALL TO WALL JONI MITCHELL at the Symphony Space, ONCE IN A WEILL and BROADWAY UNPLUGGED at The Town Hall, DIVA'S 2007 (a benefit for the Hudson Stage Co.), and shows at the Neue Galerie and BAMcafe. She's also appeared in TRIUMPHANT BABY! The Songs of Iconis and Maddock at The Metropolitan Room and The York Theatre, THE ICONIS AND MADDOCK VARIETY HOUR & THE JOE ICONIS TRIPLE FEATURE at Ars Nova, and THE PLANT THAT ATE DIRTY SOCKS at the Lucille Lortel. A Nightlife, MAC and Back Stage Bistro Award winner, you can check out her latest videos on Youtube.
Raina Lopez Raina Lopez: Raina is an eighth grader at the Dalton School. She is excited to make her debut with Stage Stars on THE LION KING soundtrack. She takes vocal lessons at the Brooklyn Music School with Mrs. Alburt Rhodes. She has been involved in numerous productions with the Gingerbread Players. She also enjoys reading, archery and skateboarding.
Courtney Love Courtney Love: A native of Charlotte NC, Courtney is a graduate of Shenandoah University, and is pleased to be making his Stage Stars debut as (Sebastian) on the album of THE LITTLE MERMAID. He has performed both nationally and internationally but most recently as Simba in Disneyland Hong Kong. Courtney thanks his Family and Friends for their Love and ongoing Support!
Alexandria MacMaster Alexandria MacMaster: Alex is thrilled to be a part of her first stage-stars recording. A recent graduate of Boston College, Alex performed in several different concerts and shows; ranging from voice recitals to comedy sketches. Her last tour was with the International Opera Theater in Italy, where she played Tumbleweed in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Currently, Alex is studying at Terry Schreiber Studios in New York.
Amy Mahoney Amy Mahoney: Amy earned rave reviews when she appeared for several months as The Diva in Seattle's acclaimed production of TEATRO ZINZANNI, hailed as "This city's hottest ticket!" by the New York Times. In her New York City debut she played the lead role in Jerome Kern's OH, LADY! LADY!! with Musicals Tonight. She has performed roles at Seattle Opera, Portland Opera, Tacoma Opera, and solo works with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Tacoma Symphony, and Oregon East Symphony. Favorite roles include Cunegonde in CANDIDE, Magnolia in SHOW BOAT, Susanna in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, and Pamina in THE MAGIC FLUTE.
Michael Mahoney Michael McGregor Mahoney: Michael makes his Stage Stars debut with this album. New York work includes Boris in BABY FACE for Electric Pear and Harry Berry in …THE LIFE OF MARY BERRY on the New York International Fringe Festival. Regionally, he has been seen in DRIVING MISS DAISY as Boolie, GUYS & DOLLS as Harry the Horse, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN as Christmas (Village Theatre); INTO THE WOODS as Rapunzel's Prince, CHESS as Molokov, ANNIE as Daddy Warbucks (Eastside Musical Theatre); LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS as Mr. Mushnik, H.M.S. PINAFOR as Sir Joseph (Seattle Civic Light Opera); HENRY V as Chorus (Exchange Theatre); BELL, BOOK & CANDLE as Redlitch, DEATHTRAP as Milgrim (Woodinville Repertory Theatre); and MARRY ME A LITTLE (Seattle Fringe Festival). Proud AEA member.
Paul J. Malamphy Paul J. Malamphy: Paul was most recently seen and heard on the New York boards as Rochester in a new off-Broadway musical version of Jane Eyre. He has also played Saint Francis of Assisi under the direction of famed Rainmaker playwright N. Richard Nash in the musical Scapegrace. He has shown his darker side as Lord Henry Wotten in Dorian, a musical version of Oscar Wilde's novel and as the comic villain Ed Meyers in Emma and Company, a musical comedy based on Edna Ferber stories. Paul has sung leads in productions of the following classic American musicals: Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, Captain Jim in Little Mary Sunshine, Jack Chesney in Where's Charley?, and Joe in The Most Happy Fella.
Beth Marquardt Beth Linzer Marquardt: Beth has performed across the country with Theaterworks, and has toured locally in productions of The Sound of Music and South Pacific. She has also sung cabaret at Don't Tell Mama and has sung the national anthem at both Radio City Music Hall and Avery Fisher Hall.
Vincent McDowell Vincent McDowell: Vincent is thrilled to have had the opportunity to record with such an awsome and talented cast! Off- Broadway: THE TORTOISE AND THE HAIR. Tours: SEUSSICAL, THE SOUND OF AMERICA. Vincent is a recent graduate from AMDA and hopes to some day fall into an open manhole in the middle of Times Square, magically turning him into a cartoon character as he spins into an unknown dimension to the land of Andalasia where he will live happily ever after.
Sharon McNight Sharon McNight: Sharon began her career in San Francisco, and made her Broadway debut in 1989 in STARMITES, creating the role of Diva. She received a Tony Award nomination as "Best Leading Actress in a Musical" for her performance, and is the recipient of the coveted Theatre World Award for "Outstanding Broadway Debut" and a Hirschfeld drawing of her character. She has six solo recordings to her credit, and has played from the Moose Hall to Carnegie Hall, from Los Angeles to Berlin. She has won six San Francisco Cabaret Gold awards, a MAC award, a Bistro award, a New York Nightlife award for Musical Comedy. This vocal chameleon ranges from blues to Broadway to Mae West. Her CDs are available on her website:
Samantha Meckes Samantha Meckes: Samantha can be heard on several Stage Stars CD's including: Grease (Marty), Gypsy (young Louise), A Chorus Line (Bebe), and others. NYC readings: Children's Letters to God (Joanna), Night of the Hunter (Clary-John Bowab director), and A Talmud Tale (Sarah). Other recordings include: Pollyanna (Pollyanna), Merlin's Apprentice (Abigail), and Is There Adoption in the House? To date Samantha has performed in over 90 theatrical productions.
Michael Mendiola Michael Mendiola: Off-Broadway and regional roles include Floyd in Floyd Collins, Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Charles in After the Fair (The York Theatre Company), Paul in Carnival, George in It's A Wonderful Life, Adam in Children of Eden, Georg in She loves Me, Billy in Carousel, and Dr. Craven in The Secret Garden.
Dana Mierlak Dana Mierlak: A native New Yorker and a graduate of The Hartt School, Dana is delighted to be working with Stage Stars again. Recent credits include: Featured soloist/Crissy understudy in the Connecticut Critics Circle award winning production of HAIR, Heather in PHANTASMAGORIA, Dorothy in THE WIZARD OF OZ, Miranda in THE TEMPEST, Katie in SWINGTIME CANTEEN. Dana can be heard on both the CATS and SPAMALOT Stage Stars recordings.
Amy Miller Amy Miller Amy is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and more recently the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She has performeed in variuos regional productions in Pennsylvania including Once Upon a Mattress (Winnifred), and Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl). She is also currently working on her original material both playing and recording.
Vicky Modica Vicky Modica: Vicky is a native New Yorker who has worked all over the country with favorite roles including Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Judith in Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens (directed by Bill Russell), Maria in West Side Story and Eva in Evita. You can hear her on recordings singing backup vocals for Judy Kaye on the Bruce Kimmel compilation Jeepers Creepers and on Michael Stockler and Jon Tolins' new musical Lathe of Heaven. Vicky has been in many workshop productions throughout the city and has produced two of her own cabaret shows.
Kristopher Monroe Kristopher Monroe made his New York theatrical debut originating the role of "Fak" in the American premiere of Bernard Marie-Koltes' West Pier and went on to star in Relatively Theatre's Disconnections Off-Broadway. Other New York credits include: The Singapore Mikado and the Authentic British Music Hall: A Little Of What You Fancy which was nominated for a 2005 Innovative Theatre Award. A regular performer in New York's cabaret scene, he has appeared at The Duplex, EIghty-Eight's, Roses Turn, The Encore Lounge, and has performed two solo shows both at Don't Tell Mama. He can be heard on the original cast recording The Weather: A Musical as well as singing backup for Judy Kaye on the Bruce Kimmel compilation Jeepers Creepers. Born in Alaska and raised in New England, Kristopher moved to New York to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and went on to earn a BFA in Musical Theatre from The New School University. Please visit for more information.
Marcus Montoya Marcus Montoya Marcus is excited to join Stage Stars Records after most recently appearing in the American premier of JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA (Chicago). NYC credits include Old King Cole in the 100th Anniversary performance of BABES IN TOYLAND at Lincoln Center, (Pavi Largo) NYC Premier of REPO THE GENETIC OPERA, (Principle male singer) 2004 USO Troup of Metro NY and (Featured Singer) Shea Stadium Mets vs. Yankees. Other credits include H.M.S. PINAFORE and PIRATES OF PENZANCE with the world renowned Santa Fe Opera company, MISS SAIGON, WEST SIDE STORY, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, GODSPELL, JOSEPH..., A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, MAME and BYE BYE BIRDIE. Marcus has also had the fortunate pleasure of working with entertainment greats Liza Minnelli, Ben Vereen and Bebe Neuwirth while working on various benefit performances.
Letecia Moore Letecia Moore: Letecia is a recent M.F.A. in Acting graduate of the University of Wisconsin. She received her B.A. from Texas Tech University and moved to NYC to pursue her career in the entertainment business. She's been seen in various productions around the country and some of her favorites include “Ghosts” (Carmella), “A Little Night Music” (Petra, Liebeslieder), “Crumbs From the Table of Joy” (Lily Ann Green), “The Amen Corner” (Sister Margaret), “You're a Good Man Charlie Brown” (Lucy), “The Threepenny Opera” (Mrs. Peachum), “Zastrozzi” (Victor), and “Romeo and Juliet” (The Nurse). She gives all honor to God for is grace and mercy, and her family without whom none of this would be possible.
Jeanette Morales Jeanette Morales: A resident of Stamford, CT , Jeanette began acting and singing at a very early age doing musicals in school and in community theater. Before college and during, Jeanette studied music and dance. Although she attended the University of Connecticut for her B.A. in Psychology, her love for music is still present today. She has appeared on stage in such shows as “Dreamgirls” (Michelle Morris), “Little Shop” (Ronette), “Pirates!”, “Gypsy” (Agnes), “Big”, and “The Music Man” (Zaneeta).
Joey Morales Joey Morales: Joey was born and raised in Jersey city, NJ. He’s done shows all over the country from NY to California. Regional Credits include GOLD RUSH! (Daniel), RAGTIME (Coalhouse U/S), SECRET GARDEN (Lt. Wright), SHOWBOAT (Joe u/s) COMPANY (Bobby), and CAROUSEL (Billy). He loves performing, it’s when he’s truly happy.
Jessica Myhr Jessica Myhr: Originally from the Minneapolis area, Jessica received her MFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University under William Esper. Recent NYC Credits: House of Desires (Dona Ana), Storm Theatre; The American Dream, Streetlight Productions; Two Gentlemen of Verona (Silvia), Boomerang Theatre Company and Walking to America (originating several characters) at 78th Street Theater, published in Plays and Playwrights 2005. Other Credits: Hamlet (Ophelia), West Side Theater, NJ; and The Diary of Anne Frank (Miep), Northern Stage, VT. Film/TV: Indie Feature Send in the Clown, Indie Short Day of Rest and All My Children on ABC.
Paris Nix Paris Nix: Paris, a native from Philadelphia, trained at the American Musical Dramatic Academy. Favorite projects include: RAGIME (Coalhouse Walker, Jr.), and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Joseph). And he was a featured soloist in 2010's Broadway's Rising Stars concert. Also a violinist of 9 years, he has performed in Philadelphia's world renowned Verizon Hall; home of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Margaret O'Connell Margaret O'Connell: Margaret recently performed the role of Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with ConcertOPERA Philadelphia. She has worked with composers John Harbison and James Primosch at the Festival of New American Song; sung in the revival of Peter Grimes at Tanglewood; and premiered the role of Emily Dickinson in I Dwell in Possibility by Miriam Raiken-Kolb. Other roles include: Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Florence Pike in Albert Herring, Maman in L'Enfant et les Sortilìges, Giulietta in Tales of Hoffman, Cathleen in Riders to the Sea, Flora in La Traviata, Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Martha in The Secret Garden. She can be heard as Aldonza in the Stage Stars recording of Man of La Mancha, and was also featured as the Soloist in Traveling West (North/South label) and in Bernstein's Peter Pan (Koch International). She holds degrees in violin and voice from McGill University and Oberlin College Conservatory.
Marilyn O'Connell Marilyn O'Connell: Recent Off Broadway – Johanna in the York Theatre Reading Series of The Toymaker; Mary the Mooch in Apple Annie; and Barbara in The Red Box. Tours include Carlotta in Maury Yeston's Phantom, Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music (with Debby Boone as Maria), and Anna Leonowens in The King and I. Marilyn originated the role of The Teacher in Marc Malamed's Off-Broadway production of Remember Me from Holy Redeemer High? Other regional: Desiree in A Little Night Music, Nettie in Carousel, Maurya in Riders to the Sea, Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, various concerts and productions of Jacques Brel is Alive & Well…, Spoon River Anthology, Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett, concert), Closer Than Ever, Side by Side by Sondheim, and Piaf, Je Vous Aime. Off-Broadway: The Piper's Song, Portrait of Jennie, Maury & Jake (concert of music of Jake Heggie and Maury Yeston), Dog in the Quicksand (Maury Yeston works). Stage-Star Recordings include: Sweeney Todd (Nellie Lovett), Beauty & the Beast (Mrs. Potts), Wicked (Madame Morrible), Company (Joanne), and Phantom of the Opera (Madame Giry). Other: cabaret, voiceovers, book narrations, soaps. Proud member of AEA, AFTRA.
Melanie Olin Melanie Olin: Melanie has enjoyed singing and dancing since she was a very little girl. She has studied ballet, jazz and hip hop for the past five years and has danced in many recitals as well as school and camp productions. Melanie has performed in The Nutcracker for the past four years with the MCD Dance Company at the Theater of the Riverside Church in NYC. Melanie takes voice lessons and sings in her school chorus.
Amma Osei Amma Osei: Amma is excited to be making her Stage Stars debut as Shenzi on the Lion King recording. She has performed in regional theaters as well as with touring companies. Shows include SEUSSICAL (Sour Kangaroo) BIG RIVER (Alice), the Chinese International touring company of FAME, THE MUSICAL (Ms. Sherman), LITTLE SHOP OF HORROS (Ronette) AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (Armelia). She has also performed on the Disney Wonder as the "Circle of Life" soloist as well as other featuring roles.
Miles Phillips Miles Phillips: A multiple award-winning actor, singer and director with theatre, film and nightclub appearances from Honolulu to London. Solo album "might as well be..." Original cast recordings include: Broadway Musicals of 1930, Words Words Words & Music and Blood & Guts: The Rock Oresteia. Over 20 Stage Stars recordings, including: Robert in Company, Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof, Officer Lockstock in Urinetown, Georges in La Cage aux Folles, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard in Wicked, Applegate in Damn Yankees, Javert in Les Misérables, Albert in Bye Bye Birdie and Amos in Chicago. Miles has received the Hollywood Drama-Logue Award and Chicago's Jeff Award for his work as an actor.  He starred with some of Broadway's brightest in the hit Broadway Musicals of 1930 at Town Hall. A few of his recent critically acclaimed theatre performances include: Arthur in Camelot, Banco in the New York premiere of Ionesco's Macbett, Bassanio in both The Merchant Of Venice and the world premiere of its award winning new sequel The Doctor Of Rome, Jameson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Cliff in Cabaret, Garry in Noises Off and Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music. As a vocalist, Miles has been honored twice by the NY Nightlife Awards and received the MAC Award for four of his nightclub acts. His recent show "... Reappearing in my mind" played a triumphant engagement at Feinstein's.  For performance schedule, visit:
Colin Porter Colin Porter: Colin is a native of Newport News, Virginia. He holds a B.M. in Music Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), under the instruction of mezzo-soprano Cynthia Donnell, and a M.M. in voice performance from the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY) where he studied with the accomplished tenor, Robert Swensen. He has worked with notable conductors and coaches such as Benton Hess, Nico Castel, Melanie Kohn-Day, Curtis Tucker, and John Douglas, to name a few. Colin was awarded the Encouragement Award, at the district level, for the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as well as 2nd place at the 2008 Rochester Classical Idol vocal competition. He was a studio artist with Lake George Opera at Saratoga in Summer 2008 and later that year, appeared in Rochester Oratorio Society’s concert production of NOYE’S FLUDDE (Noah) by Benjamin Britten, in Rochester, NY. In the 2010 production of SHOW BOAT (Joe) with Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, the Northern Virginia, The Daily newspaper reviewed him as displaying “a sonorous bass and adept acting.”
Billy Recce Billy Recce: Billy is currently a fifth grader in the Hauppauge School District where he was honored to be chosen as an elite member of SCMEA (Suffolk County Music Educators Association) for voice. He has performed at several Long Island venues including Bay Way Arts Center, Five Towns College, The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and for B103 Radio. Billy was a semi-finalist for LIPA’s “I Am an Energy Star” singing competition. Some favorite musical theatre roles include (Troy) in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, (Nicely, Nicely Johnson) in GUYS AND DOLLS JR., (Joseph) in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, (Prince Charming) in DISNEY’S CINDERELLA KIDS, (Genie) in DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR., (Albert Peterson) in BYE BYE BIRDIE and (The Tin Man) in THE WIZARD OF OZ. Billy can be seen as a featured vocal soloist with The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra in the summer of 2008. He plays the trombone, piano and loves writing and illustrating.
Natalie Renee Natalie Renee: Natalie has been dazzling audiences around the world with her acclaimed performances in the international tours of mega-hit Rent and the Broadway smash Hairspray! In the United States she has also been seen as Elton John's Aida (Aida), Ragtime (Sarah), and in the regional premiere of The Wedding Singer (Tina Turner) at the nationally renowned Gateway Playhouse. Special thanks to the Kimberly Vaughn Performance Studio. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Marissa Rosen Marissa Rosen: A native New Yorker, Marissa received her BFA in Performing Arts from The New School University. Currently, Marissa is touring Europe with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Most recently she was seen in the world premier reading of Sheldon Harnick's FAIR HAIRED BOY or THE ABC's OF SUCCESS at the Playwrights Theater in Madison, New Jersey. She can be heard on other Stage Stars albums of SEUSSICAL & HAIRSPRAY. She can be seen as a giant bear in Bitty Bears Matinee at The American Girl Place. Favorite roles include: Bernadette (BEWARE BERNADETTE: A MUSICAL FABLE) at The Producers Club, Little Becky Two-Shoes (URINETOWN), Thelma (THELMA & LOUISE), Jan (GREASE), Kelly Rippapotomous (LBS. THE MUSICAL), Electra (GYPSY), Henchman #1 (TROUBLE IN SHAMELAND), Little Red (INTO THE WOODS) & clearly Tracy (HAIRSPRAY). Marissa dedicates her work to her grandpa... Forever in the front row...
Malika Samuel Malika Samuel: Malika is currently an acting major at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her favorite theatre and television credits include THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway (Amaryllis), ONE LIFE TO LIVE (ABC, Recurring), LAW & ORDER:SVU (NBC, Guest Lead), STELLA (Comedy Central, Guest Star), ROCK OF AGES (VH1, Guest Star), ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (Young Timoune, Benefit Performance at the Winter Garden Theatre), APARTMENT LIVING (Sara, Women’s Project Theater), THE SUN WILL COME OUT…(Vocalist & Dancer, Carnegie Hall), and STEPHEN SCHWARTZ: MAKING MUSIC (Soloist, St. George’s Theatre). She would like to thank her agency Abrams Artists, her manager Judith Lesley, and her family and friends for their continued support and love.
Jill Schackner Jill Schackner: Broadway: LES MISERABLES (Young Cosette). Off-Broadway: LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY (Joanne), PENNY -4-EYES ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SHOW (Penny), PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (Lady Jane). Readings: WHITE NOISE (Kady), THIRTEEN (Kendra), THE CHILDREN’S HOUR (Helen). Film: TEXT ME (Jamie – New York City International Film Festival 2010 Best Actress Nominee, Houston Comedy Film Festival 2009 Best Actress Nominee), PAPER MAN, HOUSE OF D, LA TOILETTA.. Television: ALL MY CHILDREN, THREE MOONS OVER MILFORD, AS THE WORLD TURNS, THE WEAKEST LINK, STAR SEARCH, ED, GUIDING LIGHT. Recordings: BROADWAY KIDS: HEY! MR. DJ!. Various national on-camera commercials and radio spots and regularly performs the National Anthem for the New York Islanders. Jill is currently a senior at Barnard College of Columbia University majoring in music, and a proud member of AEA, SAG, and AFTRA.
David Nathan Scott David Nathan Scott: David is a NYC based singer/actor. Credits include AIDA, 19 SECRETS, TOMMY, THE GOOD DOCTOR, STILL LIFE GOES ON and YEOMAN OF THE GUARD. On a regular basis, he tours as an actor/educator for Theatreworks USA/Living Voices in THE RIGHT TO DREAM and OUR REVOLUTION, performing before schools, universities and community groups in the tri-state area and eastern United States . David was a featured vocalist with Steve Ross at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in I REMEMBER HIM WELL/THE SONGS OF ALAN LERNER, and performs at various jazz and cabaret venues in the NYC area. He also brings his solo shows to senior centers, residences and nursing homes. Visit and
Dara Seitzman Dara Seitzman: NYC & Off-Broadway: Roses in December (Carolyn) - Urban Stages. NYC: Brecht's Man is Man (Leocadia Begbick), The Merchant of Venice (Jessica), The Pirates of Penzance (Edith). Regional: Swingtime Canteen (Topeka Abotelli), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary), Sweet Charity (Nickie), Godspell (Sonia), Cowgirls (Lee), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Suzanne/Countess), Grease (Cha-Cha) at theatres such as Seven Angels (CT), Performance Network (MI), New Harmony (IN) and LenapePAC (NJ), Bristol Riverside (PA). University of Michigan - BFA Theatre Performance, BS Biology.
Kristen Sergeant Kristen Sergeant: Off Broadway: TONIGHT AT 8:30 benefit reading (Pearl Theatre) and SIDE SHOW with Gallery Players. Off-Off Broadway: EXTRAORDINARY (NYC Fringe Festival), readings. Regional: NOISES OFF, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, SIDE SHOW (Lyric Stage Company of Boston), AMERICAN TWISTORY (Comcast Cabaret Theatre, Boston), JACQUES BREL... (Stuart Street Playhouse, MA), MARTIN GUERRE (NSMT/NOMTI, MA), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (FLMUC Concert Series, NJ), THIRST FOR FREEDOM (Player's Ring, NH Best Supporting Actress 2001 Nomination, Spotlight Magazine) MAN OF LA MANCHA, PHANTOM, GREASE (Firehouse Center, MA). Film: THE GOOD SHEPHERD, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. Kristen earned her BA in Music from Brandeis University.
Adam Shapiro Adam Shapiro: Adam has appeared on Broadway in BROADWAY BACKWARDS 4 and starred Off-Broadway in GIMPL TAM and JEWSICAL, THE CHOSEN MUSICAL. He has toured nationally in HENRY AND MUDGE (Mudge) and PINOCCHIO (Geppetto). Regional credits include RAGTIME (Tateh), JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Asher/Baker), FOOTLOOSE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Starring Tom Wopat). Additionally, he was featured in the original cast of SHOWROOM AT SEA for Holland America and is a graduate of Ball State University.
Marlon Sherman Marlon Sherman: Marlon is a third grader. Marlon was “Chip” in Disney’s Broadway production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, was in the AEA reading of PLEASE DON’T EAT THE DAISIES, has sung the National Anthem for the Mets at Shea Stadium, and has been in a variety of community musical theatre productions including OLIVER (Oliver), THE KING AND I (Louis) and THE PEOPLE GARDEN (Adam, David and Eddie). Other credits include the feature films FREEDOMLAND and MO.
Jake Sokoloff Jake Sokoloff: Jake has performed in over 30 productions all over Long Island. He can be seen in the Bazooka Bubble gum campaign of commercials as well as on the Discovery Channel. He is excited to make his debut with Stage Stars on THE SOUND OF MUSIC soundtrack. Favorite musical theater credits include: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Kurt and Friedrich), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Perchick), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Mr. Mushnik), NUNCRACKERS (John), HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (Ryan) and many more. Jake would like to thank his wonderful family for all of their love and support.
Jessica Swersey Jessica Swersey: Jessica is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Theater. A native Texan recently transplanted to NYC, Jessica is excited for her up and coming career. She is currently performing FOLLIES (Young Carlotta) through St. Bart's Players. Some of her favorite roles are Joan in DAMES AT SEA, Corene in URBAN COWBOY, Bird Girl in SEUSSICAL, and a Singer/Dancer at Busch Gardens Europe. Other credits include: GUYS AND DOLLS, PARADE, OLIVER!, PIRATES OF PENZANCE, THE WIZARD OF OZ, FAME, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Jessica would like to thank Stage Star Records for this amazing opportunity and her family for their constant love and support.
Maureen Taylor Maureen Taylor: Performing has been a fabulous journey for her. First stop: OPERA - all over-including a chapter in Italy with Renata Tebaldi. Next stop: Switzerland - thrilled to perform Madame Giry in German! Next stop: London LOTS of benefits: Jule Styne Tribute at the London Palladium, Theatre Royale, Hever Castle, the Bridewell, Brighton and a "New Age" recording with Tim Wheater - Incantations! Returning stateside-brought lots of regional theatre, soaps, commercials, print work and cabaret - most recently at the Eugene O'Neill Cabaret Conference. With joy and gratitude to all the "guardian angels" along the way...the journey continues!
Kay Trinidad Kay Trinidad: Kay was last seen on Broadway as Aquata in Disney's The Little Mermaid. She is currently performing in the Old Globe Workshop of Allegiance in NYC starring Lea Salonga and George Takei. Off Broadway credits include Bare: A Pop Opera (Diane), The Roar of the Greasepaint, Ninja the Musical (Martha/Kit). Regional/Nat'l Tours include Seussical the Musical, The King & I, Making Tracks, Bye Bye Birdie. She has performed in numerous NYC readings and has been seen singing at Joe's Pub and Les Poisson Rouge. Film: That's What She Said, Simulations, A Chance for Ethan, March! Kay thanks her family and friends for all their love and support and is grateful for all of God's blessings. Thank you Stage Stars for taking me into your family!
Chris Tuttle Chris Tuttle: Regional credits include The Tinman in TheWizard of Oz and Soldier/Alex in Sunday in the Park with George (both at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Matt in The Fantasticks (Pegasus Players Egyptian Tour; again at Mercury Theatre, Chicago); and Pat Gilbert in State Fair (Theatre at the Center, Indiana). Chris is a proud graduate of Northwestern University School of Music.

Mark Fitzgerald Weekes Mark Fitzgerald Weekes: Mark has worked on stage as a performer since the age of 10. Achieving a BA in Dramatic Literature and an MA in Educational Theatre from NYU, Mark has worked as a drama instructor since 1990, with several theater companies in NY, NJ, Fla, & Va. and has toured the East Coast and throughout Europe, performing in such venues as The Kennedy Center, DC; Town Hall, NYC; and the Papermill Playhouse, NJ. His Regional Roles include: Coalhouse in Ragtime, Leading Player in Pippin, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Richie in A Chorus Line, and Jim in Big River.
Anita Welch Anita Welch: Anita is ecstatic to be apart of this recording of The Lion King! NYC Theatre: ROOFLESS (Sela) in New York Musical Theatre Festival. Tours: AVENUE Q (Gary Coleman), The Black Journey (Women One). Regional: AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (Charlayne) at New Harmony Rep; BIG RIVER (Alice’s daughter; Alice u/s) at Dutch Apple Theatre; SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ (Brenda) and HAIR (Aquarius Soloist) ReVision Theatre; A RAISIN THE IN THE SUN (Beneatha ), HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (Taylor McKessie) for Prather Entertainment. Training: American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Anita would like to thank God, her family and friends for all their love, prayers and support!
Juson Juson Williams: Juson is a two-time Audelco Award Winner for the hit CHOREOPOEM BLACK MAN RISING (Best Choreography/Outstanding Ensemble). Most recently, he has “eased on down the road” in the Broadway Revival of THE WiZ, which starred: Ashanti, LaChanze, Orlando Jones, Tichina Arnold, and Dawnn Lewis. Other Broadway/Touring credits include: RAISIN, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE with Gladys Knight, STORMY WEATHER with Leslie Uggams, IT AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES and, the brand spankin’ new, SCOTTSBORO BOYS, directed by the amazing Susan Stroman with music and lyrics by Kander/Ebb. More than an actor and singer, Juson has choreographed an extensive amount of works in NYC and abroad and is ecstatic and immensely grateful for the opportunities that the good lord continues to bless him with. Juson is recently wrapped up his highly anticipated debut album JUS’ ON TIME, an urban R&B project, that he cannot wait to share with the world. He thanks his family and most supportive friends for being his backbone on all that he does. This one is for all of you, especially his daughter Janaia Williams.
Jason Wynn Jason Wynn: Jason has worked both as a singer/actor and a musical director all along the east coast and his work as both can be found on many Stage Star CDs, including: Legally Blonde(Emmett), Mamma Mia (Sky) The Little Mermaid (Jetsam), and West Side Story(Action) and more. His work as a composer and music director has earned him an OOBR Award, and Innovative Theatre Award and a MAC Award. Some recent music direction includes Ruddigore(Theatre Ten Ten) , Follies (St. Bart’s Players) and Mother Courage (Jean Cocteau Repertory). For more information, please visit

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