BRIAN CHILDERS*. OFF BROADWAY: Danny and Sylvia, The Danny Kaye Musical (Danny Kaye, Helen Hayes Award Winner, Mary Goldwater Award Winner), NATIONAL TOUR: The Kid from Brooklyn (Danny Kaye - Original), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Tom Sawyer). NEW YORK: Promenade (Prisoner 105, Legacy Series, New World Stages), Scandalous Behaviour (Joseph Surface; York Theatre Company),  On the Town (Gabey, St. George Theatre), Meester Amerika (Joey), REGIONAL: Lucky Stiff (Harry Witherspoon; Forum Theatre), Becoming George (The Prince; Metrostage), The Boys in the Band (Emory; American Century Theatre), The Robber Bridegroom (Jamie Lockhart), Joseph and the Amazing… (Joseph; Cumberland County Playhouse), My Fair Lady (Freddy Einsford Hill), Assassins (The Balladeer), West Side Story (Tony). SOLOIST: Hollywood Bowl (Featured Performer), Dodger Stadium (Special Guest Entertainer), Lincoln Center (A Tribute to Danny Kaye), Kennedy Center (Not a Day Goes By). Visit:

KIMBERLY FAYE GREENBERG* is the first and only actress in NYC to have performed leading roles in two legit Off-Broadway musicals at the same time: as Fanny Brice in the solo show One Night With Fanny Brice (nomination for Best Solo Performance, 2011 Patrick Lee ITBA Award & Cast Album available on Original Cast Records), and as Sylvia Fine in Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical (now in her third year). In addition to still performing as Sylvia, Kimberly is also playing Fanny Brice again in the new musical Ghostlight at NYMF 2011. Previous roles include: Nell Henderson in Mr. President (Theatrical Gems/Actors Fund Benefit), The Vagina Monologues (Off-Broadway), Sylvia Fine in The Kid From Brooklyn: The Danny Kaye Story (Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Broward Stage Door Theatre), Mary Magdalene in The Passion Play, the Musical (the oldest, most historic Passion Play in the U.S., at the Park Theatre, New Jersey) and Mother Mary in the Off-Broadway Revival production of Christmas Rappings (Theater at Judson).  On the small screen she has been featured in such shows as "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Charmed," "ER," and as the host of the Educational TV Series, "Personal Best."  Kimberly is also the Creator/Executive Producer/Host of, an educational theatrical website featuring Broadway professionals who work both onstage and behind-the-scenes.

GREGORY COUBA* is very pleased to be working with the Theatrical Gems again after appearing in staged readings of Mr. President and Wildcat. Gregory has appeared in productions both regionally and in New York City. Past favorite roles include Jaquot in Carnival and Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and he will be appearing next month in the Regina Opera Company production of Madama Butterfly as Goro. Gregory has a BFA in Theatrical Performance from Hofstra University.

KATE GOSNELL is absolutely thrilled to be working with Theatrical Gems for the first time in Broadway Does Disney!  Kate is a 2010 graduate of Otterbein College with a BFA in Musical Theatre, and most recently performed in Wonderful Town at Quisisana Resort in Center Lovell, Maine.  Kate has also performed with the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, Cape Cod where she played Lady Saphir in Patience and Vibrata in A Funny Thing... Forum.  She is so grateful to her family, friends, and boyfriend who have always supported and encouraged her through thick and thin.  "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

JULIANNA GUTIERREZ is a 2009 Graduate of Wagner College where she earned her B.A. in Theater Performance & Speech. Favorite role to date is Maria in West Side Story but she is currently working on her first studio demo as a singer/songwriter.  In the future she hopes to be cast as the voice of the very first Puerto Rican Disney Princess.

CHRISTINA NOONE is excited to return to Theatrical Gems after last choreographing Theatrical Gems' productions of Mr. President and Wildcat. New York credits: Footloose (Ariel), I Never Saw Another Butterfly (Raja Dancer/ choreographer) Regional credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia), Kiss Me Kate (Lois/Bianca), and A Garfield Christmas (Teddy). "Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art"-Stanislavski

ALEX PEARLMAN is happy to be joining Theatrical Gems for this event. Recent New York credits include Ragtime (Astoria Performing Arts Center), The Who's Tommy (Gallery Players), Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Lincoln Center. Favorite regional credits include the title role in Phantom, Jud Fry in Oklahoma!, Magaldi in Evita, King Arthur in Camelot and Enoch Snow in Carousel. BFA, Marymount Manhattan.

MICHAEL PUGLIA resides in Northvale, New Jersey, and is a proud graduate of Wagner College.  He is a recipient of a Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star award.  He has been invited four times to perform holiday standards for touring guests of the White House holiday season. Michael has recently performed with the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, Cape Cod.  Favorite roles at CLOC include the Doctor in The Most Happy Fella, Heathersett in Me and My Girl, The Captain in Titanic, Omar Kayam in Kismet, and Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady. He was last seen in Wildcat and Real Men Wear Pink and Sing Showtunes, and is currently singing with the Yuletide Carolers.  Visit

VINCENT RICCIARDI is known for his rich, powerful vocals, and his vocal versatility. As a concert artist he has performed throughout the NY and NJ area, showcasing Opera, Neapolitan music, Jazz, Broadway and Opera/Pop crossover favorites.  Vincent's notable roles include the title role of Jekyll and Hyde, Frankie in Mafia Comedy All Dolled Up; produced by Colin Quinn of SNL and written by Bobby Spillane, Frederick in Pirates of Penzance, and has just begun to take on roles in Grand Opera.  He has also appeared on various concept recordings for a number of new musicals including Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross, as Young Charlemagne, opposite Christopher Lee.

MICHAL SALONIA* created the role of Ralph in Fat Horse and Slim at Circle in the Square under the direction of Theodore Mann. New York acting credits include featured roles in Wildcat and Mr. President, Mr. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol, Ben Weeks in The Normal Heart, and Quince in Midsummer Night’s Dream. Favorite regional roles include Moonface in Anything Goes, Nathan in Guys and Dolls, Ali Hakim in Oklahoma!, and Marryin’ Sam in Li’l Abner as well as most of the “patter” roles in the G & S canon. Recent NYC production credits include Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating Mating and Marriage, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, and the upcoming A Charity Case, all Off-Broadway. Michal began his production career working under the great Emanuel Azenberg.

SARAH CALDWELL SMITH* was most recently seen touring the country as Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance) and Yum-Yum (The Mikado) with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players (NYGASP). Ms. Smith also appeared in Utopia Limited at Symphony Space as Princess Nekaya. Ms. Smith’s New York experience includes Blondchen in Die Entführung… with the Liederkranz Opera Theatre and a critically-acclaimed run of Ruddigore (Rose Maybud) at New York City Center. Other City Center appearances include Encores!’ Music in the Air, starring Kristin Chenoweth, as well as The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), The Gondoliers (Gianetta u/s) and H.M.S. Pinafore. Additionally, Ms. Smith covered the role of Laura Petrie in the world premiere of The Life and Love of Joe Coogan, a comic opera based on the Dick Van Dyke Show. Upcoming engagements include the title role in Patience and a reprise of Pirates at Symphony Space. Ms. Smith received her Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.

MEGAN TAYLOR returns (unexpectedly and gladly!) to Theatrical Gems after appearing in the cabaret Broadway for Broke People. Recent performances include both the East Coast premiere of Stephen Dolginoff’s Panic and High Society (Tracy Samantha Lord) with the Leonia Players Guild, and Lennie Watts’ CabLab Showcase 2011 at Don’t Tell Mama. Megan is the recipient of a 2009 NJACT Perry award for her work in Irving Berlin: The Melody Lingers On with Bergen County Players. Other performances include Carousel (Julie Jordan), The Music Man (Marian Paroo), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), The Mikado (Pitti-Sing), Utopia Limited (Princess Nekaya) and many others for local theatre companies in NY and NJ. Megan has been a National Anthem soloist for the NJ Jackals, the Borough of Maywood, the United States Coast Guard and The National Park Service. She is a long-time cantor for Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Maywood, NJ, where she is able to combine her love of music with her faith. Megan is thrilled to share the stage with her talented brother, Steve. Thanks and love to her family, friends and Tim for all their love and support.

SPENCER ANDREW TAYLOR is honored to be part of this cabaret. This recent graduate received his B.A. in Theatre and Speech from Wagner College and was last seen on stage in Theatrical Gems' benefit productions of Wildcar (Luke) and Mr. President (Larry). Favorite roles include: Tommy (Cousin Kevin), Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus) and Songs for a New World (Man 1).

BRADLEY VILE* couldn't be happier to once again work with Theatrical Gems after appearing in last year's production of Wildcat.  Regional credits range from Altar Boyz (Mark) and Seussical (The Cat) to Neil Labute's bash (john) and the title role in Macbeth (no, really!).  Other favorites include The Last 5 Years (Jamie), Plaid Tidings (Jinx), and Vaclav Havel's The Memorandum (Jan Ballas).  As a playwright, his works have been produced in Chicago, Nashville, and New York State.  BA from DeSales University.

EMILY D. WRIGHT* has performed many musical theatre roles: Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Julie Jordan (Carousel), Edith (Pirates of Penzance), and Lucy (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown). Miss Wright is a company member with New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, and has performed with them at City Center and Symphony Space. In 2009, Emily made her cabaret debut in a solo show at The Duplex, and has since performed in numerous cabarets throughout New York City. This is Emily's first time working with Theatrical Gems, and she is delighted to lend her talents to such a wonderful cause.  Proud member of AEA.

BENJAMIN CHAMBERS is excited to be appearing in this production after last appearing in Theatrical Gems's Broadway For Broke People. He has participated in theater since middle school, and has always enjoyed it. Past favorite roles in shows include Mr. Mushnik (Little Shop of Horrors), Marius (Les Mis), and Reverend Shaw Moore (Footloose). He would like to thank everyone involved in this for the opportunity, as well as his friends and family for their support. Break a leg everyone!


LISA LAUTO is thrilled to be a part of such an amazing, Disney themed performance. While studying music and education at Wagner college she often finds her day dreams taking her on magical adventures! Big thanks to Steve Taylor and all those involved for giving her this opportunity.

TIMOTHY McMILLAN is a music major attending Wagner College on Staten Island. His most recent credits include Jamie Wellerstein in The Last 5 Years, and Roger Davis in RENT. He will be playing Gabe in the nation's first college production of Next to Normal with Wagner's student-run musical theatre group.

EMILY MULHOLLAND is a senior Arts Administration major with a minor in Accounting at Wagner College. She is currently the President of Vocal Synergy, Wagner's only all female a cappella group, where she actively sings on and off campus. She has been involved with choir and theatre in New York City as well as in her hometown, Haddonfield, New Jersey. She's looking forward to graduating in the spring and pursuing her dreams of opening up her own coffeeshop. And being a rockstar, of course. Special shout out to Stevie T for this great opportunity!

KELSEY PIERCE is a Senior Arts Administration major at Wagner College. She is involved in many organizations on campus including her role as a Resident Assistant, working on the campus's literary magazine, and being an e-board member of the all-female a cappella group: Vocal Synergy. Kelsey is thrilled to be participating in Broadway Does Disney and she hopes you all enjoy tonight's performance.

STEVEN H. TAYLOR (Musical Director/Piano). Previous musical directing credits include Theatrical Gems’ Wildcat, Mr. President, Broadway For Broke People, and Real Men Wear Pink and Sing Showtunes, two student written revues at Wagner College, Godspell, The Rocky Horror Show, School House Rock Live, and Dreamgirls. He is currently working at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Maywood, NJ as their Musical Director.

KRISTINE HENLE (Stage Manager) is a junior Arts Administration major at Wagner College and Theatrical Gems's first intern. Thanks to Jacob, Claudia, and Jon for this amazing opportunity!
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